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Job Opportunity: Veterinarian at Maricopa County 

08-15-2023 10:55 AM

Pay Range

$109,990 - $150,009 annually

The pay range listed above reflects the full pay range for this position. Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Hiring incentive of up to $10,000!

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About the Position

Are you a compassionate Veterinarian who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Does your heart beat for the opportunity to make a difference? Good news – we’ve been looking for you. With over 700 dogs in our care, every day is different as a Veterinarian with Maricopa County's Animal Care & Control. 

As one of the fastest-growing counties in the country, Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) has become one of the largest open-admission municipal shelters in the nation. We currently operate at above a 90% save rate and embrace Fear Free values to ensure the physical and emotional health and wellness of the animals in our care. Because MCACC is a public sector, our veterinarians are able to focus on their passion for animals and maintain a work-life balance with our 4-day work week. As a Veterinarian here, you can expect to develop your surgery skills and make a difference in animals’ lives to help them heal so they can go into loving homes.

Maricopa County is excited to offer Veterinarians a hiring incentive of up to $10,000! Apply today at!

We are also proud to offer:

  • Arizona Veterinary Medical Association paid tuition up to $100,000 (Follow this link to learn more:

  • Student loan repayment programs like the Licensed Professional Loan Repayment Program up to $6,250 per quarter ($100,000 maximum total benefit) and the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Enrollment in the Arizona State Retirement System, a defined retirement pension plan that provides a guaranteed monthly benefit for life once retired

  • Three weeks paid vacation and two weeks paid sick leave annually, with accrual rate increase over time in coordination with years of service

  • Six weeks of paid parental leave

  • A $60/month Wellness Incentive that, once earned, can be used toward your monthly health insurance premium

About Us

Maricopa County Animal Care & Control employees are committed to animal welfare and strengthening the human-animal bond in our community. We are always looking to add talented individuals to our team, either at our West or East Valley Animal Care Centers. As one of the nation’s largest open-admission shelters, we work with our community to serve the animals and people of Maricopa County. Our adoptions, shelters, clinics, and animal service officer teams learn first-hand about proper care for homeless and stray animals and work hard to help find them new homes. 

Why Us

  • Relocation assistance of up to $10,000 to cover moving expenses such as airfare, gas, professional moving fees and more!

  • Exceptional work-life balance including a 4-day workweek

  • Low-cost, high-value healthcare for you and your qualifying dependents

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We Require

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine

Other Requirements

  • Valid Arizona Veterinarian license, upon hire

  • Valid Arizona Driver’s License, upon hire

  • Drug Enforcement Agency Certification

We Also Value

  • Experience as a veterinarian at a spay/neuter clinic or animal shelter

  • Experience in shelter medicine

  • Experience using Chameleon software

Job Contributions

  • Examine impounded, in-house, and fostered shelter animals to perform diagnostics, create treatment plans, prescribe therapeutics, and determine appropriate disposition for incoming animals

  • Execute spay/neuter surgeries, perform dental extractions, read and interpret radiograph studies, and perform non-witnessed, owner-requested euthanasia

  • Evaluate animals for release from bite quarantine

  • Monitor, dispense, and log, controlled substances and maintain medical records.

  • Participate in biweekly onsite vaccination clinics

  • Provide training to clinic, shelter, and field staff members

  • Deliver exceptional customer service to internal and external clients

Working Conditions

  • Fast-paced animal shelter environment 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

  • Ability to lift, bend, stoop, stand, and walk on various surfaces, including slippery, uneven, and rough

Selection Procedure

  • Only the most qualified candidates will be considered

  • Consideration will only be given to candidates who submit online applications

  • Candidates will be contacted primarily through email and their Workday online application profile

  • Must pass a pre-employment background and/or fingerprint investigation as required by statute or policy, including drug and alcohol testing requirements for positions designated as safety-sensitive

Maricopa County is an equal opportunity employer.


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