Under the supervision of the Chief of Veterinary Operations, performs spays or neuters on dogs and cats prior to being adopted; examines, diagnoses, and treats injured and sick sheltered animals; provides for the humane care and disposition of sheltered and quarantined animals; assists in the development and implementation of strategies to increase the "leave alive" rate; participates in planning processes; and provides insight to policy development and program budget.
75% SHELTER MEDICINE DUTIES
• Works to ensure the best possible environment and outcomes for shelter animals.
• Neuters or spays dogs and cats prior to being adopted.
• Examines, diagnoses, and treats injured and sick sheltered animals.
• Assists in the development and/or review of sanitation, treatment, and euthanasia protocols.
• Assists in the prevention and control of disease in sheltered animals.
10% WELLNESS CLINICAL DUTIES
• Provide quality preventative medicine to the community.
• Educate clients about the value of preventative care such as heartworm and flea prevention.
• Vaccinates pets against rabies and other disease, implants microchips and performs other veterinary medical procedures.
• Provide excellent customer service and care to clients.
• Work and communicate with other veterinarians and technicians to provide the best medical care.
5% ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
• Personnel – Participates in interviews for openings in Veterinary Operations. Conducts scheduled performance appraisals and provides counseling and training as appropriate.
• Planning - Participates in divisional strategic planning, assists in the development of performance measures for the Wellness Program and monitors progress toward meeting program goals. Assists in the development and oversight of the Wellness clinic budget.
• Program Oversight – Provides general supervision to technicians performing vaccinations and treatment of animals. Provides clinical supervision to technicians assisting with surgery. Assists in the enforcement of applicable Texas laws & Harris County regulations and policies.
• Inventory Management – Ensures that Wellness clinic is stocked appropriately.
• Facility Management – Coordinates with the Shelter Operations Administrator for facility maintenance & repairs.
5% ZOONOSIS CONTROL DUTIES
• Responsible for daily evaluation of quarantined animals.
• Consults with the public & medical community concerning rabies & other zoonotic diseases as needed.
• Other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event.
Pay: Salary up to $120K
Hours: 40 Hours/ Week
Location: Houston (Canino office)
• DVM / VMD / or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited School of Veterinary Medicine or will graduate from an accredited school of Veterinary Medicine with a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M./V.M.D.) by hire date.
• Valid license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners or the ability to obtain a valid veterinary license issued by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners by the hire date.
• Must have or obtain USDA Accreditation within 6 months of hire date.
• Six months surgical experience in spaying and neutering of dogs and cats.
• Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles & practices of immunization as related to infectious diseases of animals and zoonotic diseases, effective personnel management & a pragmatic approach to resolution of problems is necessary.
• Must have knowledge in the practice of shelter veterinary medicine.
• Must have the surgical skills necessary to spay/neuter all ages (including pediatric) & sizes of dogs & cats.
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is the local public health agency for the Harris County, Texas jurisdiction. It provides a wide variety of public health activities and services aimed at improving the health and well-being of the Harris County Community.