Dallas Animal Service is seeking an experienced veterinarian to provide professional, efficient and exceptional service. Dallas Animal Services cares for over 30,000 animals in our shelter that houses approximately 700 animals and receives approximately 50,000 calls for service annually. We are seeking a dedicated, passionate staff veterinarian to help us achieve our mission
Under general direction, is responsible for performing veterinarian services at the City of Dallas' Animal Shelter. Performs examinations on animals brought into the animal shelter facility; vaccinates; performs spay and neuter surgeries; and prescribes euthanasia when necessary. Advises citizens on rabies control procedures and works directly with animal bite victims and their physicians.
Essential Job Functions
Performs duties in the adoption of pets; makes decisions on which animals are eligible for adoption; and vaccinates, de-worms, and checks animals for heartworms.
Answers questions from the public pertaining to veterinary public health issues, City ordinances, and State laws dealing with animal control.
Certifies animals in rabies quarantine to be free of rabies, and in the case of dead animal, prepares and forwards tissue samples to be examined.
Examines impounded animals and prescribes euthanasia for the sick or injured animals. Performs high volume spay and neuter surgeries.
Follows up on requests for information from City Council and citizen groups.
Performs necropsies for cruelty cases as necessary.
Testifies in court on animal related cases as necessary.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Experience as a practicing Veterinarian is highly desirable.
Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas.
Dallas Animal Services' mission is to help Dallas be a safe, compassionate, and healthy place for people and animals. We work to control the loose animal population as well as increasing the positive outcomes for homeless animals in the city.