In addition, there is a generous retirement package, 457b, 401a, and generous medical, dental, and vision benefits. There is also a $100.00 monthly technology and $175.00 vehicle allowance.
DVM or equivalent
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 001875-22-CDD-4
Are you looking to work in a progressive animal shelter helping both animals and people? Then the Front Street Animal Shelter is the place for you. You will have an incredible veterinary support team and other shelter team members to support you. There are three shelter veterinarians, two of which work in the shelter and one veterinarian who works in the community assisting animals of our unhoused community members. We are currently recruiting for the two shelter veterinarians.
You will have the option to work a 4/10 work schedule with one day of remote work. We are offering the top step of the salary range, in addition to a monthly technology and vehicle allowance. There is also a possibility to job share the position if you are looking for only part-time employment.
The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Candidates seeking an accommodation from this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The City of Sacramento is committed to becoming a more diverse and equitable organization in assessing, evaluating, and building infrastructure, operations, policy, and programs that establish systemic capacity and results in workforce equity.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Examine, diagnose, and perform routine and emergency medical treatment of all impounded animals; vaccinate animals against Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Upper Respiratory Infection, and other diseases common to canines, felines, and other animals commonly found in shelters; perform spay/neutering surgery on animals prior to adoption; examine animals prior to adoption and before release to ensure health condition.
- Regularly review the medical condition of animals quarantined at the animal shelter; provide follow-up treatment to injured animals as necessary; perform euthanasia of designated animals.
- Provide ongoing training for staff throughout the division to rapidly identify animals requiring isolation or veterinary care; train and supervise non-professional staff performing or assisting with veterinary duties or medical procedures.
- Recommend and draft policies and guidelines for the animal health program for the animal shelter, as assigned; develop protocols for handling ill and injured animals in the shelter.
- Supervise the visual monitoring on a daily basis of impounded animals, including those that may be isolated or quarantined for signs of illness or unusual behavior; assure that problems are promptly reported; determine and direct appropriate action as required.
- Supervise the use of immobilization capture drugs; oversee the use of drugs used for euthanasia; oversee the ordering and maintaining of supplies and equipment.
- Review animal bites and exposure reports concerned with rabies and other diseases; contact citizens and officers involved and direct follow-up procedures; may assist field officers with cruelty investigations or rescues where medical intervention is necessary.
- Respond to inquiries from the public; maintain effective community relations; participate in special community events; advise/explain proper medical care and treatment of animals and pets; perform studies; prepare reports and maintain records; prepare press releases and respond to inquiries from the press.
- Assign, train, direct, and evaluate staff; provide professional and technical guidance to staff; oversee and implement disciplinary actions as necessary.
- Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual.
- Surgical procedures for spaying and neutering canines, felines, and other common shelter animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.
- Shelter medicine and best practices.
- Standard guidelines of the veterinary professional that are used in the State of California.
- Knowledge of modern techniques for treating various animals for common diseases and injuries.
- Laws, codes, regulations, and policies affecting the department’s operations and programs. - Quality assurance procedures and techniques.
- Training principles, practices, and techniques.
- Principles and practices of leadership and conflict resolution. Skill in:
- Addressing community groups, panels, and/or commissions. - Using computers and computer applications and software. Ability to:
- Decide whether to perform surgery based on the animals’ health status.
- Understand, interpret and apply pertinent provisions of the county, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and standards that affect the operation and administration of the shelter.
- Effectively provide training and instruction to non-professional staff personnel on a variety of medical techniques common to animal care.
- Analyze program needs and develop, recommend and implement operational procedures, policies, and protocols.
About City of Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter
The City of Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter is the municipal animal shelter serving the City of Sacramento. We have a staff of 61 employees and are a progressive animal shelter, serving both shelter animals and providing extensive community outreach to service both pets and people in our community. The City of Sacramento is committed to becoming a more diverse and equitable organization in assessing, evaluating, and building infrastructure, operations, policy, and programs that establish systemic capacity and results in workforce equity.