Job Opportunities for a Veterinary Clinical Pathologist & Resident Veterinary Clinical Pathologist

Date: 03 / 07 / 2018

Veterinary clinical pathologist at the Veterinary Pathology Group

Due to continued and increasing demands for our services, we are looking for an enthusiastic, personable and talented veterinary clinical pathologist. In addition, we also have an exciting opportunity available for a senior clinical pathologist who is interested in a directorship role in the company.

The Veterinary Pathology Group comprises five clinical pathology laboratories based around the UK and Ireland, as well as a histopathology laboratory based in Bristol, UK. We have also recently joined the Europe-wide SYNLAB group. We are dedicated to the provision of the very highest quality diagnostic clinical pathology services to the veterinary community, as well as being easily available for case discussions with our much-valued clients. You will work in a highly collegial and friendly atmosphere alongside a group of fifteen enthusiastic and hugely talented clinical pathologists, and a tremendously supportive and smart technical and administrative team. We also have a great team of six residents all working hard towards their clinical pathology board exams.

Our caseload is mostly composed of companion animal species, with increasing numbers of exotic animal submissions also being received. A large proportion of our clients are in referral veterinary practice, which attests to the quality of our reporting and the exacting standards that we expect of all our pathologists and laboratory staff. We work very closely with our histopathology colleagues at Bridge Pathology, have daily discussions with them and also get regular feedback on cases. Many of our pathologists are also actively involved in external CPD for veterinary practices as well as lecturing at conferences and veterinary schools.

We are keen to develop new and innovative tests in order to always be able to provide clinicians with the most advanced tests available to get an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible. We pride ourselves on being the UK benchmark for cytology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, diagnostic PCR and toxicology. 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and role within the company. CPD is encouraged and supported. Depending on the applicant’s preference they will have the choice of positions based at our laboratories in Exeter, Hitchin (North of London), Leeds, Ringwood, UK and Cork, Ireland.

Applicants should ideally be board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, European College of Veterinary Pathologists or Royal College of Pathologists, although experienced applicants who are about to sit their postgraduate examinations will also be considered. Advanced baking skills would be an advantage, but the ability to make a decent cup of tea/coffee is essential.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter by email directly to Fiona Gosling at Any informal enquires are also greatly encouraged.


Residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Interested in a career in Laboratory Medicine and Cytology?

At the Veterinary Pathology Group we are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic clinician to join our residency programme and train as a veterinary clinical pathologist.

Our programme extends over four years and covers all aspects of clinical pathology through an ideal blend of practical diagnostic service under the guidance of experienced mentors and access to all the academic materials needed to successfully undertake the Royal College of Pathologists’ and American Board examinations in clinical pathology.

During this training programme you will be expected to:

Contribute to the reporting and validating of daily diagnostic work which
includes haematology, coagulation, cytology, clinical biochemistry, urinalysis,
endocrinology and laboratory management.
Consultation on phone calls from clients relating to previous and future cases as well as general clinical pathology questions
Participate in journal clubs and clinical pathology resident rounds.

Upon completion of the residency there are excellent long term career opportunities, as well as other positions available at the Veterinary Pathology Group’s other five laboratories within the UK and Ireland. Together we employ the largest group of European and American boarded veterinary clinical pathologists in the UK with an outstanding reputation for the quality and range of diagnostic pathology services we offer.

There are three residency positions available, one at CTDS (near Leeds), one at TDDS (Exeter) and one at PTDS (near Hitchin, just outside of London). Our programme includes paid designated time for private study in addition to extensive in-service training. There will also be externships to other laboratories available and opportunities to participate at international conferences and online training.

In addition to a real appetite for clinical pathology you will need a veterinary degree which is registrable by the RCVS, a minimum of 2 years clinical experience as a veterinarian, excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and the ability to work rapidly and accurately as part of the laboratory team.

In return we offer a competitive salary, holiday and paid CPD package together with work place pension and annual bonus schemes. The Veterinary Pathology Group is part of SYNLAB, Europe’s largest and most advanced diagnostic laboratory services provider.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter by email directly to Fiona Gosling at Any informal enquires are also greatly encouraged. The closing date for applications is 25th July 2018 or until the position is filled.

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BSAVA Congress 2018

Date: 05 / 04 / 2018

We are exhibiting as the VPG Group at BSAVA Congress 2018 at the ICC and Arena Birmingham from Thursday 5th April to Saturday 7th April.  Come and visit us on Stand 334.

We are also proud to be involved with this year's CPD programme.

  • Roger Powell will be giving various clinical pathology lectures on the morning of Thursday 5th April in Hall 1 and a photo quiz on 'Cytology of skin disease' on Sunday 8th April morning in Hall 8.

  • Tim Scase will be lecturing on Histopathology in Hall 6 in the morning and afternoon on Sunday.

  • Matt Garland will be giving lectures for the nursing stream on 'Lab work for exotics in first opinion practice' in Hall 9 on Saturday morning and Haematology and Biochemistry on Sunday morning.

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Easter Opening Times 2018

Date: 22 / 03 / 2018

Monday 26th to Thursday March 29th - Normal opening times and courier

Friday March 30th - Closed

Saturday March 31st - Normal opening times (8.30am – 12.30pm)

Monday April 2nd  - Closed

Tuesday April 3rd  - Normal opening times and courier collections resume

Samples collected on Thursday 29th March will be stored and processed on Saturday 31st March.



qPCR – PCR’s will be run on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th and reported the next day.

They will also be run on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th and reported the next day. Normal PCR schedule will resume on Tuesday 10th (run Tuesdays and Thursdays, reported the next day)

TgAB – TgAB are run fortnightly, there will be a run on Wednesday 28th, results available same day

EIA – EIA’s will be run on Thursday 29th, results available the same day

ANA– ANA’s are run weekly, there will be a run on Thursday 29th, results available the same day

Sarcoptes – Sarcoptes are run fortnightly, there will be a run on Tuesday 27th, results available the same day

Toxoplasma Titre – Toxoplasma titre takes 24 hours to process, any Toxoplasma titres received on Thursday 29th and Saturday 31st will be run on Tuesday 3rd with results available Wednesday 4th

Aspergillus – Aspergillus takes 2 days to process, if we receive one on Wednesday 28th it will be run on Thursday 29th, with results available Saturday 31st. If we receive one on Saturday 31st it will be run on Tuesday 3rd, with results available on Thursday 5th


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