Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience
Department: Public Safety/Animal Care and Control
Location: 7100 Belvedere Road, WPB
Hours: 40 Variable hours/week, may include evenings and weekends; rotational on-call for after hour shelter emergencies; and will be required to work disaster response.
Other: Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Valid Florida Driver's License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.
Will be required to complete a “Willingness to Work” Acknowledgement with application. Selected candidate must take the pre-exposure rabies treatment.
THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.
Performs a broad variety of clinical, laboratory and surgical activities in the shelter clinic and the public Spay Shuttle. Performs high-volume spay, neuter and inoculation of adult and juvenile animals in accordance with established laws and policies. Examines and treats impounded and adopted animals; directs separation of diseased animals for treatment; issues certificates containing health status for adopted animals. Performs emergency treatment and surgery upon injured and diseased animals; may work with fractious, potentially rabid, diseased and zoonotic animals. Assists with developing medical protocols and standard operating procedures; processes cruelty cases; performs necropsies; writes medical reports and presents cases in court; develops and delivers educational presentations in-house and to various organizations; participates in vaccine and spay/neuter clinics in targeted areas of the county. Exercises independent medical judgment and skill while performing duties for the care and treatment of animals within the shelter and Spay Shuttle. Work is reviewed by the Director, Animal Care and Control through conference, reports and observation of the results obtained.
The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.
Doctorate from a recognized school of veterinary medicine.
Necessary Special Requirements: Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Florida. Must be eligible to obtain Drug Enforcement Administration License within 60 days of hire.
Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online. May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran's Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Info 561/616-6888 Fax 561/616-6893 (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted). Applications/resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted until the position is filled. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP), Drug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.