Our ideal candidate has a passion for animal welfare, dedication to the mission, and desires the satisfaction of being part of a life-saving team. We are a government animal shelter, serving 5-6000 pets annually.
Our veterinarian is a vital part of our management team and works closely with the Director of the Office of Animal Services to plan strategy, devise and implement impactful programs, and continually improve our policies and protocols. We value our team members and realize the importance of a life/work balance.
This is a shelter medicine position, focusing on small animal wellness and sterilization, however the shelter does admit livestock animals periodically. Large animal experience would be appreciated, but is not a requirement.
The shelter works with local law enforcement agencies in the pursuit of justice for the victims of animal cruelty. Any experience or interest in veterinary forensics would be beneficial, but is not a requirement.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and full-time schedule is negotiable. We offer a very competitive benefit package including enrollment in the Florida Retirement System, medical, dental, and vision, as well as a generous holiday/vacation schedule.
About Lake County Animal Shelter
Lake County, is located in the heart of Central Florida, halfway between the Orlando metro area and Ocala horse country. Our brand new 25,000 sqft facility opened early this year. The shelter admits 5-6,000 animals annually and consistently achieves a 95%+ live release rate.
The mission of the Lake County Animal Shelter is:
To shelter and reunite or rehome the lost, abandoned, neglected, and surrendered pets of Lake County; to protect the safety of the community; to provide temporary shelter to the displaced and abandoned, and to give safety to the abused and neglected domestic animals of Lake County;
to achieve a positive and appropriate outcome for all animals; to support and provide education to the community on the importance of responsible pet ownership and care.