Responsible for the health and wellbeing of the cattle, including preventative care as well as diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries; monitors the health of animals and studies effectiveness of medications, vaccinations and feeding programs, in compliance with established veterinary health standards.
a. Monitor herd health, to include calf station to ensure the calves are properly cared for
b. Manage neonatal calf care, feeding equipment, facilities, ventilation, calf/cattle movements, colostrum management, nutrition and immunization.
c. Conduct checks of animals to intervene in a proactive way in resolving problems regarding animal health and welfare.
d. Diagnose and treat cattle diseases and conditions.
e. Investigate unusual problems such as risk of mortality.
f. Update cattle records for treated animals on handheld devices provided, evaluate health and treatment interventions and provide recommendations.
g. Conduct routine pregnancy diagnosis for cows and heifers.
h. Contribute to nutritional analysis of dairy cattle and develop feeding plan
i. Review transition cows for common disorders and treat accordingly (Ketosis, Metritis, Hypocalcemia).
j. Schedule weekly and monthly veterinary tasks.
k. Liaise with purchasing and stores to ensure consistent availability of veterinary supplies.
l. Provide technical training to other farm employees as required.
m. Monitor sanitation status and effectiveness of established sanitary standards
n. Prepare weekly reports as required
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A competitive compensation package includes fully maintained living accommodation on location as well as a company vehicle.
We thank all interested applicants. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday April 16, 2021.