Staff Veterinarian

Full time @Christensen Farms in Veterinarian Email Job
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  • Job ID 41523
  • Experience Less Than 1 Year

Job Description

Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.

The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain – from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.

Position Overview & Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for working with the Production Operations Team to develop strategies and process-oriented approaches to improve the health and performance of our swine herd. This position offers the opportunity to develop expertise in all phases of swine production.

Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Implement treatment strategies
  • Provide timely diagnostic service and support including the coordination of field sample collections and analysis and communication of diagnostic results
  • Provide summaries and recommendations to Production Operations Team
  • Respond immediately to health challenges as they arise
  • Troubleshoot specific on-farm health and production problems
  • Deliver appropriate technical training of the service and farm staff
  • Support all initiatives and practices related to bio-security and Standard Operating Procedures within the production operation system
  • Support the implantation of Christensen Farms’ On-Farm Pork Quality Assurance program
  • Conduct all necessary regulatory blood testing and/or animal health checks
  • Ensure regulatory compliance of animal movements and product use

Education, Training, and Experience Requirements:

Minimum formal education required: DVM

Minimum number of years of prior job experience required: Entry level, 0-1 year

Other Skills/Abilities required:

  • Good understanding of diseases and laboratory analyses
  • Proven excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere
  • Ability to manage time and priorities in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively build strong working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts
  • Proven ability to use initiative and think independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to the swine industry and well-being of livestock
  • Ability and willingness to travel

Specialized or Motorized Equipment and/or Tools:

This position will require operating a company vehicle. Any employment offer extended for this position will be contingent upon the review of the candidate’s motor vehicle record (MVR). The MVR will be reviewed to determine insurability based on CFF’s insurance carrier and company policy.

Vehicle Licensing Requirements: Class D

Christensen Farms is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to select the most qualified person for each position in the organization. No employee of CF will discriminate against any applicant for employment or a fellow employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other prohibited basis under applicable local, state, or federal law.

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