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Veterinary Case Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Murray State University

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Professional Fields, Veterinary Science
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Posting Number:


Job Title:

Veterinary Case Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:


Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Faculty (Non-Tenure-Track)


Breathitt Veterinary Center

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as liaison between the laboratory and customers, receiving diagnostic samples, routing for testing, releasing non-pathology test results, and answering customer and staff questions.

  • Liaison with referring veterinarians, owners, staff, food producers, government agencies, and other laboratories.
  • Receives diagnostic samples for testing (e.g., takes case history, unloads animals, preparing and routing laboratory samples, etc.) Review and coordinate on all non­ tissue/pathology laboratory cases; release diagnostic laboratory reports and ensure accuracy, clarity and completeness.
  • Supervises shipping and receiving personnel. Ensures Receiving Area is manned during all business hours (including lunch).
  • Coordinates customer training and professional education (e.g., shipping, submissions, reporting, continuing education programs, etc.)
  • Monitors current processes and policies for receiving and routing incoming cases; ensures regulatory compliance to include accreditation standards, develops new procedures and policies as needed.
  • Participates in and ensures compliance with the quality management, biosafety, and bio­security programs.
  • Participates in weekend and holiday duty rotation.
  • Provide instruction as required for the Animal Health Technology curriculum and shares in training externship students.
  • Perform special projects as determined by the Director.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • DVM or equivalent/comparable veterinary degree

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to manipulate large animal carcasses.
  • Food and/or companion animal practice experience.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, supervisory, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Problem solving ability to troubleshoot deficiencies, identify corrective actions, evaluate new processes and materials/equipment, implement plans, and develop preventive actions.
  • Pleasant, proactive personality with the ability to handle demanding situations, quickly adapt to address changing circumstances and personalities, and work as a team
  • Alertness, initiative, memory for verbal and written directions and details, analytical ability.
  • Ability to plan and make decisions often without instruction or supervision

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience in diagnostic laboratory
  • Broad Knowledge of Laboratory Disciplines
  • Internal medicine experience
  • Master’s degree/internship/residency in an applicable scientific discipline
  • This is an on-site position located at the Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville, KY that requires occasional after hours on call and weekend duty. Duties during after hours on call and weekend duty will require on site work. Timely responses for on call and weekend duty are required to meet customer needs.

Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application describing training and work experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of transcripts

During the interview process, applicants will be asked to make a presentation to the search committee consisting of a case report from private practice. The applicant will be expected to answer questions about building client rapport, handling of difficult situations and knowledge of veterinary medicine.

Breathitt Veterinary Center participates in the DHS E-verify program.


Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.


As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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