Kenya Nut Company Limited

Head of Animal Health – Role is based in Naivasha

Kenya Nut Company Limited

Medical & Pharmaceutical

4 weeks ago

Job Summary

Supervision of the animal health personnel and ensuring the Farms animal health maintained, animal breeding is done, vector control and general animal handling programmes and schedules are observed

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Essential Duties
•    Develop a general animal health care protocol (Herd health program) and ensure good animal health status at all times
•    Plan and ensure diseases control practises such as vaccinations and proper use of wheel and foot baths are effective
•    Monitoring daily hygiene of animals, paddocks, feeding troughs, watering areas and milking pallor
•    Ensure daily monitoring of availability of animal feeds and water in all paddocks
•    Plan for and ensure parasites and vector controls in the livestock are effected.
•    Ensure all animals’ clinical cases are treated and/or attended as reported by herders or Animal Health Supervisors
•    Ensure a good and effective breeding programme
•    Conducting minor and major surgical operations on Animals and Post-mortems on dead livestock
•    Carry out artificial Insemination and pregnancy checks on a regular basis.
•    Ensure animal grooming practises such as de horning, docking, castration e.t.c. are done
•    Ensure proper animal health records are generated and properly maintained. e.g. through use of Cattle Max ERP or other hard copies.
•    Assisting in animal monthly stock take
•    In liaison with the Animal Health Team, develop working schedules and coordinate all Animal Health Operations e.g. trainings, implementation & execution of company policies and plans directed by senior Management.
•    Supervision, Evaluation and Appraisals of staff in the animal health section.
•    Implementation of QMS in the farm (ensure all SOPs are updated and operational)
•    Perform any other relevant duties as may be assigned.
      
Requirements
•    Degree in Animal Health and Production or related field
•    Veterinary License a MUST
•    At least 4 years experience
•    Conversant with Insurance Claims reporting guidelines
•    MUST be able to do post mortem upon death of the livestock
•    Be ready to relocate to Naivasha

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