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Merck Senior Professional Services Veterinarian, Companion Animal (Minneapolis- St. Paul- Metropolitan Area) in Worthington, Minnesota

Job Description

The field professional services veterinarian is designed to support the technical needs of the sales regions and shelter group. In doing so, this individual will interact with our customer base on a technical level, giving presentations at various venues local and national, and train sales representatives on the use of technical data during sales calls. The professional services veterinarian will also coach sales reps on technical selling. The professional services veterinarian will also assist in the preparation of presentations, and serve in a technical capacity on marketing brand teams.

This position will be field based within Minneapolis- St. Paul- Metropolitan Area.


  • Participate in technical "ride-withs" and “in-services” with the sales force. 50%

  • Serve as the region’s technical expert, evaluating regional and individual technical training needs of the representatives and coaching sales reps in technical selling skills15%

  • Prepare and deliver technical lectures on our product line to VMA’s and professional veterinary organizations. 10%

  • Teach sales training classes to our sales representatives and distributor sales representatives. 5%

  • Report back to headquarters on new trends in veterinary medicine. 5%

  • Meet with key opinion leaders and veterinary school faculty to discuss potential new business opportunities 5%

  • Represent our company's AH at Veterinary Schools, Professional Veterinary Associations and Conferences 5%

  • Monitor Phase IV market support trials. 5%

  • Execute responsibilities with a high degree of independence.

  • Assist Marketing Liaisons as needed with preparation of presentations and marketing communications – Occasional.

Position Qualifications :

Education Minimum Requirement:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree  

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 5 years relevant work experience with minimum of 2 years of professional services experience. Relevant experience inlcudes any of the following:

  • Private practice; companion animal

  • Technical Services

  • Specialty practice

  • Other industry/Research

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Competency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Must be able to work effectively with our customers and our sales force

  • Practical and industrial experience

  • Demonstrated self-motivation

  • Ability to work independently

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with companion animal vaccines and parasiticides, and other advanced degrees.

  • Board Certification in a relevant veterinary specialty

Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet. We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .





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Requisition ID: R99596