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Veterinary Case Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Murray State University
Hopkinsville, KY

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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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Job Details

Posting Number:


Job Title:

Veterinary Case Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Hopkinsville, KY

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:


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.

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by January 25, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


For 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 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.


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.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List



Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.


The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

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