Company: Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: March 12, 2023
Salary range: up to $155,000 Annual, Dependent on
Qualifications. May qualify for $10,000 hiring incentive. We are
looking for a member to join our Animal Services team who
exemplifies our core values of integrity, teamwork,
professionalism, customer experience and innovation. JOB SUMMARY
Under general supervision, maintains the health and welfare of all
animals in the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter; manages a
diverse array of animals by providing professional veterinary care.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
- Establishes and implements written medical treatment protocols
for the shelter environment. Responsible for staff training,
evaluating, and performance of proper euthanasia of animals by
- Evaluates facilities and monitors sanitation procedures of the
shelter to prevent spread of disease and comply with state
regulations. Performs daily rounds and evaluates the health and
welfare of the animals in the Animal Shelter and to discuss animal
health issues and preventive health measures.
- Provides timely preventative care, diagnostic procedures,
triage, and general medical and basic surgical treatment of all
animals in the shelter.
- Develops, coordinates, and implements preventive health
surveillance, analysis, and nutrition programs.
- Performs spay and neuter surgeries on shelter animals.
- Manages the veterinary clinic; manages inventory of equipment
- Supervises, prioritizes, assigns tasks and projects; trains and
evaluates staff; develops staff skills and conducts performance
evaluations and meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve
workload and technical issues.
- Coordinates operations with external partners and other public
and private agencies.
- Responsible for developing budget and presenting to the Shelter
Manger and participates in the citywide budget process.
- Monitors and reviews trends in Shelter operations and health
management issues; recommends operational, procedural and policy
- Supports developing effective relationships between the City of
San Marcos and the general public by demonstrating courteous and
cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and
- May be required to respond after hours, including holidays and
weekends, in the event of a departmental events or City-wide
- Responsible for the rabies control program including
vaccination of all animals not currently vaccinated against rabies
prior to their release when vaccination is appropriate and
certifies all animals released from quarantine observation as being
free from rabies.
- Provides staff training relevant to animal husbandry, humane
animal handling, sanitation and disease control, basic animal
behavior, medical care, surgical support and first aid for
- Examines all impounded animals and prescribes euthanasia for
sick or injured animals.
- Provides high quality sterilization surgery for shelter animal
population. Ability to take radiographs and possesses skills to
- Provides emergency medical care, stabilization, diagnosis, and
treatment of ill and injured animals, brought to the shelter.
- Inputs animal records into computer to requisition and control
euthanasia drugs in accordance with all applicable state and
federal regulations and laws. Knowledge of drug classifications,
rules, and regulations of the Drug Enforcement Administration
- Attend advisory board meetings, staff meetings and other
meetings as required.
- Performs other duties as necessary which are related to or
logically associated with this position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
(Salary is dependent upon qualifications) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited
university on or before the date of hire . If licensed in another
state, must obtain Texas License within 30 days of
- A valid license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the
Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners on or before the date
- Must obtain a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration
certificate (Schedule 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5) within six months of hire
- Valid Texas driver's license with acceptable driving record.
- Two (2) years of clinical experience.
- One (1) year previous shelter medicine experience.
- USDA Accreditation.
- Six (6) months of surgical experience in spaying and neutering
of dogs and cats with proven ability to perform 30 per day.
- Managerial/supervisory experience. CORE COMPETENCIES AND
PHYSICAL DEMANDS JOB DIMENSIONS
- Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills: Ability to interact
with others requiring participative interpersonal skills that
support team and operational strategies for effective processes and
- Ability to read and understand complex items such as
literature, proposals, legal documents, financial documents,
contracts, technical items, and detailed reports.
- Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or
- Ability to exercise independent judgment within broad policy
guidelines; interpret concerns, define desired results, and
determine scope and priorities of veterinary programs and special
- Ability to manage and monitor work performance by directing
subordinates, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness,
and realigning work and staffing assignments, as needed.
- Ability to interpret local ordinances, statutes, rules,
regulations, and city policies pertaining to animal care and
- Ability to stay abreast of new trends and innovations in animal
sheltering. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical
requirements include lifting to 90 pounds rarely (with assistance).
Subject to vision, hearing and talking frequently; standing,
sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching,
handling, fine dexterity, balancing and foot controls occasionally;
kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, and twisting rarely.
Working conditions involves exposure to variable and/or extreme
weather conditions, dangerous animals, zoonotic diseases, hazardous
chemicals, potentially irate members of the public and possible
rabies exposure (Pre-exposure vaccines & booster offered at city's
expense). Safety Sensitive Position .
Keywords: Texas Veterinary Medical Association, San Marcos , Veterinarian, Healthcare , San Marcos, California
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