Medical Director, Animal Care & Services
The MD oversees two full-time and approximately 27 full & PT vets & animal health techs responsible for direct animal medical care. This is a keystone medical role with leadership responsibility over a passionate committed team managing about 7,000 spay &neuter surgeries per year. Direct experience overseeing & leading a complex daily operations delivering medical services to a diverse community while training, developing, engaging &encouraging a team of dedicated pros & volunteers is what is needed for success in this role. This is a visible & vital leadership role.
VENTURA COUNTY, ANIMAL SERVICES INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR: Veterinarian 0363ANM-22AA (MA)
VCAS has adopted the Socially Conscious Sheltering (SCS) framework, which aligns with our core values of encouraging cooperation and collaboration with all stakeholders (elected officials, community members, private veterinarians, transfer/rescue partners, law enforcement, non-profit organizations, local businesses, volunteers and other animal welfare agencies). We wish to promote a positive culture of mutual respect and support. We offer a wide array of programs and services to the residents and animals of Ventura County. These services include animal sheltering, pet adoptions, lost & found, field services, cruelty investigations, pet licensing, TNR surgical services, low-cost vaccination clinics, volunteer/foster opportunities and emergency disaster response. Each year, Ventura County Animal Services cares for more than 10,000 stray and surrendered animals. VCAS operates two amazing, open admission, life-saving shelters within the county: the main shelter in Camarillo has a 400 animal capacity, which can increase to over 900 during declared natural disasters and the Simi Valley Animal Shelter, which is a smaller facility offering many of the same services as the Camarillo Shelter. In 2014, VCAS became the largest Open Admission Municipal Animal Shelter in California with a Save Rate of over 90% and has maintained this rate since that time.
The Position: Under general direction, performs veterinary services including spay/neuter surgeries; examines and determines preventative medical care and treatments for shelter animals and stray animal emergency cases; and provides oversight for the security and dispensing of drugs and ensures compliance with all federal and state regulations. Performs other related duties as requested.