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Veterinarian Spay/Neuter

Company: Ventura County Animal Services
Location: Oxnard
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Job Description:

Under general direction, performs veterinary services as needed including spay/neuter surgeries; dentals; heartworm treatments; examines and determines preventative medical care and treatments for shelter animals and stray animal emergency cases. Provides oversight for the security and dispensing of drugs and ensures compliance with all federal and state regulations. Performs other related duties as requested. Duties may include but are not limited to the following: - Performs Spay/Neuter surgeries on dogs, cats, and rabbits; - Provides high quality shelter medicine by performing physical exams and treatments on shelter animals; - Determines the need for diagnostic procedures and medical treatments; - Perform, or assist with Animal Cruelty cases, to include necropsy, pathology, report writing and testifying; - Performs other surgical procedures as required including assistance with administration of anesthesia, catheter placement, prep and post-operative monitoring; - Recommends, determines and performs humane euthanasia when needed in coordination with Manager of Veterinarian Services and Animal Services Director, according to California State Law and Department guidelines and policies; - Ensures the humane care of shelter animals and assures herd health by following shelter medicine industry best practices; - Assists with emergency and disaster services; - Supervises subordinate staff; - Responsible for the overseeing of keys and medication inventory; - Uses computer for various tasks including correspondence, presentations, computerized records, etc.; and - Performs other related duties as required. These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list. EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: Considerable experience in the delivery of high quality spay/neuter and animal medical services which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this job can typically be obtained by graduation from a school/college of veterinary medicine recognized by the Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine of the State of California and one (1) year of surgical (spay/neuter emphasis) experience. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: - Must hold and maintain a valid DVM license in the State of California while employed - Must hold and maintain a valid DEA license while employed - Must possess and maintain a current, valid National Accreditation Number (NAN) issued by the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) within 60 days of hire date - Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint - Proficient computer skills including but not limited to the ability to access databases, check company e-mail, input and modify computerized records, etc. - Must hold and maintain a valid CA driver license - Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs - Must be willing and able to work in Camarillo and Simi Valley as required - Must be willing and able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and share on-call as required DESIRED: - Previous experience in high volume spay/neuter environment - Previous experience with emergency critical care of animals - Member of an industry group i.e., California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) - Previous experience in shelter management and heard health - Previous supervisory experience - Ability to converse in both English and Spanish To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/hr. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93003.

Keywords: Ventura County Animal Services, Oxnard , Veterinarian Spay/Neuter, Healthcare , Oxnard, California

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