The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB; http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/index.php) and the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL; http://www.addl.purdue.edu/) at Purdue University seek applications from veterinarians or veterinary students in the final year of the professional curriculum who are committed to a career in veterinary anatomic pathology. This challenging and rewarding three-year program culminates in a non-thesis M.S. degree and fulfills the training requirements for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). The program is based on supervised postmortem examinations and the surgical biopsy histopathology service in the ADDL, graduate courses and seminars in pathology and related disciplines, supervised teaching assignments in CPB, and a scholarly project in diagnostic or experimental pathology.
Faculty members in CPB include pathologists, epidemiologists, microbiologists, and other scientists. Following completion of the 3-year pathology training program, students will be encouraged to pursue PhD opportunities in areas such as infectious disease, immunopathology, toxicologic pathology, or cancer research. Purdue University is also a graduate partner in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (http://nih-cbstp.nci.nih.gov), which provides graduate students the opportunity for residency training in a university setting followed by dissertational research at the NIH. Applications to Purdue University Graduate School should be completed online (www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/apply.cfm). Application materials, including original transcripts, letters of reference, and statement of career goals, should be received by November 1, 2018. The program start date is July 1, 2019. The DVM or equivalent degree is required by the starting date. Beginning salary is $30,450 with benefits and a tuition waiver. Email questions regarding the application process to Ms. Barbara White (email@example.com), CPB Graduate Program Coordinator. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.