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Job Title: Regional Sales Manager & Field Veterinarian for a Pharmaceutical Company

Description: Supervise sales representatives who call on veterinary clinics regarding prescription and non-prescription drugs for both food and companion animals. Train and coach the salespeople, investigate adverse reactions to our products, field technical calls, review marketing and technical material, and speak at veterinary and industry conferences.

Degree Required: DVM

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is usually a 4 year full-time program that begins after earning a BS or MS degree. The first 3 years generally includes classwork and the final year involves practical hands-on learning in a clinical setting. A veterinary career may also require a year or more of residency in a specific field upon graduation.

Skills Required: Computer skills, Customer service skills, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Managing financial resources, Managing people, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Industry, Small Business

Relative Salary:  $$$$$$

  • We did not collect actual income range information in our survey. Instead we chose to express income range with a number of dollar signs, expressing relative salaries. A single $ is relatively low salary compared to the average, $$ - $$$ is average, and $$$$$ is much higher than average income.

    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.