Staff Swine Veterinarian

Full time @Eichelberger Farms in Veterinarian Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 37370
  • Experience 1-2 years

Job Description

The Swine Veterinarian is responsible for providing practical and scientific support, in order to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage in the pork industry. The Swine Veterinarian is also responsible for direct interaction with company producers and providing verification of swine herd health ensuring adherence to standard operating procedures and production practices. The Swine Veterinarian will address herd health-related concerns and will communicate them through the appropriate management team.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree with Iowa license
  • 1-year of experience preferred
  • Must possess advanced interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to prioritize functions and manage time effectively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.

Work Environment

  • Combination of office and farm work environment
  • Frequent visits to farms
  • Possible interaction with live animals (large and small)
  • Cubicle workspace provided for office work.

Main Responsibilities

  • Serves as a scientific and technical advisor to operations personnel on matters related to swine veterinary medicine.
  • Works closely with farm personnel to assess health issues and coordinates with them to develop strategies to address those issues.
  • Identifies animals in need of medical attention and communicates to the production management team.
  • Collaborates in developing improved processes around production management, health management, genetic improvement, and biosecurity.
  • Collaborates with existing consulting veterinarians as needed.
  • Conducts and evaluates farm assessments.
  • Prescribes and supervises appropriate treatments for the animals.
  • Assists in training personnel on proper animal husbandry practices.
  • Performs appropriate diagnostic tests to determine the cause of illness in the herd.
  • Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)
  • Ensures animals are being cared for daily, including water, feed, and management.
  • Complies with the practices and principles of biosecurity to safeguard the life and health of the swine herd.
  • Ensures the welfare of all animals.
  • Reports to Director of Production
  • Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)
  • Complies with the practices and principles of biosecurity to safeguard the life and health of the swine herd.
  • Ensures the welfare of all animals.
  • Assists with other duties as assigned.

Other Responsibilities

  • Consistent and regular attendance
  • Must follow safety protocols while performing all tasks.
  • Compliance with biosecurity procedures including:
  • Understanding and following the Health Status Pyramid.
  • Shower in and out procedures,
  • All other protocols

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