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(Archived) Senior Professional Services Veterinarian- Internal Medicine Specialist (Field based)

Last Updated: 2/25/21

Job Description


Job Description

Job Description:

The Senior Professional Services Veterinarian- Internal Medicine Specialist will function to support the medical and scientific needs of the companion animal business unit as it relates to internal medicine and our Company's Animal Health portfolio. This individual will interact with companion animal teams, key industry opinion leaders, and our customer base to achieve the goals of the professional services veterinary team and the companion animal business unit of Animal Health. The position is strategic, collaborative, operational, and visionary in the scope of the activities.

Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilizes specialist knowledge and experience in veterinary medicine to serve as the company’s subject matter expert in companion animal internal medicine (infectious diseases, endocrinology, oncology, parasitology)

  • Serve as the subject matter expert on internal medicine to assist in the development and execution of strategic goals and initiatives as they relate to the Animal Health portfolio of products

  • Interact with and inform key opinion leaders and veterinarians in the field on Animal Health products and technology; assist in developing advisory boards

  • Develop and deliver engaging training on internal medicine topics as it relates to the Animal Health portfolio to Animal Health veterinarians and employees

  • Work to integrate the Animal Health therapeutic, preventative, and technology portfolios to identify, manage, and execute on key strategic initiatives

  • Collaborate with Strategic Development and Innovation team to work across departments, including marketing, research and development, business development, and sales to help manage projects and identify key opportunities as they relate to internal medicine and Animal Health portfolio

  • Work across Animal Health departments to collaborate and consult on research projects, including market support studies, clinical trials, and pre-clinical development of products; write publications

  • Represent Animal Health as a scientific speaker and technical expert at regional and national meetings by communicating key scientific topics and research; Consult with individual veterinary clinics

  • Partner with industry associations to support animal-health related topics

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD)  

  • Board Certification in relevant field

    • DACVIM (preferred)

    • DACVM

    • DACVPM

  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine within the United States

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 5 years relevant work experience with 2 years industry experience. Relevant work experience includes any of the following:

    • Private practice

    • Specialty practice

    • University practice

    • Government

    • Other industry/Research

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, including highly effective presentation skills

  • Must be able to work effectively with key opinion leaders, our customers, and the Animal Health team

  • Must demonstrate business acumen to effectively develop and manage projects and deliverables

  • Demonstrates the ability to draw appropriate and scientifically balanced conclusions from reports/data and analyses to support product recommendations

  • Must be able to strategize and manage project activities, collaborating with other stakeholders to maximize team’s results

  • Understand customers’ or stakeholders’ needs, requirements, and expectations in order to continuously seek new ways to improve the delivery of products and services

  • Skilled at developing strong networks and relationships

  • Practical and industrial experience

  • Demonstrated self-motivation

  • Ability to work independently

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must live near a major airport

  • Travel requirements: 70% travel

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • PhD or MPH

  • Experience with companion animal vaccines and parasiticides

Our Animal Health division is a global leader in veterinary medicine and digital solutions dedicated to the health and well-being of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal health and well-being and supporting a safe food supply. Through our commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and digital health management solutions including traceability and monitoring products that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Requisition ID:R101460

Company Details

Merck Animal Health

Madison, New Jersey, United States

Merck Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services. We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, spanning products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major farm and companion animal species.