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The Hospital Director is the Chief Medical Officer for the Veterinary Health Center (VHC). This position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, as part of the senior leadership team of the College. The primary goal of the Hospital Director is to lead others in fulfilling the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the hospital, ensuring that the VHC provides state of the art clinical care, clinical research, and clinical education and experience for professional veterinary medical students, interns and residents. The Hospital Director works closely with the Hospital Administrator, Department Chair and section leaders, CVM administration, CVM advancement officers, faculty and staff committees, and veterinary advisory groups to create an environment supportive of high‐quality professional services provided by the VHC.

It is estimated that the Hospital Director appointment will be 75% FTE, with the remaining 25% assigned to a specialty academic section/unit. Depending on the education and experience the right candidate will be hired as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (NTT or TT). This position will work in tandem with the Department Chair of VMS to facilitate teaching, research, and service activities of the department.


The Hospital Director provides direction, oversight, review, and continuous development and quality improvement of all components of the VHC. The Hospital Director must be able to effectively and accurately manage, delegate, or perform the following that include but are not limited to:

  • Communicate the vision, mission, and values of the practice to the VHC team.
  • Encourage behaviors that align with and support the goals of the
  • Establish a culture of collaboration and inclusivity among leadership and
  • Ensure effective and positive communication with referring veterinarians, clients, staff, students, faculty and the community.
  • Lead through example and work to inspire others based on their specific talents and
  • Create an environment where team members are inspired to perform at their best, acknowledged for taking initiative to grow, and rewarded when they exceed
  • Assist with assessing and addressing conflicts within the patient care team or with clients or other stakeholders when necessary.
  • Lead changes necessary to adapt to a rapidly changing
  • Ensure that the VHC and its employees and trainees follow all policies, procedures, and laws relating to the practice of medicine and best business
  • Coordinate and manage legal issues involving the VHC with the Dean and MU legal
  • Establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with referring veterinarians by earning the trust of the referral
  • Work through the hospital advisory board and other hospital groups to develop and execute SOPs and best
  • Oversee purchases of major equipment within the
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable university, AVMA, state and federal Oversee outside reviews/inspections of the VHC.
  • Responsible for strategic planning, analysis, systems and policy
  • Fiscal oversight of the VHC budget including revenue derived from hospital revenue and state
  • Audit and review the quality and content of medical records including SOAPs, communication log, and all aspects of patient records.
  • Oversee management of the hospital information systems (VetView and Instinct) in coordination with Hospital

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent
  • At least five years of administrative/leadership

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Degrees earned (MBA, CVPM, MHA, or equivalent degree are desired).
  • Experience working in an academic
  • Evidence of active engagement in and understanding of the requirements for the DVM, internship, and residency programs within both the small and large animal
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and abilities in hospital administration and/or organizational
  • 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
  • Experience in program planning, strategic planning, human resource management, and quality

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with education, training and experience.

These positions are eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573‐882‐ 4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573‐884‐ 7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links: EEO is the Law English Version

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Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Our Campus and Our Community

MU’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a state‐of‐the‐art teaching and medical services facility for companion animals as well as livestock. Columbia, MO is an ideal location for such a teaching hospital.

The population of central Missouri and reasonable proximity to St. Louis and Kansas City provide for a robust small animal emergency and referral caseload. Missouri is a strong agricultural state with large numbers of horses, cattle, hogs, and poultry.

MU is a nationally competitive, global university. Many states fund separate research and land‐grant universities, but Missouri combines those roles at its flagship institution. MU is both a land‐grant university with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri’s largest public research university. Mizzou is one of only five universities nationwide that offers law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

MU is a national leader in comparative medicine, in which researchers collaborate by sharing discoveries, innovations and treatments for humans and animals. For more about the College of Veterinary Medicine and our impact on Missouri, the nation and the world, go to:

Studies consistently rank Columbia as a top city in which to live for educational facilities, health care, technological savvy, economic growth, and cultural opportunities. The cost of living is still affordable, whether you prefer an apartment in the city, a farm on a country road or a family home near a top‐notch school. With a population of 108,500, Columbia is located in the heart of Missouri on

Interstate 70.

Here are a variety of links that provide insights to this special place to live: Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau – Columbia‐Downtown Association–

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Radio Stations – NPR: or

Newspapers – and Columbia Public Schools–

Columbia Catholic School – Columbia Independent School – Daniel Boone Regional Library–

Trail Directory –

Columbia Parks and Recreation–

Stephens Lake Park – Columbia Activity and Recreation Center –http: //

Katy Trail–

There are 22 area sites owned, leased or managed by MO Dept of Conservation– Daniel Boone Regional Library –

Columbia’s Farmer’s Market –

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 58162170
  • Location:
    Columbia, Missouri, United States
  • Position Title: Veterinary Hospital Director
  • Company Name: University of Missouri
  • Industry: Emergency,Equine,Large Animal,Small Animal
  • Job Function: Medical Director,
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: VMD
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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