Job Description

Extended Job Title
Veterinarian (Research Admin)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Serves as Back-up Veterinarian for the  Institutional/ Attending Veterinarian for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases of laboratory animals to ensure health of animals used in scientific research and to comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment by performing the following duties.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional License/Certification, Transcript

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Respond to emergency health matters and provide veterinary care or recommendations for veterinary care or euthanasia at the request of the local vivarium technician(s)/staff, Institutional/ Attending Veterinarian and research staff. Provide approvals for animal or drug orders.   This includes weekends and holidays when the Institutional Veterinarian is out of town.
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with NIH guidelines, Federal and state regulations, AAALAC standards for all research and teaching animals maintained by TTUHSC El Paso.
  • Follows through on all duties assigned.  

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with common conditions in mice and rats as well as treatments.

HSC - El Paso

Research Admin Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Part Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Skilled Professionals

Occasional Duties
  • Maintain communication with Institutional/Attending Veterinarian or designee on an as-needed basis to discuss issues related to the LARC and for training. Provide weekly walk-throughs of the animal facility.
  • Suspend animal use, and if necessary, quarantine animals when deemed in the best interest of the animal(s).
  • Attend monthly IACUC meetings and semi-annual inspections, as needed,  to keep abreast of issues in the laboratory animal world and on matter at TTUHSC EP.
  • Maintain all required training, including CITI and other required TTUHSC training.
  • Maintain enrollment in the Occupational Health program.

Keep current on CITI training and other required TTUHSC training.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Licensed to Practice in the State of Texas or
  • Capable of taking and passing state Exam.
  • Must have practiced experience in Lab Animal Medicine.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Are select agents used in this laboratory?

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