Join #TeamVERO!

Join #TeamVERO and help deliver the 2+2 DVM Program to the Panhandle!

Do you love teaching veterinary students? Would you love to work with a small cohort of veterinary students as a member of a creative, supportive, and energetic faculty? If you are ready for change, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

For over a century, Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) has been training veterinary students, and now we are extending our highly-ranked program to the Panhandle and High Plains. The VMBS is uniquely poised to deliver its top-tier veterinary education program within one of the world’s most productive animal agricultural regions and in support of rural communities.

Developed as part of Texas A&M University’s land grant commitment to animals and agriculture, VERO represents a dynamic partnership between the VMBS and West Texas A&M University (WT). The 2+2 DVM Program, in addition to impactful research and outreach programs, makes the VERO Initiative a unique and highly strategic response to the region’s specific needs.

We’re a team of motivated, engaging, and collaborative veterinary educators who wish to contribute to the innovative, experiential education of a small cohort of highly motivated veterinary students. We’re looking for outstanding faculty members to work collaboratively with us to deliver the 2+2 veterinary educational program.

This unique, groundbreaking veterinary curriculum is delivered at the VERO facility at WT in Canyon, TX. 

VERO is situated in Canyon, Texas, the gateway to one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state — Palo Duro Canyon State Park, an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. With a population of less than 16,000, Canyon offers great schools, affordable and diverse housing options, access to West Texas A&M University, and the neighboring city of Amarillo (population 202,028) with all of its cultural and educational amenities. In 2016, Canyon, Texas, was ranked 9th in a list of 10 best small towns. 

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The Texas Panhandle and Plains area is home to the highest density of cattle in the country, with approximately 30% of the nation’s beef cattle fed or finished in the region, another 2.5 million beef cattle in the area, and over 300,000 dairy cattle at any given time. VERO provides unprecedented opportunities for veterinary education and collaboration with industry partners and stakeholders from the region and across the nation.

Successful candidates will have academic homes in the appropriate department within the VMBS and will work collaboratively with VERO faculty members and faculty members located on the College Station campus to administer the 2+2 veterinary curriculum. 

They will be expected to devote most of their efforts to instruction in the 2+2 veterinary curriculum, with the remaining time devoted to VMBS department-specific activities, such as clinical service in the fourth year of the program at VERO, graduate instruction, research, and/or outreach.

Applicants must have the appropriate degree related to their area of instruction. Sometimes, this terminal degree will be a PhD or DVM degree (or equivalent). For some positions, board certification in a recognized specialty college, including the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, is encouraged. More information may be found within each position description.

Teaching responsibilities will include delivering discipline-specific courses in the first two years of the DVM curriculum. The recently updated DVM curriculum is based upon well-established pedagogical principles and stakeholder feedback from recent alumni, employers, practitioners, students, and faculty. The updated curriculum, initiated in the fall of 2017, is outcomes-based with learner-centered focus and content integration across each semester and each pre-clinical year of the program. 

Opportunities for students to engage with faculty, practice serial application of clinical skills, focus on the relevance of science content, and develop strong problem-solving and decision-making skills are cornerstones of the Texas A&M DVM program.

Individuals interested in small-group teaching and active learning will excel in this environment and are encouraged to apply. Faculty in the 2+2 veterinary program will be expected to “cross over” and teach in multiple courses to reinforce content related to their subject matter interest across the program.

Available Positions

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VLCS)

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS)

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB)

Established in 2009, VERO is the partnership between Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS)
and the West Texas A&M University (WT) Paul Engler College of Agriculture & Natural Sciences
to bring Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach to the Texas Panhandle.

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