College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University is pleased to announce an open clinical-track Assistant or Associate Professor Position in the Food Animal Section. We are seeking an innovative and dynamic mixed/predominately large animal veterinarian with an interest and passion for providing primary patient care to horses, cattle, swine, dogs and poultry, providing production medicine services for integrated production systems, and for preparing veterinary students to serve rural communities and modern food production systems.
Qualifications include a DVM degree or equivalent; eligibility for regular licensure by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is required. Previous private and/or academic practice experience is desirable as is being certified or eligible to take the certifying examination for the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners or other specialty discipline. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The clinical responsibility of this individual will be to provide individual and herd animal health care and production management services for animals owned by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The successful candidate will provide veterinary care to approximately 18,000 head of cattle, 1,400 horses, 20,000 swine, 1,300 dogs and 240,000 chickens owned by the TDCJ. This clinician will also be a member of a team of three veterinarians that serve as liaison between the personnel from TDCJ farm units, TDCJ Agriculture Headquarters personnel and Texas A&M University, Texas Animal Health Commission, United States Department of Agriculture, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences. This team plays a major role in the instruction of 4th year veterinary students in large animal primary care and production medicine. The TDCJ livestock enterprises provide collaborative opportunities with university colleagues.
The food animal group is currently comprised of 11 faculty members, 8 of whom are board-certified. Food Animal faculty members are distributed among 3 services in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital including Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Food Animal Field Services, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the West Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Center- Canyon, Texas. The successful ap...plicant will be assigned to Food Animal Medicine and Surgery and provide continuity of Patient Care and Clinical Teaching to house officers and students in the professional curriculum. In addition, the successful applicant will be assigned to after-hours emergency services on a rotational basis.
Food Animal facilities in the VMTH include 3 hydraulic chutes (2 tilt chutes), a hydraulic tilt table and an obstetrical working area. Standing and recumbent surgical suites are available for use by the Food Animal clinicians. The hospital has 13 indoor stalls, one isolation stall, and 4 covered outdoor pens for food animals. There are multiple diagnostic imaging modalities available, including digital radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, CT, and MRI.