Includes excellent health benefit package, generous leave benefits, and State of Maryland pension.
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 23-003040-0001
Come join the Maryland Departmen of Agriculture's Animal Health team on Maryland's eastern shore. A newly completed laboratory with state-of-the-art facilities awaits a Director of Large Animal Necropsy. The lab is in Salisbury which is located 45 minutes Ocean City MD and other Eastern Shore sites.
This Director of Large Animal Necropsy will manage the resources and activities of the Salisbury Animal Health Laboratory large animal necropsy area to ensure compliance with state regulatory requirements.
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.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is a unit of Maryland State government. The Department was formed in 1972 on the basis of agriculture's growing importance and impact to the economy of the state.
Headquarters of MDA is at 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis, Maryland and branch offices are located at several strategic sites around the state in order to serve local needs.
Many activities of the MDA are regulatory in nature, others are assigned to a category of public service and some are educational or promotional in scope. All are intended to provide the maximum protection possible for the consumer, protect the environment and promote the economic well-being of farmers, food and fiber processors and businesses engaged in agricultural related operations.