Position Purpose: Champion Small Ruminant Reproductive Program, company-wide, from veterinarian perspective. Strategize program development, expansion, and success. Execute elite technical skills, teamwork, and client service. Assist clients in developing successful breeding programs through effective donor, recipient, and breeding female management and application of our reproductive services. Ensure excellent animal care and effective biosecurity plans for on farm and in clinic services. Contribute to a great team atmosphere with positive approach, effective problem solving, and constructive conflict resolution to improve our team approach. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for the small ruminant industry and be eager to assist our team in driving Trans Ova Genetics to become a national leader in small ruminant embryo transfer. Experience and interest in Cervid reproduction may also be of value for future program development. This position will service our Plains Region.
Flush and transfer embryos in clinic and on farm, both surgical and non-surgical
Perform laparoscopic procedures necessary for, but not limited to, ovary analysis, embryo implantation, ovum pickup and artificial insemination.
Perform laparoscopic ovum pickup procedures for small ruminant IVF embryo production
Assist the small ruminant team in reviewing and designing superovulation and synchronization protocols for donors and recipients
Evaluate pregnancy status in recipients post-implant using ultrasonography to:
The following six bullet points relate to this position’s involvement in assisting the small ruminant team with direct veterinary related responsibilities. This individual will also support the bovine team with these tasks, as needed.
Monitor and implement the preventative medicine and reproductive programs and overall herd health of animals on the farms. Also, assist with the nutrition protocols of in-house and on-farm programs.
Implement, monitor, and continue to improve the biosecurity programs on the farms
Monitor compliance of herd health and SOP documents relative to the export of small ruminant embryos
Perform tests and exams and complete paperwork for the interstate movement of small ruminant animals
Examine and administer treatments to sick donors, recipients and youngstock
Participate in emergency weekend work when and where necessary
Train veterinary assistant personnel and develop and lead the necessary training of the “next generation” of small ruminant veterinarians. This training may involve traveling to outlying Trans Ova locations.
Cross training of reproductive practices of Bovine and Cervidae will be considered for qualified and interested candidates.
Maintains a professional image reflective of Trans Ova’s industry position.
Follow Trans Ova’s policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Veterinarian Education Loan Reimbursement Program (up to $45,000)
401k Retirement Savings Plan
Little to no on call (region dependent)
Comp Time when traveling overnight or with long work days
Training Program through Trans Ova Genetics University
Health, Vision, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance
Gym Membership Reimbursement
Personal and Leadership Development program offerings
We provide a company cell phone / monthly cell phone allowance and a company laptop. You will utilize the animal handling and lab facilities provided at our satellite centers and client farms. A personalized company vehicle is provided to our remote travelling veterinarians.
We are looking to hire 1 Small Ruminant Professional Services Veterinarian to help service our Plains Region.
We have a veterinarian, facilities, and equipment dedicated to training our new veterinarians through our Trans Ova Genetics University training program at our headquarters in Sioux Center, IA. You will receive hands-on training from him as you become part of our culture and learn the ins and outs of being a member of our team.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent
Full current accreditation with the USDA – APHIS
Licensure in necessary states or the ability to acquire a license
Licensure for DEA Controlled Substance or the ability to acquire a license
American Embryo Transfer Association certification or the ability to acquire a license
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Ability to travel including overnight stays. Travel could be extensive at times and at length.
Ability to put in long days (up to 14 hours).
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and assist in lifting 200+ lb. animals on to surgery cradles.
Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time.
Strong and reliable back, shoulder, arm and hand strength.
Excellent hand coordination and finger sensation.
Passion for small ruminant reproduction with a desire for continual learning.
Strong sense for connecting with customers and identifying and fulfilling their needs.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
Proficiency in computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Valid driver’s license and ability to operate a company vehicle.
Additional Salary Information: Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is based on skills possessed, experience, value creation, and regional cost of living. Pay increases as training modules are completed during the training period. Once training has been completed successive pay adjustments are reviewed annually and are based on performance, responsibilities, and value creation.
About Trans Ova Genetics
Trans Ova Genetics began business in 1980 as a premier “on-farm” embryo transfer (ET) service organization as an extension of a large-animal veterinary practice. As the application of ET technology rapidly grew, Trans Ova Genetics expanded with an “in-clinic” facility to house donor cows and recipients to meet the growing needs of beef and dairy cattle producers.
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 stations offer state-of-the-art, low-stress donor housing facilities within a close distance of dairy, beef and bucking stock breeders nationwide.
Today, Trans Ova Genetics continues to offer industry-leading embryo transfer technologies, in addition to advanced reproductive technologies, including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), sexed-semen, genetic preservation and cloning. Their commitment to an embryo transfer team approach ensures greater embryo harvesting, transferring and freezing processes and has become an industry standard-of-excellence. On-going research and applied science also allow Trans Ova Ge...netics to develop and implement new technologies that will help move the science of bovine genetic improvement forward rapidly.