Head Veterinary Surgeon
Archer & Bull
Muscat, Oman
منذ 3 يوم

Responsibilities : Preventive care

Preventive care

Maintain a clean and safe working environment for the area within his / her control.

Maintain bio-security of the farm.

Perform stock walks daily and for training purposes

Examine animals to diagnose their health problems

Test for and vaccinate against diseases

Curative Care

Diagnose and treat animals for medical conditions

Identify and treat mastitis, lameness and other animal health problems

Treat and dress wounds

Perform surgery on animals

Euthanize animals if required

Palliative care

Understand and implement good practice for animal health and welfare

Ensure moving and handling animals is done in an acceptable, quiet and calm way

Educate team and staff about general animal care, medical conditions, and treatments

Medical Records

Order and maintain an adequate stock of all vet drugs and equipment

Keep records of all mastitis treatments given and ensuring animals are marked according to the farm systems manual

Record other treatments as required

Observe cows in season / cows calved

Observant when with the cows, documenting any information that may be useful, for example,

cows that look like they may be coming in season

Live-stock Management

Ensure all pre-breeding cows / heifers are ready to breed on time.

Ensure Artificial Insemination is carried correctly and timely.

Prescribing care during and after mating

Prescribing care during calving

Assisting with delivery

Assisting with calf rearing and young stock

Assisting with the management of dry stock, including bulls as required

Animal Health & Welfare

Supervise regular trimming of hoofs

Helping herd manager to ensure staff stay attentive / alert for signs of unwell animals / sickness

especially when passing animals in the paddock, getting cows in for milking, etc.

Helping implement good practices of animal health and welfare; ensure unwell animals are identified and treated quickly as per farm protocols, and all animals moved / handled in an acceptable, quiet and calm way

Emphasize identifying and treating mastitis, lameness and other animal health problems on priority

Demand reporting any incidences of bloat or suspected bloat immediately, and all unwell animals to self as part of daily report

Sharing animal health report with herd manager highlighting details of all unwell animals

Health and Safety

Understand and ensure meeting the obligations of health and safety requirements of

employment legislation. Ensure compliance of all H&S policies related to farms, including

wearing of helmets and other personal protective equipment by the staff

Identify and contain / minimize health hazards among livestock

Maintain a Tidy Workplace

Store medical tools and equipment away in the correct place where they belong, as soon as

practical after finishing the task

Dispose of medical waste appropriately

Complete all other tasks required to maintain a safe and healthy workplace and environment

Team Building Planning, acquisition and mentoring

Define knowledge / skillsets required

Train designated staff in diagnosis and treatment, for your off-duty periods.

Train staff in the safe practices regarding handling of drugs and animals.

Effective communication within and outside the team

Create a supportive environment for the team members

Contribute to the team, letting others know information that may be useful or important

Help to create a fun, supportive work environment

People management and reporting responsibilities

Schedule shift changes and days off, and maintain discipline within the veterinary department

  • Perform, physically (not computer generated), punctually the monthly livestock count.
  • Continually update a diagnosis and treatment manual.
  • Liaison with management and other line managers (as part of cross function team) for efficient running of the department.
  • Participate in management and supervisory meetings as and when required.
  • Produce end of month departmental report, on time, and as required by the management.
  • Ensure accurate and up to date, daily, weekly, monthly records as required by the management.

  • Ensure tasks are understood by the team members, and performed responsibly and diligently
  • Help others in the team if needed; Support relief staff in their duties
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