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Thursday, 23 April 2015 17:14

Veterinary Surgeon

Closing Date/Time: Thursday 05/07/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time


$46.74 - $67.81 Hourly

 $28,102.31 - $11,753.68 Monthly

 $97,227.73 - $141,044.18 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Jurupa, California

Department: Animal Control Services


Job Description:

The incumbent in this assignment will have responsibility for performing physical exams, administering anesthesia and/or other medications as needed, and performing sterilization surgery and immunizations on small animals. Other responsibilities include supervision of paraprofessional staff, training and advising staff in proper care and treatment of small animals, and maintaining control of medical and surgical supplies to ensure adequate supply for clinic. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in shelter medicine.
  • Experience in animal control.
  • Ability to perform up to 30 sterilization surgeries per day.
  • Supervisory/lead experience.
  • Knowledge of training techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Essential Duties:

Performs physical examinations, vaccinations and diagnostics on small animals to determine and evaluate health condition of animals at impound and prior to adoption or presentation for surgery. • Administers anesthesia and/or other medication as needed. • Using appropriate medical equipment performs sterilization surgery on small animals. • Performs immunizations on animals for purposes of disease control. • Maintains control of medicinal and surgical supplies. • Assures through subordinate staff that office equipment and miscellaneous supplies required for clinic activities are maintained at an adequate level and that requisitions are prepared and submitted through appropriate channels as necessary. • Supervises employees to assure clinic work is adequately performed. • Instructs, trains, and advises paraprofessional staff in the proper care and treatment of small animals including the euthanasia of dogs, cats, birds and livestock. • Assigns and reviews work of subordinate staff; responds to inquiries from the public and department employees relative to Spay and Neuter Clinic or Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic activities. • Maintains records on Spay and Neuter Clinic and Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic activities; prepares reports and writes correspondence.

Recruiting Guidelines:

Education: Graduation from an accredited school of veterinary medicine with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Knowledge of: The principles and practices of modern veterinary medicine, particularly as they relate to the treatment of small animals like dogs and cats; the methods of examining and preparing small animals for surgery and of testing and treating them for disease; the laws and regulations governing licensing, quarantine, impounding and care and treatment of animals. Ability to: Administer medical treatment to and perform surgery on small animals; diagnose diseases among animals; deal tactfully and effectively with the public; prepare correspondence, records and reports as necessary.