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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:  Nov 29, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 138400 - San Diego, California, United States

Hill's Pet Nutrition is looking for a Professional Consulting Veterinarian to be part of our amazing team! We look forward to reviewing your application!


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions? If this is how you see your career, Hill’s is the place to be! Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best groundbreaking 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.


If you are passionate about our company mission, we invite you to apply for our Professional Consulting Veterinarian as part of the Sales & Engagement Development Training Program. You will start your career in the Southern California market based from your home office in San Diego, where you will learn and train with the market area team, as our development training program provides you with all of the skills vital for a successful career as a Professional Consulting Veterinarian with Hill's. Upon successful completion of the development and training program, you will be assigned to a permanent location in the West US region (which could be any of 12 cities with current PCV territories) when a PCV territory becomes available. Once assigned, you will be encouraged to move to that location within 90 days. 


The Professional Consulting Veterinarian (PCV) is part of Hill's Customer Development Organization, and interacts with the US Professional and Veterinary Affairs team. The PCV is responsible for relationship building, education, and influence of veterinary and pet retail customers, in order to earn the Hill's recommendation. These customers 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 local district sales teams 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. 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 outstanding nutrition.


What you will do:


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

  • Establish influential relationships with Key Thought Leaders in specialty hospitals and academia. Find 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, 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 links 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 the tools of technology 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 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 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)
  • At least 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 with no moving violations
  • Able to work independently to handle a demanding schedule with irregular hours and to manage travel within geography/region
  • Able to fulfill travel requirements of the position (on average 1-2 nights per week, but will vary)
  • Ability to relocate for career advancement


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Speaking Spanish fluently
  • Animal health industry or sales experience
  • 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 driven
  • Business and leadership skills
  • Excellent planning and priority setting
  • Digital proficiency
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google business apps

Salary Range $86,400 - $126,840 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.

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