The purpose of this position is to multiply the success of client breeding programs by producing embryos from their donor cows and pregnancies in their recipient cows. Ensure disease and trauma are minimized when embryos are harvested from donors and transferred into recipients. Monitor the general health and reproductive fertility in resident cows while contributing to a positive working environment, delivering services which exceed customer expectation. Ideally this person will be located near Onida/Pierre, SD.
Flush and transfer bovine embryos in the clinic and on farms.
Review and design superovulation and synchronization protocols for donors and recipients.
Evaluate pregnancy status in recipients post-implant using ultrasonography to:
Evaluate the gender in embryo transfer and in-vitro fetuses.
Evaluate the number and viability fetuses in cows implanted with clone or research embryos.
Perform rectal palpations to evaluate reproductive status of incoming and backgrounded recipient cows.
Monitor and implement the preventative medicine, nutrition, and reproductive programs and overall herd health of animals on the farms.
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 bovine embryos.
Perform tests and exams and complete paperwork for the interstate movement of animals.
Examine and administer treatments to sick donor and recipient cows and calves.
Perform special surgeries as necessary in joint and research projects (fetal removals, c-sections, etc.).
Participate in an emergency/on-call weekend schedule on a rotational basis.
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.
Our Professional Services Veterinarians in South Dakota work with an embryologist (lab) and we employ several summer interns to assist with on farm trips as needed.
We are looking to hire 1 Professional Services Veterinarian to help service our South Dakota 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.
American Embryo Transfer Association certification.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Ability to travel including occasional overnight stays with seasonal spikes (Apr-June, Nov-Dec).
Ability to put in long days (up to 14 hours) during seasonal periods.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time.
Strong and reliable back, shoulder, arm, hand and ability to manipulate the bovine reproductive tract multiple times.
Excellent hand coordination and finger sensation.
Passion for bovine reproduction with a desire for continual learning and improvement.
Strong sense for connecting with customers and identifying and fulfilling their needs.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
High degree of professionalism.
Proficiency in computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Valid driver’s license and ability to operate a company vehicle.
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.