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August 1, 2019

The Section of Pathology at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine announces three (3) positions in the 3-year Anatomic Pathology Residency beginning July 1, 2020.

General Training Objectives: The anatomic pathology residency program at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is designed to provide a solid foundation in diagnostic pathology with a strong emphasis on the clinical relevancy of gross and microscopic lesions utilizing advanced diagnostic techniques when appropriate. Specialized training in pathology of rodents and other animal models utilized in research and the biopharmaceutical/biomedical industry is available to those interested. Completion of the 3-year program will lead to eligibility for the ACVP certification examination.

Program: Residents participate in necropsy and biopsy diagnostic services, contribute to the teaching of veterinary students, attend weekly gross and microscopic lesion review sessions and review current pathology journals and texts. There is a strong relationship with the teaching hospital with residents attending joint rounds with clinicians specializing in neurology, ophthalmology, clinical pathology, dermatology and hepatopathology. Opportunities exist for collaborative studies with clinicians and basic science researchers on the Grafton campus and neighboring institutions.

The small animal teaching hospital averages 30,000 cases annually and the large animal hospital averages 1,700 cases annually. The necropsy service provides diagnoses for approximately 700 cases annually.  These cases are represented chiefly by small companion animals, horses, and a variety of wildlife and exotic species. The biopsy service provides diagnoses for approximately 2700 cases annually, which come primarily from the teaching hospitals.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a DVM (or equivalent) degree with a strong academic record in addition to a demonstrated interest in anatomic pathology.

Community: The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is located in a rural setting in North Grafton, Massachusetts, 45 miles west of Boston and 10 miles from Worcester.  A commuter rail station adjacent to the campus provides daily service to Worcester and Boston. The region is noted for its numerous medical institutions and biotechnology companies.


Joyce Knoll, VMD, PhD DACVP (clinical), Associate Professor, Interim Chair of Department of Biomedical Sciences
Shelley Hahn, DVM, DACVP (anatomic), Assistant Professor
Kara Priest, DVM, MS (anatomic), Clinical Instructor
Gillian Beamer, VMD, PhD, DACVP (anatomic), Assistant Professor
Roderick Bronson, DVM, DACVP (anatomic), Professor
Perry Bain, DVM, PhD, DACVP (clinical), Assistant Professor
Francisco Conrado, DVM, MSc (clinical), Assistant Professor


For additional program information, please contact Dr. Joyce Knoll at or look for him at this year’s ACVP conference.

Interested applicants, please send a cover letter and CV to Theresa Flynn at Three letters of reference and official veterinary and graduate school transcripts should be sent directly as signed electronic letters by email or mailed to:

Theresa Flynn
Section of Anatomic Pathology
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Rd.
North Grafton, MA 01536

Application Deadline:

Completed applications should be received by September 27th, 2019.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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