Citrus County Animal Services is looking for a full-time veterinarian to join our exemplary team. We are located on the beautiful Nature Coast, with access to the Gulf, lakes, rivers, natural springs, beaches, and forests; we are just an hour away from Tampa, Orlando, and Gainesville. Our clinic is equipped with a prep and treatment area, surgical suite and monitoring equipment, high-speed dental unit, electrocautery, orthopedic equipment, lab and pharmacy. The shelter campus has multiple dedicated cat and dog buildings, along with an intake treatment area and isolation. We are equipped to handle both large and small animals, with outdoor pens to house livestock and multiple coops for fowl. There are 9 large play yards on campus. Staff and volunteers strive to provide enrichment and training while still maintaining a safe, comfortable environment.
The ideal applicant would provide high-quality medical care to shelter animals, including spay/neuter, treatment of various medical conditions, and herd health maintenance. He or she should assist in developing, advancing, and implementing shelter medicine protocols and deliver and ensure humane medical treatment of all animals seen in the shelter. The ideal candidate would also assist in outreach to local educational and rescue organizations to help facilitate a working relationship with these groups.
Coordinates and directs shelter medical operations and ensures sound veterinary medical practices. Provides medical services to all shelter animals, including physical examinations, diagnostics, and treatments. Performs sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter animals.
Participate in animal cruelty and neglect investigations, including testifying in court.
With the Shelter Director and Operations Manager, leads the evaluation and establishment of shelter medical protocols.
Oversees the maintenance of shelter drug and supply inventory while meeting and maintaining DEA requirements.
Responsible for mobilizing and staffing the "Pet Friendly Shelter" at a local school in the event of a disaster or emergency.
Assist with preparation of annual budget and fee schedule.
Provide animal care through low cost clinic.
Actively participates as a member of the management team; attends applicable meetings.
Participates in interviewing and hiring decisions for shelter veterinary staff.
Treats people and animals with respect; contributes to effective teamwork; promotes intra- and inter-departmental cooperation; and fosters public relations beneficial to Citrus County Animal Services. Supports events, fundraising, and media spots as needed.
Evaluates and determines the disposition of incoming animals when necessary.
Advises, performs, or oversees euthanasia performed within the shelter.
Provides on-call services for shelter animal emergencies.
Maintains appropriate licensing and completes required continuing education courses.
Adheres to state regulations and organizational protocol regarding animal care, treatment, advocacy, and the mission of Citrus County Animal Services.
Takes immediate action to address any safety concern or noncompliance of safety rules that could put an employee, volunteer, client, animal, or the organization at risk.
Internal Number: 18-47
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