|Animal Care Center Veterinarian |
|Organization: City of Irvine|
||Animal Care Center Veterinarian
|| $81,369.60 - $124,280.00 annually
||Irvine, CA, California
The City of Irvine seeks an energetic and dynamic individual to serve as the Veterinarian at the City's Animal Care Center.
The Animal Care Center provides a program that strongly promotes pet owner responsibility, pet registration, community involvement, animal spay and neutering, humane education, and service to the community. On an annual basis, over 1,800 animals are spayed/neutered, 2,300 animals are adopted and over 500 animals are returned to their owners. Additionally, volunteers provide over 60,000 hours of service hours to exercise, socialize and groom animals, as well as provide support for front office duties and special events.
The Animal Care Center Veterinarian will develop and implement standards of animal care, to coordinate and manage treatments for animals in the care of the Irvine Animal Care Center and perform onsite high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter and other surgical procedures. The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience in high-quality, high-volume surgery, shelter medicine and husbandry working in a professional environment with established policies and procedures.
He/She should be flexible, responsive, cooperative, detail oriented and energetic. This person should be a team player who can work well with a variety of individuals including volunteers and members of the public.
This position will have a regular work schedule of Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM and some weekends, with advanced notice.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Provides lead direction to staff responsible for following prescribed treatment and maintaining treatment records for animals brought to the shelter; ensures that the highest level of service and care are provided and that changes in animals' conditions are documented.
• Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, and procedures for the center; recommends changes in procedures as needed.
• Provides preventative treatments for infections, disease prevention and control, general health, parasite diagnosis and treatment, dietary evaluations, and grooming.
• Examines animals, evaluates animals' health and performs veterinary medical and surgical procedures including vaccinations, prescribing and administering of medications, anti-parasite treatments, tests and lab work for infection, and high numbers of spay and neuter surgeries.
• Performs high-quality, high-volume surgical sterilization of dogs, cats and rabbits, including pediatric spays and neuters.
• Performs in-house inspections with shelter staff.
• Coordinates with local veterinarians and clinic/shelter professionals to promote positive and productive relationships; arranges for full-service care at a veterinary hospital for severely injured, sick or diseased dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals; provides full orders for care.
• Performs all necessary euthanasia according to established protocol.
• Establishes and maintains medical record and drug use logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices; ensures that records are in order and complete.
• Ensures that all state and federal laws, state regulations, accepted standards, and policies and procedures regarding clinic operations, the practice of veterinary medicine, drug control, and animal care and handling are adhered to.
• Maintains up-to-date knowledge of shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures and companion animal health issues.
• Builds effective relationships through positive interaction and communication with the community, volunteers and staff.
Additional Tasks and Responsibilities
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
• Assists in monitoring inventory and ordering of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional veterinary medical experience.
Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California.
CITY OF IRVINE
The City of Irvine encompasses over 65 square miles and has a residential population of more than 217,000. Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has grown into an international hub for firms specializing in high-tech, bio-science, and automobile design. The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California’s largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state’s finest beaches.
Irvine has also been recognized as “one of the ten (10) best places in the nation to live,” according to U.S. News and World Report. Other notable publications such as Parents Magazine indicate that Irvine is “one of the best places in the U.S. to raise a family.” The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the nation with populations in excess of 100,000.
The City employs approximately 700 full-time and 600 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $135.8 million and a $33.7 million Capital Improvement budget.
The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.
The Community Services Department has developed over the City’s history into an award winning mixture of programs and services. The Department employs 114 full-time and 500 part-time personnel and operates under a $28 million budget. Community Service programs/functions include Senior Services, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Animal Care, Recreation and Park Services, Disability Services, Athletics, Aquatics, Fine Arts Center, Facility Reservations and Contract Classes, Facility Maintenance Services, Public Facility Construction and Rehabilitation, Development and Park Planning, Open Space, Community Relations, Volunteer Coordination, Public Information and Special Events, and Transportation Services (TRIPS).
The Department oversees development and maintenance of over 700,000 square feet of high quality public facilities, creation of community and neighborhood park systems, and operation of existing parks and facilities, which includes: athletic fields and two aquatic centers; eighteen community parks; two senior centers; seven community centers; a Fine Arts Center; thirty-two neighborhood parks; an adventure playground; a nature center; an animal care center; and a skate park.
The Community Services Department’s vision is to create a lasting contribution to the health and well-being of the community. The Department’s mission is to provide exceptional service, innovative programs, and diverse cultural experiences in vibrant and sustainable spaces.
The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.
Questions asked during the selection process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the job. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least 24 hours prior to the first phase of the selection process.
The successful candidate will be required to take and pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening, by a City physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform assigned duties. In addition, the City of Irvine conducts a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
This recruitment will establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies in this classification.
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Please mention you learned of this employment opportunity on the Careers In Government website.
This is a continuous recruitment and interested applicants should submit their application as soon as possible. This recruitment may close at any time without notice. The first review of applications will begin on April 23, 2013.
The Animal Care Center Veterinarian reports to the Animal Care Administrator.
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Country: UNITED STATES
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$81,369.60 to $124,280.00 Annually