AVMA Trust Head of Veterinary Services

Full Time @AVMA in Non-Profit Email Job

Job Detail

  • Job ID 2119
  • Career Level Executive
  • Experience Level More Than 7 Years
  • Job Function Communications
  • Qualifications Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Trust is seeking a Head of Veterinary Services to join our leadership team headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago.  The AVMA Trust provides access to professional and personal insurance coverages, and other programs and benefits, for AVMA and SAVMA members throughout their career. This is an exciting opportunity for a non-clinical position where you stay engaged with the profession and organized veterinary medicine to support your colleagues.

Partnering with the CEO and the Lead Trust Veterinarian, the Head of Veterinary Services plays a key role in the activities of the Trust. This position is part of the AVMA Trust senior leadership team and supports the Trust’s mission and strategic objectives from a veterinary perspective. This is a hybrid position with approximately 15-20% travel.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Head of Veterinary Services is a management/leadership position that supervises the Trust Veterinarian and Student Services teams for the AVMA Trust (AVMA LIFE Trust, AVMA PLIT)

Key Attributes

Collaborative and Agile Leader                                                                           Strong multi-tasker

Workload Organization                                                                                     Innovative

Critical Thinker                                                                                                       Adaptive

Strategic Planner                                                                                                   Results-oriented

Problem Solver                                                                                                       Strong Written & Verbal Communication

Position responsibilities and activities

  • Veterinary team management and oversight
  • Assist in formulating/executing strategic and operational objectives to accomplish the Trust’s mission, vision, and strategic goals, as part of the AVMA Trust Senior Leadership team
  • Provide regular reports of Trust Veterinarian and Student Services teams’ activity
  • Contribute to and review Trust newsletters and communications
  • Attend veterinary conferences/meetings and tradeshows on behalf of the Trust to build and maintain industry relationships
  • Provide educational presentations related to professional liability and professional and personal risk management
  • Professional liability claims support and review
  • Develop supervised teams’ personal and professional growth opportunities through team engagement and yearly goals
  • On an annual basis, with the assistance of the Trust CEO, draft a personal and professional development plan/goals to continuously improve leadership and team skills which also support the goals of the Trust

Education and Skills

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Minimum of 10 years recent practice experience with small/companion animals
  • Medical Director, practice ownership, or practice management experience preferred
  • Experience or advanced training in emergency/critical care, internal medicine, or surgery a plus
  • Strong Leadership and management experience
  • Public speaking, presentation, and networking skills
  • Strong time management
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and projects

Deadline for application is 03/29/24. Application must include cover letter, resume, & salary requirements. Submit to: apply@avma.org