The Director of Veterinary Services will energetically and compassionately lead all medical related programs including the County's Spay/Neuter Clinic, in-house medical care, the hiring and oversight of all independent contactor veterinarian and behavior staff.
You will set standards of care and protocols, train skilled staff, provide a high level of customer service to animal care partners and members of the public and perform related work as required. You will have responsibility for administrative authority associated with the day to day management, care and control of the Animal Resource Center veterinary clinic, exercising the ability to make decisions using personal judgment and expertise regarding the enrichment and physical well-being of animals. You will also ensure all aspects of clinic operations comply 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.
Performs spay/neuter pre-surgical examinations, surgery and post-surgical examinations on dogs and cats including pediatric sterilizations, performs clinical veterinary care, vaccinations, physical and behavioral examinations, treatment and follow-up care for housed animals where needed or required; conducts and/or oversees all 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 oversees 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; monitors animal care protocols for the Animal Resource Center, performs off-hour consultations with staff regarding treatment and management of injuries, abused, neglected and diseased animals.
Ensures that a comprehensive training curriculum is maintained 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. Oversees the Animal Resource Center 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 an effective quality control system; 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.
License to practice veterinary medicine issued by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board; must have current valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.
Internal Number: 3505
About Montgomery County Business Services - Animal Resource Center
Montgomery County, OH is a great place to work and offers outstanding medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as an Employee Assistance Program, an outstanding Wellness Program and work-life balance! Additionally, we offer a retirement plan, ample vacation, paid personal leave and earned sick time. This position is located north of Dayton at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, near Vandalia, OH adjacent to the Bark Park. The Miami Valley area has over 350 miles of bike trails, as well as bike lanes in Dayton and surrounding communities for cyclist commuters. There are many beautiful parks and activities in the area, including world class entertainment at the various theaters in Dayton and the surrounding area.