Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
March 1, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University is seeking qualified applicants for an open position as Director of the Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital (BVMH).
The position is available as tenure track or non-tenure track and academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. A DVM or equivalent degree and experience in personnel management and budget oversight are required for this position. Board certification by an AVMA recognized specialty and/or an MBA or other business degree are preferred.
The BVMH Director reports directly to the Dean of Veterinary Medicine. She/he will provide overall leadership, supervision, promotion and administration of the BVMH including hospital budget, patient care services, hospital staff and evaluation of the faculty member's assignments to directed service programs in the BVMH.
Applicants should also possess effective team building and communication skills. The director will be expected to actively engage with grateful clients and stakeholders as well as work with the OSU Foundation to identify potential donors. The hospital director will work closely with the department head of the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department to address faculty related items in the hospital.
The BVMH is a 145,000 square foot, full-service veterinary teaching hospital providing 24 hour/day care for all domestic and selected exotic and wild life species. Approximately 21 faculty, 24 house officers, and 63 staff members provide surgical and medical care for more than 15,500 clinical cases/year. The BVMH provides tertiary care for a referral area including Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, and all of Oklahoma.
Stillwater is located in north-central Oklahoma, approximately 60 miles from Tulsa and Oklahoma City. With an area population of approximately 45,000 residents and a low cost of living, Stillwater was recently named one of the best small towns in America. Numerous leisure activities area available including camping, hiking, golf, tennis, state parks, and lakes for boating and fishing. Theater productions, rodeos, the excitement of the Big XII sporting events, and more.
Application review will begin August 1, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals that addresses experience and qualification for the position, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references.
Inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Daniel J. Burba, Search Committee Chair, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. 74078-2042, Phone: (405) 744-8469, Fax: (405) 744-6265, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences educates and develops skilled veterinarians for a lifetime of investigation, innovation, care and protection of animal health.
The veterinary college is the youngest of Oklahoma State University’s colleges. While early attempts to establish a veterinary college by Dr. Lowery L. Lewis were not successful, the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College School of Veterinary Medicine officially opened its doors in 1948. Dr. Clarence H. McElroy served as the first dean of the college.
On March 1, 1948, the first class was taught by Dr. Duane R. Peterson. He lectured the group of 31 men on the subject of gross anatomy. He would spend the next 38 years teaching anatomy to generations of veterinary students. During the 60th anniversary of the college in 2008, the Duane R. Peterson Anatomy Learning Center would be dedicated in his honor. The first class of 26 Oklahoma A&M veterinarians graduated in May 1951.
The first female to earn a DVM degree at Oklahoma A&M College was Dr. June Iben in 1955. Gradually more and more females would pursue a DVM degree. Female students would outnumber male students for the... first time in the college’s history with the class of 1990—34 females to 31 males.
In 1957, Oklahoma A&M College changed its name to Oklahoma State University and the School of Veterinary Medicine became the College of Veterinary Medicine.
In 1974, ground was broken for the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and in 1975 the new building was dedicated. The laboratory is designed to serve veterinarians and animal owners by providing diagnostic test results. These tests results can help reduce animal disease and human disease attributable to animals. The lab is also used for teaching the next generation of veterinarians and for conducting research.
In 1981 the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is completed. The hospital treats all species—companion animals, horses, cows, camelids and exotic pets.
In 2004, the college name is changed to the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS). The CVHS encompasses the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, the CVHS Ranch, the Equine Research Park and other laboratories located within its facilities.