Sep 11, 2019

Professional Services Veterinarian - Oklahoma

  • Trans Ova Genetics
  • Fletcher, NC, USA
Full time Veterinarian

Job Description

Professional Services Veterinarian - Oklahoma Position: Professional Services Veterinarian - Oklahoma Type: Full Time Location: Fletcher, OK
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Position Purpose: Multiply the success of client breeding programs by producing embryos from their donor cows and pregnancies in their recipient cows. Ensure disease and trauma are minimized when embryos are harvested from donors and transferred into recipients. Monitor the general health and reproductive fertility in resident cows, gestating cows, calving cows, embryo calves and weaned calves while contributing to a positive working environment, delivering services which exceed customer expectations, and providing positive return to the shareholders of Trans Ova by ensuring profitability.

Key general responsibilities:
  • Service beef and dairy clients on farm and at satellite centers in Trans Ova's Southern Business Region.
  • Perform ultrasound guided transvaginal ovum pickup procedures for bovine IVF embryo production.
  • Transfer IVF embryos.
  • Flush and transfer bovine in vivo embryos.
  • Review and design superovulation and synchronization protocols for donors and recipients.
  • Evaluate pregnancy status and fetal gender in recipients post-implant using ultrasonography.
  • Develop monitor and implement the preventative medicine, nutrition, and reproductive programs and overall herd health of animals at satellite centers as needed.
  • Address and assist with calving issues.
  • Post and report on calf mortality.
  • Monitor compliance of herd health and SOP documents relative to the export of bovine embryos.
  • Participate as a service team and supervise the embryologist for that region.
  • Cooperate with and provide backup for Trans Ova Professional Service Teams.
  • Follow Trans Ova's policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a professional image reflective of Trans Ova's industry position.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Education Requirements:
  • 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.
  • American Embryo Transfer Association certification or ability to acquire.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
  • Ability to travel including occasional overnight stays with seasonal spikes (Apr-June, Nov-Dec).
  • Ability to put in long days (up to 14 hours) during seasonal periods.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time.
  • Strong and reliable back, shoulder, arm, hand and ability to manipulate the bovine reproductive tract multiple times.
  • Excellent hand coordination and finger sensation.
Other Skills/Experience:
  • Passion for bovine reproduction with a desire for continual learning and improvement.
  • Strong sense for connecting with customers and identifying and fulfilling their needs.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Proficiency in computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Valid driver's license and ability to operate a company vehicle.
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