Williamson County, Texas

Animal Services Veterinarian - Texas

Full Time

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Williamson County invites applications for the position of Animal Services Veterinarian -  Georgetown,  Texas 78626   
Salary: $3,968.77 - $4,250.55 Biweekly
Opening date: 11/07/22
Closing Date: Continuous
Location: Georgetown: 1855 S/E Inner Loop
Department: Animal Services
Please apply online

Job Summary:
Reporting directly to the Director of Animal Services, is responsible for providing veterinary care to sheltered animals and supervision support to the staff of the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS), in support of the live outcome vision.

Examples of Work Preformed:
Examine and provide various treatments to shelter animals
Develops, reviews, revises, and monitors adherence to medical protocols
Responsible for hiring, supervising, promotion, discipline, and termination of surgical and medical staff, providing regular on-going feedback and timely evaluations
Responsible for the surgical schedule and assuring that spay/neuter days are adequate to provide timely surgery to shelter animals
Performs high volume, high quality spay/neuter on shelter animals and free roaming cats
Perform and direct other soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries (as resources and training permit) as approved by the Shelter Director
Contribute to the programs and services that support the shelter's live outcome mission
Responsible for compliance with all shelter policies and local, state, and federal regulations
Responsible for upkeep of the surgical suite including maintaining inventory
Works with administrative supervisor to purchase necessary medications
Maintains controlled substance records as required by the drug enforcement agency
Works with shelter staff and volunteers on infectious disease recognition, treatment and prevention, and monitors flow of animals as related to infectious diseases
Performs duties as required under State Health and Safety Code regarding rabies quarantine
Accurately maintain all required records in the shelter's database
Coordinates with Shelter Director and/or Operations Manager to schedule outside veterinarian services for shelter animals
Builds and maintains relationships with other veterinarians and shelters in the community
Perform and direct euthanasia administration in accordance with AVMA and ASV standards
Performs special duties as assigned

Organization Relationships
Reports directly to – Director of Animal Services
Direct Reports – Yes

Physical Demands
Position involves prolonged sitting at a workstation, reaching, walking, twisting, bending, squatting, kneeling, repetitive motions, and standing
Position requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine motor coordination preparing statistical reports and data, using a computer keyboard
Position involves lifting and carrying of animals and equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds, or up to one hundred (100) pounds with assistance, and exertion of up to twenty-five (25) pounds of force to move objects
Ability to hear and/or see alert cues regarding animal and staff security

Environmental Factors
Work is primarily indoors in an air-conditioned environment
May work outside in inclement weather
Frequent handling of animals, including contact with waste and blood
Exposure to unpleasant smells and a noisy and wet environment associated with a shelter
Frequent exposure animals that are agitated or injured that may attempt to bite or scratch

Irregular Hours
Work outside of regular shelter hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays
Essential personnel for emergency situations; at discretion of department director

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas
1 (one) year of professional veterinary experience in animal medicine, surgery or other closely related areas
DEA license to prescribe controlled substances
Working knowledge of specific job-related technology, including lab equipment
Knowledge in animal health and well-being and nutritional needs

Licenses and Certifications Required
Texas Veterinary Medical License
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) License

Required within thirty (30) days of employment
Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications
Two (2) years’ experience as a practicing veterinarian in a high-volume, fast-paced solo setting
Experience working in a no-kill shelter and/or in a high-volume, spay/neuter program
Knowledge of animal services and related programs
Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and staff
Knowledge of principles of supervision and teambuilding
Experience working with volunteers

Employment Testing
Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:
Criminal background check: Yes
Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
Drug screening: Yes
Physical exam:  No
Psychological exam:  No

Applications May Be Filed Online:

Supplemental Information:
A Williamson County online application (resumes alone are not sufficient) must be received before the position is closed. Positions are open until filled, subject to close at any time after 5 (five) business days. The Human Resources Department is located at 100 Wilco Way, Suite HR101, Georgetown, TX 78626. Phone (512) 943-1533 or visit our website at www.wiilco.org/hr.

Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.

Tobacco-Free Workplace Policy
Williamson County is a tobacco-free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes, and/or chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to an including termination of employment.

 Our Office is Located at:
Human Resources
100 Wilco Way, Suite HR101
Georgetown, TX 78626



Animal Services Veterinarian - Texas

Locations: Texas (TX)