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Herd Veterinarian (West Central Illinois to Southeast...
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Maschhoff West LLC | Pittsfield, IL
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Job Description

Job Overview: Under general supervision, the Herd Veterinarian will serve as a liaison to the operating divisions throughout The Maschhoffs' Pork Business and assist the General Manager with implementation of the annual Health Operations Plan. In this position, the Herd Veterinarian will have the responsibility to maintain active collaboration with The Maschhoff's internal veterinary team and a team of consulting veterinarians to provide production management personnel with fiscally and socially responsible strategies for managing the health of their animals. In addition, the position should provide leadership in training and developing production personnel, innovation to production practices, and stewardship of the company's animals and other resources including the image of The Maschhoffs, LLC.

Job Duties & Accountabilities

* Assist in the development, implementation and execution of practices and programs that support the business's animal welfare policy and promote societal acceptance
* Collaborate in the development and execution of health strategies and programs that promote food safety and provide a residue free product to TML customers
* Work collaboratively with the TML internal veterinary team and a team of consulting veterinarians to develop and implement an annual operating plan.
* Work cohesively with the members of the Animal Care Team to ensure that the service division provides a comprehensive "best in class" animal care program.
* Review, advise, and work collaboratively throughout the business to implement bio-security practices.
* Responsible for execution of a system that coordinates routine herd health activities including diagnostic monitoring, herd visit schedules, report management, and protocol distribution and updating.
* Collaborate with Animal Care and production management to develop animal treatment, processing, and vaccination protocols on the basis of sound scientific Standard Operating Procedures and "return on investment" analysis.
* Provide training on health and production protocol to a broad spectrum of production and management personnel.
* Provide tactical "in barn" support of health strategy execution.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Degree from an accredited veterinary college (DVM).

Related veterinary college classroom, lab, and intern pig management experience and a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in determined states in which TML has production involvement.

Veterinary medicine practices, principles and policies

Veterinary laws and compliance regulations

Pig production and health management

Animal welfare

Communicating proficiently, both orally and in writing, and possessing the ability to adapt communication style to match the "readiness level" of the audience.

Applying scientific principles and business acumen to decision making processes

Working well both independently and in a team environment. Must be a self-starter.

Communicate, motivate, and organize projects among a broad spectrum of production and management personnel, frequently under deadline.

Handle physical demands of lifting and securing animals