Shelter Veterinarian - Full or Part Time


Palmetto, FL

Manatee County Government

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Full-Time (Salaried)

$74,526.41 - $115,544.00 Annually

Overview: Responsible for the Animal&nbsp;Services Division's veterinary medical work. Performs clinical, laboratory and surgical veterinary services for sheltered animals. Exercises independent medical judgment when examining, caring for and treating impounded animals in accordance with County policies and procedures and in compliance with applicable State laws.<br /><strong><br />Working Conditions:</strong><br />Indoor/outdoor environment.&nbsp; High noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting objects and animals up to 50 lbs. alone; up to 100 lbs. with assistance<br /><br /><strong><em><a href="">We offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive benefits package</a>&nbsp;including a pension/retirement plan, affordable medical, dental and life insurance,&nbsp;<a href="">professional development opportunities and more</a>. Best of all, working with us means you&rsquo;ll have the opportunity to make a difference in your community, every day.&nbsp; Together, we&rsquo;re doing more than just work.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s work that matters.&nbsp;</em></strong>
Responsibilities: <strong>Essential Functions:</strong><br /><strong>These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Oversees and directs the treatment and disposition of sheltered animals.</li> <li>Inspects and oversees the sheltering facilities to insure minimum disease contamination and humane environmental conditions.</li> <li>Examines, inoculates and spays or neuters adoptable animals, including juvenile animals as young as eight (8) weeks of age.</li> <li>Completes and certifies documents regarding the health status for impounded and adopted animals.</li> <li>Performs routine and emergency medical treatment and/or surgeries for sick and injured domestic animals detained within the custodial and legal possession of Animal Services.</li> <li>Performs and interprets laboratory tests for parasitic conditions, diseases and injuries.</li> <li>Monitors health and behavior of animals impounded for rabies quarantines.</li> <li>Create, implement and measure compliance with procedures and protocols to ensure continued health.</li> <li>Participates with the euthanasia of impounded animals.</li> <li>Assists with the preparation and administration of the annual budget.</li> <li>Establishes and maintains inventory records for medicine and surgical supplies in accordance with State and Federal laws.</li> <li>Maintains controlled substance logs in accordance with State and Federal guidelines to include purchases, inventory, daily use and disposal.</li> <li>Oversees staff training programs regarding animal care issues.</li> <li>Responds to public inquires or complaints regarding veterinarian services.</li> <li>Advises Manager of unusual or difficult problems/complaints regarding animal health issues.</li> <li>Assists Division Manager as liaison with area private practicing veterinarians and various animal humane and rescue organizations concerning Divisional services.</li> <li>Performs other related work (including weather-related emergencies) as required.</li> </ul>
Requirements: Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited college or university and a Florida state license to practice veterinary medicine. Must possess a valid driver's license. Experience in shelter veterinary medicine desired.<br /><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Knowledge/Skills/Abilities</span></strong><br /> <ul> <li>Knowledge of veterinary medicine and the treatment and care of animals</li> <li>Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations</li> <li>Knowledge of practices, policies, and procedures pertaining to the operation of an Animal Services Facility or small animal shelter environment</li> <li>Ability to direct and supervise the work of others</li> <li>Ability to identify common animal diseases, disorders or injuries, assess the temperament of animals, and handle diseased animals in a safe manner</li> <li>Ability to think and react calmly and responsibly to emergency situations</li> <li>Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing</li> <li>Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others</li> </ul>