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Harris County

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted April 2, 2021.

Position DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Chief of Veterinary Operations, provides quality preventative veterinary care for publicly owned dogs and cats in the Wellness Clinic and provides support to the shelter medicine program.Duties and Responsibilities:* Wellness Clinical Duties:* Provides quality preventative medicine to the community.* Educates clients about the value of preventative care such as heartworm and flea prevention.* Vaccinatespets against rabies and other disease, implants microchips and performs other veterinary medical procedures.* Provides excellent customer service and care to clients.* Works and communicates with other veterinarians and technicians to provide the best medical care.Shelter Medicine Duties:* Works to ensure the best possible environment and outcomes for shelter animals.* Neuters or spays dogs and cats prior to being adopted.* Examines, diagnoses, and treats injured and sick sheltered animals.* Assists in the development and/or review of sanitation, treatment, and euthanasia protocols.* Assists in the prevention and control of disease in sheltered animals.Administrative Duties:* Participates in interviewsfor openings in Veterinary Operations.* Conducts scheduled performance appraisals and provides counseling and training as appropriate.* Participates in divisional strategic planning, assists in the development of performance measures for the Wellness Programand monitors progress toward meeting program goals.* Assists in the development and oversight of the Wellnessclinic budget.* Provides general supervision to technicians performing vaccinations and treatment of animals.* Provides clinical supervision to technicians assisting with surgery.* Assists in the enforcement of applicable Texas laws & Harris County regulations and policies.* Ensures that Wellness clinic is stocked appropriately.* Coordinates with the Shelter Operations Administrator for facility maintenance and repairs.Other Duties:* Performsother duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event.Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.netRequirements* DVM/VMD or equivalent degreefrom an AVMA accredited School of Veterinary Medicine.* OR Will graduate from an AVMA accredited school of Veterinary Medicine with a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) by hire date.AND* A valid license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the TexasBoard of Veterinary Medical Examiners.* OR the ability to obtain avalid veterinary license issued by the TexasBoardof Veterinary Medical Examiners by hire date.* Must have or obtain USDA Accreditation within six (6) months of hire dateNOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application’s employment history.

Resumes are welcome, but we do not useany information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.

Preferences* Managerial/supervisoryexperience.* Shelter experience.* Six (6) months of surgical experience in spaying and neutering of dogs and cats.* Knowledge of Chameleon animal careandCrystal Report writing software.General InformationLOCATION:* Houston (Canino Office)HOURS:* 40 Hours per weekSALARY:* Commensurate with Experience* Based on 26 Pay PeriodsAdditional Information
– Core CompetenciesOrganizational Leadership* Understands the organizational mission.* Understands ethics and public good;is concerned with public trust.* Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others.Collaboration* Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group.* Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs.* Establishes collaborative relationships and projects.Innovation* Ability to adapt to change.* Able to manage change.* Adept at framing issues.Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics* Uses sound judgment.* Self-motivated.* Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity.Communication* Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.* Written and verbal English competency.* Ableto read and follow directions.Analysis/Research Skills* Understands cost-benefit analysis.* Understands decision analysis.* Able to conduct budget/fiscal analysis/financial management.Planning* Understands spatial analysis (physical, social, economic, demographic).* Understands systems analysis and design.* Knowledgeable about project design and planning.Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.