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Oklahoma State University

Pathology Program Overview

Programs Offered

Anatomic Pathology Residency: three, 3-year positions

Clinical Pathology Residency: two, 3-year positions

Program Objectives

  • To provide an intensive and comprehensive training experience in either anatomic or clinical pathology with the ultimate goal of ACVP board certification
  • To provide a broad exposure to multiple disciplines in order to prepare candidates for a range of career alternatives or for further graduate training

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • Interested individuals must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree.
  • Applications should include ALL of the following: a cover letter stating career goals, an updated curriculum vitae, official veterinary school transcripts that include a standardized GPA, and contact information for three references.
  • Foreign graduates must submit a recent TOEFL score.

Review of candidates typically begins in October or November. The anticipated start date will be August 1st of the following year, unless otherwise posted.

To apply, please see the ACVP Training Center at for current position announcements, including application instructions. 

Stipend and Benefits

Resident stipends start at $32,600 per year including comprehensive health benefits.


The College of Veterinary Medicine is a fully accredited school that has modern research facilities including equipment for molecular biologic as well as traditional research techniques. College facilities include modern research laboratories, a new laboratory animal facility, a modern teaching hospital, a full service diagnostic laboratory, and an exceptional library. A 1.5 million volume campus library and campus-wide core facilities for molecular biology augment college facilities.

Case material for residency training is provided by the Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital, the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Laboratory Animal Resources, the Oklahoma City Zoological Park and the Tulsa Zoo. A range of standard pathological techniques is available including immunohistochemistry, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, and flow cytometry. In addition there are excellent ancillary diagnostic services including bacteriology, virology, and molecular diagnostics.

Program Summary

Download a summary of OSU's Pathology Residency Program (PDF).