Veterinarian for Animal Services

  • CITY OF EL PASO, TX
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Aug 19, 2022
Full Time Animal Control or Services
  • Salary: $91,480.00 - $163,130.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Requirements

MOS Code: ( 43VX) Air Force

Education and Experience : Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and two (2) years professional veterinary experience, including veterinary internship or residency, in shelter or companion animal medicine and surgery, or wild animal medicine and surgery or completion of residency in zoological medicine. Licenses and Certificates : Licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Texas by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners prior to appointment or licensed in another state. If licensed in another state, must obtain Texas License within 30 days of appointment.
Texas and Federal Controlled Substances Registration, and USDA Accreditation within 45 days of appointment.
Texas Class "C" Driver License or equivalent from another state.

General Purpose

Under general direction, supervise and provide routine health care and medical treatment of animals brought to the Animal Regulation and Disease Control (ARDC) facility. Participate in animal management and safety decisions.

Typical Duties

Render veterinary care and treatment to animals brought to the Animal Regulation and Disease Control (ARDC) facility. Involves: Perform routine and emergency medical care. Plan, implement and administer preventive medicine program. Administer anesthesia and direct physical restraint of animals to ensure safety and minimize risk to staff and animals. Perform surgery and post-operative care. Conduct postmortem examinations. Oversee vaccination, parasite control, bio-safety, quarantine and other protocols. Direct laboratory preparation of sample tissues for disease identification and prevention. Monitor and recommend changes to animal diets, nutritional standards and programs. Maintain detailed records of veterinary care including drug and controlled drug logs.
Enforce laws associated with domestic and wild animals. Involves: Participate in the care, feeding, humane treatment and euthanasia of impounded animals. Ensure proper disposal of animal carcasses. Ensure proper inspection, investigation, epidemiology enforcement and quarantine related to disease and injury resulting from contact with animals and zoonotic diseases. Direct laboratory preparation of sample tissues for disease identification and prevention. Provide advice and counsel to local law enforcement agencies on the acquisition, management, referral, and disposition of canines. Direct the approval and enforcement of licenses and permits governing animal control to ensure compliance with regulations. Implement and enforce departmental animal care and disease control regulations. Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies, animal health and welfare regulations and standards including United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Good and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), Environmental Protections Agency (EPA), Texas Environmental Quality Control Commission (TCEQ) and the Animal Welfare Act. Review facilities and standards to assure quality and recommend changes in animal housing and care.
Perform related professional and incidental duties as required. Involves: Substitute, if assigned, for immediate supervisor or coworkers during temporary absences, as qualified, by performing specific duties and responsibilities essential to maintaining continuity of ordinary operations. Attend meetings, conferences and serve on ad hoc committees. May serve as Chairperson for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Compile data, generate reports and maintain records and files.
Supervise assigned supervisory and non-supervisory staff. Involves: Schedule, assign, instruct, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance and review evaluation reports of subordinate supervisors. Provide for training and development. Enforce personnel rules and regulations, standards of conduct, work attendance and safe working practices firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes .

General Information

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Note: This is an unclassified contract position.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.

A résumé and/or other documents will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Comments such as "See résumé" are not acceptable and will result in the application being considered incomplete.

To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. We do not use any information on your resume to review if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Failure to fully detail all experience and job duties in the application, or copying/pasting directly from the job specification, or responses referring to your résumé will eliminate you from consideration for the position.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

El Paso, Texas United States View Map