Oct 03, 2020

Veterinary Clinical Pathologist

  • Abaxis
  • Mukilteo, Washington

Job Description


Zoetis Reference Laboratories (ZRL) is currently seeking full time Clinical Pathologists for multiple US location. Zoetis Reference lab is a new division of Zoetis Global Diagnostics and currently includes legacy Phoenix, Zn and Ethos laboratories.

Responsibilities of this role will include interpretation of cytology, hematology, chemistry, coagulation, and endocrine testing as well as consultation with veterinarian clients. Opportunities to participate in CE offerings/wet labs for local veterinarians and technicians will also be available.

The successful candidate will have a passion for supporting the veterinary community. This is a values-driven organization where service is priority.


- Cytology examination of digitized and glass slide cytology samples with reporting that includes a microscopic description, interpretation and pertinent comments

- CBC and urine reviews examination of CBC and urine slides sent up for review based on pre-set criteria with a write-up and interpretation taking into account any supplied pertinent history, chemistry and prior lab work

- Protein electrophoresis review and interpretation serum and urine

- Consultation with referring veterinarians regarding current, prior or future cases and general clinical pathology questions that could include CBC/chemistry/UA, endocrine, serology, and protein electrophoresis results

- Participate in and contribute to the quality control program, new test suggestions and new test validation in the core lab

- Supervise and assist in training the laboratory technicians/assistants and be involved with setting and adjusting the pathologist to review criteria

- Participate in continuing education programs for our clients, in the lab or in clinic, or at larger conferences if desired.


- DVM (or equivalent); ACVP Certified or Board Eligibility

- DVM/VMD degree

- Formal pathology training residency or graduate studies (Masters or PhD) in clinical pathology related field


- Strong diagnostic skills in Clinical Pathology

- Have excellent diagnostic skills to provide rapid, concise and accurate results

- Strong verbal and written communication skills with strong analytic and problem solving abilities

- Highest level interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as a collaborative team member are essential

- Have the ability to work at a fast pace while keeping the high level of quality that is expected

- Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers, and externally with clients

- Flexibility to changing methods and technologies

Full time



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