Osceola County is a 1,506 square mile area that serves as the south/central boundary of the Central Florida Region and the Greater Metropolitan Area. The City of Kissimmee, the County Seat, is 18 miles due south of Orlando. Osceola's economic base is dominated by tourism, serving as a "gateway" to Disney World and other Central Florida attractions. Osceola County government is run by a five-member elected County Commission and operates as a Commission/Manager form of government.
The Osceola County Animal Services Department is an “Open Access” shelter with managed intake and the only shelter in Osceola County, serving almost 400,000 residents. They provide medical care, shelter and adoption services for a variety of animals. In addition to the routine care for cats and dogs, they also specialize in livestock, birds, reptiles and other exotic animals. Reporting to the Director of Animal Services, the Animal Services Veterinarian at Osceola County is quite unique in that it provides the opportunity for a DVM to provide care for a large variety of animals not just cats and dogs. The Shelter is held in high regard within the community and supported by more than 100 volunteers currently. This position has three support staff members: one certified veterinary technician, one non-certified veterinary technician, and a lead veterinary technician.
Requires graduation from an accredited Veterinarian College or University and a licensed Veterinarian (DVM or VMD) in their state of residence; and a minimum of one year’s experience actively practicing veterinarian medicine to include spay/neuter surgeries and pre-pubescent sterilizations. If the successful candidate is licensed out of state, the Director will allow up to six months for Florida testing and licensing to be obtained.
Salary range: $95,929.60 to $139,110.40 plus sign on bonus