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Bibb County Sheriff Office-Animal Welfare division is seeking to fill the position of Veterinarian. The veternarian will be responsible for primarily consist of examining animals, diagnosing any problems, and treating any health issues. 

Education, Training and Experience: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine. Must be qualified and eligible to obtain DEA license. Maintenance of malpractice insurance. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Georgia. Experience practicing veterinary medicine preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and continually evaluates shelter medical protocols.
  • Evaluates and determines the disposition of incoming animals.
  • Test and certify Animal Services staff to become Certified Lay Personnel.
  • Ensures all shelter animals receive appropriate and timely medical care.
  • Provide health certificates for animals being transported across State lines.
  • Provides vaccinations and microchip insertions for shelter and client animals.
  • Perform spay and neuter surgeries on shelter and client animals.
  • Oversees the maintenance of shelter drug and supply inventory while meeting and maintaining DEA requirements.
  • Prescribes medications as needed.
  • Maintains detailed medical records in Chameleon; enters medical notes in a timely manner.
  • Communicates with fosters, volunteers, and potential adopters when necessary.
  • Assesses the quality of life of shelter and client animals and performs medical euthanasians when necessary.
  • Provides input on behavioral euthanasia decisions and performs behavioral euthanasians when necessary.
  • Ensures the quality of animal care and the cleanliness of the shelter facility are maintained at a high standard.
  • Participates in community outreach events such as wellness clinics, microchip clinics, and public spay/neuter clinics.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Colonel or Division Head.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to safely handle animals declared vicious, on bite quarantine or stray.
  • Ability to communicate well to a varied audience.
  • Complies with all Federal, State and Local codes, ordinances and regulations applicable to an animal shelter.
  • Be knowledgeable and able to assist Emergency Management Officials in a time of natural disaster or crisis.

Macon Bibb County Government offers a generous benefits package to all regular full-time employees, as well as training and educational opportunities to enhance personal growth. We are an equal opportunity employer, join our Team! #Forwardtogether

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