Michigan State administrator takes top post at Florida

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A search for a new dean at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine has concluded with the appointment of veterinarian and agricultural economist Dr. James W. Lloyd.

Dr. Lloyd
Dr. James W. Lloyd (Courtesy of UF CVM)

Dr. Lloyd most recently served as associate dean for budget, planning, and institutional research at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He replaces Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, who is retiring.

Dr. Lloyd starts in July and will be the veterinary college’s sixth dean. 

“Together with the leadership team, I look forward to working with both internal and external stakeholders to build on the college’s existing strengths in research, teaching and service, and to expand the college’s recognition as a respected leader in academic veterinary medicine,” he said in a May 1 UF press release.

While at Michigan State, Dr. Lloyd served not only as associate dean but also maintained joint appointments as a professor in the veterinary college's Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and the agriculture college's Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, and as an adjunct professor in the Eli Broad College of Business.

Dr. Lloyd has secured grant funding for veterinary education and animal health projects and for his research interests, which include nontechnical behaviors that contribute to veterinarians’ success, markets for veterinary medical services, and financial dimensions of veterinary education.

He has delivered more than 330 presentations and workshops, including sessions on leadership development, management of teaching hospitals, curriculum, and academic admissions.

During this time, he also taught preclinical and clinical courses, with an emphasis on epidemiology, food safety, herd health management, production medicine, veterinary medical career development, and veterinary practice management.

Dr. Lloyd is an active member of professional veterinary organizations including the AVMA, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and VetPartners, a practice managers’ and consultants’ association. He served on the Michigan VMA Executive Committee for four years and was president in 2010.

He earned his DVM degree and a doctorate in agricultural economics from MSU in 1981 and 1989, respectively.