El Paso Animal Services, one of the nation's leading lifesaving organizations is looking to add three (3) veterinarians to its progressive medical team. Come be part of our family and help us provide the compassionate care that the pets in our community need.
Candidate must have a Doctor of veterinary medicine degree and two (2) years professional veterinary experience, including veterinary internship or residency, in shelter or companion animal medicine and surgery, or in zoo, wild animal medicine and surgery or completion of residency in zoological medicine.
Licenses and Certificates: Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners prior to appointment or licensed in another state. If licensed in another state, must obtain Texas License within 30 days of appointment.
Federal Controlled Substances Registration, and USDA Accreditation for some positions within 45 days of appointment.
Texas Class "C" Driver License or equivalent from another state.
Under general direction, supervise and provide routine health care and medical treatment of animals brought to the Animal Regulation and Disease Control (ARDC) facility. Participate in animal management and safety decisions.
Render veterinary care and treatment to animals brought to the Animal Regulation and Disease Control (ARDC) facility. Involves: Perform routine and emergency medical care. Plan, implement and administer preventive medicine program. Administer anesthesia and direct physical restraint of animals to ensure safety and minimize risk to staff and animals. Perform surgery and post-operative care. Conduct postmortem examinations. Oversee vaccination, parasite control, bio-safety, quarantine and other protocols. Direct laboratory preparation of sample tissues for disease identification and prevention. Maintain detailed records for veterinary care including drug logs.
If you have any questions, or are interested in the position, please email the Director at Herrerarx1@elpasotexas.gov
Additional Salary Information: Health Insurance and Pension available
About El Paso Animal Services
El Paso Animal Services is one of the largest open-admission shelter in the US, caring for roughly 24,000 animals annually. Since our shelter reform plan was passed in 2016, the department, with support from the community and its partners, has raised the live-release rate to 87%.
The Medical operations team is the heartbeat of El Paso Animal Services' lifesaving mission. The team provides compassionate veterinary care to our shelter pets and serve as an example of progressive shelter medicine.
About El Paso:
22nd Largest City in US
Median Age: 32
Median House: $151,500
Median Rent: $840
Average MSA Salary: $38,610
Median MSA Salary: $28,080
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