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Large Animal Surgeon/Hospital Clinician
Texas A&M University - College Station

Date Posted Nov. 11, 2020
Title Large Animal Surgeon/Hospital Clinician
University Texas A&M University - College Station
College Station, TX, United States
Department Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date June 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Large Animal Medicine
    Surgery/Surgical Sciences
Position Announcement
Large Animal Surgeon/Hospital Clinician
Department of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University, College Station

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, 11-month appointment, clinical track faculty position in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at the academic rank of Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Professor based on experience. Candidates must have a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree. Applicants must be board certified or eligible to take the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Applicants must meet requirements for regular licensure in the State of Texas.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute primarily to the patient care and teaching missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, while participating in collaborative research and other scholarly activities. Approximately 70% effort will be assigned to Patient Care and Clinical Teaching. The remainder will be dedicated to Didactic and Laboratory Teaching and Scholarship and Academic Service. The candidate must have experience, clinical competence, and interest in food animal medicine and surgery.

This position joins a collaborative large animal department consisting of 32 board-certified faculty representing specialties in surgery, internal medicine, theriogenology, anesthesiology, radiology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and emergency critical care. Eight discipline-focused faculty members provide services to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice livestock units, equine ambulatory clients, and Texas Emergency Management. The food animal group specifically is comprised of 10 faculty members, 7 of whom are board-certified. Food Animal faculty members are distributed among 3 service areas: Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the West Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research, and Outreach program in Canyon, Texas. The successful applicant will be assigned to the Food Animal Medicine and Surgery service and will provide continuity of Patient Care and Clinical Teaching to house officers and students in the professional curriculum. In addition, the successful applicant is expected to contribute to the didactic and laboratory education of pre-clinical students. The successful applicant will be assigned to after-hours emergency services on a rotational basis with other faculty members.

The Food Animal facilities in the VMTH include 3 hydraulic chutes (2 tilt chutes), a hydraulic tilt table and an obstetrical working area. Food animal specific standing and recumbent surgical suites are also available within the Food Animal working area. 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. The service is supported by 4 technicians dedicated to the Food Animal Hospital.

Food Animal Field Services has two new trucks fully equipped with refrigerators, inverters, biosecurity kits and all other tools necessary to practice state-of-the-art ambulatory food animal medicine.

The case load of the hospital includes cattle, sheep, goats, New and Old World camelids, swine, potbelly pigs, and exotic hoofstock. Preventive medicine and a robust referral caseload are the strengths of the hospital service. This position is a one-of-a-kind position, allowing the successful candidate to be a part of a team of clinicians, educators, and researchers committed to advancing our profession while creatively and collaboratively servicing clients in a multispecies food animal hospital.

A complete position description may be found here. Additional information about the department is available on our web sites (Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Large Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital). For more information on the Bryan/College Station area, please visit

If you would like to join the established, progressive team in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University, please submit the following documents into Interfolio at a) a statement of career goals, professional interests, teaching philosophy, and statement on diversity and inclusion b) your curriculum vitae, and c) the names of 3 individuals who will be requested to provide letters of reference.

Phone or e-mail inquiries may be made directly to (979) 845-3541 or

Application review will begin December 1, 2020 and will be considered until the position is filled. The negotiable anticipated start date for this position is June 1, 2021.

  • The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences affirms and supports many different dimensions of diversity, and we are fully committed to ensuring a climate of inclusion where all our faculty, students and staff are empowered to achieve their full potential.

    Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Jennifer Schleining
    Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
    Texas A&M University - College Station
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    4475 Tamu
    College Station, TX 77843
  • 979-845-3541
  • 979-847-8863


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