Please take a note of our Easter Hours.

We will be closed entirely on:

Good Friday – Friday 7th April 2023

and

Easter Monday – Monday 10th April 2023

We will be back open as normal on Tuesday 11th April 2023.

The last day for guaranteed pre-Easter delivery for refrigerated orders is Monday 3rd April 2023.

We wish all those celebrating a very Happy Easter.

Responsible Person (Quality Manager) – Veterinary Wholesale (Permanent, Part-Time)

MerlinVet is hiring for the role of Responsible Person (Quality Manager). This job is ideally suited to somebody who is a qualified pharmacist (or vet) with knowledge of the pharmaceutical and/or veterinary sector.

  • Hours: This role will be part-time working two days a week with the potential for the job to increase hours as the role develops
  • Location: Kelso, Scottish Borders

The Responsible Person/Quality Manager will be tasked with continually improving systems and ensuring our business processes, policies, and procedures adhere to and comply with Good Distribution Practices (GDP).

MerlinVet is licensed by the MHRA, VMD, Home Office and Food Standards Scotland, and as such the key responsibilities of the Responsible Person/Quality Manager are listed below.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Host and report on regulatory inspections
  • Maintain the Quality Management System & ISO 9001 Accreditation
  • Ensure Good Distribution Practice (GDP) compliance
  • Write, review and/or authorise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Ensure training programmes are implemented, maintained, and recorded
  • Perform internal audits and oversee training
  • Perform due diligence checks on customers and suppliers
  • Quality check product recalls and returns

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Pharmacy degree or relevant degree in life sciences
  • Working knowledge and practical experience of VMD and MHRA regulations, ideally with time spent in distribution or dispensing of pharmaceuticals
  • Quality Management System (QMS) maintenance experience to ensure maintaining ISO 9001 accreditation – particularly in a healthcare, pharmaceutical or veterinary industry
  • Understanding of the veterinary and pharmaceuticals sector, how medicinal products are purchased and sold, and an awareness of how to handle, transport, store, and distribute medicinal products.
  • 3+ years’ experience with pharmaceuticals or in a related industry
  • Highly organised individual with good leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently when required and as part of a team

Desirable Skills:

  • Passionate about the veterinary sector and animal welfare/agricultural sector
  • Wholesale experience
  • Experience in distribution of veterinary products and controlled drugs

Who will I be working for?

At MerlinVet, we comprise a bespoke wholesaler, import/export business, buying group, health plan provider, and anaesthetic gas exposure monitoring service. By listening to the needs of vets we provide products, services, business solutions and support needed to run efficient and profitable practices.

Equal Opportunities

MerlinVet is an equal opportunities employer, and we embrace the benefits that a diverse workforce brings. We welcome applications regardless of age, sex, gender identity, disability or medical condition, ethnicity, race, religion, family status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

For a full job description please click here

How do I apply?

Please email a copy of your CV and cover letter to MerlinVet’s Managing Director, David Taylor by 23:59 on Thursday 6th April:

[email protected]

Alternatively, apply directly through Indeed here

 

As we move into March, we thought we’d share with you the seasonal products that can help your veterinary practice during 2023’s lambing and calving season.

Ewe-Go Energy & Calcium Drench for Healthy Ewes

  • Twin lamb disease (low blood pressure) and low blood calcium are common problems in ewes before lambing and distinguishing between the two can be difficult, with ewes suffering from one problem being likely to be affected by the other to some extent.
  • Ewe-Go is a complementary feed containing energy and calcium for combatting twin lamb disease and low blood calcium.
  • Ewe-Go contains both energy sources (glycerol and propylene glycol) and calcium. The energy sources are converted to glucose by the ewe meaning all the energy is available to the ewe. It also contains calcium chloride as a source of calcium in the gut.
  • Comes in flexi-packs so any drenching gun can be fitted for easy administration.

Priced at £16.40 for a 1L bottle.

Order now here

 

Ultra Dri Disinfectant Powder

Ultra Dri is a general purpose absorbent, dry disinfectant powder with a pleasant aroma, containing a DEFRA approved disinfectant, which enables it to act as an effective bactericide, fungicide and viricide. Ideal for lambing pens, cattle cubicles or stables.

  • This bedding powder is designed for use in calving and lambing pens (as well as for poultry)
  • It contains a fast acting, broad spectrum, DEFRA approved disinfectant, which is non-caustic & doesn’t dry or damage the cows’ skin
  • Acts as a powerful ‘drying’ agent on the bedding in straw yards and on cubicles
  • Effective against bacteria, viruses & fungi
  • Remains active for up to 1 week
  • Absorbs moisture to help keep beds dry
  • Reduces ammonia
  • Non-irritant; contrary to lime, Ultra-Dri Gold doesn’t burn
  • Effectively kills most pathogens within 5 mins
  • Continues working from day to day to provide effective control of bacteria
  • Improves general hygiene of cubicles and bedded pens
  • Perfect when faced with severe outbreaks of mastitis, very high somatic cell counts and other challenging situations
  • Can be used for all classes of livestock including pigs, poultry, sheep & horses
  • Can be used as a dairy cubicle bedding powder, on straw yards, calving boxes, calf pens & dry powder footbaths

View full product information for:

Cattle & Sheep

Poultry

A pallet (40 bags) can be delivered, but quantities below 40 must be collected locally. 

Order now here

If you’re on our website and reading this, you probably already know that it’s quicker, simpler and easier to order any products directly through our website, rather than via phone.

But in case you weren’t aware, here’s the easy steps for placing an order through MerlinVet UK.

Simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to merlinvetuk.co.uk
  2. Log into your account (register if you’ve not already done so)
  3. Place your order and upload the SIC if required

What are the benefits over ordering by phone?

  • It’s straightforward, fast, and user-friendly
  • It’s quicker than via the phone or emailing us
  • You can view all of our products and prices in one place

If you do have any questions then please feel free to get in touch via the usual methods.

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