Job Description

REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Veterinarian.


General Description
The Division's mission is to provide shelter for lost and surrendered animals and promote successful adoptions that enhance the lives of companion animals and their humans. Provides high quality medical and surgical care for animals.

Works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM or VMD) from an accredited college or university.

Requires two (2) years practicing medical care of animals or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses
Possess a Florida Veterinarian License in good standing at time of start and for duration of assignment.

Preferences
* Fluent in Spanish and/or Creole
* Maddie's Shelter Medicine Certification
* Fear Free Shelter Certification
* USDA Category I Accreditation
* Animal Cruelty Investigation Certificate
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Examines animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries; treats sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.

Examines impounded animals; directs separation of diseased animals for treatment or other disposition; issues certificate of health for animals adopted.

Conducts high volume spay/neuter (up to 35 per day).

Inoculates, spays or neuters animals in accordance with established laws, and policies and standard operating procedures and including adherence to all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Performs and interprets laboratory tests for parasitic conditions and diseases.

Reviews and makes recommendations to department head concerning animal care and adoption program policies, procedures, and activities; prepares periodic evaluative reports on veterinary services.

Collects body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis; inoculates animals against various diseases such as rabies or distemper.

Compares medical and surgical protocols to the overall standard of care in the community to ensure that the best level of care possible is achieved.

Provides lead direction to staff responsible for following prescribed treatment and maintaining treatment records for animals brought to the shelter; ensures that the highest level of service and care are provided and that changes in animals' conditions are recorded

Assists in monitoring inventory and ordering of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals with strict adherence to local and State protocols on the use and security of controlled substances.

Performs related work as assigned.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to animals and disease/pathogens.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities
During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Modesto Mercedes
Program Coordinator
954-359-1313

Closing Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022

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