Record #: 3078

Veterinary Practice Information:

Richard Pereira, DVM, PhD
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Practice Name:
Residency UC Davis Livestock Herd Health and Reproduction
2709 Zane Dr
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Job Description:

 Residency Program in Livestock Herd Health and Reproduction * Residency Objectives: -To provide advanced education and training in livestock reproduction and herd health involving dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, and goats. -To provide clinical teaching experience. -To provide experience in the design and implementation of investigative projects in a clinically related area. -To develop expertise in herd and flock health management, including reproduction, advanced reproductive techniques, neonatal health, udder health, food safety, diagnostic methods, and metabolic and nutritional health. -To develop working relationships with faculty who have expertise in these areas. -To develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in application of methods of population medicine, epidemiology, statistics, and enterprise economics involved in the delivery of health services to herds and flocks. -To develop and apply technology in herd health management, including that related to computers, advanced diagnostics, and reproductive technology. -To develop critical assessment and problem-solving skills related to herd health management, including endemic and epidemic disease investigation. -To meet requirements for board certification in theriogenology and/or preventive medicine. 
Training Required:
 Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree,. Resident selection considers academic achievement, career objectives, letters of recommendation, skills in communications and interpersonal interactions, and relevant experience. Please note: Foreign nationals must be eligible for either a TN or J1 visa with no bars or home country requirement (  
Experience Desired:
 Applicants must have completion of a minimum of one-year internship or one year in food animal practice.  
 Vacation: 24 days per year  

Species Percentages:

Beef:  20 Dairy:  39  Swine:  2  Small Ruminants:  39 
Equine:  0  Poultry:  0  Exotics:  0  Small Animals:  0 


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Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 The Residency Program in Livestock Reproduction and Herd Health is a three-year residency and offers the Master's of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) degree during the second year. The residency is designed to develop expertise in reproduction, herd health, epidemiology, and quantitative methods, as well as to provide the opportunity to participate in research and scientific writing. Expertise in herd production medicine, routine reproductive techniques, and advanced techniques will be developed. Caseloads include predominantly dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goats, and production pigs. The resident will utilize computerized herd health record systems. Residents participate with the instruction of veterinary students in clinics and the didactic curriculum. Residents will rotate through in-house Livestock Medicine & Surgery and will share emergency duty on a rotating basis. Participation in Veterinary Intern and Resident Seminar Day is mandatory. Upon successful completion of the program, the resident will be awarded a Residency Certificate and, as appropriate, the MPVM degree. Training will prepare the individual for a successful career in an advanced food animal practice, regulatory veterinary medicine, research in industry, or academic teaching and research. The residency program makes the individual eligible for board certification in theriogenology or preventative veterinary medicine. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree and one or more years of experience in practice or a large animal internship. A valid California driver's license is required. The position will participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System. A copy of DMV record will be required as a final condition of employment. SPECIAL NOTE: The California Veterinary Medical Board requires all veterinarians working at the University of California, Davis with primary patient care duties to hold a full California license or a University veterinary license. To obtain a University veterinary license, veterinarians who are not licensed in the state of California will be required to take a 3-day course on regionally important diseases and a short open-book jurisprudence test, in addition to being background checked. The course will be provided by live webinars at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, usually in April. The cost of obtaining the University veterinary license will be the responsibility of the trainee. The limited license only permits individuals to work in California as veterinarians for University-related practice. This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. APPLICATION: For more information about this opportunity please contact Dr. Richard Pereira by e-mail at  
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Date job was submitted:    3/17/2022 

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