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Assistant Professor - Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
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May 17, 2024

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Announcing a full-time, benefits eligible, faculty position in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (DVMS) at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. DVMS is seeking an experienced Clinical Veterinarian for a non-tenure trach faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. DVMS is a core research support facility that provides housing, husbandry, veterinary care, experimental research services and pathology services for basic science, translational research, and drug development programs. Mice, including genetically engineered mice, account for the majority of the work with a small percentage of other laboratory animals making up the remainder. Refer to the Veterinary Medicine & Surgery department web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Some of the key functions of the Clinical Veterinarian positions is as follows:
  • Clinical Care: Assist the Section Chief, particularly in working with investigators on rodents. May assist with duties in other clinical sections within the department as assigned, working with investigators on clinical procedures and health concerns in a broad range of animal species including large animals.
  • Participate in On Call rotation.
  • Investigator Support: Effectively instruct investigators in appropriate methods of animal care and use.
  • Institutional Compliance: Conducts pre-review of new and renewing animal use protocols and protocol amendments. Participates in IACUC semi-annual inspections of animal facilities and assists investigators in complying with various animal care and use requirements. May serve as a member or as an appointed officer on institutional compliance committees (such as committee chair, vice chair, or Chief IACUC veterinarian) as required. These may include the IACUC, Institutional Biosafety committee, Radiation Safety committee, and others.
  • Continuing Education: Participates as an instructor/teacher in classified staff training, professional/paraprofessional training, and other educational activities as needed. Presents lectures using visuals aids to faculty, students, and other required audiences. Attends and participates in scientific meetings at local and national levels; remains current on professional issues; and fulfills continuing education requirements of licensure
  • Scholarly Activity: Actively seeks out opportunities for, and participates in, scholarly academic contributions to scientific literature.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent degree) (from an A.V.M.A. accredited institution)

Preferred: Post graduate clinical experience in Veterinary Medicine and/or Laboratory Animal Medicine.

  1. Eligible or licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas
  2. Eligible for USDA accreditation
  3. Eligible for State and Federal registration to handle controlled substances.


Must have 2 years' experience performing veterinary medical and surgical procedures in a private practice or research/academic environment. Must meet institutional requirements for an academia appointment as an Instructor/Assistant Professor. Must be recognized by peers as possessing expertise in the field of veterinary medicine and surgery.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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