City of Garland, TX


Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/30/2022 2:26 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Job Family
USD $100,859.00/Yr.
USD $112,486.00/Yr.
Target Hiring Range
Depending on Qualifications
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for providing health services to animals at the City shelter.  Also responsible for providing public education on animal health. 


Target Hiring Range: $100,859 to $112,486


Essential Job Functions

  1. Perform sterilization surgeries on adopted/adoptable animals.
  2. Monitor animals during surgery recovery.
  3. Conduct and monitor health/behavior evaluations of impounded/quarantined animals including monitoring spread of communicable diseases.
  4. Examine animals to assess their health and diagnose problems.
  5. Treat and dress wounds.
  6. Operate medical equipment, such as x-ray machines.
  7. Prescribe medication.
  8. Administering all necessary vaccines to animals.
  9. Communicate with public and staff regarding animal care, diseases at the shelter, euthanasia and dangerous animal policies.
  10. Advise staff on all veterinary care of impounded animals, policies regarding euthanasia and how to care for dangerous animals.
  11. Provide required continued education to staff Animal Service Officers on animal welfare and general health topics.
  12. Responsible for ordering and inventory of controlled substances.
  13. Must be able to be on call to respond to impounded animals that are gravely sick/injured.
  14. Perform detailed evaluations/necropsies for animal cruelty cases.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) degree from a 4-year program at an accredited college of veterinary medicine
3 years of veterinary medicine experience

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:

  • 3-5 years of Veterinary experience
  • Excellent surgical skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Possess excellent communication and business skills
  • Basic knowledge of expert resources in various diseases, so help can be sought when needed
  • Skill in monitoring data collection and data entry to assure quality control
  • Extensive knowledge of diagnostic microbiology and serology for communicable diseases

Licenses & Certifications

Licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in Texas
Valid Class C Texas driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an indoor environment, as well as an outdoor environment responding to calls for service in the field; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions. Shelter work and minimal on-call required.


Models Organizational Values
Customer Focus
Results Focus/Project Management


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