Career in Veterinary Pathology


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Career in Veterinary Pathology-This is for those veterinarians who wish to pursue their career as a veterinary pathologist.

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Career in Veterinary Pathology

  1. 1. -By Meena K Sr. Executive, Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd. Career in Veterinary Pathology
  2. 2. Veterinary Pathology? <ul><li>Pathology is the study and diagnosis of diseases. Pathology is a broad field that concentrates on the changes in organs, tissues, and cells that are caused by disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary Pathology is concerned with study of animal disease </li></ul>
  3. 3. Veterinary Pathologist? <ul><li>Veterinary pathologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis of diseases making important human and animal medical discoveries that have a far reaching impact on our world. </li></ul><ul><li>Treat diseases in livestock, wildlife and pets. </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary pathology is divided in two branches, anatomical pathology and clinical pathology. Veterinary pathologists are critical participants in the drug development process. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fascinating Career opportunities <ul><li>The scope of veterinary pathologist is tremendous. Without an accurate diagnosis, the selection of a course of treatment for a sick animal may be limited.  </li></ul><ul><li>For companion animals, pathology may mean analysis of blood or urine samples or even tissue biopsies of tumors. </li></ul><ul><li>In the sphere of veterinary public health, it is vital that notifiable and other communicable diseases are diagnosed quickly and accurately. </li></ul><ul><li>In research, the understanding of disease processes is important in the development of new treatments.  In recent years, the study of the genome has opened a wide range of possibilities in investigating the causes of disease. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Areas of work Veterinary Pathologist Animal Diagnostics Teaching & Research Pharmaceutical Industry Wildlife & Environmental conservation Army & Defense
  6. 6. Animal Diagnostics <ul><li>Veterinary Pathologist in this area can scrutinize every clue from whole animal to the molecular level to determine the nature, cause of the disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Often find their clues in post mortem examinations (necropsies) or surgical biopsies, and then correlate results from pathologic, microbiologic, molecular, and toxicologic tests to reach a diagnosis. </li></ul><ul><li>Some diagnostic pathologists focus on one or a few species; others diagnose disease in a variety of animals from livestock to pets to wildlife. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Teaching and research <ul><li>It is always rewarding and exciting to discover something new and first. </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary pathology provides many opportunities in both basic and applied research. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic research- cellular & molecular processes </li></ul><ul><li>Applied research- uses basic research information to solve specific problems such as creating new medicine or vaccines </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pharmaceutical Industry <ul><li>In industry, the safety of the chemicals and materials we use daily in consumer products, human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and in our work places have likely been evaluated, at some point in their life cycle, by a pathologist. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunity to interact and to communicate the importance of pathology for risk assessment. Pathologists in industry also study and characterize animal models of disease and seek to continually improve the utility of animal toxicology data for human risk assessment. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wildlife & environmental conservation <ul><li>Veterinary pathologists are important partners in wildlife and environmental conservation and are an essential component of the medical management of animal collections around the world. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Army & Defense <ul><li>Veterinary pathologists are the sole veterinary medical specialists trained to bridge the gulf between cellular changes and clinical disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Army veterinarians qualified as pathologists provide gross, microscopic, ultra structural, histopathologic and molecular analysis of tissue changes resulting from disease state, and thus are a keystone of biomedical research & animal medicine and to develop animal models of human disease </li></ul>
  11. 11. Look for the job <ul><li>Government agencies associated with agriculture, public health, law enforcement, and many other fields. Private companies that make products such as drugs and insecticides employ pathologists. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also apply directly to private firms, medical centers, colleges and universities </li></ul><ul><li>The professors and placement service at your university or medical school are the best sources of information for finding a job in pathology. Openings for pathologists are often listed in professional journals. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Becoming Veterinary pathologist <ul><li>Presently many departments of veterinary universities offer Veterinary Pathology as one of their subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible qualification to take admission for this course is Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science. The selection is generally based on written test followed by a personal interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization Courses include MVSc in veterinary pathology, Ph.D in Veterinary Pathology, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Veterinary Pathology </li></ul>
  13. 13. Excelling your skills <ul><li>Veterinary pathologists need keen analytical skills and the ability to solve problems scientifically and an ability to recall visual patterns (for gross and histopathology), since pathology is an image-rich discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>Some communications skills may be needed to explain diagnoses to their patients' owners. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequently, to be a successful pathologist requires patience, persistence and a committed attitude. </li></ul>
  14. 14. References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>College sources in India </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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