VETERINARIAN

2018-07-17
Nestle USA (www.nestlejobs.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


St. Joseph
Missouri
United States

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for daily operation within Veterinary Clinic and Veterinary health program of our pets. Plan, organize and perform all necessary veterinary procedures to insure the health and well-being of the pets and procedures as required in nutrition Research protocols.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Perform all necessary veterinary procedures to insure the health and wellbeing of the pets
2. Knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nestle R&D PetCare Manual
3. Responsible for maintenance of all health records as required by the record retention policy and the Animal Welfare Act
4. Assist with coordination and organization of the work for the Veterinary Service Group
5. Ensure Compliance with Company policies and procedures by group members
6. Perform procedures as required under nutritional Research protocols
7. Conduct all activity in compliance with generally accepted veterinary practice, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and all required Company policies and procedures
8. Maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work environment
9. Maintain vaccination & other prophylactic programs for the pets
10. Provide clinical diagnostics and treatment regimes for sick animals; ensure documentation thereof
11. Perform necropsies on all expired pets
12. Provide health reports (certificates) for all in-coming and out-going pets
13. Assist with the breeding programs of the pets
14. Maintain proper control and documentation of all regulated veterinary drugs
15. Provide additional training to Vet staff and PetCare staff, as required, for appropriate pet care
16. Maintain veterinary equipment in working order
17. Advise Nestle Purina global PetCare Facilities on relevant veterinary issues as needed
18. Travel as necessary

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
? Keep current and certified in veterinary field
? On call and after hours veterinary support for timely response
? Contribute to nutritional Research protocols as required
? Establish & maintain working relationship with Relief Veterinarian(s)
? Communication of veterinary health issues with other Nestlé Purina R&D Centers
? Additional duties as assigned
SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED:
? Technical supervision of the Veterinary Interns, Technicians and Veterinary Assistants
? Functional supervision of staff on pet healthcare matters

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

·         DVM degree with a minimum of 1 year of experience

·         Valid veterinary license for the State of Missouri or able to obtain license

·         Excellent animal handling skills

·         Good management, communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Computer literacy.

·         Good organizational skills

·         Pro-active/Self-Starter

 

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED:

? Experience in a Research environment
? Prefer a minimum of four years of experience

 


The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

 

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