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The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa, is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC). The LVMC is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide specialized care and comprehensive veterinary services for companion and large animals and has board-certified veterinarians in Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiology, Dermatology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, Theriogenology, Diagnostic Imaging, Dentistry and Primary Care.  The LVMC has over 50 faculty members and serves as the main referral hospital for the State of Iowa and surrounding states. Our faculty, staff, and senior veterinary students work in teams to provide 24-hour, state-of-the-art care to over 25,000 patients each year.  The LVMC also provides the foundation for clinical training in professional veterinary medical education (DVM) and veterinary internships and residency programs. 

The Executive Director will serve in a primary administrative position responsible for coordination and oversight of the LVMC and develop strategic planning for the teaching hospital. The Executive Director will report to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and serve on the College Leadership Cabinet, which provides overall direction for the college. The successful candidate will work closely with other college administrators, academic department administrators, and hospital faculty and staff in establishing and executing sound business and practice strategies to maintain and advance the Hixson-Lied Small Animal and Large Animal teaching hospitals. Supporting the daily hospital operations, the Executive Director will oversee and work with current hospital leadership including an Associate Hospital Director, Manager of Budget and Finance, and various section supervisors. The Executive Director will interface with constituents across campus that are critical to hospital operations and will also serve as a board member and liaison of our affiliated small animal emergency and specialty hospital, Iowa Veterinary Specialties, located in Des Moines, Iowa. The Executive Director will also work with the ISU Foundation to promote fundraising activities that support the LVMC, Department and College.

We seek a dynamic, innovative, service-oriented, and highly effective communicator to continue the clinical and educational missions of the LVMC. The successful candidate should have a strong understanding of the mission and role of a veterinary teaching hospital in a land-grant university, and should possess strong interpersonal, administrative, leadership and business management skills. The Executive Director should be able to engage individuals from various backgrounds and have a commitment to support a positive work environment. Depending on desires and qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed to a faculty position in either the Term (Clinical Associate or Full Professor) or Tenure (Associate or Full Professor) track. Expectations for clinical service, teaching, or research are not required but may be available if desired.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM (or equivalent degree)

  • 5 years of veterinary clinical experience

  • 2 years of veterinary leadership experience

  • A valid State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before the first date of employment

The following appointments will require the experience and scholarship appropriate to each rank at Iowa State University (see sections 3.3.2 and 5.2.3 of the ISU Faculty Handbook). In brief:

  • Clinical Associate Professor: A record of successfully contributing to the mission of the university or a record of contributions in the professional field and promise of further academic and professional development.

  • Clinical Professor: Proven excellence and effectiveness contributing to the mission of the university or who have demonstrated substantial contributions to their professional field.

  • Associate Professor: Solid academic reputation and show promise of further development and productivity in his/her academic career by demonstrating excellence in scholarship that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession, with potential for national distinction.

  • Professor: Recognized by their professional peers within the university, as well as nationally and/or internationally, for the quality of the contribution to their discipline, by demonstrating a national distinction in scholarship, as evident in candidate's wide recognition and outstanding contributions to the field or profession.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or formal education in business management

  • Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of the academic missions of a teaching hospital (veterinary clinical practice, teaching, research)

  • Advanced veterinary specialty training in a veterinary board certification program

  • Additional experience and demonstrated success in veterinary leadership roles

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email


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