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Veterinarian (Carthage, MO Facility)

Company: Butterball
Location: Neosho
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Butterball, LLC, one of America's most iconic brands, helps consumers celebrate Thanksgiving and every day in between. Located in the thriving Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, our goal is to provide a diverse array of career opportunities and paths which include our farms, processing facilities and support offices.We are the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S., and we make a lot more than Thanksgiving turkeys. Our company's measurable growth is in no small part due to our team members in North Carolina, Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri, who each have a seat at the table to contribute to our successPosition Purpose :The Veterinarian is responsible for the health and well-being of Butterball's turkey flocks to produce wholesome products efficiently and safely by conducting all necessary veterinary procedures.Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks :

  • Manage the Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma live operations veterinarian region for Butterball's Carthage, MO complex (with up to 20% involvement in Butterball's Huntsville, AR complex)
  • Perform all necessary veterinary care and procedures for commercial turkeys grown in the assigned live operation region to insure their care, health, and well-being
  • Provide and document surveillance, clinical diagnostics, and treatment regimens for flocks
  • Provide oversight to ensure standard operating procedures for animal care and well-being are met
  • Act as a primary liaison with industry colleagues, customers, and regulatory agencies as needed
  • Provide guidance to Butterball live operations and processing associates to ensure efficient production of healthy birds for processing
  • Promote and support the Butterball Animal Care and Well-Being and Biosecurity programs by providing training, conducting internal audits, and coordinating third-party audits for program effectiveness and results
  • Research and analyze health challenges to develop and implement vaccination programs and intervention strategies
  • Generate grower and associate communications to share health trends and research conclusions
  • Analyze long term disease trends and provide recommendations for continuous improvement across the enterprise
  • Coordinate surveillance programs and work with diagnostic laboratory partners
  • Timely approval of prescriptions
  • Oversee antibiotic use and ensure treatment plans are documented, communicated, and followed
  • Assist in research projects and other duties as assignedKnowledge Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Care and Well-Being and Biosecurity Policies and all associated procedures and protocols
    • Advanced poultry health management skills
    • Conducts all activity in compliance with appropriate veterinary practices
    • Eligible for veterinary licensure for the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, with the requirement that licensure will be pursued in these states soon after employment
    • Excellent animal handling skills
    • Strong time management, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Microsoft Office suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
    • Good organizational skills
    • Ability to travel up to 50% in state
    • Ability to travel up to 20% out of state
    • Occasional night and weekend workEducation and Experience:
      • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) required
      • Additional poultry training or experience preferred
      • Residency or Masters in poultry preferred
      • Missouri Veterinary Licensed preferredWork/Physical Requirements:Driver's license, lift up to 50 pounds, can work in wet, cold, hot, dusty environments with appropriate PPEButterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteranThe statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.This position is deemed Safety Sensitive for purposes of Butterball's Drug/Alcohol Screening & Testing Policy. Details will be provided to individuals who receive a conditional job offer, or upon request.

Keywords: Butterball, Springdale , Veterinarian (Carthage, MO Facility), Healthcare , Neosho, Arkansas

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