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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:  Mar 1, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 151245 - Detroit, Michigan, United States

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. 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. Our decades of science and research guide us in creating nutrition that’s a step ahead so pets and pet parents can enjoy every day together. As the US #1 Veterinarian Recommended pet food brand, knowledge is our first ingredient with 220+ veterinarians, PhD nutritionists and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health.

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 our company vision and mission, we invite you to apply for the position of Professional Consulting Veterinarian (PCV) based out of your home office in or near Detroit, MI, covering Michigan, Northern Indiana, and Chicago, IL.  Hill's PCVs work to ensure that Hill's is known as a scientific leader and an innovative, credible partner that is engaged with veterinary and pet health professionals to transform the lives of dogs and cats through superior nutrition. The Professional Consulting Veterinarian (PCV) is part of the U.S. Professional Veterinary Affairs team, and is 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, residents and interns, leaders of veterinary professional organizations, and pet retailers. Individuals in this role also provide support for Hill's Field Engagement teams by delivering internal education to sales Territory Managers, providing external education and training to pet and veterinary customers, and supporting customer activities. The PCV works closely with the Regional Sales Manager in their assigned market(s) to plan and execute initiatives that drive business growth.


What you will do

  • Key Thought Leaders and Specialty Practices • 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 with appropriate frequency, in person and/or virtually, 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.
  • Market Area Support • Partner with the Market Area team to increase sales and market share and establish Hill’s as the preferred partner with pet retail and veterinary healthcare teams, to help achieve team 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 virtually. • Work closely with the Regional Sales Manager to identify and prioritize business needs and implement strategies. Collaboratively plan and participate in Market Area customer events that will increase product sales and market share.
  • Regional, National, and Corporate Customer Activities • 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. • Represent Hill’s at assigned regional and national veterinary conferences and corporate customer meetings. • Serve on project teams, deliver webinars, and support Hill’s customer tours as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standard

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate Professional degree in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD or equivalent)
  • Active License in at least one state of the US
  • At least 4 years of Veterinary clinical practice
  • 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).
  • Strong work ethic, professional appearance and demeanor, high integrity.
  • Excellent relationship building, influence, and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent business presentation skills. Strong verbal, written, and virtual communication
  • Digital proficiency
  • You are a professional - with excellent skills in planning, priority setting, communication, and public speaking.
  • You connect the dots - building relationships and promoting Hill’s scientific leadership through education, training, and advocacy.
  • You are a collaborator - working with dynamic teams who share your passion.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Google Suite proficiency (i.e, Sheets, Slides, Docs)
  • Business and leadership skills.
  • Animal health industry or sales experience.
  • Ability to relocate for career advancement.


Important Consideration

  • Home office based with customer-facing and traveling covering Michigan, Northern Indiana, Chicago, IL 


Physical Demands

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Frequently
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Frequently


Salary Range $88,800 - $131,250 USD
Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive
offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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