Cleaner Fish Veterinarian

Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd
Posted

  • Contact: Rebecca Riches
  • Reference: MHSCFV

About the role

We are currently looking to identify a suitably qualified or experienced veterinarian with strong foresight and organization skills to undertake the role of Cleaner Fish Veterinarian.

The Cleaner Fish Veterinarian is responsible for the health of the entire MHS cleaner fish stocks, including both wrasse and lumpsuckers, and across the different production stages (hatcheries and seawater on growing).

The successful candidate should be a sharp individual, with good understanding of production needs, and ability to solve problems in a practical way. This is a challenging post which involves both field and office work. Candidates should be willing to travel around sites and work under unfavorable weather conditions.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Fish Health and work closely with the Cleaner Fish Production Manager and the Cleaner Fish Department, as well as the rest of the Health Team. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an aptitude for working independently, have the ability to apply common sense, motivate and train site staff, as well as an ability to proactively participate in fish health decisions.

 

Responsible for

  • Monitoring fish health and welfare
  • Making clinical judgments and implementing corrective measures where necessary
  • Take responsibility for the monitoring and surveillance plans for general fish health
  • Taking an analytical approach to interpreting production and health data
  • Provide scientific expertise with regards to animal health, biology and physiology
  • Train of site health observers
  • Control of medicine stocks
  • Involvement in R&D projects

 

About Marine Harvest

Marine Harvest is the world’s leading seafood company and the largest producer of salmon. The company employs over 13,000 employees globally in 24 countries. Every day our employees produce 6.2 million healthy and delicious meals, served to customers across the globe.

Marine Harvest covers the whole value and production chain, from feed to plate, and through our vision of leading the “Blue Revolution” we are dedicated to farming the ocean in a responsible and efficient way.

We are proud of our 50-year heritage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the support we have from local communities and our dedicated workforce.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. We are willing to consider flexible working arrangements and are an Equal Opportunities employer. In return we offer an attractive salary, bonus, pension, company vehicle, Occupational Health Support and training/development opportunities.

If you wish to apply, please upload your Covering Letter and CV to our MHS People website .

 

Role Requirements

A degree in Veterinary Medicine, or equivalent, is required. Candidates should be eligible to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Candidates with a degree in Fish Health Biology will also be eligible and are welcome to apply.

Experience working as a fish veterinarian or farm animal veterinarian is preferred, but not essential.

As extensive travelling is a feature of the job, a current driving licence is essential.

No driving licence? We can help you with the cost of lessons.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK

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