Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

City of Arlington Veterinarian Position

  • 17 Feb 2016
  • 24 Feb 2016
  • Arlington, Texas

Veterinarian Position - City of Arlington Animal Services 

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Below is the description:


Salary: $5,526 - $6,908 per month.

Under general direction, this at-will position is responsible for performing veterinarian services at the Animal Services Center. Performs examinations on animals brought into the animal services facility; vaccinates all animals leaving the facility; performs spay and neuter surgeries; and prescribes euthanasia for badly injured or sick animals. Advises citizens on rabies control procedures and works directly with animal bite victims and their physicians.

Essential Functions
1. Administers the rabies control program; Vaccinates all animals not currently vaccinated against rabies prior to their release when vaccination is appropriate and certifies all animals released from quarantine observation as being free from rabies; Advises victims of animal bites and the correct procedures to follow to insure their personal safety.
2. Provides staff training relevant to animal husbandry, humane animal handling, sanitation and disease control, basic animal behavior, medical care, surgical support (intake and discharge) and first aid for animals; Assists in the training, evaluating, and performance of proper euthanasia of animals by injection; Examines all impounded animals and prescribes euthanasia for sick or injured animals.  
3. Establishes and implements written medical treatment protocols.
4. Provides high quality sterilization surgery for adopted animal population control in a fast-paced shelter environment.
5. Provides routine veterinary care to include:  triage, physical exams, emergency medical care, stabilization, diagnosis and treatment of ill and injured animals, minor surgery, vaccinations, testing.

Other Functions
6. Ability to interpret local ordinances, statutes, rules, regulations and city policies pertaining to animal care and control.
7. Ability to respond to public inquiries from the public and City Officials; Assist in resolving complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
8. Ability to receive animal records from staff; input animal record dispositions into computer; prepare monthly and weekly reports according to established guidelines. 
9. Ability to requisition and control euthanasia drugs and equipment; ensure proper utilization of supplies and equipment in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations and laws.
10. Ability to stay abreast of new trends and innovations in animal sheltering.
11. Attends advisory board meetings, staff meetings, and committee meetings.
12. Examines and inspects carriage companies for compliance as it relates to the proper care of horses. 
13. Ability to develop curriculum and a training course in order train staff to become Certified Euthanasia Technicians in accordance with the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, plus a minimum of two years of experience required. Must be licensed to practice in the State of Texas.  Incumbent must successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check and physical.

Incumbent may be subject to chemical, dust, odor, zoonotic, parasitic, aggressive animal and mite hazards. 
Work hours may include weekends, evenings and/or after hour calls.
Knowledge of state, local and federal laws and rules pertaining to animal care and control.
Knowledge of the principles of infectious disease presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management including but not limited to: URI, Kennel cough, Panleukopenia, Parvo, Distemper, Other infectious causes of diarrhea, Ringworm, common internal parasites, common external parasites, FIP, FeLV, FIV , and Rabies.
Knowledge of drug classifications, rules, and regulations of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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