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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Open Positions

Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. (CVS) provides consulting to independent swine producers and production systems throughout the United States, the Americas, and Asia. We provide outstanding veterinary service by combining science with health and production and a commitment to continuous improvement. With ten veterinarians and a multi-discipline support staff, Carthage Veterinary Service has a strong foundation of experience to provide a multitude of services domestically and internationally.
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, growth opportunities and training processes to ensure our employees succeed in their role.
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    Diagnostic Lab Technician

    Carthage Diagnostic Lab is seeking a task-oriented, analytical individual to join our laboratory team. This position includes an extensive 90-day-on-the-job training program for all technical tasks. The Diagnostic Lab Tech will process specimens, perform molecular techniques associated with PCR, perform immunoassay (ELISA) and report diagnostic results to the veterinary team. This position will report directly to the Laboratory Director. Individuals must be able to self-motivated with a strong work ethic and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Must have a positive and friendly attitude to handle customer service-related issues.

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    Financial Analyst

    The financial analyst will provide support to the CVS corporate accounting department. This position will be responsible for analyzing financial data and creating financial models for management to make solid financial decisions. This position will also work on identifying process improvements within the accounting department to ensure accuracy and improved efficiency.

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    IT Support Analyst

    Under general supervision, the IT Support Analyst supports and maintains desktop computer systems, peripherals and office equipment both in the office environment and at remotely located Managed farm clients.  This position will act as a first-level resource for installing, maintaining and updating selected software and hardware products in the office and at remotely located farms.  Additionally the IT Support Analyst assists in implementing practices that will more effectively utilize resources.  The IT Support Analyst must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to the client while maintaining confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed.

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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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    Research Associate

    The Research Associate is responsible for assisting the Research Managers in conducting trials at farms, following company standard operating procedures.

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

Micro-Internships

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.

MicroInternship

Micro-Internships
Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. offers micro-opportunities to students looking to get a better understanding of the opportunities within the Swine industry.

Internship Program
Our micro-internship program is open to all college and high school students for a one-week, held during common school break sessions. Student housing is provided by the company if needed. Our goal is to provide students with valuable hands-on experience, more insight into our business and an understanding of the career opportunities that are available. Join us to explore careers in the following areas:

 

Areas of Opportunity
• Accounting
• Business Development
• Diagnostic Lab
• Information Technology
• Nutrition
• Research
• Sales & Marketing
• Software Development
• Swine Production
• Veterinarian and more!

 

Time Commitment
• One-week sessions
• 40-50 hours per week

 

For those interested or wanting to learn more:
Email: internships@hogvet.com
Call: 217-357-2811
Download the complete flyer here for more information.

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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