Kern County Animal Services’ veterinary position is vital to the achievement of Department goals and objectives. The ideal candidate is one that seeks to build and create a medical program within a municipal animal welfare agency that has improved its life-saving ability significantly through hard work, dedication, perseverance, and a self-starter attitude. One of our major goals at KCAS is to change our community’s perception of pets. Of both shelter pets, and the pets in their homes. The Veterinarian will play a major role in bringing subsidized spay and neuter services to underserved areas of the County on a regular basis, creating and developing a medical program that will improve the lives of shelter pets, providing guidance and leadership to staff and volunteers, and representing the department as an ambassador to the veterinarians in the community. These roles are all incredibly valuable in accomplishing our primary goal of creating a “No Kill” mindset in the County of Kern.
-Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in veterinary medicine.
-Possession of a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California.
-Possession of, or eligibility to obtain, a Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) controlled substance registration.
-Knowledge of principles and practice of veterinary medicine; animal diseases and their prevention, control and eradication; current veterinary practices and techniques relating to the treatment of injured animals; County state and federal animal health laws and regulations; animal regulation procedures and problems; County customer service objectives and strategies.
-Ability to provide surgical and medical services and care for a variety of well, sick and injured animals, including a high volume of spay and neutering operations; analyze critical medical and administrative situations and take effective action; provide state- of-the-art, high quality animal medical services in the most efficient manner; establish and maintain cooperative and effective relations with those contacted during the course of work; prepare written reports, correspondence and other documents using a personal computer; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish effective working relationships with management, employees, employee representatives ad the public representing diverse cultures and backgrounds, treat County employees, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public with courtesy and respect; assess the customer's immediate needs and ensure customer's receipt of needed services through personal service or referral; exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits provided
About Kern County Animal Services
Kern County Animal Services is the municipal animal welfare organization in Kern County, California. With an annual intake of approximately 13,000 dogs and cats, our organization prides itself on improving the level of care provided to shelter pets. Even more importantly are the efforts ongoing to provide services to our community to bring spay and neuter services to underserved communities on a regular basis.