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Veterinary Surgeon

Jarvis Johnson
Competitive Salary + company car
Closing date
12 Apr 2021

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Other Job Function, Scientist
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, a leading international supplier of meat products is looking to appoint a Veterinary Surgeon based in East Anglia.  Reporting to the Veterinary Clinical Lead, the successful candidate will be responsible for pig health and welfare within the business, coordinating with third party veterinary cover where necessary and working effectively with the field-staff and other divisions of the business to drive excellence and continuous improvement throughout the supply chain. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the health and welfare of pigs, providing veterinary care that is appropriate and adequate
  • Prescribing, supplying and administering medications when appropriate
  • Maintaining clear, accurate and detailed clinical records
  • Ensuring the protection of public health and pig health and welfare, as well as considering the impact on the environment
  • Working collaboratively with fieldstaff and providing advice, guidance and assistance where needed
  • Delivering diagnostics where appropriate (for example Postmortem Examinations)
  • Maintaining biosecurity standards within the company and providing appropriate advice to farmers, fieldspersons or colleagues when required
  • Attending meetings covering clinical governance or animal health and welfare matters when requested
  • Assisting with set-up of new units and training of new farmers

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent, with or without postgraduate qualifications
  • Experience working with farm animals, pig experience would be an advantage
  • Compliance with the code of professional conduct as set out by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • Compliance with the completion of both the Professional Development Phase (PDP) and Continued Professional Development (CPD) as set out by the RCVS
  • Good communication skills with an ability to build business relationships across the farming community
  • Ability to provide out of hours cover when required or requested
  • Experience maintaining clinical excellence and demonstrating a continued desire to innovate

The Company:

  • One of the UK’s leading Meat processors, producing innovative and tasty products
  • Working with partnership farmers to supply high welfare, quality products to premium markets
  • Sites operating to the highest industry standards, where Animal Welfare, Food Safety and Quality are a key priority

This role will involve visiting farmers on a regular basis; successful candidates must have a full driving licence.

If you have the relevant experience and you would like to join a talented team whose key focus is maintaining the highest standard of animal health and welfare, then this could be the job for you.  The working hours for this position is Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm, with flexibility to meet the needs of the business.  The role commands a competitive salary plus company car and other benefits.

If you are interested, then please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4515 with an updated CV.



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Find Us
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom
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