The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine residency in clinical pathology is a three year program designed to provide post-DVM training in veterinary cytology, hematology, and clinical chemistry. Additionally, trainees are strongly encouraged to pursue a PhD or MS degree. The resident will participate in diagnostic service and the veterinary medicine instructional program on a full-time basis under the direction of two ACVP board-certified clinical pathologists. Time will be scheduled for tutorial instruction, rounds, seminars, guided self-study and participation in research projects. Enrollment in up to eight credit hours of graduate academic studies per semester will be scheduled. Each year the appointment will be reviewed, with reappointment contingent upon satisfactory completion of the previous year's program. This training program utilizes faculty and facilities of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences as well as other departments within the School of Veterinary Medicine. The starting date for the clinical pathology residency is usually in August , and annual salary is $30,000. Completion of our three year residency program satisfies the requirements for ACVP board examination eligibility.
The university provides a waiver of tuition for full-time residents and house officers, as long as the semester-hour limit is not exceeded (8 hours regular semesters and 5 hours summer semester). After completion of the residency program, PhD candidates continue to have tuition waived. Residents are eligible for graduate student benefits including insurance. They are allowed faculty parking privileges and 10 days of vacation per year, contingent upon approval of their guidance committee.
The starting date for the Clinical Pathology Residency is usually in August . Candidates may apply for the residency by submitting a letter of intent, official transcripts, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference from individuals currently familiar with the applicant's professional status. The information should be mailed to the following address: Dr. Britton Grasperge, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
For correspondence and additional information please contact:
Dr. Britton Grasperge
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803