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Animal Center Veterinarian

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11445576
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2
Required Education : Doctoral
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Major Functions
This is a skilled professional, full-time position requiring the performance of surgical sterilization and overseeing all medical examination and treatment of animals impounded at the Marion County Animal Center. Will include supervising any surgical assisting staff.

Essential Functions

The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • Performs high volume spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats at the shelter and also on the mobile surgical clinic for owned animals.

  • Oversees pre- and post-operative care of animals brought into either surgical clinic or shelter for spay/neuter and for cruelty cases.

  • Triages, examines, and treats diseased and injured animals and decides on appropriate disposition based on available shelter resources and funding.

  • Will keep accurate, up-to-date records and provide documentation for court cases.

  • Administers rabies vaccinations at the Animal Center and at off-site locations.

  • Oversees the maintenance of surgical equipment and area.

  • Provides veterinarian services during emergency/disaster situations.

  • Supports the organizations guiding principles and core values.

Secondary Functions

  • Perform occasional necropsies, writes medical reports and testifies in court for cruelty cases.

  • Provides basic medical assessments on and off-site, makes recommendations, and may provide treatment for farm animals as needed for animal control cases.

  • Responsible for recognizing, handling, and providing recommendations for any infectious disease outbreaks at the shelter.

  • May assess and provide training and recommendations for staff technicians.

  • Provide training and guidance for veterinary students at the shelter or mobile clinic from universities.

  • Will occasionally participate in outreach adoption events on weekends or evenings.

  • Is available on a rotating on-call basis for animal emergencies.

  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.

Customer Service
This is a front-line position for providing excellent customer service to members of the general public and other County employees. Personal contact occurs with other employees of the unit, employees of other departments in the County, citizens, and customers of the department. Service is provided in person or by phone contact

Officially designated as a lead worker over one or more employees. Provides continual work guidance, review of work product, and resolution of work problems. May provide some input regarding job performance. Will be responsible for veterinary student trainees and provide basic evaluations to educational institution.
Required Qualifications :
Education and Experience
Doctoral Degree of Veterinarian Medicine. Minimum of two years experience required. Background in Shelter Medicine strongly preferred.

Valid Florida Driver License for required travel and a valid Florida Veterinarian License to practice.

Additional Requirements
Must become a Marion County resident within 6 months of appointment to position.

Specialized Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to perform 20-30 spay/neuter surgeries per day.

  • Considerable independent judgment.

  • Work within confines of shelter medicine as opposed to traditional veterinary practice methods.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate activities and daily work assignments.

  • Must learn and be able to explain Marion County codes and ordinances related to care, control, animal health and well-being.

  • Knowledge of humane animal capture, care and restraint.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed, and considering larger organization or team goals rather than individual concerns. Includes the ability to build a constructive team spirit where team members are committed to the goals and objectives of the team.

Full Time Position

Salary: $38.92 - $60.12 per hour, DOE

Skills :
Administer Anesthetics Analyze data Perform Animal Euthanasia Spay/Neuter Veterinarian
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