At Bayer you will be part of a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care and agriculture. As an innovation company, we also set standards in research. As an international science-based company we are passionate about innovations that improve the way people live in our world.
Wide-ranging career prospects
Bayer offers a wide variety of exciting opportunities for veterinarians, in particular, in our Animal Health and Pharmaceuticals businesses.
The Animal Health Division is one of the most important science-based companies for animal health products and one of the five largest suppliers in the world. It is a leader in parasiticides and products for companion animals.
As an employee working for the Animal Health Division, you will be engaged in researching, developing, manufacturing or marketing veterinary medicines and medical products for farm animals or companion animals. Typically, your role as a veterinarian will be to investigate the causes of diseases in animals or ways of combating parasites.
Other key areas of employment in Animal Health are clinical testing of new veterinary medicines and working with staff in the Regulatory Affairs department, who interact with the registration authorities. There are also interesting opportunities in sales and marketing.
The Pharmaceuticals Division specializes in prescription medicines for humans. The main focus for veterinarians in this division is research and development into new pharmaceutical active ingredients and examination of possible risks and side-effects.
What you offer
To join Bayer, you need to have completed your university degree in good time and with above-average grades and subsequently broadened your professional knowledge, preferably by studying for a doctoral degree.
If you aim to start out in research, you have a strong interest in scientific work. Further, you need a good knowledge of pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacokinetics. For many positions in the Animal Health Division, a specialist veterinary qualification is preferred. Alternatively, you may have gained practical experience in a general veterinary practice.
Since our new products always result from interdisciplinary teamwork, you need the necessary personal skillset to complement your professional qualifications. You will fit in particularly well with Bayer if you share our passion to innovate and want your ideas and solutions to bring about change. Team spirit, initiative and good communication skills are important.
You also need to be flexible and mobile, with a sense of responsibility and an interest in finding solutions. Further, you should have spent some time studying abroad or have intercultural experience and good language skills, in particular English.
What we offer
Bayer offers an open and inspiring environment. We encourage you to question the status quo and think ahead. It takes imagination, ambition and courage to find answers to society’s most pressing questions.
As a veterinarian at Bayer, you will be given responsibility for a specific area from the beginning. Following a successful start, you will have opportunities to work in different fields in Germany and abroad in the course of your career. For example, you could broaden your experience through job rotation or qualify for one of the many managerial positions which are open to veterinarians.
The most relevant information about entry and career opportunities for veterinarians are available in the career onepager.
Current job vacancies are available via the job search. Please use different search terms to find all suitable postings. Some of our open positions for professionals with the search term veterinary are listed here.
As veterinarian to Bayer Animal Health
At Bayer HealthCare Animal Health Christina Mertens is responsible for filling the global pipeline with new antiparasitic medicines. She’s with Bayer since 2009 and enjoys the informal, almost familial, working style at Bayer HealthCare Animal Health. To her mind this facilitates work across different functions and entrepreneurial thinking. Read more about her career and daily routines in her contribution to the Bayer Career Blog.