Washington State University-Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
This vacancy is for a position in the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) and the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. Duties will include: a) Branch Chief of the WADDL-Puyallup Laboratory; b) provision of diagnostic service and outreach in avian health, including commercial and backyard poultry, and exotic and wild birds; c) provision of food safety/microbiology diagnostic services; c) small group instruction of fourth year veterinary students in the avian medicine block rotation and post DVM veterinary anatomic pathology and microbiology residents; and d) scholarly activity associated with funded collaborative research and publication of diagnostic case materials. The position is defined as 70% service/outreach, 20% research/ scholarly activity, and 10% clinical teaching.
A DVM (or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited institution), or AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification
Satisfactory completion of a post-DVM residency training program in diagnostic avian medicine
Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in a discipline related to avian/poultry health/medicine/science/food microbiology or similar discipline
Diplomate status or board eligibility in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP), or American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM), or American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine (ACVPM)
Experience in poultry diagnostic medicine
Experience in food microbiology/food safety
Experience in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory
Experience in poultry health / diagnostic laboratory outreach and teaching/training
About Washington State University-Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) is a fully accredited (AAVLD) laboratory system integrated within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. WADDL has a main full-service laboratory on the main WSU campus in Pullman, WA and a branch laboratory in Puyallup, WA focused on avian health and food safety. WADDL-Puyallup is geographically located on a WSU extension campus in Puyallup, WA close to the major poultry producers in Washington State. Food safety testing is primarily focused on service to the poultry egg-layer industry but also serves small custom food processors. The WADDL mission is to provide accurate, state-of-the-art, timely, and cost-effective diagnostic services, consultation, disease surveillance and outreach in order to safeguard animal health, the food supply and public health and to contribute to the University and College of Veterinary Medicine through discovery, scholarly activity, and education. Both WADDL -Pullman and WADDL-Puyallup are active members of the USDA-APHIS National Animal Health Laboratory Network and FDA Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network. The WADDL-Puyallup labor...atory provides services in pathology, microbiology, virology, serology, and molecular diagnostic and is supported by WADDL-Pullman services in bacteriology, histopathology/ immunohistochemistry, immunodiagnostics (including serology, virology), molecular diagnostics, necropsy, parasitology, and toxicology.