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.
Manage the Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma live operations veterinarian region for Butterball.
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 assigned.
Knowledge 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
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 10% out of state
Occasional night and weekend work
Education and Experience:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) required
Additional poultry training or experience preferred
Residency or Masters in poultry preferred
Missouri Veterinary Licensed preferred
Driver’s license, lift up to 50 pounds, can work in wet, cold, hot, dusty environments with appropriate PPE
The 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. They do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
Incumbents in this position are expected to perform the essential functions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, and physical requirements of this role with or without reasonable accommodation within the described work environment.
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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 3598
About Butterball, LLC
Butterball helps consumers celebrate traditional holidays and every day meal occasions with its branded line of products. As the most recognized name in turkey, the brand represents more than 60 years of cherished memories by providing quality, great tasting products that make meals something to celebrate every day.
Butterball, LLC is a vertically integrated company headquartered just outside Raleigh, NC and is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. - distributing approximately 1 billion pounds of turkey each year.
Our success is dependent upon our team members located across North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri who all have a seat at our table to contribute to Butterball's success.