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Professional Consulting Veterinarian - Minneapolis, MN

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Date: Nov 6, 2017

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 57461


The Professional Consulting Veterinarian is part of the U.S. Professional and Veterinary Affairs team responsible for veterinary relationship building, education and influence of veterinary customers (General Practitioners and Veterinary Healthcare Team members, Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician Key Thought Leaders, academic administrators, faculty, interns, residents and students, and Professional Organizations) that results in endorsement and active recommendation. This position ensures that Hill’s is positioned as an important scientific, innovative and credible partner that is engaged in supporting the profession to improve the health of dogs and cats. This position serves as the technical liaison for the sales district; consulting, coaching and training Sales Territory Managers and providing technical expertise that supports customer initiatives.


If you are passionate about our company mission, we invite you to apply for the position of Professional Consulting Veterinarian based out of your home office in or near Minneapolis, MN, covering Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and portions of Iowa.  Overnight travel is required, with an average of 1-2 nights per week, but will vary week to week.


Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Build trusted, influential relationships with customers in all customer segments that result in active veterinary team recommendation and endorsement.
  • Influence practice success and establish Hill’s as the preferred partner through nutritional education, skill-building, training and coaching with veterinary healthcare teams.
  • Develop and grow trusting relationships with Key Thought Leaders (veterinary and technician) in private specialty practice, general practice and academia.  Identify opportunities to deliver relevant continuing education, execute informal feeding trials (In Clinic Feeding Experiences) and encourage KTLs to apply for Clinical Study Grants.
  • Provide nutrition and career enrichment education at veterinary and technician schools to establishes Hill’s as a trusted, innovative and credible partner. Educate interns, residents and 3rd/4th year veterinary students on clinical nutrition and Hill’s products, increasing nutritional competence and influencing active recommendation of Hill’s foods.
  • Work with Hill’s Student Representatives to identify and coordinate opportunities to create a positive identity and presence in veterinary and technician schools.
  • Enhance Field Sales Representatives’ technical and product expertise through training and field work; partner with District Managers on district needs and support.
  • Attend national/regional/specialty/state conferences and work the Hill’s exhibit booth, building relationships and influencing conference attendees to recommend and sell Hill’s products.
  • Develop and grow trusting relationships with local and regional veterinary associates to identify, target and prioritize opportunities that support Hill’s strategies.
  • Facilitate and improve utilization of Hill’s messaging and client education materials.
  • Partner, as a member of the Professional and Veterinary Affairs team, with US Marketing and Retail Marketing teams to provide customer insight and technical support for Hill’s products and programs.


    Basic Qualifications

  • Professional degree in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD or equivalent) and 4+ years clinical practice experience required; current, active license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Ability to fulfill travel requirements of the position – on average 1-2 nights per week, but will vary week to week


    Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong work ethic, professional appearance and approach, high integrity
  • Excellent relationship building and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Self-motivated and highly-competitive
  • Strong analytical skills and basic understanding of business and business terminology
  • Able to work independently to manage a demanding schedule with irregular hours and to manage travel within geography/region to deliver internal and external customer visits/training; some overnight travel required
  • Animal health industry experience
  • Commercial interest/experience and/or involvement in organized veterinary medicine
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Hill’s offers:

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment
  • Retirement Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
  • Annual education/tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
  • 14 paid holidays and annual vacation
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Highly professional, ethical, and caring environment

Hill’s PCV's also enjoy:

  • Fully paid company vehicle
  • Competitive quarterly target bonuses
  • Company provided home office equipment, laptop, and iPad


Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Consulting, Social Media, Marketing Consultant, Field Sales, Technical Support, Technology, Marketing, Sales

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