Position Overview

Come make a difference in Montgomery County, OH enriching the lives of stray, abandoned, and abused animals with your compassionate medical care! The Animal Resource Center’s Mission is to serve the community and pets of Montgomery County through effective public safety, humane animal welfare, and connecting pets to forever homes. Our vision is to enrich the lives of pets and people in our community.

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is a 24,000-square-foot open admission companion animal shelter. As part of our service to the citizens of Montgomery County, our agency takes in thousands of dogs each year. In addition to direct adoptions, the Animal Resource Center works with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and the SICSA Pet Adoption Center along with many placement partners to find homes for as many animals as possible.

As a member of the Clinic Team in the Animal Resource Center, the Animal Resources Clinic Veterinarian will support all medical-related programs, including the County’s Animal Spay/Neuter Clinic and In-House Medical Care; responsible for the management and oversight of independent contractor (hourly rate) Veterinarians and behavior staff; responsible for upholding standards of care and protocols; training skilled staff (Veterinarians, Registered Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, shelter staff, and behavior staff); collaborating on nursing care; providing high level customer service to animal care partners and members of the public; and to perform related work as required.

Job Duties

Under the direction of the Director of Veterinary Services, Responsible for the administrative authority and autonomy associated with the day to day management of the mobile clinic, as well as supporting the care and control of the Animal Resource Center veterinary clinic exercising the ability to make independent decisions using personal judgment and expertise regarding the enrichment and physical well-being of all animals entering the Animal Resource Center to ensure that all aspects of clinic operations are in compliance with professional standards set by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association; the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Responsible for the supervision of employees supporting standards of care and expectations for medical management; initiation and management of contracts; formulation, promulgation, and review of policies; creating and sustaining best practices standard operating procedures; supporting the development and maintenance of clinic protocols, directives, and initiatives; and detailed and thorough reporting, data input, and data analysis as required into the Animal Resource Center central database.

Mobile Unit: Performs spay and neuter pre-surgical examinations, surgery, and post-surgical examinations on dogs including pediatric sterilizations, performs clinical veterinary care, vaccinations, physical and behavioral examinations.

In-House Support: Performs treatment, surgery, and follow-up for housed animals where needed or required, and conducts and/or oversees behavioral treatment plans for all animals when needed.  Assists in performing forensic duties encompassing post-mortem examinations of animals including the performance of necropsies, hematology, parasitology, microbiology and clinical pathology laboratory tests and procedures, prepares and maintains a variety of records and operational reports concerning consultations and diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations. Evaluates, recommends and supports implementation of disease control, sanitation and herd health management practices, provides examinations for cruelty and necessary documentation, provides consultation and instruction to veterinary technicians, assistants, and Resource Center staff in animal care, pre- and post-procedural care, new procedures, aseptic surgery, and related topics, supports/monitors animal care protocols for the Animal Resource Center, and performs off-hour consultations with staff regarding treatment and management of injuries, abused, neglected and diseased animals.

Ensures that a comprehensive training curriculum is managed and executed for all Animal Resource Center staff, volunteers, interns, students etc. regarding recognition of animal medical abnormalities, basic diagnostics techniques, expectations for treatment outcomes, proper adherence to follow-up procedures, and all elements of quality control associated with animal medical well-being. Assists with animal cruelty investigations, may participate in the recruitment of volunteers and employees, as appropriate to the area of operation. Manages the Animal Resource Center and Mobile Unit for disease and sanitary conditions; inspects, evaluates, and makes recommendations on animals being admitted to the Animal Resource Center, assists in the establishment and implementation of effective quality control systems; revises techniques and procedures as required to obtain desired quality control standards. Prepares reports for and testifies in the judicial system on behalf of the county and performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. May coordinate with law enforcement or other government agencies on animal related environmental health concerns as needed.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

  • License to practice veterinary medicine issued by Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
  • Must have current valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
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