This position is also eligible for quarterly bonuses of $5,000 if performance measures are met and will be available after the initial six-month probationary period is completed.
DVM or equivalent
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 12413-DAS-03
Help! Our veterinarian was eaten by a Chihuahua and we need to find a replacement ASAP!
Dallas Animal Services’ Veterinary Division is focused on continuous improvement and strives to improve the quality of life and continuously increasing successful release for the animals in our shelter’s care through medical intervention. A preferred candidate for this Fast-paced, data-driven position will be detailed oriented, have experience in Shelter Medicine or herd management and experience initiating and supervising medical processes and procedures.
The Veterinarian provides and performs various medical care to a variety of domestic to maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of the animals.
This position has a starting salary of $120,000 and will be paid an additional $3,900 annually as Special Position Pay. This position is also eligible for quarterly bonuses of $5,000!
1 Provides clinical and preventive care for domestic or exotic animals; performs examinations, identifies diagnosis, and determines treatment.
2 Interacts, engages, and communicates with staff pertaining to issues associated with the health, feeding, husbandry, nutrition, breeding and diseases, and injuries to keep all parties informed of the status of animals.
3 Coordinates the administration of various aspects of animal care to effectively care for animals and control animal-related human health problems.
4 Consults and collaborates with medical, dental, veterinary professionals to facilitate specialty animal care services and state and county health agencies regarding public health issues.
5 Coordinates the planning of the daily activities of the veterinary function to ensure efficient and effective operation.
6 Orders, issues, and administers drugs and medical supplies in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.
7 Assists, supports, and helps manager in the development and implementation of policies which impact animal and, indirectly, human health.
9 Performs any and all other work as needed.
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited college.
Candidates who are in the final semester of an AVMA accredited program and have a preliminary Veterinary license in good standing can be qualified contingent upon receipt of Degree. (Degree must be completed prior to date of hire.)
An active Veterinary license from the State of Texas will meet the education and Veterinary license requirements.
Must obtain Veterinary license in the State of Texas within the probationary period.
Must obtain a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration certificate (Schedule 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5) within the probationary period.
Must have a current valid driver's license and good driving record.
Basic understanding of shelter medicine.
Effective oral/written communication skills.
Basic computer skills.
No Felony drug offenses
Thorough knowledge of the techniques and procedures required in the veterinary medical care of a variety of domestic or exotic animals.
Ability to diagnose and recognize illness, injury and disease in animals.
Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of health records and reports.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, other government agencies, other employees and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Current license to practice veterinary medicine in Texas and controlled substances registration with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is one of the largest municipal animal shelters in the country, taking in any Dallas pet in need, regardless of space. DAS serves tens of thousands of pets and even more people within the city of Dallas each year.
DAS recently exceeded a 90% annual Live Release Rate for Fiscal Year 2020 (October 2019 – September 2020) while prioritizing lifesaving, public safety, quality of life and the family unit.