Job Description

The Shelter Veterinarian provides medical and surgical care of animals that are housed at the Animal Care Center and Paws and Stripes College; monitors day-to-day health of animals in these facilities; and works to ensure the health of the population through quality shelter medicine practices and progressive herd health protocols. This includes triage and stabilizing ill and injured animals, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of medical conditions, anesthetizing animals, and performing surgery in accordance to a weekly schedule. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to animal welfare; an excellent working knowledge of shelter medicine and companion animal care; previous clinical experience in a fast-paced, high-demand veterinary setting. Strong surgical and diagnostic skills, understanding of shelter medicine, epidemiology, infectious disease, veterinary forensics, and herd health; good written and verbal skills; excellent team approach to work and communication; ability to work in a fast-paced, high-demand environment; critical thinking and problem-solving.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Medical Doctor degree. Shelter Medicine experience preferred and qualified experience can include both internships and externships under the guidance of a Veterinarian.

Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Florida or seeking such license for new graduates. Must be able to obtain a Drug Enforcement Administration License within 60 days of hire.

Additional Information:
Work is performed in an Animal Shelter. Employees may travel to different locations for meetings or other events as required.

Typically work is completed during normal business hours (Monday - Friday 8am-5pm); flexibility is required to meet operational needs.

A take-home vehicle is provided.

Salary: $73,112.00 - $90,000.00 Annually

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Vanessa Santiago
Human Resources Officer

Closing Date: Friday, December 10, 2021

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