Under the supervision of the Chief of Veterinary Operations of Harris County Public Health.
Duties and Responsibilities:
NOTE** Percentage duties for Shelter and Wellness Veterinarian will vary depending on each position.
** 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.
** Wellness Clinical Duties:
Provides quality preventative medicine to the community.
Educates clients about the value of preventative care such as heartworm and flea prevention.
Vaccinates pets 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.
DVM/VMD or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited School of Veterinary Medicine.
OR Will graduate from an AVMA accredited school of Veterinary Medicine with a doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM/VMD) by hire date.
AND A valid license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
OR the ability to obtain a valid veterinary license issued by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners by hire date.
PLUS Six (6) months of surgical experience in spaying and neutering of dogs and cats.
Must have or obtain USDA Accreditation within six (6) months of hire date.
HOURS: 40 Hours per week
LOCATION: HOUSTON, TX
About Harris County Public Health
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is the local public health agency for the Harris County, Texas jurisdiction. It provides a wide variety of public health activities and services aimed at improving the health and well-being of the Harris County Community.