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ARLPC BOARD CERTIFIED PATHOLOGIST
Agency: Arkansas Agriculture Department
Office: Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission
Section: Diagnostic Laboratory
Date Posted: 01/09/2017
Posting Expires: 02/28/2017
Summary
The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission (ARLPC) Board Certified Pathologist is responsible for providing an etiological cause of animal disease or death. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Typical Functions
Performs gross and histopathological examination of all species of animals to diagnose disease. Analyzes and interprets test results to diagnose animal disease. Oversees the daily operation of the Histology and Necropsy sections of the lab, including supervision and training of employees, purchase and maintenance of equipment and supplies, method development, and adherence to safety and quality assurance policies. Disseminates animal disease information to veterinarians and the public via reports, lectures, website, and published materials.
Special Job Dimensions
Vaccination against rabies virus. Lifting, pulling, and pushing heavy objects.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of veterinary pathology. Knowledge of veterinary toxicology, virology, serology, clinical pathology, and bacteriology. Knowledge of basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and Power Point. Ability to analyze and interpret scientific and technical journals. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and scientific publications. Ability to speak effectively before both internal and external groups.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM); plus two years of advanced training in the specialty of pathology.
Must obtain Board Certification within two years of hire.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or its equivalent is preferred; however, applicants that are eligible for certification may also be considered.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Rabies shot required.
Job Details
Position No.: 22094796
Class Code: B006N
Grade: N907
Salary Range: $82,246.00 - $102,807.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Linda Meola
Phone: 501/907-2430
Email: lmeola@alpc.ar.gov
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