We are seeking an experienced Veterinarian - Fish Health. For more information and/or to apply please click on the Job Application URL.
Pacific Seafood is an e-verify and equal opportunity employer.
Work in conjunction with site Operation Managers and Fish Health Technician to manage, maintain and execute all aspects of the Fish Health Plan at our Aquaculture hatcheries and farm.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include but not limited to:
Be a role model in projecting and applying The Pacific Group Diamond Philosophy (Productivity, Quality, Excellence and Teamwork) and promote teamwork at all times.
Assist with research projects in conjunction with National Center for Cool & Cold Water Aquaculture (NCCCWA), Western Fisheries Research Center (WFRC) and others. Has to keep accurate records as results will be published.
Assist in developing a database or other effective record keeping system.
Assist with data collection and recording.
Assist with vaccine research and perform bacterial culture when necessary.
Categorize mortality to identify diseases based upon external clinical symptoms. This is imperative to develop vaccines that work.
Possess basic microscopic skills to make and stain slides and identify bacterial and parasite agents.
Collaborate with partners on research projects.
Perform regular cleaning and standardization of all lab equipment and lab facilities.
Maintain a presence in fish health related meetings by continuing to develop outside partnerships and contacts with groups and agencies.
Assist in establishing a feed monitoring program and ensure that feeds meet established standards.
Assist in establishing a flesh quality monitoring program.
Become a point of contact for hatchery related fish health questions regarding treatments and questions that may arise.
Manage good aquaculture practices as part of the effort to prevent aquaculture related fish disease.
Be observant of problems that may contribute to fish mortality, of rough handling density, and feeding practices to avoid contribution to fish mortality.
Assist in creating a biosecurity plan for the farm including a check-in and check-out procedures for guests visiting the farm, and once created adherence to the policy must be audited to effectively evaluate compliance.
Track and monitor the health of eggs, fingerlings and adult steelhead with the Fish Health Plan.
Observe fish behavior as an indicator of stressors and pre-empt disease outbreaks.
Maintain precise records on fish production, and educate other team members on fish health biology.
Play a key role in reviewing and improving fish husbandry and production with a key focus on survival of stocks. Reduce stresses present not only from biological elements but also environmental conditions.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Directly supervises team members in the Fish Health Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the job.
A. Education and/or Experience
Completion of an approved accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.
Five or more years of work experience specific in fish health involving aquaculture, propagating, and/or rearing fish, fish culture, professional aquatic research, and/or aquatic biology.
B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
A valid State of Washington Veterinary License and/or able to obtain.
A valid State of Washington driver license is required and/or able to obtain.
C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
Advanced computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Outlook and Excel software
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to make independent decisions as well as exercise professional judgement.
Must be able to collaborate in the team structure and work independently.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Serving the ocean since 1941, Pacific Seafood is an innovative leader in the seafood industry. What makes Pacific Seafood an extraordinary place to work is the sense of pride in being part of a team dedicated to providing the healthiest protein on the planet to consumers while making ecological choices to conserve ocean resources. With over 40 locations from Alaska to Texas, from distribution, pro...cessing, sales, IT, importing, exporting or transportation, we offer opportunities to support your career goals.