** $10,000 Sign on Bonus
and $10,000 after completing one-year probationary period**
Provide high volume spay and neuter services to pet owners of Dona Ana County. Work will be performed at either County facilities, or the Dona Ana County mobile spay/neuter clinic for use in remote areas of the County. Under nominal supervision performs technical animal health care duties and technical support for small animals and livestock that have been quarantined as evidence. Coordinate inoculation of animals in Dona Ana County’s rural areas.
Manage Live Evidence Technician Staff. Tasks include but are not limited to:
Promote and maintain the humane care and treatment of animals. Tasks include but are not limited to:
Oversee maintenance of animal care facilities and recordkeeping of animals. Tasks include but are not limited to:
Serve as subject matter expert for health and welfare of animals in the custody of Dona Ana County. Tasks include but are not limited to:
ADDITIONAL DUTIES. Other related duties may be assigned.
Education. Graduation from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Experience. Two (2) years experience as a veterinarian. Working in animal shelter environment with domesticated animals and/or livestock preferred.
Education/Experience substitution. N/A
Licenses/Certifications. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of NM.
Other (e.g., background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Background check, driver’s license record check. Must maintain an acceptable driving record in accordance with County policy.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Professional knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of veterinary medical science sufficient to: manage and provide veterinary medical/surgical care through regular monitoring of animal and colony health, including recommending and ensuring necessary corrective actions are instituted when disease is found; provide therapeutic medicine, surgery, and coverage of veterinary emergencies as needed; provide preventive medicine programs, including quarantining, conditioning, and isolating animals as necessary, and developing and coordinating section environmental sanitation programs; and develop plans and recommendations for improving animal care practices at the facility. Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary principles of supervision of others. Skills in handling animals, communicating effectively with the public, and establishing effective working relationships with others.