VECCS Names New Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Chris Gray, VetMB, MA, MBA, MRCVS, will lead the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society
San Antonio, TX, Release: May 8, 2020 For Immediate Release
VECCS announced today that Michigan State University’s Director of the Veterinary Medical Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Chris Gray, has been selected as chief executive officer. Dr. Gray currently serves as the VECCS Board Treasurer. He will assume the new position on August 10, 2020.
“I’m excited to be joining the VECCS family,” said Dr. Gray. “The society has an outstanding reputation globally. Working with an exceptional board and the management and leadership team, VECCS is uniquely positioned to continue to grow in relevance and value to all our members – veterinarians (including specialists), nurses, practice managers and students. I am excited to be part of the future of VECCS and getting to know and work with all our stakeholders.”
“Chris is the right leader for us,” said Linda Martin, President of the VECCS Board of Directors. “We are delighted for him to join VECCS as our next CEO. Chris’s solid leadership in the veterinary health care industry and his experience as a valuable VECCS board member and tireless volunteer will strengthen our value for all stakeholders, develop strategic alliances and build on the solid foundation of serving our members.”
Dr. Gray graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1992. Following six years in mixed veterinary practice in the Lake District, he moved to the North East of England to work in small animal practice joining Vets Now as an Emergency Physician in 2004. He became national Head of Clinical Operations in 2010, and then General Manager for New Business in December 2011.
Dr. Gray earned an MBA from Durham University in January 2012. His dissertation research title was ‘Does the introduction of veterinary clinical performance measures lead to an improvement in commercial outcome?’
In January 2014 Dr. Gray joined Michigan State University as Director of the Veterinary Medical Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
He is currently treasurer of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Board of Directors, and treasurer on the Board of Directors of Small Talk, a child assessment center in Lansing, Michigan. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling (taking part in long distance day events from 60 – 120 miles), triathlons and running. He has two teenage children in the USA. His eldest daughter is a midwife in the UK.