Veterinarian, Beef Cattle Specialist
National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Posted April 19, 2019

Employment Type Full-time

Compensation Depends upon Skills and Experience

Company National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Location 9110 East Nichols Avenue #300
Centennial, CO 80112



Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers.  With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry.  NCBA works to achieve the vision; "A dynamic and profitable beef industry, which concentrates resources around a unified plan, consistently meets global consumer needs and increases demand." 

We are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

National Cattlemen's Beef Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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We are the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and we come to work every day to work on behalf of our country’s nearly one million cattle farmers and ranchers. You may have heard of the iconic Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. brand and of the growing importance of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA), which has a 30-year history as an industry-led effort around responsible cattle management and beef production. We believe that producing high-quality beef starts with high-quality care and that means developing, promoting and extending cattle industry guidance, standards and education, like BQA. One of our core jobs is to continue to increase the number of people who are trained, certified and aware of BQA programs.

We have an exciting role open right now on the Producer Education team in our Denver office. This position will provide technical expertise and communication support for the Beef Quality Assurance program and other beef checkoff funded NCBA programs, as well as assist in development and implementation of a producer education plan for NCBA consistent with NCBA’s organizational plan and the Beef Industry Long Range Plan.  


  • Provides veterinary technical leadership to the NCBA BQA program.
  • Serves as a spokesperson for NCBA on BQA as well as cattle health and wellbeing issues for checkoff funded efforts to educate producers, beef supply chain members, consumers and those that influence consumers (Dieticians, MDs, food bloggers, chefs, etc.).
  • Assists in the development of educational resources and materials for the BQA program.
  • Serves as a BQA veterinary resource and presenter for state BQA programs, NCBA affiliates and state beef councils as well as providing written educational content in support of NCBA stakeholder communication efforts.
  • Serves as an internal resource on cattle health and wellbeing for staff education and stakeholder outreach in coordination with other internal staff technical experts.
  • Assists the producer education and issues management teams in planning and response for cattle health and welfare topics.
  • Builds and maintains key collaborative relationships with internal staff teams and provides leadership on cattle health, cattle wellbeing and BQA related initiatives.
  • Builds and maintains key relationships with outside veterinary groups, educational institutions and beef industry partners, e.g., academia, extension service, agriculture organizations, allied industry technical representatives, beef industry safety/quality assurance program staff.
  • Provides team support and collaboration on appropriate business and strategy teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • A successful applicant must have a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine (DVM or VMD) from an accredited veterinary college along with a minimum of 5 years cattle industry experience.
  • Applicant must be a self-starter with ability to work with little supervision.
  • Applicant must have a strong understanding of all segments of beef production, processing and marketing associated with the cattle industry.
  • Ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with the ability to effectively engage with beef producers and the scientific community including: veterinary professionals, meat scientists, ag extension, ruminant nutritionists and reproductive specialists as well as, allied industry, government personnel, and beef consumer influencers.
  • Strong platform and presentation skills as well as a working knowledge of the Microsoft suite (Excel, Word and Powerpoint) are required.
  • This position, like the Beef Quality Assurance program, is a beef checkoff funded position and must comply with all guidance and oversight by USDA-AMS and the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.
  • Travel required -averaging approximately fifty percent.

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
  • Sick Time