Veterinary Teaching Hospital Director College of Sciences Palmerson North - deadline January 14th

Veterinary Teaching Hospital Director

College of Sciences
Palmerson North

Massey University School of Veterinary Science is seeking a Director for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Reporting to the Head of School and positioned within the School's executive team, this senior management role will provide operational, clinical and strategic leadership to the School's clinical teaching services (Companion Animal Hospital, Farm Services Clinic, Equine Veterinary Clinic, and Wildbase Hospital).

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This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager who would like to keep their finger on the pulse in their area of expertise, through clinical work, teaching or research as well as being able to flex their Management experience through operational, staff and strategic leadership. Consequently, the successful candidate could be appointed on either an academic or professional services contract.

Your successful leadership will provide representation to all employees, foster diversity of thought, and leverage the variable experience and skill of our academic and clinical services teams. The hospital director directly supports our two practice managers and area leaders and works collaboratively with each level of the VTH to improve and sustain the VTH's focus on evaluating, planning, and implementing the delivery of the best education and healthcare to our students, clients, and patients.

Our ideal appointment will have a degree in veterinary science or related discipline combined with ideally a minimum of five years management experience in operational, clinical and strategic leadership within a veterinary and/or health sector setting.

Key requirements and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Managing all aspects of our operational functions of the School's clinical services, including leadership and management of staff, financial management, marketing and client services, health and safety and adherence to legal and ethical standards
  • Significant knowledge of the veterinary industry in Australasia or similar international market(s)
  • You will have an affinity for people and be able to work with a wide variety of staff roles
  • A strong emphasis on education and academic knowledge, paired with sound business acumen, client service, and practice/hospital management experience, will be essential to be successful in this role

Additionally, it is our region that attracts people from far and wide. Palmerston North is a vibrant, youthful city set at the foot of the Tararua mountain range, with forested hills and native bushland. Our location surrounds offer majestic gorges, rugged beaches, sweeping mountain ranges and many outdoor pursuit options, all accessible within one day. And then theres the coffee, the vast array of community groups and activities, boutique shopping, and street art! For more information on our stunning location, please visit -

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Wendi Roe, Deputy Head of School; (

Closing date: 14 January 2019
Reference number: CS_SVS_691_12/19

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