We are currently seeking an individual for the role of Associate Veterinarian.
This position will be responsible for the health and biosecurity of bovine AI animals that URUS presently houses in its facilities in Wisconsin, New York, Montana, Missouri. The role assures that URUS's production systems in the USA and the products produced fit with national and international regulations monitored and dictated by USDA, CSS and the EU. The role continuously measures, monitors and manages performance in the area of biosecurity, bull health & care and thereby facilitates and maximizes life-time productions and sales on URUS's AI bulls.
The role leads and receives assistance from URUS's location dedicated health specialists & health coordinators to assure further development in the area bull health and care. The position will be an integral part of the URUS global production department, a member of URUS global production team.
Assist in providing leadership for the URUS animal health and livestock production management programs
Protect the health and well-being of URUS animals by providing veterinary services and oversight into animal management protocols
Facilitate the export of URUS products by carrying out testing, herd certification programs and regulatory oversight to comply with URUS, national, international and USDA requirements
Collaborate with URUS Production Managers to establish and monitor disease testing, surveillance and biosecurity management programs at all URUS locations
Protect the safety of URUS products and customers and expedite the delivery of products to the international marketplace
Identify, evaluate, and implement new diagnostic technology
Establish and monitor compliance of biosecurity protocols for all URUS livestock operations and service programs and evaluate and recommend protocols for all URUS locations Provide herd certification as required by USDA and CSS for URUS locations in WI and coordinate certification at other facilities
Collaborate with URUS Production Managers to provide/arrange for veterinary services at all URUS livestock facilities in coordination with local veterinarians to maintain the health and productivity of all animals
Provide clinical veterinary services as needed at the Shawano bull facilities
Plan and oversee execution of semi-annual testing surveillance program for Shawano bulls
Coordinate and advise on treatment of bulls at other production locations
Evaluate health and acceptability of all incoming animals and communicate adverse findings to appropriate staff and brand managers and acquisition staff
Promote and adhere to safety in the workplace
Participate in safety meetings and safety committees
Skills and Qualifications
Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Licensed DVM in the state of Wisconsin
Must possess a valid Driver's License
Strong interest in applying continuous improvement systems in the area of animal health and Biosecurity
Excellent analytical skills (data -- systems -- regulations)
Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Must have an excellent work ethic and organizational skills
Willingness to travel
A willingness to learn and the capability to interact effectively with regulatory bodies
Accredited by USDA in Wisconsin (Type II)
URUS was established to meet the needs of dairy and beef cattle producers around the globe today and far into the future.
As a holding company with cooperative and private ownership, URUS connects well-established agricultural organizations – AgSource, Alta Genetics, GENEX, Jetstream Genetics, PEAK/GENESIS, SCCL and VAS. Each of these organizations has its own unique identity, products and services.
These companies provide cutting-edge genetics to accelerate genetic progress, customized reproductive service to maximize conceptions, dairy management information to take producers to the frontline of smart dairy farming, and an array of products and services to help the cow achieve her genetic potential. Put simply, these companies focus on the cow and her caretaker.
Yet, URUS is more than the sum of its parts. The URUS framework facilitates synergies between its companies – synergies that will drive new developments. The size and scale of URUS also contributes to significant investment in research and technology. URUS will build the tools, products and genetics that cow caretakers will need for the sustainable, productive and profitable herds of tomorrow.
Count on URUS – ...and its companies – to be in it for the long term. Count on URUS to invest in the products and services that will enhance producers’ abilities to be successful in effectively and efficiently feeding the world.