Record #: 3287

Veterinary Practice Information:

Matthew Sturos
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Practice Name:
Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
1333 Gortner Ave
Saint Paul    
Zip Code:

Job Description:

 The Director is responsible for strategic direction and overall laboratory operations, enhancing strength and vitality of the VDL by developing new collaborations and establishing partnerships between faculty, industry, government and other potential supporters. In collaboration with College leadership and faculty, the VDL Director will develop the operating plan of the laboratory, including the infrastructure and resources to support the plan. The Director also is responsible for the continual assessment of the VDL capabilities to compete successfully for diagnostic services, partnerships and business development opportunities.

The position reports to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and is a 100% time annually renewable administrative appointment; faculty appointment with appropriate rank and tenure is available and based on credentials. Responsibilities include administration (80%), with the remainder being made up of professional/diagnostic service and teaching and/or research, dependent upon interest and expertise.

How To Apply:

Application materials and nominations will be accepted and reviewed immediately until the position is filled. Please direct all nominations, requests for a detailed position profile or other inquiries to: Ashley Bell,

Qualified applicants should apply online at or go to and use Job Id# 353703 in the search function.

Candidates should apply with 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of intent highlighting relevant accomplishments, experience and interests (maximum three pages) 4) DEI written statement (detailed in the online posting), and 5) names, addresses and email contact information for three professional references. Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.

Training Required:
 DVM, VMD or equivalent degree

Advanced degree in relevant field of study

5 years veterinary diagnostic laboratory or relevant work experience

5 years directing / supervising experience. Experience could include practice management, regulatory/policy, finance or quality management

Must have excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as team building skills

Experience in staff and financial management

Experience Desired:
 Strong research and/or teaching experience

Board Certification in a veterinary diagnostic specialty (i.e. ACVP); and/or PhD in relevant field

Must have experience in program planning, strategic planning, and quality management/quality control

Eligible for MN licensure

 At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: -Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off | -Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship | -Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans | -Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts | -University HSA contributions | -Disability and employer-paid life insurance | -Employee wellbeing program | -Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution | -Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity | -Financial counseling services | -Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost |

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.


Species Percentages:

Beef:  10 Dairy:  20  Swine:  25  Small Ruminants:  5 
Equine:  5  Poultry:  25  Exotics:  1  Small Animals:  9 


Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 The Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory includes the main Laboratory in St. Paul, MN and a second Poultry Laboratory in Willmar, MN. 
Other Personnel :  The Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Director is supported by a team of veterinary pathologists and diagnosticians, section managers, and staff. 
Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 The VDL is the official laboratory of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, a level one member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) and accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). The Director will leverage the integral role of the VDL in the College’s teaching and research missions to maintain its position as the premier veterinary diagnostic service provider in Minnesota and as a national leader in providing rapid diagnosis of animal diseases, identifying emerging diseases, developing new diagnostic methods, and training pathologists, diagnosticians and veterinarians.  
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Date job was submitted:    3/2/2023 

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