Careers

Careers
We provide rewarding jobs by empowering people to deliver excellent results.

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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Working together towards common goals matters.

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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    General Manager

    The general manager (GM) for Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. directs and coordinates activities to develop and implement long-range goals and objectives to meet business and profitability objectives. The GM leads a diverse group of department managers across all CVS business areas.  The GM reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine department progress toward stated goals. Confers with owners and other senior leaders to review achievements, opportunities and drive the business forward.  The GM reports to the president of the company.

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    VETERINARY ASSISTANT I

    The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting the veterinarian team in providing animal care services to clients and customers which includes administrative support. This person will also be responsible for the bathing, brushing, trimming, and providing other grooming services to domestic pets working under established guidelines and methods.  Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining hospital inventory, monitoring & treating hospitalized pets, running routine in house lab work, assisting in surgery & radiology, client communication and education, and routine care of boarding pets.

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    Carthage Supply Department Manager

    The Carthage Supply Department Manager for Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. (CVS) leads a team that is responsible for fulfilling product and part supply orders for internal and external customers.  This position works with distributor and manufacturer representatives to ensure proper supply of products, appropriate contract pricing and promotions.  This position will ensure that Carthage Supply is aligned with the strategic objectives of CVS and utilizes industry-leading strategies and technologies to deliver world class results. The department manager reports to the CVS general manager.

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 have completed at least two full years of school 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.

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 can include herd evaluations, necropsies, serological profiling, ventilation auditing, as well as biosecurity auditing. Non-veterinary experience may include pig flows, production targets, record analysis, sow and/or wean-to-finish research with our Ph.D. nutritionist and research team as well as farm production 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
• Staff Interaction

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.

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 practices, and veterinary medicine. Carthage Veterinary Service will be 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. 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
• 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.

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.

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