City of Oakland VETERINARIAN Position
$91,465 – $112,305 Annually
Closes: August 3, 2018, 11:59pm
The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill a Veterinarian position in the Oakland Animal Services Division within the City Administrator’s Office. This is an exciting career opportunity and we are seeking individuals who would gladly dedicate their time, energy and expertise to a community they love and an employer who values their talents.
The incumbent will oversee the medical care of animals; examine, diagnose and perform treatment for impounded animals; develop a comprehensive animal health care services program; direct the work of the Veterinary Technician and other shelter staff; provide and participate in training; and perform related duties as assigned.
The Oakland Animal Shelter handles approximately 6,000 animals a year with a daily population of approximately 175 dogs, 150 cats, and a variety of other mammals, reptiles and birds. The ideal candidate should have strong skill in high volume spay/neuter (S/N), be an advocate for early S/N, be strong in multi-tasking, understand shelter population management, and have excellent interpersonal skills and pragmatic diagnostic treatment skills. The goal of the City is to re-home all of the healthy, socialized animals coming through the shelter. The Veterinarian will occasionally testify in court as the medical expert in the investigation of animal cruelty and neglect cases.
Minimum requirements include a Doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited college or university, two years of recent experience in veterinary medicine at an animal shelter, clinic or kennel, and a valid license issued by the California Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine to practice as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Depending on the assignment, may be required to obtain and maintain a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license to order controlled substances. Experience in animal shelter medicine is highly desirable.
Incumbents in this classification will be required to receive all appropriate inoculations and vaccinations, and must submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance and pass a job-related background investigation. Please scan and attach your California Board of Examiners license in Veterinary Medicine to your online application.
Successful incumbents in this position are expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method for traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver’s License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.
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