Dean-School of Veterinary Medicine

The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Veterinary Medicine with responsibility for the academic and outreach leadership of the school and the management of its resources, including faculty and staff, physical facilities, patient care, and budget.

The dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine (Dean-SVM) has a solid-line reporting relationship to the provost and executive vice chancellor. The position has primary responsibility for the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The Dean-SVM will participate in campuswide policy development through membership on the Provost’s Leadership Council and the Council of Deans.

The dean is responsible for:

  • Leadership of the SVM
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Management and administration
  • External affairs, outreach and development
  • Academic affairs and faculty development
  • Education
  • Research

The dean will also oversee a complex and growing organization with a budget of $265 million and more than 2,000 employees (faculty and staff); interact with a broad array of internal and external constituencies; integrate the teaching, research, outreach and clinical missions of the school in a way that leverages strengths and creates synergisms that lead to success; advance the reputation of the SVM locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; and assure sustainability through diverse revenue streams including philanthropy.

The recruitment advisory committee is led by chair Helene Dillard, dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; and co-chair Jonna Mazet, professor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology.

The committee also includes other academic administrators, faculty members, students, representatives from Staff Assembly and other campus leaders. The complete roster is available as a PDF in the documents section, below.

The national search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is assisting the recruitment advisory committee in identifying potential candidates for this critical position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy is available online.