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Veterinarian - Shelter

Company: Harris County Public Health
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

Description Under the supervision of the Chief of Veterinary Operations, performs spays or neuters on dogs and cats prior to being adopted; examines, diagnoses, and treats injured and sick sheltered animals; provides for the humane care and disposition of sheltered and quarantined animals; assists in the development and implementation of strategies to increase the "leave alive" rate; participates in planning processes; and provides insight to policy development and program budget. Duties and Responsibilities 75% Shelter Medicine Duties: o Works to ensure the best possible environment and outcomes for shelter animals. o Neuters or spays dogs and cats prior to being adopted. o Examines, diagnoses, and treats injured and sick sheltered animals. o Assists in the development and/or review of sanitation, treatment, and euthanasia protocols. o Assists in the prevention and control of disease in sheltered animals. 10% Wellness Clinical Duties: o Provides quality preventative medicine to the community. o Educates clients about the value of preventative care such as heartworm and flea prevention. o Vaccinates pets against rabies and other disease, implants microchips and performs other veterinary medical procedures. o Provides excellent customer service and care to clients. o Works and communicates with other veterinarians and technicians to provide the best medical care. 5% Administrative Duties: o Participates in interviews for openings in Veterinary Operations. o Conducts scheduled performance appraisals and provides counseling and training as appropriate. o Participates in divisional strategic planning, assists in the development of performance measures for the Wellness Program and monitors progress toward meeting program goals. o Assists in the development and oversight of the Wellness clinic budget. o Provides general supervision to technicians performing vaccinations and treatment of animals. o Provides clinical supervision to technicians assisting with surgery. o Assists in the enforcement of applicable Texas laws & Harris County regulations and policies. o Ensures that Wellness clinic is stocked appropriately. o Coordinates with the Shelter Operations Administrator for facility maintenance & repairs. 5% Zoonosis Control Duties: o Responsible for daily evaluation of quarantined animals. o Consults with the public & medical community concerning rabies & other zoonotic diseases as needed. 5% Other: o Performs other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event. Requirements Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited school of Veterinary Medicine. OR will graduate from an accredited school of veterinary medicine with a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine (D.V.M./V.M.D.) by hire date Valid license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners or the ability to obtain a valid veterinary license issued by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners by hired date. Six (6) months of surgical experience in spaying and neutering of dogs and cats.

Keywords: Harris County Public Health, Pasadena , Veterinarian - Shelter, Healthcare , Pasadena, Texas

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