Under the supervision of the Chief of Veterinary Operations, performs spays or neuters on dogs and cats prior to being adopted; examines, diagnoses, and treats injured and sick sheltered animals; provides for the humane care and disposition of sheltered and quarantined animals; assists in the development and implementation of strategies to increase the "leave alive" rate; participates in planning processes; and provides insight to policy development and program budget.
75% 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.
10% 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.
5% Administrative Duties:
Participates in interviews for 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 Program and monitors progress toward meeting program goals.
Assists in the development and oversight of the Wellness clinic 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.
5% Zoonosis Control Duties:
Responsible for daily evaluation of quarantined animals.
Consults with the public and medical community concerning rabies and other zoonotic diseases as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event.
Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited school of Veterinary Medicine; and
A valid license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the Texas State Veterinary Medical Examining Board.
OR A valid Veterinary license issued by a State Veterinary Medical Examining Board with the ability to obtain a Texas State Veterinary License by the hire date.
NOTE: Candidates whom are within six (6) months of graduation with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and take and pass their State license Exam within the same period will be considered for the position, but degree and license must be acquired prior to start date of employment.
Internal Number: 02927
About Harris County Public Health
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) provides public health assessment, policy development and assurance activities for the residents of Harris County, Texas. These activities represent the core functions of public health. For a majority of services, the jurisdiction of HCPH includes the unincorporated areas of Harris County and over 30 municipalities located within the county. HCPH Veterinary Public Health (VPH) protects the health and safety of the residents and pets of unincorporated Harris County. Working in partnership with the community to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for animals and people.