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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor - Primary Care

Small Animal Clinical Sciences

College Station, TX
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The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor position in small animal primary care medicine on an 11-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2023. 

The Primary Care Service hosts a mandatory 4-week rotation in wellness, general, and preventive care. This includes medicine, basic dentistry, and surgery with the goal of exposing senior veterinary students to a high-quality general practice environment. The majority of the caseload is canine and feline, but interest or board certification in companion animal exotic medicine will be considered. The successful candidate must possess a strong commitment to excellence in patient care, service to clients, and clinical teaching, as well as strong leadership and communications skills. The successful candidate will join a team of primary care clinicians and technicians and has the opportunity to interact with over 50 faculty members in the small animal hospital, 47 interns and residents in the other medical and surgical services in the department, and approximately 150 senior veterinary students. The time commitment will be approximately 75% to clinical instruction and patient care in the hospital. Time not assigned to clinical instruction and patient care on clinical rotations will be devoted to classroom / laboratory teaching (10%), scholarship (5%), and service (10%). Faculty are expected to uphold the VMBS Code of Professional Conduct.

The Primary Care Service is staffed with a team of four full-time clinicians, one part-time clinician, and seven technicians. The Primary Care Service utilizes general VMTH resources including digital radiography suites equipped with PACS image storage, Mach7 and OrthoviewVet templating software; and a 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, and helical tomotherapy unit onsite. The hospital maintains Mimics and Echopixel licenses for three-dimensional reconstruction, with easy access to 3D printers. The VMTH also has utilized the following items for the diagnosis and treatment of exotic companion animal disorders, including: a Storz endoscopy tower with rigid endoscopes, Abaxis vetscan vs2 analyzer, 8 general incubators, and 1 incubator with oxygen capabilities for exotic companion animal species. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with over 60 faculty members in the small animal hospital, and 50 interns and residents from both medical and surgical services in the department.

Texas A&M University is the oldest public institution of higher education in Texas and one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic universities. More than 70,000 students are enrolled in the University, with approximately 15,000 pursuing graduate or professional degrees. Texas A&M University is a major research university with a growing international focus, and outstanding public and private support. The community of Bryan-College Station (BCS), population 250,000, is a growing and diverse college town with a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a relatively low cost of living. BCS is centered in the Texas Triangle, a megaregion consisting of the state’s five largest cities.


Applicants must have a DVM degree (or equivalent). Applicants must be licensed or eligible to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in the general practice of small animal medicine. Board certification (i.e., American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, American College of Zoological Medicine, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine) will be considered favorably but is not required.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates must submit 1) a cover letter (must include career and service goals, professional interest, and teaching philosophy) 2) curriculum vitae, 3) personal statement (including philosophy and plans for research, teaching, and service, as applicable); and 4) names of five individuals who have been requested by the applicant to act as references to the search committee chair. Applications must be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/125276. Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Erin Ray (Chair, Search Committee) at (979) 845-2351 (phone) or vscsrecruiting@cvm.tamu.edu (email). Texas A&M University is a smoke-free workplace. 

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The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program.