Canine, Feline, Equine, Bovine, Swine, Poultry, Other
DVM or equivalent
Provide quality veterinary care to shelter animals. Veterinarian will examine and prescribe treatments for a variety of animals, primarily dogs and cats, but also livestock, pocket pets and occasionally other animals. Veterinarian will perform spay/neuter for adopted and/or impounded animals. Vaccinate for rabies and microchip animals. Maintains animal health and treatment records. Helps ensure best practices are in place regarding animal health and care. Serves as veterinary representative for Osceola County Animal Services in the community and area veterinary associations.
Must have a current DVM or VMD degree from an accredited college or university and be licensed to practice in the State of Florida prior to starting. Prefer veterinarian with at least two years experience doing spay/neuter surgeries including pre-pubescent sterilizations. Prefer veterinarian with Shelter Medicine Certification or experience working in an animal shelter.
We are a government operated, open access shelter. This veterinarian position would be responsible for spay/neuter of adopted animals, exams on all animals entering the shelter, examination of neglect and cruelty animals for the purpose of possible criminal prosecution, may be needed to testify in court on those findings. Treatment of sick or injured animals. Will need to be available to assist during emergencies including hurricanes and other disasters.