•13 Paid Holidays
•12 Paid Sick Days
•Up to 24 Paid Vacation Days per year (DOE)
•Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
•Utah Retirement System Pension
•10% Employer Contributions in Utah Retirement Options
•Eligible for Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
•Medical Health Savings Account (HSA) or Traditional Medical Insurance
•Medical HSA Plan No Premiums
•HSA Front Load to employees $600 Individual/1,200 Family
•$25,000 Life Insurance
•Many Additional Programs to Assist you
DVM or equivalent
Do you have a love for animals and a passion to help your community? Join our lifesaving team at Salt Lake County Animal Services! We are the largest, no-kill, municipal shelter in Utah.
While working for Salt Lake County, you will receive a wide variety of benefits, including paid time off, and including ALL Federal and State HOLIDAYS. We want you to have the time to go out and enjoy the beautiful, diverse sites of Utah. If you enjoy the outdoors this is the place to be, with multiple ski areas and hiking trails within an easy commute of the city. Not to mention, our thriving food scene and nightlife, with access to world class theater productions.
Salt Lake County Animal Services has won the Best of State award in Utah almost every year, for the past 15 years. We have won numerous achievement awards from the National Association of Counties for cutting-edge programming: the Free Feline Fix, the Pet Crew Pantry, Animal Controls Officers (ACO) Cares, Humane Education, and this year for Hounds Around Town. See more on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok) along with;
We are looking for a full-time Shelter Veterinarian to practice high quality medicine and surgery in a fast-paced environment. We have a generous community committed to animals. This has allowed us to provide innovative programs for our communities and shelter animals. We have a dedicated injured animal fund to help provide advanced care to the animals in our care. Work with an outstanding team of veterinary technicians and assistants to provide top quality individual and herd health care. Work with a passionate dedicated team of other animal welfare professionals to find the best solutions for the animals in our community.
Provides diagnostic, treatment, and surgical services to all shelter animals. Monitors animal health, provides patient education and assists with administrative work.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and possession of a valid license to practice as a Veterinarian in the State of Utah.
Possession of a Controlled Substance License at the time of hire OR attainment within 60 days of hire.
Possession of a Certification to issue State Health Exams at the time of hire OR within 30 days of of hire.
Must receive a verified negative test result on a mandatory drug test before starting in this position.
Will be subject to random alcohol and drug testing.
May be subject to post accident and reasonable suspicion alcohol and drug testing.
Supports entire team involved in spay/neuter surgeries and clinic.
Adheres to herd health treatments and protocols that are cost and time efficient.
Performs required number of canine and feline sterilizations per day.
Monitors progress of animals receiving treatment and ensures rapid recovery.
Maintains complete surgical, complication, mortality, and controlled drug logs and individual patient medical records.
Completes wellness and surgical procedures in a competent, safe and efficient manner.
Provides education and consults with clients including fosters, adopters, owners, rescues and staff.
Utilizes knowledge of population management to recommend non-responsive candidates for euthanasia.
Assists with diagnostic or surgical vet responsibilities in the absence of the vet-specific specialty.
Researches, suggests, and maintains best practices for high quality shelter medicine and high volume spay/neuter clinics.
Assists in the development and implementation of improved or new diagnostic, treatment, and surgery protocols.
Assists clinic manager to create and distribute work schedules for veterinary staff.
Provides on-call services on a rotating basis to respond to emergencies.
Participates in special events and performs other duties as required.