PRIMARY DUTY: Under general supervision, maintains the health and welfare of all animals in the City Animal Shelter; manages a diverse collection of animals by providing professional veterinary care.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Evaluates facilities and monitors sanitation procedures of the shelter to prevent spread of disease and comply with state regulations.
Performs daily rounds and evaluates the health and welfare of the animals in the Animal Shelter.
Meets with animal care staff to discuss animal health issues and preventive health measures.
Provides timely preventative care, diagnostic procedures, triage and general medical and basic surgical treatment of all animals in the shelter.
Performs spay and neuter surgeries on shelter animals.
Develops, coordinates and implements preventive health surveillance, analysis and nutrition programs.
Manages the veterinary clinic; manages inventory of equipment and supplies.
Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; interprets concerns, defines desired results and determines scope and priorities of veterinary programs and special projects.
Supervises, prioritizes, assigns tasks and projects; trains and evaluates staff; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations and meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues.
Coordinates operations with external partners and other public and private agencies.
Work with the Animal Shelter Manager in Budget planning.
Monitors and reviews trends in Shelter operations and health management issues; recommends operational, procedural and policy improvements.
Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
May be required to respond after hours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency.
Driving is essential.
Graduation from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree is required; two years clinical experience as a veterinarian preferably in a shelter environment.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Licensed by The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to practice Veterinary Medicine in Texas is required.
USDA and DEA License is required within one year of hire.
This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship.
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The City of Waco provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office at (254) 750-5740.
Additional Salary Information: Waco’s compensation philosophy is based on a commitment to attract and retain a qualified, motivated and diverse workforce that meets the standards of service and excellence required by the City. Waco offers a competitive salary based on the salaries among the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex cities. The salary will be commensurate depending on qualifications and experience. The benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, compensated leave, wellness program and retirement benefits through the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Optional benefits include supplemental life insurance, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and short- and long-term disability plans.
Internal Number: 828
About City of Waco Animal Services
Whether you drive, fly, or walk to Waco, you’re guaranteed a fun visit in the heartland of Texas!
Waco is situated on the I-35 corridor between Dallas and Austin, Waco’s the place to stop for scores of shops and restaurants galore. So, come on by and stay for a visit!
The city was founded in 1849 by the Huaco Indians that lived on the land in the present-day downtown area.
More on Waco’s history.
Waco is the county seat of McLennan County. It also offers some major attractions, five historic homes, seven recreational venues, and nine arts organizations staging theatrical and musical productions, as well as art exhibitions.
The City is the birthplace of Dr Pepper, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Waco is also home to the Waco Mammoth National Monument, a 100-plus acre stretch of wooded parkland along the Bosque River. The site provides a glimpse into the lives of Columbian mammoth bones discovered in Waco along the Bosque River and is part of the National Parks System.
Animal Shelter Information
The Animal Shelter is regional, serving 14 Central Texas cities and most portions of McLennan County. It is an open-admiss...ion shelter (no animal is turned away).
About the Animal Care Unit
The City of Waco Animal Care Unit provides service by active enforcement of state and local laws, the humane sheltering and disposal of stray, dangerous, and unwanted animals, the promotion of responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, and to strive toward the ultimate goal of the elimination of the need to euthanize healthy or unwanted animals.
They work closely with the Animal Shelter staff to ensure animal safety.
Animal Care Officers work 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
They are on-call for emergencies after normal business hours.