New dean of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Published: May 1st, 2013

Category: Memos

Dr. David S. Guzick, Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, President, UF&Shands Health System
Dr. Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

We are pleased to announce that James W. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D., has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

We are confident our veterinary college, hospitals and clinics, which boast nationally and internationally recognized programs in academia as well as advanced research laboratories and facilities, will flourish under his leadership.
We extend our thanks to the hard-working search committee led by co-chairs Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., a professor and dean of the College of Dentistry, and John P. Hayes, Ph.D., a professor and dean for research at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, for their extensive effort and input. We appreciate the partnership between UF&Shands and IFAS in our joint research and extension efforts with the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Lloyd most recently served as the associate dean for budget, planning and institutional research at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He maintained joint appointments as a professor in the departments of large animal clinical sciences and agricultural economics at MSU, and was an adjunct professor at MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business.

During his career, Dr. Lloyd has worked to apply the disciplines of economics, management and business to the veterinary medical profession through research, teaching and service. He is passionate about economic trends affecting the veterinary profession, the current status of veterinary practice management education and curricula for veterinary professional development and career success.

Dr. Lloyd earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine from MSU in 1981 and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from MSU in 1989. He is an active member of many professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and VetPartners. In addition, he served on the executive committee of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association for four years and was its president in 2010. His history of active involvement in the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges includes both extensive committee work and sustained advocacy initiatives on Capitol Hill.

In 2005, Dr. Lloyd was appointed director of strategy and innovation for the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU and associate dean for budget, planning and institutional research for the college in 2007. While at MSU, he successfully led the college through the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education accreditation process.

During this time, he also taught extensively in both pre-clinical and clinical courses, with an emphasis on epidemiology, food safety, herd health management, production medicine, veterinary medical career development and veterinary practice management. In addition, he managed the creation of a system to assess and track institutional outcomes across the three-part mission, actively engaged in academic governance and developed new methods of financial reporting and management.

As a veterinarian and an economist, Dr. Lloyd has published more than 165 journal articles, technical reports, proceedings and book chapters. He has successfully secured grant funding for veterinary education and animal health projects, as well as for research in areas he holds dear, namely the financial dimensions of veterinary medical education, the non-technical behavioral competencies that contribute to veterinarians’ success and markets for veterinarians and veterinary medical services.

Additionally, Dr. Lloyd has delivered numerous presentations and workshops on leadership development, teaching hospital management, curriculum, admissions and scientific topics at 22 of the 28 U.S. colleges/schools of veterinary medicine. His distinguished service includes leading the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues working group on enhancing the skills, knowledge, aptitude and attitude of veterinarians from 2000-2009.

We look forward to Dr. Lloyd’s work to advance animal, human and environmental health through education, research and patient care at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. Please join us in welcoming him to UF&Shands and UF/IFAS when he begins his new role as dean in July.

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