Animal Services Veterinarian – Wellness-Texas

Harris County Public Health Services
Houston, Texas
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Position Description Under the supervision of the Chief of Veterinary Operations, provides quality preventative veterinary care for publicly owned dogs and cats in the Wellness Clinic and provides support to the shelter medicine program. Duties and Responsibilities Wellness Clinical Duties: Provides quality preventative medicine to the community. Educates clients about the value of preventative care such as heartworm and flea prevention. Vaccinates pets against rabies and other disease, implants microchips and performs other veterinary medical procedures. Provides excellent customer service and care to clients. Works and communicates with other veterinarians and technicians to provide the best medical care. Administrative Duties: Participates in interviews for openings in Veterinary Operations. Conducts scheduled performance appraisals and provides counseling and training as appropriate. Participates in divisional strategic planning, assists in the development of performance measures for the Wellness Program and monitors progress toward meeting program goals. Assists in the development and oversight of the Wellness clinic budget. Provides general supervision to technicians performing vaccinations and treatment of animals. Provides clinical supervision to technicians assisting with surgery. Assists in the enforcement of applicable Texas laws & Harris County regulations and policies. Ensures that Wellness clinic is stocked appropriately. Coordinates with the Shelter Operations Administrator for facility maintenance and repairs. Shelter Medicine Duties: Works to ensure the best possible environment and outcomes for shelter animals. Neuters or spays dogs and cats prior to being adopted. Examines, diagnoses, and treats injured and sick sheltered animals. Assists in the development and/or review of sanitation, treatment, and euthanasia protocols. Assists in the prevention and control of disease in sheltered animals. Other: 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. Valid license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Surgical skills or a willingness to learn to spay and neuter all ages (including pediatric) and sizes of dogs and cats. Ability to lift, bend, stand and walk for long periods. NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation; but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications. Preferences Shelter experience. Six (6) months of surgical experience in spaying and neutering of dogs and cats. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of immunization as related to infectious diseases of animals and zoonotic diseases, effective personnel management & a pragmatic approach to resolution of problems is necessary. Knowledge in the practice of shelter veterinary medicine. Knowledge of Chameleon animal care, Avimark or Crystal Report writing software. General Information HOURS: 40 Hours per week SALARY: Will Be Discussed During Departmental Interview Based on 26 Pay Periods All interested applicants must apply online:
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