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Tampa, FL

Hillsborough County

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$72,904.00 - $116,625.60/Annually

Overview: <strong>Ideal Candidate Profile<br /></strong> <p><strong>Skills:</strong>&nbsp;Ability to perform high volume spay/neuter surgery; ability to perform other surgeries including but not limited to cystotomy, mass removal, entropion repair, cherry eye repair, enucleation, amputation, FHO; ability to perform and remain calm under stressful conditions; ability to prioritize, multitask, and triage; ability to work well with others.</p> <p><strong>Knowledge</strong>: Infectious disease; shelter medicine; aseptic technique; standards of care in veterinary medicine; high volume surgery techniques.</p> <p><strong>Experience:</strong>&nbsp;Two years of practicing as a veterinarian, or DVM degree with a certificate in shelter medicine or extensive course work or continuing education in shelter medicine.<br /><br /><strong>Job Overview</strong><br />Interested in working in a progressive county shelter with great staff and state-of-the-art equipment in sunny Tampa, Florida? 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 microchipping animals as necessary, providing internal and external customer service, employee training, and educating the public on responsible pet care. The position frequently includes working weekends, evenings, holidays, and split schedules based on division needs.</p>
Responsibilities: <p>Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.</p> <ul> <li>Examines and treats sick or injured animals</li> <li>Performs spay neuter surgeries on adoption and foster animals</li> <li>Examines and treats investigation animals to include completion of medical reports</li> <li>Overseeing the health of all shelter and foster animals, vaccinating and treating as needed</li> <li>Provides internal and external customer service</li> <li>Research new products and techniques to provide best practices in animal care</li> <li>Testify in court as needed</li> <li>Provides assistance to the Veterinary Medical Director and Agency Director as needed for important activities</li> <li>Provides necessary education/training for personnel in order to maintain and upgrade skill levels</li> <li>Performs other duties as assigned.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.</p>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA accredited university; and License to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Florida.</li> </ul> <strong>Job Specifications</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Requires ability to create treatment plans in a shelter that operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.</li> <li>Independent judgment is required to recommend the best option for an animal and the shelter.</li> <li>Must be able to make plans to accommodate an increase in surgeries, treatments, and other medical demands.</li> <li>Required to have the ability to deal with acute illness and trauma and be able to coordinate a team to determine the best treatment plan.</li> <li>Evaluate new approaches to problem solving, and assess changing facts or conditions.</li> <li>Requires regular contact with internal and external customers involving considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in obtaining the cooperation of others.</li> <li>Calls for a well-developed sense of timing, strategy and may involve detailed explanation and interpretation of policies, rules and regulations.</li> <li>Ability to boost morale, encourage engagement and professional development with team members.</li> </ul>