This position will provide high quality veterinary care and up to date management, medical, and surgical practices for elite genetic animals owned by clients and Trans Ova, while contributing to a positive working environment. Serve as a member of the Veterinary Services team, working in a team environment for continuous improvement of herd health.
Perform surgeries as necessary at calving center and in joint research projects, including Caesarian section, umbilical resection, hernia repair, etc.
Perform veterinary procedures such as health checks, treatments, neonatal intensive calf care at various Trans Ova Facilities.
Monitor, update and train on the preventative medicine protocols, nutritional aspects, and overall herd health of calf program.
Assist with team member training on Work Instructions (WI) and animal husbandry in order to provide excellent calf care.
Perform tests, exams and complete paperwork necessary for release and interstate movement of animals.
Provide on call emergency support during the work week (Monday thru Friday afternoon) in rotation with other team members.
Consults with other members of the Professional Service team, clients, donor and recipient herdsmen, and calving herdsman.
Perform rectal palpations to evaluate reproductive status of incoming, backgrounded and implanted recipient cows, including pregnancy status and fetal sexing.
Review, implement, and monitor serological testing and vaccination WIs or protocols of animals residing in the clinics.
Examine and administer treatments as needed to donor and recipient cows and calves as needed.
Follows Trans Ova's policies and procedures.
Maintains a professional image reflective of Trans Ova's industry position.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent.
Full current accreditation with the USDA-APHIS
Licensure in the state of Iowa or the ability to acquire a license.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Capable of lifting minimum of 50 lbs
Capable of standing for extended periods.
Able to perform surgeries in various settings.
3-5 years of experience and interest in bovine medicine and surgery, preferred but not required.
Interest in neonatalogy and youngstock health programs.
Strong sense of connecting with people, team building and facilitating workplace satisfaction.
Trans Ova Genetics began business in 1980 under the vision of Dr. David Faber, as a premier “on-farm” embryo transfer (ET) service organization which was an extension of a large-animal veterinary practice. Thirty years later, the original embryo transfer team members: Dr. Faber, Dr. Daryl Funk and Diane Broek, are all still actively involved in the business.
Built on the reputation, commitmen...t and expertise of its founders, Trans Ova Genetics continues to focus on core competencies of outstanding animal husbandry, technological advancements and a commitment to improved agricultural applications of these principles.
Maintaining its commitment as a leader of applied reproductive technologies, Trans Ova Genetics continues to grow with the addition of housing and day center facilities across the United States. These satellite centers offer state-of-the-art, low-stress donor housing facilities with close proximity to dairy, beef, and bucking stock breeders nationwide.