Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist / Head of Unit opportunity for suitable candidate

Salary: Starting salary ITRO £50,000 / HoU £60,000

Permanent, Full Time (35 hours per week)

The Animal Health Trust is a leading charity dedicated to the improvement of animal health and welfare through veterinary research, together with high quality clinical services and a commitment to education. The Trust comprises of the Centre for Small Animal Studies, Centre for Equine Studies and Centre for Preventive Medicine.

We are seeking an anatomic pathologist to participate in both diagnostic service work and research across a predominantly equine and companion animal caseload. The work focuses mainly on post mortem evaluations, surgical biopsies, and immunohistochemistry interpretation. There are opportunities to participate in a variety of collaborations in multidisciplinary research; examples include, but are not limited to, the fields of equine infectious disease (supported by the Equine Thoroughbred Industry), companion animal oncology and internal medicine. The ability to take primary responsibility for cases, work within deadlines and have a pro-active approach to problem solving is essential. Previous experience of equine anatomic pathology is preferred but not essential.

Opportunity exists for more experienced candidates to also be considered for fulfilling a Head of Unit management position within Anatomic Pathology or working towards this through a career progression pathway.

Board certification (ACVP, ECVP or ECVCP) or FRCPath is highly desired, however board eligible candidates that have completed a recognised veterinary pathology residency program will also be considered. Membership with the RCVS (MRCVS) will be a requirement on starting.

To view the job descriptions, please click here

Starting salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. We offer our staff a generous employer contribution pension scheme, free parking, staff discounts comprehensive employee assistance scheme, time off for research and continued professional development, a generous CPD allowance and basic 27 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays.

For further information please contact Richard Newton, Director of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance by email

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter, stating why you are interested in this role to or by post to Human Resources Department, Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket CB8 7UU.