Job Summary To perform and oversee all veterinary services for shelter animals. Maximize the use of clinic resources to ensure animal resident medical care at a minimum cost. Provide medical care, humane care and treatment to all animals in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the State of Kentucky, Hardin County Government and Hardin County Animal Care and Control (HCACC).
Major Essential Duties •Work collaboratively with the director and operations coordinator.
•Direct and conduct a cost contained sterilization program, including performance of ovariohysterectomies and castrations on cats and dogs. Supervise all aspects of the procedures including anesthesia and post-operative care.
•Diagnose and treat medical conditions in all shelter animals. Follow progress of all patients placed on treatment, keeping records and final outcomes in coordination with policies and procedures.
•Direct, conduct and evaluate treatment plans, disease control measures, and hands-on medical care and progress of animals housed at the shelter including, but not limited to: vaccination protocols, nutrition and feeding protocols, parasite control measures, housing and sanitation, treatment protocols for routine, infectious diseases, preventative medicine procedures, emergency evaluation, treatment and procedures, pre-adoption and/or agency transfer exams and certifications in accordance with State and Federal regulations
•Create, implement and measure compliance with procedures and protocols to ensure continued health.
•Develop, conduct and monitor medical program protocols and procedures.
•Perform non-sterilization surgical procedures when deemed appropriate for the adoptability of a shelter animal.
•Oversee the scheduling of outside veterinary resources for procedures not available at the shelter. This responsibility is limited to scheduled hours as HCACC does not conduct after-hours emergency treatment at this time. The veterinarian will decide what treatments or procedures are needed in coordination with other managers as appropriate.
•Assist with internal and public relations consultation and education services as they pertain to veterinary medical issues.
•Provide telephone consultation with staff as needed during normal business hours.
•Oversee the instruction/education of HCACC staff.
•Assist in development of public programming for: Spay and neuter & Trap, neuter, return (TNR)/return to field (RTF)
•Various duties as assigned by the Director.
•Graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine or equivalent.
•Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Kentucky.
•Enthusiasm for Shelter Veterinary Medicine is strongly desired.
•Ability to conduct high quality surgical sterilizations in a fast paced environment.
•Must have a valid driver’s license.
•Federal Accreditation Required.
•Must possess or have the ability to obtain a DEA license.
•Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the philosophies of animal welfare.
Additional Salary Information: Salary contingent on experience
About Hardin County Fiscal Court
The Animal Care and Control Department serves Hardin County with four animal control officers and seven other employees, as well as more than 50 volunteers. At any given time, they care for up to 200 animals in the shelter.LocationHardin County Animal Shelter220 Peterson DriveElizabethtown, KY 42701Hours for Receiving Animals: Monday-Saturday, Noon – 4 p.m.Adoption Hours: Monday-Saturday, Noon-4 p.m.