Actively directs and oversees professional and technical activities of large animal necropsy area by assigning cases to appropriate veterinary, scientific, or technical staff, tracking progress of associated work, and review of reports before delivery to submitters or referring veterinarian.
Directs and oversees administrative and clerical activities of large animal necropsy area including but not limited to fee determination, budget requests, procurement, staff scheduling and attendance monitoring personally and/or by delegation to Lab Scientist, Administrative Specialist or Office Secretary.
Provides animal diagnostic services and guidance to the public, private veterinarians, state and federal animal health officials, and the Secretary of Agriculture as appropriate based on findings. Collects history (signs, age, breed, size of herd, percentage of animals affected or dead, previous treatments, vaccinations); performs gross necropsy on all species (postmortem exam); records pathological lesions (abnormalities observed); selects and collects appropriate tissues for testing; interprets results; reads (microscopic) slides.
Consults with other MDA veterinary pathologists as necessary to confirm diagnosis. Prepares and provides reports of diagnosis or health status of herd, or findings to referring veterinarians, field personnel, submitters of animals or specimens to the laboratory, and/or other animal health officials as appropriate.
Determines needs for physical, technological, human, and other resources to maintain or improve accuracy, timeliness, affordability, and appropriate availability of diagnostic services and makes corresponding requests and recommendations to management.
Serve as mentor for candidates for veterinary pathology board certification, junior veterinary pathologists, veterinary college externs, pre-veterinary students, and work study students from local secondary schools.
Other duties as assigned or required such as court appearances as expert witness, outreach activities to animal related interest groups, consultation with peers in other MDA Animal Health Laboratories.
May involve work outside usual business hours and scheduled on call status. Employee is designated as an Emergency Essential Employee.
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