UK Production Vet

Chester, Cheshire
05 Aug 2021
04 Nov 2021
Contract Type

Ever wondered what it is like working for one of the worlds largest genetics companies? Then look no further.

Due to continued growth within the UK and exports we are seeking a highly professional veterinarian to join Cogent Breeding in the role of UK Production Vet.

This role harnesses specialist bovine health and biosecurity knowledge and will ensure that excellent support is offered, whilst working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deputy centre vet supervising responsibilities for CBL licensed sites
  • Provide on-site clinical work, biosecurity advice, health test interpretation as required
  • Providing technical guidance to colleagues and/or customers in matters of cow health and fertility
  • Veterinary support for export & distribution depts – planning of country specific inventory and health testing requirements.
  • Semen certification – export & domestic semen movements and vet support documentation
  • On farm clinical examinations of new donor sires to include semen assessment where appropriate.
  • Supervision of pre-entry process & veterinary liaison with breeder herds as per CBL protocols.
  • Provide veterinary support to wider business and projects as required eg genetics and precision
  • Deputise for Company Vet when absent or unavailable.
  • Supervision of CBL staff with regard health testing and biosecurity SOP compliance


Essential Skills and Attributes:

  • Veterinary Surgeon Degree and Registered MRCVS
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical farm experience
  • Demonstrable experience of working within the agriculture industry
  • Advanced level knowledge of cattle fertility management, herd health and biosecurity procedures
  • Ability to work with autonomy to make decisions
  • Excellent prioritisation skills
  • Positive attitude and desire to learn
  • Full driving license


Working Hours: Flexible – (full or part time applications welcome)


Benefits: 21 days annual leave increasing to 23 days after 12 months’ service and increasing to 25 days after 2 years’ service plus bank holidays, Matched Pension, Life Assurance (4 times basic salary), Employee Discounts, Company car (optional), CPD fully supported and funded