The Texas A&M University (TAMU) College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is seeking the Director of Veterinary Medical Park to lead their team! This individual will oversee and direct operations of the Veterinary Medical Park (VMP), which is a facility that hosts all aspects of research using traditional agriculture animal species. They will ensure animals used in VMP’s research endeavors are cared for according to the standards set by various regulatory agencies and also ensures that the facility maintains Association of Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accreditation. The director works with researchers to help facilitate their research using VMP facilities and will be engaged in training veterinary students in integrated animal care and professional and critical skills.
Required Education and Experience:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Ten years of related experience in large animal veterinary medicine and/or farm management
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Current license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas
Valid driver license or must be able to obtain State of Texas class “C” vehicle driver license within 30 days of employment
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience in large animal veterinary medicine and large animal handling
Experience with farm and herd management practices
Teaching experience in integrated animal care, and professional and veterinary clinical skills
Experience developing research protocols and budgets
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Documented clinical competence in large animal veterinary medicine
Good interpersonal communication skills
Ensures animals that are used for research, testing, and teaching receive adequate and appropriate veterinary care and are reported during weekly veterinary rounds
Supervises three budgeted staff members
Ensures that United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas Animal Health Commission's concerns regarding bio-security and bio-containment are adequately addressed
Appropriately manages the VMP facilities, pastures, and other resources to maximize their ability to be utilized by researchers
Actively participates in the development of user rates using a TAMU rate study process
Oversees the remodeling and replacement of existing research, testing, and teaching animal holding facilities to ensure that appropriate facilities are available at the Veterinary Medical Park to house the Institutional Animal Care and use committee approved research and teaching animals
Works with researchers to help facilitate their research using Park facilities
Consults with researchers developing grant proposals to provide advice on appropriate animal models and costs associated with conducting research at the VMP
Ensures that preventative medicine programs and herd health management programs are provided for animals housed at the Veterinary Medical Park - this duty requires the utilization of farm truck and all-terrain vehicles to survey the facilities and pastures and animals within Veterinary Medical Park
Trains veterinary students as appropriate for experience and expertise including integrated animal care and professional and clinical skills
Performs other duties as assigned
Internal Applicants: If you are a current TAMU employee, apply through Workday by going to your home page and clicking on the Career icon and search for R-019950.
External Applicants: If you are not a current TAMU employee, go to https://jobs.tamu.edu and search for R-019950.
Internal Number: R-019950
About Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Our Commitment: 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.
Who We Are: The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is an institution that represents 100 years of growth from a small school of veterinary medicine in 1916 to its present role as a major veterinary educational, medical, and research center. Today, we are one of the largest colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, training nearly 600 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students each year. We support collaboration and teamwork that turns today's discoveries into proactive solutions for animals, humans, and the environment. Together, we strive to support the goals of the faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and outreach programs.