New DVSc graduate training position in Anatomic Pathology for May or Sept 2021

A DVSc position in Anatomic Pathology is available, beginning in May or September 2021, in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.  The DVSc program is a 3-year (9 semester) applied doctoral program that leads to eligibility for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. The program is directed by 7 board-certified Anatomic Pathologists, and is closely integrated with graduate programs in clinical pathology, microbiology and immunology, and with the diagnostic services provided by the Animal Health Laboratory to the province of Ontario and beyond. It combines coursework, participation in necropsy and biopsy service, and an investigative research project that leads to a doctoral thesis.  A competitive stipend is awarded annually upon satisfactory progress.  Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, a strong academic record, and evidence of commitment to pathology, and be eligible to obtain an educational or general license with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO).  Successful completion of the NAVLE or equivalent is normally required. For applicants whose DVM degree (or equivalent veterinary medicine degree) is from a non-AVMA-accredited school, an entrance exam to assess core knowledge of veterinary pathology is part of the interview process.


Deadline for applications is November 1st, 2020 or until a suitable applicant is identified. Applications should be completed online at:


In addition, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of career goals, and three letters of reference. Application inquiries should be directed to Jessie Beer (Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada; phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 54725, fax 519-824-5930; e-mail  Inquiries regarding the DVSc program should be directed to Dr. Brandon Lillie (  Additional information is available at  The University of Guelph has an International Doctoral Tuition Scholarship for full-time doctoral (DVSc) students with a minimum A-/80 % entrance average (Guelph equivalent) to cover most of the difference between domestic and international tuition.


The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff.  We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.  If you require accommodation of any kind, please contact Michael Dunstan, Manager, Occupational Health and Wellness, 519-824-4120 x 52133.


How to Apply / Contact

Brandon Lillie, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP