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VECCS Executive Recruitment Opportunity

The Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (VECCS), with the support of Association Options, is recruiting and evaluating candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) founded in 1978 is an IRS designated 501(c)3 organization with an associated 501(c)3 Foundation. Led by a 7-member Board and supported by 4 staff, VECCS is comprised of 5,000 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary practice managers, veterinary students, physicians, nurses, scientists and other persons who are interested in the advancement of veterinary emergency and critical patient care.  VECCS is a prominent and growing Society recognized as an international leader in veterinary continuing education, an innovator in conducting national and international conferences and an organization continually focused on high quality scholarly programs.  

The purpose of the Society is to promote the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care.

Position Description

VECCS is eager to identify a highly motivated, experienced, and dynamic executive who is prepared to build upon the Society’s current successes.  The successful candidate will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of VECCS, working closely with the Board to lead the Society in the implementation of its strategic vision and to fulfill its stated internal and external objectives. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for overseeing the operations and activities of the Society as a whole and maintaining effective staff performance to assure the attainment of the Society’s mission and goals.  

The successful candidate will be a visionary and charismatic leader with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills able to inspire others and lead VECCS to organizational success.


View the complete profile including job functions, qualifications and desired attributes at

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements by February 11, 2020 to the search firm. If these items are not provided in their entirety by the deadline, your submission will not be considered.  In the cover letter, please provide brief details stating how you meet the qualifications listed and how you can positively contribute to VECCS now and into the future. Thoughtful responses are greatly appreciated by the search committee.

Association Options, Inc.

c/o Stacey Barnes

William Pawlucy
William Pawlucy
Bill Pawlucy, MPA, CAE, IOM, is founder of Association Options, Inc. a company that focuses on practical strategic planning (corporate and nonprofit), management assessments, Baldrige Award process implementation, AMC search and evaluation, facilitation, and governance modeling. He is also the executive director of the International Association of Interviewers and is an appointee to the U.S. Department of Commerce Board of Examiners for the Baldrige Presidential Award.