Hours: 40 Variable hours/week, including evenings and weekends; will be required to work rotational on-call for after hour shelter emergencies and disaster response.
Other: Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Will be required to complete a “Willingness to Work” Acknowledgement with application. Selected candidate must take the pre-exposure rabies treatment.
THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.
Performs a broad variety of clinical, laboratory, and surgical activities for the shelter clinic and public spay/neuter services. Performs high-volume spay, neuter, and inoculation of adult and juvenile animals in compliance with established laws and policies. Examines/treats impounded and adopted animals; directs separation of diseased animals for treatment; issues certificates containing health status for adopted animals. Performs emergency treatment/surgery upon injured and diseased animals; may work with fractious/potentially rabid, diseased, or zoonotic animals. Assists in developing medical protocols and standard operating procedures; processes cruelty cases; performs necropsies; writes medical reports; presents cases in court; develops and delivers educational presentations in-house and to various organizations; participates in vaccine and spay/neuter clinics in targeted areas of the County. Exercises independent medical judgment and skill while performing duties for the care and treatment of animals within the shelter.
Doctorate from a recognized school of veterinary medicine.
Necessary Special Requirements: Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Florida. Must be eligible to obtain Drug Enforcement Administration License within 60 days of hire. Must successfully complete pre-exposure rabies treatment/vaccination.
PREFERENCE FOR:Two (2) years of experience in the practice of veterinary medicine; previous employment in a high-volume spay/neuter facility.
Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online. May upload any Veteran’s Preference documentation to online application (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted). Online Applications are accepted until filled. EO/AA M/F/D/V, Drug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.