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Residency Programs

Graduate Degree Program and Residency Training in Veterinary Diagnostic Microbiology

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB) and the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at Purdue University seek applications from veterinarians or veterinary students in the final year of the professional curriculum who are committed to a career in veterinary diagnostic microbiology. For more information click here (PDF).


Veterinary Microbiology Residency Positions at UGA

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Residency/PhD Training in Clinical and Diagnostic Microbiology

Washington State University offers combined clinical microbiology residency and PhD training positions for DVMs. This combined program emphasizes an integrated approach toward PhD/residency training and encourages a close interaction among residents, microbiology and pathology faculty. The microbiology residency is offered within a fully accredited diagnostic laboratory ( that is also a member of multiple national animal health laboratory networks targeting surveillance for foreign animal diseases, public health/zoonotic diseases, and food/feed borne diseases. ( Microbiology training is interdisciplinary and includes training in contemporary bacteriology, mycology, virology, serology, and molecular diagnostics. The PhD program emphasizes infectious diseases research, including diagnosis and control of emerging diseases, pathogenesis, and host defense mechanisms. Faculty are internationally recognized ( and experienced in mentoring trainees in state-of-the-art laboratories funded by NIH, USDA, FDA, Grayson Foundation and The Morris Animal Foundation. Trainees are eligible for ACVM-certification and are highly recruited for positions in academia and government laboratories. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Application should include veterinary college transcripts, curriculum vitae, a statement of professional goals and three letters of reference. Send applications to: Dr. Claire Burbick, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, PO Box 647040, Pullman, WA 99164-7040; email:

Washington State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. Protected group members are encouraged to apply.

Washington State University also offers microbiology externships for veterinary studentsClick for more information.


Residency/MS or PhD in Veterinary Microbiology, University of Missouri

The University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (MU VMDL) is offering a 3-year residency training position in Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Microbiology. The program is designed to qualify the trainee to successfully sit for the microbiology certification examination administered by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) in a selected subspecialty/ies of Bacteriology/Mycology, Virology, or Immunology following requisite post-degree experience.

A DVM or equivalent degree is a prerequisite. Candidates should possess a strong academic record, evidence of interest and commitment to microbiology, and must be able to communicate with clients effectively. Missouri veterinary license is preferred. An internship is not required but practice experience is helpful. The trainee must be enrolled in graduate school and may pursue a MS or PhD degree. Applicants pursuing the PhD degree will be assisted in identifying the additional 2-3 years of funding needed following completion of the residency. The resident will receive a salary of $30,000/year plus tuition assistance. Visit for further information on the program. The position is available beginning July 2, 2018 and is benefit-eligible. Applications will undergo initial evaluation on November 27, 2017. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.  

MU VMDL is an AAVLD-accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratory that receives approximately 45,000 cases/year from domestic and zoo/wildlife species. MU VMDL is also a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network and FDA Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network. It is home to four ACVM diplomates covering all the microbiology subspecialties. 

Inquiries or applications (to include a letter of intent stating goals and interests, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, GRE scores, and three reference letters) should be addressed to Dr. Tamara Gull, Chair, Microbiology Resident Search Committee, UMC Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, P.O. Box 6023, Columbia, MO 65205; phone 573-882-6811; FAX 573-882-1411; email: 

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.