Website City of Norman
Provides preventative, diagnostic and medical treatment and surgeries for impounded, quarantined, sick and/or injured domestic, exotic or wild animals and livestock. Performs emergency care and surgeries. Assists with the coordination of professional and technical veterinary staff functions and work activities of the Animal Welfare Center; issues instructions and provides training to staff. Assists with the accountability, general effectiveness, and quality of staff activities and related programs and operations.
- Performs other related work as required.
- Researches and evaluates various methods and procedures utilized by other municipalities.
- Acts as a contact with general public, City employees, volunteers, outside agency representatives, and public interest groups to explain or relay information, promote improved animal care, and assist in resolution of complaints pertaining to veterinary operations.
- Assists management with the development and implementation of policies, procedures and protocols which relate to the veterinary needs of animals in care, to include disease prevention; makes recommendations on shelter disease management protocols, sanitation, and procedures; provides training to Animal Welfare personnel in animal first aid and disease recognition and prevention.
- Ensures completion of all required reports and maintenance of medical and drug records.
- Meets with State and Federal agencies to discuss grants, new programs, and laws related to animal welfare veterinary services.
- Assists with the preparation and recommendation of the division’s goals and objectives and annual budget proposal for veterinary staffing and equipment needs; monitors veterinary related expenditures.
- Assists in identifying animal cruelty, consults during animal cruelty investigations, performs medical examinations, ensures thorough documentation of medical findings, and provides expert witness testimony in court.
- Administers ongoing animal health care and spay/neuter programs.
- Proper safety policies and procedures.
- Laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to animal welfare.
- Advanced analytical skills necessary to evaluate delivery of services and respond to deficiencies by identifying and implementing appropriate corrective actions; assist in development and administration of sound programs, policies, procedures and budgets; and plan, organize and assist in directing assigned veterinary staff.
- Veterinary medicine and shelter operations, including inventory, purchasing and record keeping.
- Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
- An advanced level of interpersonal skills in order to provide effective delegation to assigned veterinary staff as well as to develop cooperative working relationships with employees, management, elected officials, special interest groups and volunteers.
- Applying and interpreting statutes, laws and ordinances.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply management techniques and principles to work performed.
Qualification & Experience:
- Graduation from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
- Minimum of three years of related experience preferred.
Company: City of Norman
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Norman, OK, US
Application Deadline: N/A