Oklahoma State University is seeking qualified applicants for the open position for the Director of the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL).
The Laboratory Director reports to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Responsibilities include administrative and fiscal oversight for the OADDL, compliance with applicable State and Federal laws and regulations, and maintenance of programs and facilities that meet World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) standards. The Director will be responsible for ensuring laboratory operations follow "Requirements for an Accredited Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory" to maintain accreditation by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). In addition, the successful candidate will work with the OADDL Board of Advisors, which provides broad representation on behalf of constituencies within the state of Oklahoma. The Laboratory is well positioned for the next level. The new Director must have the innovation and vision to expand the revenue, client base and excellent reputation of OADDL.
OADDL is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory that has been accredited by the AAVLD since 1979 and is currently a Level One Member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network providing diagnostic support for early detection of foreign animal diseases. The Laboratory has a dedicated and loyal staff and the Director's position is assisted by an experienced Assistant Director. The laboratory facility provides diagnostic services not only for the state of Oklahoma, but for the central and southwestern United States. In addition, the Laboratory is part of Oklahoma State's College of Veterinary Medicine and is integral to teaching functions and service to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applications should include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals that address experience and qualification for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. To submit application, visit: https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=8&id=7224.
Inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Jerry Ritchey, OADDL Director Search Committee Chair, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. Phone: (405) 744-8219. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.
The position includes a tenure track or clinical track appointment in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. A DVM or equivalent degree and at least five years of experience in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory as well as leadership experience are required for this position. Board certification by an AVMA recognized specialty or advanced degree is preferred.
About Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab
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.