Record #: 2922

Veterinary Practice Information:

Rob G. Swackhammer
Practice Name:
Upper Grand Veterinary Services
7707 Mill Rd.,
Guelph    Google Maps
Zip Code:
N1H 6J1

Job Description:

 Upper Grand Veterinary Services is 100% food animal practice located in beautiful southwestern Ontario very close to the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. We are fortunate to have the best of both worlds with a rural practice and all the conveniences of large urban centers close by. We are a 4 vet practice looking for a dynamic veterinarian who is interested in seeing our clients succeed in their farming goals. We have a diverse range of clients from the small land base part time farmers interested in growing their own food to small and large dairy farms. We also have some corporate clients that are heavily involved in food production or food production related industries. Although the majority of our work is on dairy farms we have a relatively large number of beef clients with an increasing amount of sheep and goats. Some of the lesser seen clients include those with backyard chicken flocks, honey bees, mink ranches and fish farms. 
Training Required:
 DVM with accreditation to practice in Ontario, Canada, Ideally CFIA accreditation for export and entry to AI but will train.  
Experience Desired:
 Although previous experience in food animal practice is valued our most important criteria for our new team member is based more on the personal qualities they bring. Kindness, cooperation, hard work and a passion for agriculture and service are most important. 
 commensurate with experience. Please call for more information 
 Business vehicle, cell phone, laptop, benefit package, paid holiday, CE stipend as well as membership dues paid for AABP, OVMA and CVO 

Species Percentages:

Beef:  10 Dairy:  80  Swine:  1  Small Ruminants:  7 
Equine:  0  Poultry:  2  Exotics:  0  Small Animals:  0 


Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 Truck with Bowie, cell phone, laptop, ultrasound, coveralls, boots, stethoscope Also available and shared by all the vets are an electroejaculator, mobile hoof trimming chute and mobile processing chute and gate system Software such as Dairy Comp 305 advisor version and Spartan nutrition programs are supplied We have 4 offices with the main one in the Guelph area, one in Arthur, one in Sheffield and one in Cambridge 
Other Personnel :  3 full time veterinarians plus 3 part time contract veterinarians,1 registered technician, 1 practice manager and 3 office personelle 
Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 Our passion is to provide high quality medicine and production advice to individuals, farms and corporations that provide safe and nutritious food for society. A large proportion of our time is spent on dairy farms with an increasing number of calls for small holding non traditional farms. Our business strength is teamwork. Our team has a strong sense of community. We are passionate about helping others. This includes our clients, coworkers, associated industries, students as well as others involved in agriculture and veterinary medicine 
Practice Area:  Our practice area is southwestern Ontario within an hour drive of Guelph and Cambridge. There is no lack of diversity in the activities available here. From the quiet hiking of the Bruce Trail, watersports on the many rivers and lakes (including the Great Lakes), many small town fairs to the busy city life of Canada's biggest city Toronto (within an hour of Guelph). It is truly the best of both worlds with a tightknit community of agricultural clients to the endless urban activities in nearby Toronto, Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo  

Date job was submitted:    8/19/2021 

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