Associate Swine Veterinarian



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The Associate Swine Veterinarian is responsible for providing practical and scientific support to internal and external customers, in order to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage in the pork industry. This role will provide practical and scientifically sound technical expertise in health management including biosecurity; disease control and treatment; regulatory, animal well-being and food safety requirements. The Associate Swine Veterinarian is responsible for direct interaction with client producers, caretakers and associated support staff, providing verification of swine herd health ensuring adherence to standard operating procedures and production practices. Success in this role will require active collaboration with their Carthage Veterinary Service team, providing clients with fiscally and socially responsible strategies for managing the health of their swine farms.



  • Serves as a scientific and technical advisor to operations personnel on matters related to swine veterinary medicine.
  • Works closely with farm personnel to assess health issues and coordinates with them to develop and implement effective health management strategies
  • Identifies animals in need of medical attention and communicates effectively with the producer and/or caretakers
  • Collaboratively works with the Carthage team as well as our clients to communicate and implement improved processes around production management, health management, genetic improvement, and bio security
  • Conducts routine farm assessments with associated documentation and follow up
  • Prescribes and supervises appropriate treatments for client farms
  • Assists in training personnel on proper animal husbandry practices for client farms
  • Performs appropriate diagnostic tests to determine the cause of illness as appropriate
  • Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Complies with the practices and principals of client biosecurity expectations to safeguard health of their swine herd
  • Provides suggestions to the owners in how to expand and grow their businesses


  1. Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree AND
  2. Ability to achieve veterinary licensure and accreditation in Indiana, Michigan & Ohio
  3. Experience as a practicing swine veterinarian is preferred, but training will be provided to any candidate and new graduates are encouraged to apply



  • Demonstrate ability to excel within an accelerated work environment
  • Possess the motivation to be a self starter and ability to work without in person supervision
  • Ability to communicate with various behavioral styles
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit to drive and build business; and retain growing clients
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the Eastern Cornbelt approximately 20% of time with occasional overnight stays


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Job skills required

  • Possess advanced interpersonal communication skills

  • Possess knowledge of analytical and diagnostic techniques

  • In depth understanding of the pork industry

  • Demonstrate knowledge of overall business strategy and operations

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software

  • Thorough understanding of diseases and disorders detrimental to the welfare and performance of swine

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