Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Salary: Up to $120,750
DVM or equivalent
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 01248
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking an Animal Care Veterinary Supervisor for the Office of Veterinary Services, which administers all duties assigned to the State Veterinarian under the Comprehensive Animal Care laws (Chapter 65 of Title 3.2 of the Code of Virginia) along with responsibility for Virginia's livestock and poultry disease control and/or eradication programs to promote the health of livestock and poultry in support of the animal agriculture industry, public health programs, and citizens of the Commonwealth. This position promotes compliance with the laws and regulations pertaining to the health and welfare of livestock, poultry and companion animals, and provides the expertise necessary to enhance the health and welfare of these animal populations in support of the agricultural industry, public health programs and citizens of Virginia. Additionally, this position monitors, promotes and advances the welfare and humane treatment of animals throughout the Commonwealth. The position reviews legislation and regulations, investigation reports, inspection reports and writes weekly activity reports. This position monitors the oversight of the state’s animal shelters and animal control officer training. This position offers technical expertise to localities and animal control officers on the enforcement of the Comprehensive Animal Care Laws. This position provides advanced training to staff, animal control officers, veterinarians and others on animal cruelty, animal welfare, shelter medicine and veterinary forensics. This position facilitates communications and effective working relationships among a diverse clientele, and conducts special projects and investigations.Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth’s telework policy.
Degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine or one certified by the AVMA's Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. An active license to practice veterinary medicine in Virginia or an active license in another state and eligibility for licensure in Virginia is strongly preferred. A valid Virginia driver's license. Knowledge of veterinary medicine and related regulatory programs. Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to regulatory veterinary medicine. Knowledge about animal behavior and animal care for both livestock and companion animals. Ability to implement and maintain animal disease control and welfare programs on a state-wide basis. Ability to promote and demonstrate teamwork in a fast-paced workplace serving demanding clients. To assume extensive responsibility, exhibit initiative, and work independently. Skills in collaborative consensus building among diverse client groups. Excellent computer skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Effective presentation skills & experience necessary. Organizational skills, self-motivation, open-mindedness & ability to multi-task and prioritize required. Demonstrated ability to supervise, evaluate, train and manage staff. Additional Considerations: Knowledge and experience with animal related laws; veterinary forensics; shelter medicine; and care of community owned animals desirable.
The final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.
About Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Established in 1877, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) promotes the economic growth and development of Virginia agriculture, provides consumer protection and encourages environmental stewardship.
The agency is headquartered in Richmond and has several field offices, four regional diagnostic animal health laboratories and a global network of representatives promoting Virginia products internationally.
To learn more about our agency, please visit https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/about-vdacs.shtml.