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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Professional Consulting Veterinarian

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  Dec 28, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 117240 - Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Hill's Pet Nutrition employs more than 200 veterinarians, Ph.D. nutritionists and food scientists who work every day around the world to create new products and improve existing ones that will help pets live a long, healthy and full life. Our vision is to make nutrition a cornerstone of veterinary medicine, while living our  mission  to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 


If you are passionate about both our company vision and mission, we invite you to apply for the position of Professional Consulting Veterinarian (PCV). Our 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. 


The Professional Consulting Veterinarian (PCV) is part of the U.S. Customer Development Organization 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 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 sales districts 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. 


We invite you to apply for the position of Professional Consulting Veterinarian based out of your home office in or near Charlotte, North Carolina covering from Asheville, NC to Raleigh, NC, and south to include all of South Carolina. This position also supports Lincoln Memorial University. Overnight travel is required, with an average of 2 nights per week, but will vary week to week.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Key Thought 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 Hills’ initiatives. Promote active recommendation and endorsement of Hill’s products.
  • Call on specialty hospital customers in assigned geography with appropriate frequency, in person and/or virtually, based on tier. Educate and implement initiatives resulting in partnerships and protocols that include an active Hill’s recommendation from the veterinary healthcare team. Increase Hill’s sales and market share with assigned specialty hospital customers.
  • Engage with assigned College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) faculty, interns, residents and  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 

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

Regional, National, and Corporate Activities

  • Represent Hill’s at assigned regional and national veterinary conferences and strategic 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.



Basic qualifications


  • 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 nights per week, but will vary).


Preferred qualifications


  • 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.

We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance. Apply with us! Come and join our amazing team!



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

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and 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.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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