Veterinary Advisor

Veterinary Advisor

Reporting to:     Business Development Manager

Location:  Ideally close to one of our four sites (Chippenham, Harrogate, Glasgow or Wolverhampton).

About Us:

From its formation in 1943, National Milk Records (NMR) has grown and developed into an integrated service provider working for farmers and milk buyers as well as an independent source of data for advisors such as vets, farm consultants and breed societies. The company and its staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality recording, testing, health and fertility services & products for dairy animals, supporting farmers and the farming industry to make improved decisions as well as working with milk buyers and retailers to constantly improve the quality of milk and dairy products. 

The Role:

The Veterinary Advisor has responsibility for the provision of technical support for NMR Group services that centre on cow health.

Qualifications:

-         MRCVS  essential       

Experience: 

   Minimum of 3 years post qualifying essential, 5 years preferred

-         Farm Animal Vet Practice, Provision of technical advice on disease management, Provision of farmer/vet training essential

-         Involvement with dairy industry bodies eg BCVA, AHDB, Action Johne’s, BVD Free preferred

Essential Key Skills:

-          Expertise in infectious disease and other aspects of cow health

-          Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels eg with farmers, vets and the industry

-          Ability to network and develop relationships with third parties

-          A wide knowledge of the dairy industry

-          The ability to use Windows OS and Microsoft Office packages

-          Excellent organisational and time management skills

-          Data handling and processing skills

-          Clean driving license

-          The ability to work independently and to be able to work collaboratively with other team members

Key Responsibilities:

-          Primary responsibility for the development of the Certifarm service which is a CHeCS accredited disease control scheme provided by NML

-          Primary responsibility for the development of a new Neospora surveillance scheme designed for use by NMR recording customers

-          Provision of technical advice and support to NMR Group staff and customers

-          Delivery of technical input at meetings – particularly relating to Certifarm and Neospora

-          Assist in the development of communications and training materials

-          Query management (internal and external)

-          Assist in the development of current and new NMR health services

-          Work collaboratively with the other members of the NMR Vet Team 

Our Values:

Open and Purposeful

Expert and Accountable

Can do and Collaborative


If you would like to apply for this position, please forward your CV and Covering Letter explaining why the position is for you to:

Ben Bartlett at recruitment@nmrp.com

Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st January 2019

Please ensure you quote the vacancy number in the subject of your application email. Vacancy no. 300919

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