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Professional Consulting Veterinarian - Southern CA

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Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: San Diego, CA, 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: San Diego, California, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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Job Summary:

The Professional Consulting Veterinarian (PCV) is part of the U.S. Professional and Veterinary Affairs team responsible for relationship building, education, and influence of veterinary and pet retail customers.  These include veterinary specialists, general practitioners, members of the veterinary healthcare team, Key Thought Leaders (KTLs) in the veterinary profession, academic administrators, faculty, residents, interns, and students, leaders of veterinary professional organizations, and pet retailers.  This role also provides support for the Hill’s Customer Development Organization by delivering internal education to sales Territory Managers, providing external education and training to pet and veterinary customers, and supporting customer initiatives. The PCV works closely with the District Manager in their assigned district to identify business needs and implement strategies grow the business.


The PCV’s work ensures that Hill’s is known as a scientific, innovative, and credible partner that is engaged with veterinary and pet care professionals to transform the lives of dogs and cats through superior nutrition.


 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 Orange County, CA or San Diego, CA covering California from Orange County/Riverside south, Arizona, western New Mexico, and El Paso, TX .  Overnight travel is required, with an average of 2-3 nights per week, but will vary week to week.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


          Key Opinion Leaders, Specialty Hospitals, and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine

  • Establish influential relationships with Key Thought Leaders in specialty hospitals and academia.  Identify opportunities to deliver relevant continuing education and engage KTLs in Hill’s initiatives. Promote active recommendation and endorsement of Hill’s products.
  • Call on specialty hospital customers with appropriate frequency, based on tier. Educate and implement initiatives that result in an active Hill’s recommendation from the veterinary healthcare team. Increase Hill’s sales and market share with assigned specialty hospital customers.
  • Engage with College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) faculty, interns, residents and 3rd/4th year students. Provide education on clinical nutrition and Hill’s products, improving nutritional competence and influencing active recommendation of Hill’s products. Build relationships with administrators and key staff to establish Hill’s as a valuable and trusted partner.
  • Work with Hill’s Student Representatives to identify and coordinate opportunities to create a positive presence in veterinary schools, and to encourage the use of Hill’s products through the VIP Market program


    District Support

  • Increase sales and market share and establish Hill’s as the preferred partner with pet retail and veterinary healthcare teams, to help achieve district performance goals. Deliver appropriate education, coaching, and training to meet customer needs.
  • Use digital tools to improve educational reach and influence.  
  • Support Territory Managers’ technical, nutritional, and product expertise with education and training during district meetings and conference calls, and while working in the field.
  • Work closely with District Manager to identify and prioritize business needs and implement strategies. Help to plan and participate in distric customer events that will increase product sales and market share.


    Key Opinion Leaders, Specialty Hospitals, and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine

  • Represent Hill’s at assigned regional and national conferences and corporate customer meetings.
  • Develop working relationships with local and regional veterinary associations to identify, target and prioritize opportunities that support Hill’s strategies.
  • Partner with US Marketing and Retail Marketing teams to provide customer insight and technical support for Hill’s products and programs.
  • Serve on project teams, deliver webinars, and support Hill’s customer tours as assigned


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Basic Requirements:

  • Professional degree in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD or equivalent)
  • 4+ years clinical practice experience required
  • current, active license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds. Valid driver’s license with no moving violations.
  • Able to work independently to manage a demanding schedule with irregular hours and to manage travel within geography/region.
  • Able to fulfill travel requirements of the position (on average 2-3 nights per week, but will vary).


Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic, professional appearance and demeanor, high integrity.
  • Excellent relationship building and influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation).
  • Self-motivated and highly competitive.
  • Business and leadership skills.
  • Animal health industry or sales experience.
  • Ability to relocate for career advancement.


Expected Areas of Skills:

  • Excellent business presentation skills, strong verbal and written communication
  • Excellent skills in influence and negotiation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team player
  • Excellent planning and priority setting
  • Digital proficiency
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google business apps, and social media


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: San Diego

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