The Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) will facilitate the introduction a new proprietary technology to the Veterinary profession and thus in the creation of an entirely new product category in veterinary medicine, which will have a significant impact on treatment approaches and options for veterinary practitioners. The CVO will lead the education-based, information-rich and phased introduction of the technology to the profession starting with universities and recognized experts in the field. Thus, in this role the CVO will develop and maintain knowledge in the technology’s clinical utilization by working closely with clinical investigators while building and maintaining credibility among the thought leaders in the arena. The incumbent will work closely with universities, veterinary teaching hospitals and leading specialty clinics. In this role, the incumbent will build and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and ensure all appropriate research, literature and materials are provided to speakers and KOLs in support of participation at major veterinary conferences/meetings. Thus, the CVO will act to ensure the company has an outstanding reputation in the veterinary professions and will represent the company at external professional meetings and events.
Internally as a member of senior executive team, the CVO will serve as a resource for the Board of Directors and CEO providing strategic leadership in veterinary medicine, including medical educational strategies and potential new product/technology development. The CVO will lead and execute product development, technical information development, and medical education/training programs. The incumbent will work closely with the marketing and sales team in support of creation of product information sheets, technical bulletins, datasheets and articles and will ultimately build-out a veterinary team.
Qualifications include a DVM or VMD from an accredited school of veterinary medicine. Post-doctoral experience in canine or equine clinical practice is desired. A proven track record of success in launching and/or supporting new products, programs or professional initiatives is required. The successful candidate will possess superior interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented, entrepreneurial environment. Startup experience would be beneficial. Must be literate in use of Windows Office suite of software. There is a 40% to 60% travel requirement. Flexible on location.
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