National Wildlife Health Center

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  1. FELLOWSHIP IN WILDLIFE ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY
    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

    The Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in association with the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC), seeks applicants for a postgraduate fellowship position in wildlife anatomic pathology effective September 1, 2018.  This is a 1-year position with the possibility of a subsequent 1-year renewal.  Minimum qualifications include a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree, completion of an anatomic veterinary pathology residency training program, and ACVP or equivalent board certification or eligibility.  Preference will be given to individuals with prior wildlife pathology experience who are Diplomates of the ACVP or equivalent.   Successful candidates will be required to pass a federal background investigation.

    Primary responsibilities include participation in the NWHC diagnostic pathology service including gross and histopathologic evaluation of animals from wildlife mortality events and research collaborations.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to conduct independent or collaborative research on wildlife disease.  The fellow will also participate in the instructional program for residents in anatomic pathology.  

    Please send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, the names of three individuals who can provide references and veterinary transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable) to:

    Dr. Howard Steinberg
    Department of Pathobiological Sciences
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    2015 Linden Drive
    Madison, Wisconsin 53706
    (608) 265-2473
    steinbeh@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu

    The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply.  Names, titles and/or occupation, and addresses of applicants or nominees cannot be kept confidential.

Information for advanced Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Veterinary Students on Applying for volunteer experience in Wildlife Research or Epidemiology at the National Wildlife Health Center

The Applied Wildlife Health Research and Wildlife Epidemiology and Emerging Diseases Branches at the U.S. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey – National Wildlife Health Center, invites applications from students for a non-paid internship in wildlife research or epidemiology.

We do not treat sick or injured wildlife. The only live animals on site are experimental research animals and several small mammal breeding colonies. Occasionally field studies involve the capture, handling and examination of free-ranging wildlife. The NWHC would have suitable opportunities for individuals interested in research on wildlife health and disease issues, microbiology, veterinary care for research animals and small mammal breeding colonies, epidemiology of wildlife diseases, and in the capture and handling of free-ranging wildlife, but not for those interested in the treatment of sick or injured wild animals.

Successful applicants will be required to pass a federal background investigation, and may be required to provide proof of rabies vaccination with protective titer, and provide a letter from their doctor stating they are approved to wear a respirator. Preference is given to candidates that are available full time or part time for extended periods (> 6 months).

To assess the match between your expectations about experiences, knowledge and skills that you will obtain during a volunteer internship and the opportunities that the NWHC has to offer, please provide the following information:

Please e-mail Dr. Katie Richgels at krichgels@usgs.gov (with subject “Research/Epidemiology Externship”):

  1. Curriculum vitae describing your education, training and experiences.
  2. Letter of intent describing your goals for the internship.  Please comment on specific topics on which you are seeking experience, describe your career goals, and explain briefly how your internship at the NWHC will contribute to those goals.
  3. What is expected or required of the organization that sponsors or hosts an intern from your program? For example, will we need to complete an evaluation or provide particular types of training?
  4. What is expected or required of the student? For example, do you need to conduct an independent project and write a report?
  5. The dates of the proposed internship.

Once this information is received, it will be circulated to Center staff and you will be notified by e-mail if selected by a mentor.  Typically we will have a response from the staff within 15 days of receipt of your materials.

Thank you for your interest in NWHC and we look forward to hearing from you.

*International Students: In order to receive a federal identification card, you will need two forms of identification.  The primary form will likely be your foreign passport.  The secondary form of identification needs to be U.S. issued.  The list of acceptable forms of identification can be found here https://www.fedidcard.gov/system/files/doc_AcceptableFormsofIDGuideSep2016.pdf.  Please make sure you have two forms of acceptable identification before applying for an externship.

USGS – National Wildlife Health Center
6006 Schroeder Road
Madison, WI 53711

Tel. 608-270-2400

Information for Veterinary Students on Applying for an Externship in Wildlife Pathology at the National Wildlife Health Center

The Wildlife Disease Diagnostic Laboratories Branch at the U.S. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey – National Wildlife Health Center, invites applications from students who have completed their third year of veterinary school for a four to six-week non-paid externship in wildlife pathology.

Primary responsibilities include participation in diagnostic pathology service, including gross and histopathologic evaluation of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians from wildlife mortality events. Successful applicants may also have the opportunity to spend time in Center diagnostic laboratories or with wildlife epidemiologists as interest and availability allows. At the conclusion of the externship, the student will give a presentation to Center staff on a selected wildlife disease topic.

Successful applicants will be required to pass a federal background investigation, provide proof of rabies vaccination with protective titer, and provide a letter from their doctor stating they are approved to wear a respirator.

To assess the match between your expectations about experiences, knowledge and skills that you will obtain during an externship and the opportunities that the NWHC has to offer, please provide the following information:

Please e-mail Dr. Susan Knowles at sknowles@usgs.gov (with subject “Pathology Externship”):

  1. Curriculum vitae describing your education, training and experiences.
  2. Letter of intent describing your goals for the externship.  Please comment on specific topics on which you are seeking experience, describe your career goals, and explain briefly how your externship at the NWHC will contribute to those goals.
  3. What is expected or required of the organization that sponsors or hosts an extern from your program? For example, will we need to complete an evaluation or provide particular types of training?
  4. What is expected or required of the student? For example, do you need to conduct an independent project and write a report?
  5. The dates of the proposed externship.

Once this information is received, it will be circulated to Center pathologists and you will be notified by e-mail if selected by a mentor.  Typically we will have a response from the staff within 15 days of receipt of your materials.

Thank you for your interest in NWHC and we look forward to hearing from you.

*International Students: In order to receive a federal identification card, you will need two forms of identification.  The primary form will likely be your foreign passport.  The secondary form of identification needs to be U.S. issued.  The list of acceptable forms of identification can be found here https://www.fedidcard.gov/system/files/doc_AcceptableFormsofIDGuideSep2016.pdf.  Please make sure you have two forms of acceptable identification before applying for an externship.

USGS – National Wildlife Health Center
6006 Schroeder Road
Madison, WI 53711

Tel. 608-270-2400

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