Do you have a commitment and dedication to improving animals' lives through providing quality medicine, embracing Fear Free values, and administering excellent care? If so, we have the perfect place for you!
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) is seeking a dynamic Chief Veterinarian to oversee all aspects of delivering quality veterinary services for the 20,000+ animals that come into our care each year. The Chief Veterinarian serves as an influential leader in the County, advising County leadership and ensuring all staff possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to support a high-performing clinic operation.
As a team, we collaborate with our shelter care teams to ensure the best recommendations for the animals in our care, treat injuries and illnesses, and perform high-quality, high-volume spay/ neuter.
Unique benefits of this position include
Flexible schedule with a 4-day work week
Loan repayment of up to $7,200 per year, and
Public service loan forgiveness program
Help lead our team of dedicated veterinarians and genuinely make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs and cats in our community. Apply today.
Essential Job Tasks
The tasks listed are a representation and not an all-inclusive list of essential job tasks for this position.
Recommends, develops, implements, and manages veterinary processes, programs, and systems that address health and disease prevention needs in a shelter environment. Ensures all animals are cared for in accordance with generally accepted sheltering guidelines and standards
Performs physical examinations, vaccinations, and diagnostics to determine and evaluate the health condition of animals at the time of impound, before adoption, or presentation for surgery
Administers medical treatments and surgical procedures, including sterilizing adoptable animals, monitoring anesthesia and recovery of animals, and performing post-surgical evaluation and treatment
Plays an active role in pathway planning for animals in conjunction with multiple MCACC divisions
Observes or supervises the visual monitoring of impounded animals, including those that may be isolated or quarantined for signs of illness or unusual behavior, document findings, and approve the release of animals from rabies quarantine
Supplies and is responsible for the Veterinarian Premise and DEA license for both shelters and ensures compliance. Creates and monitors drug logs to comply with federal and state laws
Instructs, trains, and advises all staff on proper care, medical treatment, and other animal health-related issues, including the development of veterinary or animal health handouts
Manages the veterinarian medical team. Ensures the highest quality veterinary care, staff engagement, and maximum productivity of the veterinary medical team
Work is predominantly performed in an animal shelter with exposure to extreme and varying temperatures, dogs and cats with unknown temperaments and behaviors, excessive noise, animal waste and fluids, deceased animals, cleaning chemicals, and Zoonotic Diseases. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk on all types of surfaces, sometimes slippery and/or uneven and rough and perform duties that require lifting, bending, and stooping.
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on the evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
Four years of clinical veterinary medicine experience
Two years of experience managing or leading other veterinarians or clinic staff
Valid Arizona Veterinarian license, or licensed in another state with the ability to obtain Arizona licensure by the time of hire
Drug Enforcement Agency certification
Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona driver’s license by the time of hire
Our Preferred Candidate has
Advanced surgical experience or training in prepubescent sterilizations in a high-volume setting
Live. Love. Adopt.
Do you love animals and want to make a difference? Let's find you the perfect place in our pack.
We work with the community to match great dogs and cats with loving families and keep our community and its animals as safe as possible. We strive to be an innovative and trusted resource for Maricopa County residents.
If you share our vision, join our cause to serve the people and animals of Maricopa County.