This is a one year training position in anatomic pathology with an emphasis on laboratory nonhuman primates. The postdoctoral veterinarian will learn primate-specific pathology techniques by conducting both gross and histological examination of monkeys who die or are euthanized due to clinical illness or for experimental protocols. The fellow will initially assist with, then be responsible for, preparing written reports of findings upon completion of both gross and histological examination of each case. After initial training and orientation within the unit, the fellow will participate in duty rotation on the necropsy service and on call rotation for after hours and weekend necropsies. Emphasis will be placed on how to diagnose primate-specific disease, perform specialized techniques, including perfusion, and specialized tissue handling for tissue distribution. Interpretation of histologic techniques such as special stains and immunohistochemistry will be learned. The average caseload is approximately 15-18 cases per week and is approximately 65% research support and 35% colony support. Histologic findings will be reviewed with a senior pathologist on a weekly basis, and turn-around of cases is expected to be maintained at a rapid pace. The fellow will be responsible for participating in weekly seminars based on the Joint Pathology Center Wednesday Slide Conference (WSC) material, hosted by the Pathology Unit. In addition, the fellow will be expected to participate in clinical veterinary rounds on campus. The fellow will be expected to investigate and prepare a manuscript of interesting cases or retrospective analyses of diseases/conditions to submit for publication. A didactic lecture series emphasizing core material on primatology, laboratory animal medicine, all applicable government regulations, and ethical principles in research as well as special topics unique to the resources available at ONPRC is presented on a weekly basis. The fellow will be responsible for presenting cases during the monthly Virtual Slide Conferences conducted by the NPRC Pathology Consortium, participating in journal club with residents in laboratory animal medicine, preparing a case for the Joint Pathology Center, and submitting and curating material for the Nonhuman Primate Disease Database, hosted at the ONPRC. The fellow will be responsible for teaching visiting veterinary student externs on pathology rotations as applicable, and for assisting with training of support staff in pathology-specific necropsy techniques. This training position is compatible with ACVP board eligibility training requirements for candidates who have some residency experience.
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