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Pathology Residency Ont Vet Coll, Univ Guelph, Toronto Zoo
Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and the Toronto Zoo

Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1

Primary Contact
Brandon Lillie, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP

Primary Contact Email, Phone

Number of Positions Available

Matching Program?

On what date will this position next be available?
September 2019

Application Deadline
March 29, 2019

Application should include
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

Experience Required
Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited school, a strong academic record, evidence of commitment to pathology, and obtain educational or general licensure with the CVO. Successful completion of the NAVLE or equivalent is normally required. An entrance exam will be required of qualified candidates from non-AVMA accredited schools to assess core knowledge of veterinary pathology.

Accept International Applicants

A competitive stipend is awarded annually upon satisfactory progress.

Length of Commitment/Start Date
The DVSc program is a 3-year (9 semester) applied doctoral program, commencing September 2019.

Program Description
A DVSc position in Anatomic Pathology with a focus on Pathology of Captive and Free-ranging wildlife is available, beginning in September 2019, in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in cooperation with The Toronto Zoo and the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC). 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 eight board-certified Anatomic Pathologists and will focus on both domestic animal pathology as well as pathology of non-domestic species, including significant involvement with the cases from The Toronto Zoo as well as non-domestic cases submitted to the Department of Pathobiology and the CWHC. The Anatomic Pathology program is closely integrated with graduate programs in Veterinary Clinical and Comparative Pathology, Veterinary Infectious Diseases, and Veterinary 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.

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