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ANIMAL CONTROL VETERINARIAN

Clayton County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Apr. 23, 2018

End Date: Jun. 23, 2018


Salary: $88,638

MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   Must possess a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA). Must be licensed by the State of Georgia to practice veterinary medicine.  At least four (4) years experience as a veterinarian is preferred.  Must have ability to handle sick or injured animals; must have the ability to provide humane euthanasia services for animals.  Must possess a valid Georgia driver's license.  Must pass a background check.

NATURE OF WORK: The purpose of this classification is to assist the Animal Control Unit by performing professional veterinary services to animals housed at the County’s Animal Control Kennel.  This classification will also provide or supervise the euthanasia of dogs and cats pursuant to OCGA § 4-11-5.1 and will also oversee the health care of law enforcement service dogs owned by the Police Department.

SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:   Manages a full-spectrum of animal health and welfare programs for optimum health of animals housed at the Animal Control Kennel to include:  performing health assessments of incoming animals to limit the exposure of contagious diseases and parasites; performing preventive medical procedures; providing in-house medical care as needed; overseeing the management and security of all controlled medical drugs used for animal care  and euthanization.  Provides and ensures humane care for impounded animals.  Ensures the proper administration of medications to sick or injured animals as necessary.  Provides humane euthanasia of dogs and cats in full compliance with OCGA § 4-11-5.1.   Maintains strict security of all drugs stored at the Animal Control Kennel and maintains records as required by law for the proper documentation of drugs stored or used at the facility.  Advises Animal Control leadership on animal health related matters and makes recommendations for a plan of action.  Provides health care for police service dogs owned by the County. Completes, reviews, and stores records pertaining to the animals housed at the Animal Control Kennel and disposition of said animals. Maintains records in an orderly fashion to ensure files and information may be retrieved in an efficient manner and retained in accordance to the State Retention Schedule.  Assists in responding to applicable Open Records Requests.  Interacts with staff from other departments, animal rescue groups, humane society, and the general public in person or by telephone in order to respond to inquiries, provide advice, exchange information, receive complaints, resolve problems, and efficiently accomplish goals and objectives.  Performs various administrative tasks, which may include but is not limited to: operating a variety of office equipment and miscellaneous facility maintenance duties.  Assists when needed to provide for the care of animals in shelter.  Performs other related duties as required.  

Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of animals, objects and materials of moderate heavy weight (20 - 60 pounds).  Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. 

SELECTION PROCEDURE:  Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by education, work experience, test score, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history (copy of driver’s license may be required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.

TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until the position is filled.