PEAK, a division of URUS, has an immediate opening for an Associate Director of Biosecurity position. (DVM)
This position is responsible for the health and biosecurity of bovine AI animals that PEAK presently houses in its facilities in Wisconsin, New York, and Montana. The role assures that PEAK’s production systems in the USA and the products produced fit with national and international regulations monitored and dictated by USDA, CSS and the EU. The role provides veterinary care, consulting and oversight for PEAK livestock in the USA and monitors performance in the area of biosecurity, livestock health & care and thereby facilitates and maximizes life-time productions and sales on PEAKS’s livestock. The role leads and receives assistance from PEAK’s location dedicated health specialists & health coordinators to assure further development in the area livestock health and care. The role is integral part of PEAK’s global Operations team, a member of PEAK’s global production team, and the role reports to PEAK’s head veterinarian who works out of PEAK locations in the US.
Competencies & Requirements
DVM - degree
Licensed in Wisconsin
Valid drivers license
Accredited by USDA in Wisconsin (type II)
Strong interest in applying continuous improvement systems in the areas of calf health, growth and nutrition and reproductive physiology and biosecurity
Strong understanding of dairy cattle genetics and the dairy cattle industry.
Strong background and skills in editing and analyzing data.
Able to perform critical audits of current PEAK programs and standards and communicate with persuasive skills with the PEAK team to make any necessary improvements.
Self-starting and self-motivated person to make continuous improvement.
Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Must have an excellent work ethic and organizational skills
Willingness to travel
The PEAK & GENESIS programs are the industry’s most comprehensive dairy cattle breeding programs providing cutting-edge genetics to members and clients across the globe. This new program – a combination of the previous Koepon PEAK program and the GENEX GENESIS program – will drive genetic improvement on a global and individual herd basis, accelerating genetic progress for all major breeds like no organization has done before. And, this will be done with complete commitment and focus on members’ and clients’ results.
The PEAK program was initiated in 2012, and since has become one of the most successful Holstein female programs in the industry with numerous top-ranked males and females. In recent years, a Jersey component was added with excellent initial results.
The GENESIS program has celebrated more than 25 years of providing Holstein AI sires to profitably influence members’ herds and high genetic merit females to serve as the next generation of bull dams. Throughout the past five years the Jersey GENESIS program has grown from a long-term goal to tangible reality offering breed-leading genetics.
Combining their genetic power, PEAK & GENESIS will produce unparalleled ge...netic excellence to assist members and clients around the world in building sustainable, productive and profitable herds.
We drive genetic improvement on a global and individual herd basis through a total genetic program with commitment and complete focus on our clients’ results.