VENTURA COUNTY, ANIMAL SERVICES INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR: Veterinarian 0363ANM-22AA (MA) An Equal Opportunity Employer
Come join our progressive animal shelter medicine team in Greenville, South Carolina! Greenville County Animal Care (“Animal Care”) is looking for a full-time Shelter Veterinarian who is passionate about animal welfare, helping people, and growing our veterinary support resources in our community. This position works under the direction of the Medical Director and Head Shelter Veterinarian and is responsible for medical care and treatment of approximately 7,000 dogs and cats annually. Primary duties include treating animals in foster care, examining newly arrived pets with medical conditions, daily rounds of pets currently in the shelter, assistance with staff training, participation in animal cruelty forensic investigations and/or courtroom testimony, and diagnosis and treatment of animal illnesses and relief from suffering as needed. This position assists the Head Shelter Veterinarian to oversee the care of individual animals while maintaining the overall herd health in an animal shelter setting, and assists in the spay/neuter and pet wellness clinic as needed.
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.
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.