Provide clinical veterinary services to animals housed at the Land O’Lakes Purina Animal Nutrition Center. Animal species include cattle, swine, cervids, equine, small ruminants, aquaculture, chickens and rabbits. Additionally, provide support to animal owners and practicing veterinarians working with field sales teams, and distribution partners by providing disease diagnosis/control consultation, management and husbandry consultation for a wide array of animal species. Marketing and sales support will include professional consultations regarding diagnostics, health, regulatory, and biosecurity consultation with the objective to support feed sales and assist in new product development. Will also work with quality and risk mitigation team to investigate and resolve complaints, claims and litigation. Will provide training for field sales team and producers, participate in producer meetings/events and participate in regional and national veterinary continuing education meetings. A passion to learn and grow professionally is a must.
70% of total job
Provide veterinary care for species including cattle, swine, cervids, equine, small ruminants, aquaculture, chickens and rabbits. Support research efforts through health programs, diagnostics, surgical and laboratory support activities. Actively participate in research initiatives, particularly as related to health research platforms contributing to new product development projects. Be able to conduct effective training programs for staff animal care workers.
15% of total job
• Work with quality and risk mitigation team to investigate and resolve feed quality complaints, claims and litigation.
5% of total job
• Provide veterinary technical services support to animal owners and practicing veterinarians working with field sales teams, and distribution partners. Primary focus on cattle, swine, cervids, equine, small ruminants, aquaculture, chickens and rabbits.
5% of total job
• Provide training for field sales team and participate in producer educational programs, veterinary continuing education meetings and new product launch meetings.
5% of total job
• Support and interact with marketing teams to review and create sales tools. Support veterinary professional marketing initiatives.
Position located in Gray Summit, MO at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center.
Must be able to travel 20-30% of time.
Must be able to travel nationally.
Must have good surgical skills and be able to treat sick or injured animals in an emergency.
Must be able to conduct post-mortem examinations in a variety of field settings.
Must be a self starter and able to work with minimal direct supervision.
Must be able to work extended hours when required.
Must be able to work in animal production environments.
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree required
Clinical experience for 3 to 5 years required.
Strong private practice experience with bovine surgical procedures including bovine rumen cannulation surgeries and Displaced Abomasum (DA) repairs preferred. Bovine reproduction experience also required including breeding soundness exams, AI and ultrasound guided pregnancy checks. Must have good understanding of business practices and ability to work in corporate/multi-disciplinary setting.
Internal Number: R-12405
About Land O’Lakes Purina Animal Nutrition Center
FEEDING HUMAN PROGRESS / Farmer-owned since 1921In 1921, 320 dairy farmers met in St. Paul, Minnesota, to form the Minnesota Cooperative Creameries Association. Their idea was simple: Join together to effectively market and distribute members’ dairy production across the country. Today, our four businesses (spanning the whole agricultural system!) give us a farmer-to-fork view of agriculture.