Job Description

Extended Job Title

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Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Serves as Institutional 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

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Examines and treats animals to detect indications of disease or injury to prevent spread of disease to other animals or workers.  Necropsy animals as circumstances dictate.
  •  Provides consultation to investigators regarding anesthetics, surgical procedures, euthanasia, techniques, and general animal care related to animal research.
  • Participates in the development, implementation,monitoring of budgets and daily financial activities of LARC; collaborates closely with finance personnel within the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR); provides direction as needed to ensure accuracy and maintenance of updated information on all accounts; serves as approval authority on all LARC funds. Maintain compliance with institutional billing rate policies.
  • Discuss research projects and daily health checks with staff to plan procedures and prescribe care and treatment of animals.
  • Serves as the supervising authority for personnel within the LARC; ensures the annual submission of evaluations and periodic review in all areas; ensures productivity expectations pertinent to the areas under the scope of the LARC, conducts counseling of personnel as necessary.
  • Provides training and direct surgical and technical support often of a specialized nature to research investigators and technicians in various animal-related techniques as requested. Follows through on all other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Licensed to practice in the state of Texas or capable of taking and passing state exam. Must have practice experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:experience in laboratory environment. Interest and ability to qualify for the National Board Examination given by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or foreign equivalent. Interest and ability to obtain Diplomat status in ACLAM or foreign equivalent.

HSC - El Paso


Job Type
Full 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
Conducts formal and on-the-job training of the animal care staff and investigator staffs, as needed. Responsible for maintaining compliance with NIH guidelines, Federal and state regulations, AAALAC standards for all research and teaching animals maintained by TTUHSC El Paso. Fulfills supervisory and leadership functions for the IACUC, including attending IACUC meetings and participating in protocol discussions. Coordinates, complies, and provides reports as requested by the System Veterinarian. Review all animal care and usage operating policies and standard operating procedures, as necessary.


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.

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