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Work as international vet in the Netherlands?


Do you value food safety and animal welfare and is supervision one of your talents? Vetwork would like to introduce you as the ideal candidate for the function of supervising veterinarian or the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). Vetwork is an NEN 4400-1 certified and registered recruitment agency for the veterinary labor market.
As a supervising veterinarian (practitioner) you will monitor food safety and animal welfare. This includes ensuring compliance in abattoirs, animal transport, import and export certification of products with animal origin. You will supervise with an emphasis on procedural supervision and enforcement, taking appropriate measures where necessary. You will also advise on the implementation of laws and regulations.

Depending on workload you will be deployed to small, medium, and large abattoirs (red meat and/or poultry). You will also visit primary companies, export collection centers and cold stores. Official veterinarians, are present during processing of animals presented for slaughter. They carry out a range of duties, including ante- and post-mortem checks and checks on the health and welfare of animals presented for slaughter. These official control duties ensure that food business operators have produced meat in accordance with regulatory requirements, with a health mark applied to show that meat is safe to enter the food chain. The NVWA is a government organization and has a dedicated team of trained and skilled veterinary auditors who carry out compliance audits on a scheduled (announced) basis.

What we offer

  • An excellent salary based on 30 hours/week and secondary terms of employment;
  • A contract for a year with the possibility of extension (to a permanent employment);
  • Training (partly on the job) with our client;
  • Support at housing;
  • Support at mandatory registration in Dutch veterinary register (CIBG);
  • Discount on a collective health insurance plan.

What we require from you

  • You are a legally qualified veterinarian and your diploma is recognized by the Dutch Veterinary Register, in compliance with the relevant European Directive;
  • Experience as a veterinarian or within the sector is preferred;
  • You speak and write Dutch fluently;
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You display strong business acumen; you prioritize effectively and make decisions quickly when necessary;
  • You consistently embody the NVWA's mission and values;
  • You are self-confident and perform well under pressure;
  • You have a valid driving license;
  • You are willing to move to the Netherlands.

You will have our full support

We are here for you. Of course we understand that it is a big step for you to move to The Netherlands. That's why we will fully support you with all the requirements and make sure you will feel at home from day one.
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