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Medical Director & Associate/Full Professor

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
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Job no: 523908
Work type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Biology/Life Science, Executive/Director/Management, Veterinary Medicine/Animal Care
Department:28090000 - VM-SACS

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Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is searching to identify two multi track Medical Director & Associate/Full Professors for the UF Veterinary Hospital (UFVH). One for the Small Animal Hospital (SAH) and one for the Large Animal Hospital (LAH). The Medical Director provides oversight of clinicians (faculty and house officers) in providing veterinary care in the UFVH consistent with the mission of the college and university. Those activities for which the MD will have primary or shared responsibility include:

  • Plans, coordinates, and oversees the day-to-day services and associated clinical operations for a given area of responsibility; oversees activities of clinicians (faculty and house officers).
  • Provides direct advice to the Associate Dean of Clinical Services (ADCS – SA/LA) and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) regarding issues related to the implementation and evaluation of clinical services, policies, and clinical personnel concerns.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives/projects.
  • Participates in developing, implementing, and maintaining policies, objectives, standards of care, and procedural protocols.
  • Participate in planning for professional development, communication, and educational programs for clinicians and house officers.
  • Focusing on intrahospital and rDVM communications.
  • Address patient quality/safety issues raised by clinicians, technicians, clients, support staff, CVM administration, and regulatory bodies. Assist in oversight of specific programs for the given area of responsibility, such as small animal or large animal infection control, house officer programs, or patient safety and quality programs.
  • Manages a sub-section of Service Chiefs (Subsection split: SA and LA subsections). Encourage regular meetings with sub-sections. Proxy for CMO as needed.
  • Attending bi-annual rDVM Advisory Board Meetings.
  • Assure compliance with federal/state veterinary practice regulations and college and University of Florida policies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities/Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and customer satisfaction with all stakeholders, including administration, employees, clients, communities, regulatory agencies, and referring veterinarians.
  • Possesses practical communication skills with the ability to articulate plans and visions to all stakeholders
  • Demonstrates oral and written communication skills that are clear and constructive.
  • Can participate as a team member fostering collaborative decision-making among committees, teams, or work groups of diverse composition.
  • Ability to develop and encourage effective working relationships between clinicians and staff
  • Knowledge and understanding of the integrated professional, technical, and administrative principles and procedures of clinical practice
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Ability to provide clinical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in their area of expertise.
  • Ability to provide subordinates with meaningful and accurate feedback on their performance
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement short-and long-range goals.

This position will report to the department chair for their faculty assignment (50% SACS/CDPM; 75% LACS) and the CMO for the MD assignment of 50% SAH; 25% LAH). The department chair and CMO will work together to determine the specific administrative FTE for this position. The department chair completes the annual evaluation with input from the CMO on the performance of the administrative duties.

Expected Salary:

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience of the successful candidate.

Minimum Requirements:

DVM, VMD, or equivalent foreign veterinary degree plus at least three years of clinical experience; active clinician in the UFVH. At the rank of Associate Professor or higher (clinical or tenure track).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience managing veterinary hospital clinical staff in an academic/private setting. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise professional employees.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A current curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant are required. The letters of recommendation should be from individuals who speak to all aspects of a candidate’s abilities based on the above job description. Applications for requisition number 523908 and supporting documents must be submitted online. The review of applications will begin on September 21, 2022 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee, to the search committee chair Dr. Gareth Buckley ([email protected]).

Final candidates must provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No.

Advertised: 21 Sep 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Oct 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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