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Professional Consulting Veterinarian - St. Louis, MO

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Date: Apr 20, 2017

Location: St Louis, MO, US



Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a $2.3 Billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, Ideal Balance and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.


Location: St Louis, Missouri, United States

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country



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. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply to our PCV position.  This position will be based out of your home office in St. Louis, Missouri. Overnight travel is required, with an average of 1-2 nights per week, but will vary week to week.

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, house officers 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 who is engaged in improving the health of dogs and cats in supporting the profession. This position serves as the technical liaison for the sales district; consulting, coaching and training Sales Territory Managers and Agency Representatives.


Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Build trusted, influential relationships with 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 hospital healthcare teams.
  • Develop and grow trusting relationships with Key Thought Leaders (veterinary and technician) in private specialty practice, general practice and academia to identify and implement opportunities to deliver relevant continuing education, participate in Feeding Experiences and identify candidates for Networking Studies.
  • Provide nutritional and career enrichment education at veterinary and technician schools that establish Hill’s as a trusted, innovative and credible partner. Educate house officers and 3rd/4th year 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 and Agency 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 Veterinary Affairs Team, with Marketing and Customer Marketing to provide customer insight and technical support for Hill’s products and programs.


    Basic Qualifications

  • DVM/VMD required with 4+ years of clinical practice experience and licensed in at least one state
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license with no moving violations
  • The ability to fulfill travel requirements of the position – on average 1-2 nights per week, but will vary week to week


  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent relationship building and influencing skills
  • Must be competitive, tenacious and self-motivated
  • Strong analytical skills and basic understanding of business and business terminology
  • Animal health industry experience
  • Commercial interest/experience

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
  • Quarterly 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.


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