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DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 22-7600-01 (O)
Santa Barbara County is ready to hire our first Veterinarian and we want you to apply! Our main shelter location is in Santa Maria, with 2 other shelter facilities located in Lompoc and in Goleta. We care for about 5,000 pets annually and work with partners to provide vaccine and microchip clinics, low-cost spay/neuter, and pet family resources.
You will be close to many beaches including Morro Bay, Pismo, and Avila, with hundreds of short day trips available including San Francisco, Carmel, Huntington Beach, Big Bear, and Los Angeles, We can't even begin to write the long list of vineyards and wineries in the area, and the weather can't be beaten.
An active license to practice as a veterinarian issued by the State of California Veterinary Medical Board. Registration as a Licensed Veterinarian issue by another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement providing the candidate applies for a Reciprocity Temporary License from the California Veterinary Medical Board prior to starting employment and completes the requirements to convert to a permanent license within one year (during the first year probationary period); AND
A minimum of two years of experience working in shelter medicine; AND
A valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate/license for the prescription of controlled medications.
Mission: To ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the animals and people we serve through proactive intervention, effective enforcement, collaboration, education, and the compassionate care and rehoming of sheltered animals.
The Santa Barbara County Animal Services Division operates three open-admission animal shelters, serving all of Santa Barbara County with the exception of the City of Carpinteria. We provide field and shelter services, adoption and lost and found programs, affordable spay, and neuter services, and have a very robust volunteer program. Project Pet Safe promotes responsible pet ownership through vaccination, licensing, spay and neuter, and microchipping of pets. Serving approximately 5,000 sheltered pets annually with a budget of over $4M.