Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Texas A&M University is looking for a veterinarian to develop and implement a telemedicine program within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The person filling the newly created faculty position will work closely with colleagues in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to promote the use of digital tools to remotely examine and diagnose animal patients.
The successful candidate, who would hold the position of clinical assistant or associate professor of telehealth, also would conduct so-called eVisits, supervise and instruct veterinary students, and advise practitioners across Texas.
“We expect that the applicant would see patients primarily through electronic visits, but also through traditional face-to-face interactions in our primary care service,” the college announced. “Additionally, they would be responsible for didactic and clinical education of students, exposing them to telehealth solutions.
“We also envision interactions with large animal hospital clinicians, rural health practitioners, our Veterinary Emergency Team, and also with the Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems, the Engineering Innovation Center (Aggies Invent), the Center for Applied Technology, Biomedical Engineering, various units within the Health Sciences Center, and possibly within the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.”
The college’s dean, Eleanor M. Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, is a proponent of telemedicine’s expansion into the veterinary field nationwide. In a bylined article in the December/January issue of Today’s Veterinary Business, Dr. Green explained why the profession needs to embrace telemedicine.
“Telemedicine is the natural evolution of health care in the digital world,” she wrote. “Veterinarians who effectively integrate telemedicine into their practices will better serve their clients and patients.”
More information about the job opening is available at http://bit.ly/2rcvlGI.