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Dean Position Overview

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General overview of college

The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine was formally established as a four-year, degree-granting program in 1910.

Today, the College includes three biomedical science departments—microbiology and molecular genetics, pathobiology and diagnostic investigation, and pharmacology and toxicology; two clinical departments—large-animal clinical sciences and small-animal clinical sciences; two service units—the Veterinary Medical Center and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; and several research centers.

In addition to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program, the College also offers certificate and bachelor's degree programs in veterinary nursing, as well as 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.

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. The College also supports key animal health programs conducted by both the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Search Updates

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Search Timeline

August 2023 – Search committee seated

September 2023 – Listening sessions with constituency groups

September – November 2023 - Position posted and advertised

Late Fall 2023 – Candidate Review and Interviews

Early Spring 2024 – Candidate selection

Search Committee Members

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Questions regarding the search can be directed to our search partners, Paul Chou and Lori Hemmer from Korn Ferry search firm at CVMdean@KornFerry.com.