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Frank Stanton Chair in General Practice and Canine Health and Wellness

The Opportunity

The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic, visionary and innovative leader to join the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as a full-time clinical-track or tenure-track faculty member who will serve as the Frank Stanton Chair in General Practice and Canine Health and Wellness.  We aspire to Be The Model in veterinary general practice education to prepare confident and competent veterinarians for all areas of our profession. The Frank Stanton Chair will collaboratively build a preeminent companion animal, general practice-centric program for The Ohio State University's veterinary students.  With the construction of a new clinical and professional skills lab (scheduled to open in August 2018), the Frank Stanton Chair will have exceptional facilities and a talented team to assist with this important and transformational work.

The Impact

Approximately 70% of The Ohio State’s graduates enter general private practice and become the next generation of leaders in our community and profession. Working with our dedicated faculty, staff, and veterinary practice partners, the Frank Stanton Chair has the opportunity to help students develop and refine their clinical and professional skills through the promotion of active experiential learning and other innovative instructional approaches with the goal of helping our students become lifelong learners. One programmatic goal is to increase the confidence of graduates on their first day of clinical practice creating a more positive impact for their employer and their community.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a veterinarian who possesses a genuine enthusiasm for the educational success of our students with an understanding of the skills necessary to successfully and confidently enter veterinary general practice.  The Frank Stanton Chair will have a proven track record as a leader in clinical veterinary medicine and community outreach with an understanding of the challenges of medical education.

The Frank Stanton Chair will be an outstanding communicator and networker who will proactively work with students, faculty, staff, alumni, constituents and partners, including the Stanton Foundation, in a spirit of collaboration and transparency. The ideal candidate will articulate a vision to lead and inspire the General Practice and Canine Health and Wellness program and further develop an environment that promotes student success.

The Frank Stanton Chair will live the values of Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine by setting high expectations for collaboration, accountability and innovation in local, national and global activities; will foster a culture of openness and trust; and will embrace further diversity and inclusion in its broadest sense.

The Program Partners include

  • Community Practice/Dentistry/Urgent Care (5 faculty, 6 technicians)
  • Outreach Medicine/Surgery (2 faculty, 2 technicians)
  • Shelter Medicine Surgery (2 faculty, 1 adjunct faculty, 2 technicians)
  • Clinical Skills Lab (1-2 faculty, 3 technicians, 2 student assistants)
  • Program Assessment & Evaluation (1 staff)
  • Director of Communications Education
  • Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Administrative Assistant and technology support

The Organization

The College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University aspires to Be The Model comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world, impacting animal and human health through innovation, collaboration, and excellence.

Established in 1885, Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the oldest colleges in the nation and has graduated more than 6800 Buckeye veterinarians residing in all 50 states and 40 countries. The Ohio State University is the only university in the nation with seven health sciences colleges on one campus: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine. These along with the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, results in an unparalleled learning and collaborative environment where our students learn to engage in a ‘one health’ approach to animal, human, and ecosystem health.

In addition to its highly ranked DVM degree program that enrolls approximately 650 students, the College of Veterinary Medicine offers an MS and PhD in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, and in partnership with the College of Public Health, a Master of Public Health (MPH) with specialization in Veterinary Public Health. The Veterinary Medical Center, comprised of five hospitals, treats more than 40,000 companion animal, farm animal, and equine patients each year and thousands more by providing ambulatory services to a 17-county area, creating a robust experiential and communication intensive learning laboratory.

Columbus, Ohio

The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 2 million residents. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy with growing industries in bioscience, finance, insurance, healthcare, retail and e-commerce, and information technology. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the top U.S. cities for quality of life and one of the best places for business and careers. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter including statement of the applicant’s administrative leadership philosophy, articulated vision and how the candidate’s experience and skills support a general practice educational program, and a statement of philosophy and perspective related to inclusion and diversity; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information of three professional references to: Dr. Wm Tod Drost, Professor in Radiology, 601 Vernon L. Tharp Street, Columbus, OH 43210 or via email (

The College of Veterinary Medicine and The Ohio State University are committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment that supports the free exchange of ideas in a professional and collegial manner in all academic endeavors as we engage audiences and serve our communities from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer and fosters a tobacco-free environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.