The Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (VECCS), with the support of Association Options, is recruiting and evaluating candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) founded in 1978 is an IRS designated 501(c)3 organization with an associated 501(c)3 Foundation. Led by a 7-member Board and supported by 4 staff, VECCS is comprised of 5,000 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary practice managers, veterinary students, physicians, nurses, scientists and other persons who are interested in the advancement of veterinary emergency and critical patient care. VECCS is a prominent and growing Society recognized as an international leader in veterinary continuing education, an innovator in conducting national and international conferences and an organization continually focused on high quality scholarly programs.
The purpose of the Society is to promote the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care. Toward this purpose, the Society:
Raising the level of patient care.
Supporting the veterinary healthcare team to improve the delivery and quality of emergency and critical care.
2020 Strategic Goals
The Society’s current strategic goals are as follows:
VECCS strategic plan can be found at https://veccs.org/about/strategic-plan-2018-2020/.
VECCS is eager to identify a highly motivated, experienced, and dynamic executive who is prepared to build upon the Society’s current successes. The successful candidate will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of VECCS, working closely with the Board to lead the Society in the implementation of its strategic vision and to fulfill its stated internal and external objectives. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for overseeing the operations and activities of the Society as a whole and maintaining effective staff performance to assure the attainment of the Society’s mission and goals.
The successful candidate will be a visionary and charismatic leader with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills able to inspire others and lead VECCS to organizational success.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Within the limits of VECCS’s guiding documents, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for, and has commensurate authority to accomplish, the following duties and responsibilities. The Chief Executive Officer may delegate portions of his/her responsibilities consistent with sound operations and staff competency, together with proportionate authority for their fulfillment. However, she/he may not delegate nor relinquish any portion of his/her accountability for results.
Membership & Member Services
Education & Meetings
Board and Volunteer Engagement
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Foundation (VECCF)
VECCF is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for animals in need by funding animal welfare causes and supporting organizations committed to the well-being of animals. VECCF is a 501c3 that is a separate entity from VECCS.
The ideal candidate for this position will be an effective, inclusive and relationship-oriented leader able to lead VECCS towards the achievement of its goals and objectives through outstanding organizational oversight.
The Chief Executive Officer is committed to VECCS’s mission and vision and should have an authentic interest in improving the delivery and quality of veterinary emergency and critical care. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements by February 11, 2020 to the search firm. If these items are not provided in their entirety by the deadline, your submission will not be considered. In the cover letter, please provide brief details stating how you meet the qualifications listed and how you can positively contribute to VECCS now and into the future. Thoughtful responses are greatly appreciated by the search committee.
Association Options, Inc.
c/o Stacey Barnes