NW Florida County is seeking a Veterinarian for our Shelter
Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is seeking a full-time Veterinarian. Imagine working in the largest metro area in northwest Florida. The area boasts beautiful beaches, great schools, state parks and nature preserves! It is a comfortable, safe, and friendly place to live. The position performs professional veterinary work at the Animal Services facility and works under the general management authority of the Animal Shelter Manager. The veterinarian assures that animal health decisions that require close support from shelter management and staff are effective and supported by shelter processes, procedures, and policies.
Coordinates medical requirements and need for facilities and supplies with Shelter Manager. Participates in development of shelter policies and standard operating procedures (SOP) to help assure quality and quantity of work performed meets and/or exceeds requirements. Understands and applies the principles of current and acceptable Veterinary science and shelter medicine, or heard health medicine, for companion animals.
The Veterinarian is subject to call on a 24-hour basis in the event of emergencies or to provide guidance and/or decisions in matters associated with health and safety of shelter animals. The position does have the potential to offer a schedule of (4) 10-hours days per workweek.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing or eligibility to practice in Florida.
A minimum of 3-5 years work experience serving in a professional Veterinary capacity is preferred.
Current State or Federal DEA license or permits required to maintain, dispense, and prescribe drugs and medications or ability to obtain a Federal DEA license as a condition of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Benefit package includes:
Medical / Dental / Vision plans - Health Savings Account available with Employer Contribution - Prescription coverage - Employee health clinic - Employee fitness centers - Employer-sponsored retirement plan options that can include a pension or an investment plan - Deferred Compensation Plan -
Flexible Spending Account(s) - Employee Assistance Program - Work/life balance: 18 paid days off and 13 holidays in your first year - Group Life Insurance - Potential eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
About Escambia County Board of County Commissioners
Nicknamed “The Western Gate to the Sunshine State,” Escambia County is the most northwestern county in the State of Florida. The county was established by ordinance as a non-charter government on July 21, 1821 by the Provisional Governor Andrew Jackson. Escambia County covers a total area of approximately 875 square miles, of which just over 662 square miles is land and approximately 213 square miles is water.