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Managing Veterinarian

Company: The County of Ventura
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

VENTURA COUNTY, ANIMAL SERVICES INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR:
Managing Veterinarian

$124,011.98 - $173,616.77 Annually

VCAS has adopted the Socially Conscious Sheltering (SCS) framework, which aligns with our core values of encouraging cooperation and collaboration with all stakeholders (elected officials, community members, private veterinarians, transfer/rescue partners, law enforcement, non-profit organizations, local businesses, volunteers and other animal welfare agencies). We wish to promote a positive culture of mutual respect and support.

We offer a wide array of programs and services to the residents and animals of Ventura County. These services include animal sheltering, pet adoptions, lost & found, field services, cruelty investigations, pet licensing, TNR surgical services, low-cost vaccination clinics, volunteer/foster opportunities and emergency disaster response. Each year, Ventura County Animal Services cares for more than 10,000 stray and surrendered animals. VCAS operates two amazing, open admission, life-saving shelters within the county: the main shelter in Camarillo has a 400 animal capacity, which can increase to over 900 during declared natural disasters and the Simi Valley Animal Shelter, which is a smaller facility offering many of the same services as the Camarillo Shelter. In 2014, VCAS became the largest Open Admission Municipal Animal Shelter in California with a Save Rate of over 90% and has maintained this rate since that time.

The Ideal Candidate:
We are seeking:
a collaborative leader with experience in shelter medicine programming who is firmly committed to life saving practices through positive outcomes: open adoption, fostering, behavior management, transfer, public pet retention, etc.
a professional who is well versed in current best practices and veterinary protocols within a shelter environment, possesses experience overseeing a veterinary team, program management, community development and outreach, and demonstrated ability to partner with community stakeholders.
someone who will view the role as a privilege to provide quality care to our community's animals, with compassion and competence.
Typical Qualifications:
Graduation from a school of veterinary medicine recognized by the Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine of the State of California, and some veterinary experience which has led to the acquisition of the required skills, knowledge and abilities. The required skills, knowledge and abilities also can be obtained by
a degree in veterinary medicine AND
two (2) years of full-time professional experience in the practice of veterinary medicine.
One year of graduate study in veterinary medicine or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Possession and maintenance of a valid license to practice Veterinary Medicine issued by the California Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license.
o Note to out-of-state applicants: If you currently possess a valid driver license from your state of residence, you meet this requirement and, if selected for the position, you will be afforded approximately 30 days from date of hire to obtain a California driver license.
Must obtain a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license within ninety (90) days of hire and maintain valid license while employed.
Must be able to lift up to 30lbs.
Must be willing and able to work in Camarillo and Simi Valley as required.
In cases of emergency, must be willing and able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and share on-call responsibilities as required.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit an online application at www.ventura.org/jobs and attach your current resume and cover letter OR email your resume/CV to Michelle.Antonetty@ventura.org. For further information about this recruitment, please contact Michelle Antonetty by e-mail at michelle.antonetty@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 677-5191.

Keywords: The County of Ventura, Camarillo , Managing Veterinarian, Healthcare , Camarillo, California

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