Oversees the prevention and control of disease in sheltered animals.
Assists in the development and/or review of sanitation, treatment, and euthanasia protocols.
Neuters or spays dogs and cats prior to being adopted.
Examines and writes health certificates for animals slated for transport.
30% Management Duties:
Interviews for openings in Veterinary Operations.
Oversees scheduling, conducts scheduled performance appraisals and provides counseling and training as appropriate.
Develops the Veterinary Operations budget and provides budgetary oversight.
Provides supervision to the technicians performing vaccinations, surgeries, treatment and euthanasia.
20% "Leave Alive" Activities:
Responsible for the implementation of the Harris County Public Health Services Veterinary Public Health (HCPHS VPH) "Leave Alive Strategy including:
Overseeing the selection, examination & care of animals placed into the adoption program. o Examining animals daily for signs of disease.
Coordinating with representatives of VPH approved animal rescue groups to affect the transfer of animals as appropriate.
Coordinating for the diagnosis and treatment of pets placed in foster homes.
Developing and maintaining networks to affect the transfer of animals to other adoption agencies for adoption.
5% Zoonosis Control
Routinely performs bite case reviews & takes appropriate action as needed.
Responsible for daily evaluation of quarantined animals.
Consults with the public & medical community concerning rabies & other zoonotic diseases as needed.
Other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event.
May occasionally be required to work after hours, weekends or on holidays or mobile events.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an accredited School of Veterinary Medicine; and
Valid license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the Texas State Veterinary Medical Examining Board.
OR the ability to obtain a valid veterinary license issued by the Texas State Veterinary Medical Examining Board before start date.
Must have or obtain USDA Accreditation within six (6) months of start date.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a veterinary medical environment, including some managerial or supervisory experience in a veterinary or non-veterinary environment.
Intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Valid driver’s license (Texas upon hire).
LOCATION: Houston, TX
HOURS: 40 Hours per week
About Harris County Public Health
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is the local public health agency for the Harris County, Texas jurisdiction. It provides a wide variety of public health activities and services aimed at improving the health and well-being of the Harris County Community.