Careers

Careers
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Open Positions

Carthage Veterinary Service offers a wide range of opportunities for a variety of disciplines.

Student Opportunities

Develop your husbandry and scientific skills in a way that complements your education. We offer a variety of internships and externships.

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We look forward to reviewing your application and getting to know you better.

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Open Positions

As a global pork industry leader, we provide solutions for the food supply chain – thanks to our employees.
Our employees are from a variety of backgrounds and support the company in roles ranging from veterinary services to educational development to support. We have comprehensive benefits package, training opportunities.
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    Mixed-Animal Veterinarian

    The Mixed-Animal Veterinarian is responsible for providing practical and scientific services in a small community setting. The clinic services approximately 60% small animal and 40% large animals.  The Mixed-Animal Veterinarian will work in a modern clinic with digital radiology, ultrasound, dental machine, power equine dental float and a full diagnostic lab. The Mixed-Animal Veterinarian will direct a support staff and work closely with local pet rescues and the community.  The Mixed-Animal Veterinarian is also responsible for health ensuring adherence to standard operating procedures and practices.

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    Software Developer

    The Software Developer is responsible for design, implementation, and maintenance of software to meet the needs of internal and external clients.   The developer will work with the team and clients under supervision of the IT Director and Lead Software Developer to understand requirements, develop specifications, test and write software applications.

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    Biologics Technician

    The Biologics Technician is responsible for daily operations of the Carthage Biologics Lab.  This position will perform technical lab work requiring strong skills including maintaining and monitoring bacterial and animal cell culture and harvest, as well as strong organizational skills and interpersonal communication strengths.  The Biologics Technician will perform front line laboratory analyses as well as maintenance and cleaning of equipment, routinely taking inventory, and handling and growing cultures. This position reports directly to the Laboratory Director.

    Benefits

    • Competitive wages
    • Paid time off (vacation & personal)
    • Health, vision, and dental insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Retirement plan with matching contributions
    • Referral bonus programs

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    Student Opportunities

    CISS Research Internships
    Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. offers opportunities to undergraduate and veterinary students to participate in a research internship program. Students will be provided opportunity to conduct commercial research trials with a focus on swine nutrition, production, behavior, environmental, or economics. Students will have the opportunity to learn new skills that enhances knowledge of the swine industry, standard farm practices, and veterinary medicine. Carthage Veterinary Service will be a catalyst in providing the student with a positive learning experience.

    Internship Program
    Our paid internship program is open to all full-time college and veterinary students who are enrolled in a college program and are studying agriculture, animal science, or veterinary medicine. Student housing is provided by the company. All students will be required to complete an independent research project focused around swine production and dependent on an intern’s particular interest. The results of the research will be presented at the conclusion of the program to various employees of the company. The company provides activities throughout the program to encourage networking, team building, and overall community engagement.

    Candidate Requirements
    • Ability to work independently
    • Organized
    • Good communicator
    • Strong work ethic
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Good written and verbal skills

    Time Commitment
    • Summer break - 3 months
    • 40-50 hours per week

    Key Dates
    • Applications accepted year round
    • Screening begins in November for following summer
    • Internships awarded and confirmed in January
    • Note: If you are delayed in applying, please contact us for internship availability.

    Application Process
    If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter, a personal resume (including references) and a current academic transcript.

    All materials should be sent to:
    Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd.
    Attn: Intern Program
    P.O. Box 220
    Carthage, IL 62321

    If sending electronically, materials should be sent to internships@hogvet.com.
    Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of receipt.

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    CVS Veterinary Externships
    Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. offers opportunities to veterinary students to participate in a veterinary externship program. Students will work along veterinarians during their externship. Site visits may include conducting herd evaluations, performing necropsies, serological profiling, ventilation auditing, as well as biosecurity auditing. Swine production experiences may include analyzing pig flows, reviewing production targets, and record analysis. Additional opportunities may include participation in sow and/or wean-to-finish research as well as site visits with production teams. Externs will participate in herd staff discussions and may write a herd visit report.

    Externship Program
    Our externship program is open to all full-time veterinary students who have completed at least two full years of school and are studying veterinary medicine.
    Housing is provided for externs.

    Externship Highlights
    • Hands-on experience
    • Swine veterinarian interaction
    • Experience in commercial swine facilities

    Candidate Requirements
    • Ability to work independently
    • Organized
    • Good communicator
    • Strong work ethic
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Good written and verbal skills

    Students selected must obtain Professional Liability Insurance prior to their externship.

    Time Commitment
    • Length of externship is up to two weeks
    • 40-50 hours per week

    Application Process
    Students inquiring about externships should visit the CVS externship site. If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter, a personal resume (including references) and dates interested.

    All materials should be sent to:
    Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd.
    Attn: Vet Extern Program
    P.O. Box 220
    Carthage, IL 62321

    If sending electronically, materials should be sent to internships@hogvet.com.
    Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of receipt. Early application is encouraged.

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    CVS Veterinary Internships
    Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. offers opportunities to veterinary students to participate in a veterinary internship program. Students will gain experience by learning new skills that enhances knowledge of the swine industry, standard farm operating procedures, and swine veterinary medicine. Carthage Veterinary Service will serve as a catalyst in providing the student with a positive learning experience that enhances the intern’s knowledge.

    Internship Program
    Our internship program is open to all full-time veterinary students who have completed at least two full years of school and are studying veterinary medicine. Student housing is provided by the company. All students will be assigned a project at the start of their internship and provide regular updates and a comprehensive presentation of results at the conclusion of the program. In addition to conducting a research project, the student will learn basic technical tasks and sampling methods and participate in herd health visits and disease investigations. CVS strives towards increasing knowledge of competencies for swine veterinary practice. The company provides activities throughout the program to encourage networking, team building, and overall community engagement.

    Candidate Requirements
    Ability to work independently
    Ability to working in a flexible environment
    Organized
    Good communicator
    Strong work ethic
    Problem-solving skills
    Good written and verbal skills

    Time Commitment
    • Summer break
    • 40-50 hours per week

    Key Dates
    • Applications accepted year-round
    • Screening begins in November for following summer
    • Internships awarded and confirmed in January
    • Note: If you are delayed in applying, please contact us for internship availability.

    Application Process
    If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter, a personal resume (including references) and a current academic transcript.

    All materials should be sent to:
    Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd.
    Attn: Intern Program
    P.O. Box 220
    Carthage, IL 62321

    If sending electronically, materials should be sent to internships@hogvet.com.
    Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of receipt. Early application is encouraged.

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    Apply Today or Get More Information:

    interns@hogvet.com

    Call 217-357-2811

    Career Development

    We believe in building an organization of strong people. Our senior management team is heavily invested in developing our staff skills and leadership via the following programs.

    • Total Leader Experience
    • Carthage Management Training
    • Veterinary Calibration Events
    • PQA Plus
    • TQA

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    Job Application

    Web Application

    Apply now online. Click on the link below and fill out an online application. It will be sent to us immediately. We will begin processing your application as soon as possible and get back to you.

    Printable Application

    Apply now. Click on the appropriate application below to open a printable employment application that you can fill out and mail to Human Resources, P.O. Box 220, Carthage, IL 62321.

    Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

    Work-life balance matters to you and to us.

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