James W. Lloyd, Ph.D.

Dr. James W. Lloyd became Dean of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine on July 1, 2013. He previously was a Professor and Associate Dean for Budget, Planning and Institutional Research at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Lloyd received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics, with emphasis on agribusiness management and operations research, from Michigan State University in 1989 and his D.V.M. from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.

A key leader in the area of animal health economics, Dr. Lloyd led the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues working group on enhancing the skills, knowledge, aptitudes, and attitudes of veterinarians from 2000-2009. He has also worked as an organizational development consultant, emphasizing strategic planning and leadership development with inclusion as a core element.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Lloyd has worked to progressively apply the disciplines of economics, management, and business to the veterinary medical profession through research, teaching, and service/administration. Among his many honors are being included in the President’s Honor Roll of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 and serving as Senior Fellow, Outreach and Engagement, at Michigan State University from 2005-2013. He received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants and Advisors in 2004, a Creativity in Teaching Award from Merck AgVet in 1995, and Extension programming awards in 1992 and 1993.