Position Purpose: Champion Small Ruminant Reproductive Program, company-wide, from veterinarian perspective. Strategize program development, expansion, and success. Execute elite technical skills, teamwork, and client service. Assist clients in developing successful breeding programs through effective donor, recipient, and breeding female management and application of our reproductive services. Ensure excellent animal care and effective biosecurity plans for on farm and in clinic services. Contribute to a great team atmosphere with positive approach, effective problem solving, and constructive conflict resolution to improve our team approach. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for the small ruminant industry and be eager to assist our team in driving Trans Ova Genetics to become a national leader in small ruminant embryo transfer. Experience and interest in Cervid reproduction may also be of value for future program development.
- Flush and transfer embryos in clinic and on farm, both surgical and non-surgical
- Perform laparoscopic procedures necessary for, but not limited to, ovary analysis, embryo implantation, ovum pickup and artificial insemination.
- Perform laparoscopic ovum pickup procedures for small ruminant IVF embryo production
- Assist the small ruminant team in reviewing and designing superovulation and synchronization protocols for donors and recipients
- Evaluate pregnancy status in recipients post-implant using ultrasonography to:
- The following six bullet points relate to this position s involvement in assisting the small ruminant team with direct veterinary related responsibilities. This individual will also support the bovine team with these tasks, as needed.
- Monitor and implement the preventative medicine and reproductive programs and overall herd health of animals on the farms. Also, assist with the nutrition protocols of in-house and on-farm programs.
- Implement, monitor, and continue to improve the biosecurity programs on the farms
- Monitor compliance of herd health and SOP documents relative to the export of small ruminant embryos
- Perform tests and exams and complete paperwork for the interstate movement of small ruminant animals
- Examine and administer treatments to sick donors, recipients and youngstock
- Participate in emergency weekend work when and where necessary
- Train veterinary assistant personnel and develop and lead the necessary training of the next generation of small ruminant veterinarians. This training may involve traveling to outlying Trans Ova locations.
- Cross training of reproductive practices of Bovine and Cervidae will be considered for qualified and interested candidates.
- Maintains a professional image reflective of Trans Ova s industry position.
- Follow Trans Ova s policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent
- Full current accreditation with the USDA APHIS
- Licensure in necessary states or the ability to acquire a license
- Licensure for DEA Controlled Substance or the ability to acquire a license
- American Embryo Transfer Association certification or the ability to acquire a license
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
- Ability to travel including overnight stays. Travel could be extensive at times and at length.
- Ability to put in long days (up to 14 hours).
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and assist in lifting 200+ lb. animals on to surgery cradles.
- Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time.
- Strong and reliable back, shoulder, arm and hand strength.
- Excellent hand coordination and finger sensation.
- Passion for small ruminant reproduction with a desire for continual learning.
- Strong sense for connecting with customers and identifying and fulfilling their needs.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
- Proficiency in computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
- Valid driver s license and ability to operate a company vehicle.