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About our opportunity

We are seeking an exceptional Shelter Veterinarian to join our team! If you are passionate about prevention, outreach, diagnostics, sterilization, and surgical intervention, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a commitment to community outreach and prevention coupled with a dedication to the humane treatment and care of all animals. Join our team today and make a profound impact on both the lives of animals and our community. 

This position will remain open until filled with applications being reviewed weekly. 

Our Total Compensation Package

  • Compensation – competitive market-rate pay, and negotiable based on qualifications. 
  • Comprehensive State Medical Insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Long-term disability 
  • Deferred Compensation 401K Plans 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) 
  • Public Loan Forgiveness Program (Student Loan Forgiveness Program) 
  • 11 Paid Holidays + 3 Optional Holidays 
  • Longevity Pay 
  • SC State Retirement Plan Pension 
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time 
  • Sick Bank 
  • Critical Care and Cancer Insurance 
  • Wellness Screenings 
  • Employee Assistance Programs 
  • Professional Development / Trainings / Conferences 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Examines, evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and provides general and emergency medical care to animals under the supervision of York County Animal Control, including small animal, large animal, pediatric, exotic, livestock, and wildlife species. 
  • Prescribes, dispenses, and administers medication, vaccinations, and provides training and oversight to Animal Control staff on the use of medications and controlled substances. 
  • Performs testing, spay, neuter, surgeries, and euthanasia on animals. 
  • Provides examination and health certification to ensure animals are fit for interstate transport. 
  • Performs behavioral assessment of animals within the shelter for determination of temperament and adoptability to the public. 
  • Maintains regulatory requirements regarding the care and welfare of animals, including maintenance of records and veterinary history of animals, including medications, controlled substances, treatments, evaluations, and diagnosis. 
  • Provides training and medical oversight to York County Animal Control staff, including methods of disease prevention, treatment, triage, behavioral assessment, and euthanasia. 
  • Performs forensic and necropsy examinations for animal cruelty incidents, including reporting, deposition, and courtroom testimony. 
  • Works with management staff to identify and implement long-range programs and regularly review policies, procedures, and ordinances. 
  • Responds to citizen concerns about animals under care. 
  • Maintains inventory, care and compliance of medical equipment and supplies. 
  • Participates in community outreach events, such as wellness clinics, microchip clinics and public spay/neuter clinics. 
  • Performs related work as assigned. 

Education and Experience

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. 

Special Certifications and Licenses

  • Must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). 
  • Licensure in good standing to practice veterinary medicine and surgery. 
  • State controlled substance license practitioner in good standing. 
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) controlled substance license practitioner in good standing. 
  • State authority to train and certify Euthanasia Technicians.

For more information regarding employment with York County Government, please click here.  

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Job Function : Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Contact Info : Susan Whitaker, Talent Acquisition Manager -
Ashley Fay, Deputy Director of Human Resources -

Expiration Date : 12/31/2024

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