The purpose of this position is to provide general and emergency medical and surgical care to animals under the supervision of York County Animal Control, including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of small animal, large animal, pediatric, exotic, and wildlife species. Complies with regulatory compliance regarding the care and welfare of animals at the Animal Shelter and in field locations throughout the county, including investigation of animal cruelty.
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Examine, evaluate, diagnose, treat, and provide 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.
Prescribe, dispense, and administer medication, vaccinations, and provide training and oversight to Animal Control staff on the use of medications and controlled substances.
Perform testing, spay, neuter, surgeries, and euthanasia on animals.
Perform behavioral assessment of animals within the shelter for determination of temperament and adoptability to the public.
Maintain 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.
Provide training and medical oversight to York County Animal Control staff, including methods of disease prevention, treatment, triage, behavioral assessment, and euthanasia.
Perform forensic and necropsy examinations for animal cruelty incidents, including reporting, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Work with management staff to identify and implement long-range programs and regularly review policies, procedures, and ordinances.
Respond to citizen concerns about animals under care.
Maintain inventory of medical equipment and supplies.
Respond to emergency situations, including off duty hours.
Attend training, meetings, seminars and/workshops to enhance knowledge and skills.
Other related duties as assigned.
About York County Animal Control
York County Government in York, South Carolina is located near Charlotte, North Carolina. Population near 250,000 and continuing to grow.