CVM announces new Veterinary Teaching Hospital Director

After a national search, the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome John Corsale, DVM, MBA as the new Associate Dean of Clinical Services and Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital beginning in February 2021.

Dr. Corsale brings extensive and unique experience to the hospital. Since 1999, Dr. Corsale has worked in corporate veterinary practice, first as group vice president of VCA, Inc.’s southeastern territory, then as senior vice president of operations at Compassion-First Pet Hospitals. From 2016 until his retirement in 2019 he served as chief operating officer of Compassion-First, where he oversaw all aspects of veterinary operations throughout their system. In four years, he oversaw the growth of the company from 11 to 43 hospitals across the United States with revenue growth of $60 million to $300 million. Additionally, as part of the executive leadership team, he was responsible for strategic planning, policy development, and relationship management with business partners. His business acumen and experience in high-level business planning and strategy, along with his focus on employee wellbeing and professional growth will be beneficial to the CVM going forward.

“Dr. Corsale is a thoughtful individual who is sincere in his desire to give something back to the profession that has given him so much,” says Lisa K. Nolan, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.  “With his extensive background in business and veterinary practice operations, I am confident that he will bring new perspective and ideas that will benefit the entire College and lead our Veterinary Teaching Hospital to new successes now and in the future.”

Dr. Corsale holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, his DVM from the Ohio State University, and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

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