General Lab Information: The Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MVDL) of the Montana Department of Livestock is the only accredited full service veterinary laboratory in Montana.
The MVDL provides disease diagnostic support to veterinarians, livestock producers, companion animal owners the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Department of Public Health and Human Services. The Bureau provides laboratory support to the Animal Health Bureau and Milk and Egg Bureau of the Department of Livestock.
The functions of the MVDL are to provide information on infection and disease incidence in animals through surveillance programs, outbreak investigations and reference testing and to provide clinical diagnostic testing for infectious, metabolic and neoplastic disease to local health departments, physicians, veterinarians, and individuals. The MVDL also certifies and approves the laboratory program.
MVDL routinely receives specimens from animals that may be exposed to high consequence pathogens and toxins, therefore, the Director ensures that laboratory functions are conducted in a manner that is safe for employees and compliant with state and federal regulations for control, containment and reporting.
The Administrator, as Laboratory Director, has responsibility of administration and supervision for all laboratory sections of the MVDL, including quality assurance, clinical pathology, milk laboratory, bacteriology, serology, virology, histology, pathology, molecular diagnostics, receiving and office. The Administrator also has responsibility for budgeting to ensure that expenditures are in compliance with state procurement guidelines and are adequately covered by revenues.
Minimum qualifications: Based on AAVLD Requirements
DVM and advanced degree in relevant field of study
5 years veterinary diagnostic laboratory or relevant work experience
5 years directing / supervising experience.
Experience could include practice management, regulatory/policy, finance or quality management
Strong clinical knowledge of veterinary medicine.
Broad knowledge of production medicine.
Knowledge of animal diseases affecting domestic, wild, laboratory species and humans.
Versed in animal restraint and handling, and acceptable American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) euthanasia procedures.
Familiar with infectious disease trends.
Knowledgeable of federal and state regulatory policies and requirements.
Skilled at use office applications for word processing, spreadsheet calculations, and email.
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Internal Number: 56300027
About State of Montana Department of Livestock
The Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is the only accredited, full-service veterinary laboratory in Montana. The Diagnostic Laboratory Bureau of the Montana Department of Livestock provides disease diagnostic support to veterinarians, livestock producers, companion animal owners, and the Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, as well as many other state and federal agencies. The laboratory also provides support to the Department's Animal Health and Milk and Egg Bureaus, and helps protect public health by testing dairy products and testing for zoonotic diseases.
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