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Veterinarian - Intern

Company: Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: This one-year, full-time Veterinarian Internship will work in our Cattery/Kennel at our Saint Joseph, Missouri Nestle Development Center and provide comprehensive veterinary care for a canine and feline population. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Assist with and perform necessary veterinary procedures to insure the health and well-being of the cats and dogs2. Knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nest R&D PetCare Manual3. Responsible for maintenance of all health records as required by the record retention policy and the Animal Welfare Act4. Responsible for emergency situations (20%), including an occasional night shift (during whelping)5. Ensure Compliance with Company policies and procedures by group members6. The intern will complete employee orientation (overview of corporate policies, facility and department responsibilities, safety procedures, standard operating procedures SOP , drug log maintenance, harassment training, and an on-line nutrition overview) and will assume primary responsibility for cases within the first two weeks. 7. Primary mentoring will be provided by staff veterinarians; however, the intern will have opportunities to interact with Nestle Purina nutrition scientists, collaborative researchers, behavior scientists, and, if appropriate, engineers. 8. The intern will perform physical examinations, request and perform diagnostic tests, determine diagnosis, prescribe treatment, and perform procedures such as: catheter placement, venipuncture, routine surgeries, dental prophy and extractions. 9. The intern will perform elective soft tissue surgery that may include but are not limited to: ovariohysterectomies, orchiectomies, mass removals, and cystectomies; assist/perform emergency surgeries such as caesarian sections, exploratory surgeries for foreign body ingestion, and GDV; and may have opportunities to perform orthopedic surgery during the 12 month period. 10. Conduct all activity in compliance with generally accepted veterinary practice and all required Company policies and procedures11. Maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work environment12. Provide clinical diagnostics and treatment regimens for sick animals13. Travel as necessary ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern will develop a minimum of one, 10-20 minute, seminar on a topic or case study for presentation to the employees of the PetCare facility. The intern must obtain state licensure in Missouri within 90 days of their date of hire. Nestle Purina will provide financial assistance for licensure fees. The intern will identify and complete a project while working at the St. Joseph facility. Possible projects may include: develop rehabilitation protocols for pets recovering from orthopedic surgery and/or geriatric dogs; involvement with a nutrition trial; participation in behavioral research; or development of an SOP for a veterinary clinical procedure. The completed project will be used within the PetCare facility to enhance the well-being of our pets. The intern will complete 5-10 continuing education credits by attending local VMA meetings, through online CE through DVM 360/VIN, etc., and/or by attending a portion of the Central Veterinary Conference in Kansas City, MO. Nestle Purina will pay for up to 2 (two) days of the Kansas City Central Veterinary Conference registration fee. Additional duties as assigned. SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED: Supervision provided by the Section Leader Veterinary Services and Veterinarian JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge): DVM degree Excellent animal handling skills Good management, communication and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy. Good organizational skills Pro-active/Self-Starter SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED: Experience in a research environment or clinical practice

Keywords: Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Saint Joseph , Veterinarian - Intern, Other , Saint Joseph, Missouri

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