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$37.44 -61.78 US Dollar (USD) Biweekly

Overview: The Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center is a high volume, open admission county shelter with an 85 - 90% live release rate. We are looking for a Veterinarian to work with three other veterinarians and 15 veterinary technicians. The Veterinarians report to the Veterinary Medical Director and are responsible for the care of sick or injured animals brought in to the shelter. The veterinarian examines sick and injured animals and develops treatment plans; oversees the euthanasia of sick and injured animals if necessary; performs surgery; examines, treats and oversees the health of investigation animals; produces written reports, and testifies in court as to documented instances of neglect and/or cruelty. Additional responsibilities include vaccination for rabies or microchip animals as necessary, providing internal and external customer service, employee training, and educating the public on responsible pet care.<br /><br /> <div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong><u>Core Competencies</u></strong></span></div> </div> <div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><em>Customer Commitment</em>&nbsp;- Proactively seeks to understand the needs of the customers and provide the highest standards of service.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong>Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity</strong>&nbsp;- Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><em>Organizational Excellence</em>&nbsp;- Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><em>Success through Teamwork</em>&nbsp;- Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.</span></li> </ul> </div>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Examining. and treating sick or injured animals.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Performing spay/neuter and other surgeries on adoption and foster animals and complex projects.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Examining and treating investigation animals to include completion of medical reports.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Overseeing the health of all shelter and foster animals, vaccinating and treating as needed.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Providing internal and external customer service.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Researching new products and techniques to provide best practices in animal care.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Testifying in court as needed.<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Provides assistance to the Veterinary Medical Director, and Agency Director, as needed for important activities.<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Provides necessary education/training for personnel in order to maintain and upgrade skill levels.</span></li> <li>Performs other duties as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited university; OR</span></li> <li>Licensed as a Veterinarian in the state of Florida.</li> <li>Successful completion of Veterinary Licensure issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation within three months after employment.</li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.</span></li> </ul> <br /> <div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong><u>Job Specifications</u></strong></span></div> </div> <div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong>Critical Thinking</strong>&nbsp;- Be able to assess infectious disease; shelter medicine; aseptic technique; standards of care in veterinary medicine; perform high volume surgery techniques.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong>Decision Making&nbsp;</strong>- Ability to perform and remain calm under stressful conditions; ability to prioritize, multitask, and triage.<br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong>Communication</strong>&nbsp;- Requires regular contacts with internal persons of importance and influence. Involving considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in obtaining the cooperation of others. Requires the handling of delicate relationships and complex situations. Requires developing and maintaining ongoing external relationships involving difficult formal negotiations. This calls for a well-developed sense of timing, strategy and may involve detailed explanation and interpretation of policies, rules and regulations. Requires the handling of extremely delicate/sensitive relationships and complex situations.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong>Strategic Planning</strong>&nbsp;- Able to see the big and long-term picture, formulates clear strategies and maps steps that show a connection between vision and action and that will clearly accelerate the organization towards its strategic goals.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong>Leadership</strong>&nbsp;- Must be able to lead a team; develop them by providing appropriate resources and training opportunities, and implement continuous improvement.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong>Managerial/Operational Skills</strong>&nbsp;- Manages complex situations, readily distinguishing between what&rsquo;s relevant and what&rsquo;s unimportant. The ability to make difficult decisions in a timely manner.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong>Analytical Ability</strong>&nbsp;- The ability to visualize, articulate, conceptualize or solve both complex and uncomplicated problems by making decisions that are sensible given the available information.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong>Managing Complexity</strong>&nbsp;- Manages complex changes that impact multiple stakeholders such as citizens, government agencies and conflicting priorities and needs.</span></li> </ul> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong><u>Work Category/Physical Demands</u></strong></span></div> </div> <div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Small spaces,walking or working on uneven surfaces.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Ability to walk, climb stairs and ladders, stoop,bend, stand, push, pull, move and carry heavy objects. Standing for long periods. 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Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.</span></div>