The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University is one of the leading veterinary medical teaching hospitals and referral centers in the world. The VMC, located on the MSU campus, is an accredited veterinary hospital with 18 specialty clinical services, 40 clinical faculty, 28 residents, 14, interns and 170 staff (91 veterinary nurses, 17 veterinary assistants, 62 support staff), an annual caseload of close to 30,000 patients, and a budget of $24 million. Through cutting edge clinical expertise in a broad array of specialty disciplines across species, the VMC provides the foundation for clinical teaching in professional veterinary medical (DVM), veterinary nursing (VN), internship, and residency programs. In addition, the VMC provides critical financial support for academic programs through consistently positive operating margins. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, service-oriented, highly effective communicator to continue this strong tradition and lead us into the future as Hospital Director.
The Hospital Director reports directly to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, is a member of the senior leadership team of the College, and ensures that VMC meets its mission providing state of the art clinical care and serving as the primary clinical teaching experience for DVM and VN students and postgraduate veterinarians in advanced clinical training programs. As the Chief Operating Officer, the Hospital Director is responsible for the overall operation of the VMC.
Provides appropriate staffing, facilities, supplies, and equipment to facilitate the clinical services necessary for the academic departments to achieve their teaching, research, and service missions.
Works closely with the academic department chairs and unit directors, CVM administrative staff, CVM development officers, faculty and staff committees, and veterinary advisory groups to create an environment supportive of high quality professional services provided by the VMC.
Ensures effective communication with referring veterinarians, animal owners, other customers, staff, students, faculty, other units on campus, and the community.
Confirms VMC compliance with all applicable University, AVMA, and AAHA policies, as well as appropriate University, state, and federal regulations.
Manages all legal matters involving the VMC and coordinates these activities with the Dean and the MSU Office of the General Counsel.
Prepares the VMC budget, monitors VMC fiscal performance, and approves the purchase of new and replacement equipment.
Has responsibility for financial control of all VMC operations including revenue generation, expenditures, budget planning, monitoring accounting functions, internal audit controls, accounts receivable, and collections.
Supervises the VMC business office and medical records service, which assist the Director in VMC management.
Has an understanding of the mission and goals of the CVM and demonstrates a dedication to their accomplishment in alignment with the Strategic Plan of the College.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Hospital Administration, Animal Science or related field
At least five years of significant administrative/leadership experience
Demonstrated skills, knowledge and abilities in hospital administration and/or organizational management
Engagement with individuals from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to developing an inclusive environment
Demonstrated record of effective oral and written communication, as well as strong negotiating, leadership, team building, consensus building, decision making, customer service, and complex problem solving skills
Experience in program planning, strategic planning, human resource management, and quality management
DVM or equivalent degree
MBA, CVPM, MHA or equivalent degree
Experience working in an academic setting
Previous involvement in progressive marketing
Evidence of active engagement in and understanding of the requirements for the DVM, nursing, internship, and residency programs within both the small and large animal hospitals
Experience in, or understanding of, the importance of clinical and translational research in a teaching hospital environment
Internal Number: 682676
About Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary science courses have been taught at Michigan State University since the institution's founding in 1855. The College of Veterinary Medicine was formally established as a four-year, degree-granting program in 1910.
Today, the college includes three clinical departments -- large-animal clinical sciences, small-animal clinical sciences, and pathobiology and diagnostic investigation; two affiliated biomedical science departments -- microbiology and molecular genetics and pharmacology/toxicology; two service units -- the Veterinary Medical Center and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; and several research centers.
Research at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine includes interdisciplinary, innovative, and high-impact investigations that are central to the history, present, and future, and underpin our exceptional education and unsurpassed clinical care. The expansive CVM Endowed Research Funds support graduate student, young investigator and pilot projects within the MSU CVM. The College boasts 9 endowed research chairs in comparative orthopedics, canine health, farm animal health and well-being, antimicrobial resistance, equine, and small ...and large animal clinical sciences.
In addition to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program, the college offers certificate and bachelor's degree programs in veterinary technology, and advanced degree (master's and doctor of philosophy) programs.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is fortunate to have an outstanding faculty, all of whom hold the doctor of veterinary medicine degree and/or the doctor of philosophy degree. Nearly all of the specialty boards recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association are represented on the faculty. Many of these faculty members are leaders in their fields, both nationally and internationally.
Michigan State has a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and multiculturalism. The College of Veterinary Medicine has attained national recognition for its leadership in programs for the encouragement of underrepresented groups at the preprofessional, professional, and advanced studies levels, as well as for increased diversity in its faculty, students, and staff.
Special opportunities for pre-veterinary and professional students to participate in international veterinary activities further expand appreciation of different cultures. Indeed, international experience and opportunities abound in the college for both faculty and students. Nearly 300 individuals associated with the college have been involved in activities in 36 countries. A special endowment provides funds to support student travel abroad.
The abundance and variety of animal agriculture and companion animals in Michigan provides the college with one of the largest clinical and diagnostic caseloads in the country. Educational and research opportunities are considerably enhanced by this large caseload.
The college also takes seriously its obligation to meet the needs of society in addition to clinical services and education. The college has expertise in public health, biomedical and comparative medical research, ecosystem and environmental management, and the multiple facets that compose our complex global food system. CVM also supports key animal health programs conducted by both the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.