About The Program: The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Agricultural and Industries Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System, is offering a combined residency and graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (VBMS) with a focused specialty concentration in Avian Pathology. General goals of the program are to 1) build competence and knowledge in economically significant, emerging and historical diseases of poultry; 2) foster the development of a productive career in veterinary avian pathology and diagnostics; and 3) support the teaching and service missions of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and Thompson-Bishop-Sparks Alabama State Diagnostic Laboratory. This program provides comprehensive training in aspects of poultry disease mechanisms, which are most relevant to avian health as well as the ability to use poultry pathology, immunology and microbiology as part of the systematic approach to disease or management related problem investigations. Although residency training is combined with M.S. graduate degree training, candidates already possessing graduate degree(s) in pathology or other biomedical sciences are also encouraged to apply.
Program of Study: Residents are mentored by AUCVM graduate faculty, AVDL diagnostic specialists and supporting individuals in the allied commercial poultry industries. Formal (rounds, seminars, and conferences) and informal interactions with clinical and basic scientific staff enhance the breadth of training. Residency training is further enriched through close associations with the Alabama Veterinary Diagnostic Regional Laboratories in Boaz and Elba, Alabama as well as the Department of Poultry Science located on the Auburn University main campus. Opportunities for attending regional and national meetings, workshops, and conferences are available.
Three, first author, scholarly case, original research or technical reports of a standard suitable for publication or that makes a significant contribution to the field of poultry veterinary medicine are required for the M.S. graduate degree. Case report and research opportunities focus in many areas including infectious diseases, nutritional and metabolic diseases and other non-infectious disorders. Coursework in avian pathology, poultry science and relevant biomedical sciences is offered.
Stipend and Maintenance: Starting salary is $31,350/year. Residents in avian pathology hold the title of Graduate Teaching Assistant, and are offered a competitive benefits package that includes tuition waiver and a subsidized group health insurance plan underwritten by United HealthCare Insurance Co.
Applicants are encouraged to send CV, letter of career goals, GRE scores, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Kellye Joiner (firstname.lastname@example.org). The position will be open until a suitable applicant is identified.
Must have focus and interest in poultry
Additional Salary Information: offered a competitive benefits package that includes tuition waiver and a subsidized group health insurance plan underwritten by United HealthCare Insurance Co.
Internal Number: GT221
About Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology
The mission of the Department of Pathobiology is to discover and disseminate new knowledge of diseases through research and diagnostic services that will benefit the health of animals and the public, while engaging and educating students for productive careers in service and scholarship.
The Department of Pathobiology is actively engaged in research, teaching, and outreach within the College of Veterinary Medicine. Research is directed toward basic biomedical science, comparative medicine, and applied aspects of animal diseases.