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Veterinary Diagnostician/Laboratory Director (DVM Required) SIGN-ON BONUS

Agriculture and Animal Health, Applied Sciences and Natural Resources


Veterinary Diagnostician/Laboratory Director (DVM Required) SIGN-ON BONUS

  • 493437
  • 250 CASSELL RD , WYTHEVILLE, Virginia, United States, 24382-3317
  • Agriculture & Consumer Svcs
  • Agriculture and Animal Health
  • Applied Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Closing at: Feb 17 2023 at 23:55 EST

Title: Veterinary Diagnostician/Laboratory Director (DVM Required) SIGN-ON BONUS

Hiring Range: Up to $115,000 annually

Agency: Agriculture & Consumer Svcs


Agency Website: https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Veterinary Diagnostician/Laboratory Director #00232 - Wythe
(Vet Tech II/Veterinarian I, Pay Band 5)

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal and Food Industry Services, is seeking a veterinarian to serve as a Veterinary Diagnostician and Laboratory Manager for the Regional Animal Health Laboratory located in Wytheville. This position provides gross pathology services on cases from all species, especially livestock and poultry, to diagnose disease; coordinates case results with submitting veterinarians, clients and staff; reports disease status of the region for state, national, and international purposes; manages the overall functions of the diagnostic laboratory to include supervising staff and overseeing administrative and operational procedures. Additionally, this position diagnoses disease in animals by necropsy and appropriate laboratory testing in support of the industry of agriculture, public health programs, and the citizens of the Commonwealth. This position also serves to promote the services of the Virginia Regional Animal Health Laboratory System and to act in an outreach capacity to support both producers and veterinary practitioners. This position involves occasional evening/weekend work. This position is being re-announced; previous applicants do not need to re-apply

A $10,000 Sign-On Bonus with a one-year tenure agreement is being offered to the selected candidate. Additionally, relocation assistance for up to $5,000 is an option and also requires a one-year signed tenure agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a degree in Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine or certification by the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. Requires clinical experience with large, companion and exotic animals as well as diagnostic veterinary laboratory experience, or training. Requires strong administrative, managerial, and supervisory skills with the ability to evaluate, motivate and coach employees and to promote and demonstrate strong teamwork and commitment to customer service. Requires comprehensive knowledge of the pathogenesis and manifestation of diseases in a wide range of animal species. Experience in veterinary diagnostic medicine, food animal medicine and/or regulatory veterinary practice required. Requires knowledge of and skills in veterinary pathology and diagnostic procedures related to the detection of disease in livestock, poultry, and domestic animals. Ability to compose necropsy reports in a logical format that explains the findings in a useful way to both professional and lay readers. Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, with effective strong written and oral communications skills, allowing for consultation and cooperation with veterinary diagnosticians, veterinary practitioners and laboratory clients are necessary. The selected applicant must have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a driving record that reflects a sense of responsibility for highway safety. Physical demands include considerable bending, lifting, quick maneuvering, and agility, as well as visual acuity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with ISO 17025 accreditation standards preferred.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.

Contact Information:

Name: Human Resources

Phone: (804) 371-8066

Email: hr.vdacs@vdacs.virginia.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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