This position will multiply the success of client breeding programs by producing embryos from their donor cows and pregnancies in their recipient cows. Ensure disease and trauma are minimized when embryos are harvested from donors and transferred into recipients. Monitor the general health and reproductive fertility in resident cows while contributing to a positive working environment, delivering services which exceed customer expectation.
Flush and transfer bovine embryos in the clinic and on farms
Perform ultrasound guided transvaginal ovum pickup procedures for bovine IVF embryo production
Review and design superovulation and synchronization protocols for donors and recipients
Evaluate pregnancy status in recipients post-implant using ultrasonography to:
Evaluate the gender in embryo transfer and in-vitro fetuses
Evaluate the number and viability fetuses in cows implanted with clone or research embryos
Perform rectal palpations to evaluate reproductive status of incoming and backgrounded recipient cows
Monitor and implement the preventative medicine, nutrition, and reproductive programs and overall herd health of animals on the farms
Implement, monitor, and continue to improve the biosecurity programs on the farms
Monitor compliance of herd health and SOP documents relative to the export of bovine embryos
Perform tests and exams and complete paperwork for the interstate movement of animals
Examine and administer treatments to sick donor and recipient cows and calves
Perform special surgeries as necessary in joint and research projects (fetal removals, c-sections, etc.)
Participate in a emergency/on-call weekend schedule on a rotational basis
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent
Full current accreditation with the USDA – APHIS
Licensure in necessary states or the ability to acquire a license
American Embryo Transfer Association certification
Passion for bovine reproduction with a desire for continual learning
Strong sense for connecting with customers and identifying and fulfilling their needs
Ability to travel including overnight stays with seasonal spikes
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
High degree of professionalism
Proficiency in computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Trans Ova Genetics began business in 1980 under the vision of Dr. David Faber, as a premier “on-farm” embryo transfer (ET) service organization which was an extension of a large-animal veterinary practice. Thirty years later, the original embryo transfer team members: Dr. Faber, Dr. Daryl Funk and Diane Broek, are all still actively involved in the business.
Built on the reputation, commitmen...t and expertise of its founders, Trans Ova Genetics continues to focus on core competencies of outstanding animal husbandry, technological advancements and a commitment to improved agricultural applications of these principles.
Maintaining its commitment as a leader of applied reproductive technologies, Trans Ova Genetics continues to grow with the addition of housing and day center facilities across the United States. These satellite centers offer state-of-the-art, low-stress donor housing facilities with close proximity to dairy, beef, and bucking stock breeders nationwide.