The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time 11-month non-tenure-track assistant or associate-level clinical track professor in both traditional small animal primary care medicine and exotic companion animal medicine. The anticipated starting semester for this position is Fall 2020.
The successful candidate will devote approximately 75% of his or her time to providing clinical service as a member of the small animal Primary Care Service. Duties will include patient care, consultation with other services as needed, and instruction of students and house officers assigned to the service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The remaining time will be devoted to scholarly activity, classroom teaching, further development of the clinical service, and academic service as assigned. Clinical responsibilities will include primary medical and surgical management of traditional and exotic companion animal cases, instruction of veterinary students, and mentorship of interns and residents as needed. The successful candidate can be involved with the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, which houses an on-campus aviary with ~200 birds used for teaching, outreach, and research.
The Primary Care Service is staffed with a team of five clinicians and four technicians. The Primary Care Service utilizes general VMTH resources including digital radiography suites equipped with PACS image storage, eFilm 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 50 faculty members in the small animal hospital, and 35 interns and residents from both medical and surgical services in the department.
The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a spacious facility with sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including but not limited to color-flow Doppler ultrasonography for diagnostics purposes and local regional blocks, 4D transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, digital fluoroscopy, scintigraphy, 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, video endoscopy, nuclear imaging, acid-base/blood-gas analyzers, oxygen and inhalant gas analyzers, standard coagulation as well as TEG and PFA analyzers, intraoperative cell salvage transfusion equipment, phacoemulsification system, pediatric and adult patient ventilators, one-lung ventilation devices, high-flow oxygen therapy, and peripheral nerve stimulators. A state-of-the-art electronic anesthesia scheduling/case-tracking system along with 19 new Mindray anesthesia multiparameter monitors with a central anesthesia station allows the Texas A&M University anesthesia service to be one of the most sophisticated in the world. Radiation capabilities include TomoTherapy and iridium implant brachytherapy. Surgical suites and instrumentation allow for complex orthopedic, neurologic, cardiac, thoracic, oncologic, and abdominal procedures such as stereotactic brain biopsies, cardiac occlusive device implantation, and subcutaneous ureteral bypass device placement. Research equipment available, but not limited to, includes lithium and thermodilution cardiac output monitoring, thermal threshold testing, and mechanical threshold testing. PET-CT and fMRI are closely available for clinical and research use.
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 60,000 students are enrolled in the University’s 10 academic colleges with approximately 9,000 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 and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has just celebrated its 100th year anniversary.