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Medical Director (DVM), Animal Care & Services - San Jose, CA 

05-25-2022 12:22 PM

The primary objective of the Animal Care & Services Division (ACS) at the City of San Jose, CA is to provide a welcoming humane place for animals & those who care for them; to protect, educate & serve the public; develop programs that improve the lives of people & animals. ACS provides Animal Care & Services to approximately 1.2 Million residents in Santa Clara County.

ACS is responsible for sheltering, licensing, rabies compliance and providing field service and programs to domestic animals. ACS provides services to the City of San Jose, and four surrounding cities under contract. We are currently recruiting for both the Medical Director (MD) and Assistant Director (AD) roles.

The Medical Director (MD-ACS) is the lead Veterinarian overseeing two full time, multiple part time vets & other medical support staff. The MD is ultimately responsible for direct animal medical care.

The MD is a vital medical & leadership role with responsibility over a passionate committed team managing about 7,000 spay/neuter surgeries per yr. Ideal candidates will have 5-7 years direct experience overseeing & leading a complex daily ops delivering medical services to a diverse community while training, developing, engaging & encouraging a team of dedicated pros & volunteers, managing to a budget, tracking & monitoring staff activities, holding volunteers, third parties, individuals & teams accountable, managing performance, assuring compliance with standards on service delivery, building espirit-de-corps, balancing competing priorities w limited resources & cooperating with peers in the delivery of direct animal care, shelter ops, meeting the mission of the ACS Division.

This is a job for someone who loves being a Veterinarian, likes to lead, is strong in communications, supporting their team, setting goals, making adjustments & driving service levels to meet & exceed expectations. 

Full Job Spec  Sal $112.7 -$172.2 +5% + City Benes.

The other Division Manager is the Assistant Director of Animal Care & Services (AD-ACS) who operates the shelter 24-7, 365 days per year. They have at least two direct reports. One who oversees shelter operations and another who oversees field services.

This is an important management position with leadership responsibility over a large passionate committed team (~ 45 total full time as well as several part time staff). Successful candidates will have at least 6 years of Animal Shelter experience with at least 3 years at the management or supervisory level.

Full Job Spec  Sal $112.7 -$172.2 +5% + City Benes.

Assuring the safety and security of all operations is a paramount responsibility. Both roles are rich Division Directors designed for team builders, listeners & hands-on leaders, working managers, capable of directing, managing and developing confidence, capabilities & coordination across a diverse population of employees, residents and stake holders. Contact us to find out more.

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