The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.
A Shelter Veterinarian job is available with The City of Fort Worth Code Compliance Department. The department is currently recruiting to hire one or more compassionate and knowledgeable Shelter Veterinarians to provide care for at-risk animals for its Animal Campuses at 4900 Martin Street, Fort Worth, TX 76119 and 351 Hillshire Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76052.
The City of Fort Worth has a progressive animal welfare program that enjoys broad based support from elected officials, industry, residents, and animal welfare agencies. At its Silcox Animal Care and Adoption Center, the City opened a new medical treatment ward in October 2014 and added outdoor kennels and dog enrichment areas in 2015. On April, 23-25, 2021, the city celebrated the grand opening of its new state of the art North Animal Campus paid for by a $13.5M bond program approved by the residents of Fort Worth in 2018. The new campus boasts a fully equipped veterinary hospital for shelter pets along with five separate dog kennels, each with 10 enrichment yards, a cat ward with windows for every cat and staff and volunteer space overlooking the 7.5 acres campus.
The Shelter Veterinarian job responsibilities include:
At the Fort Worth Animal Shelter each day is filled with diverse opportunities. We work closely with veterinary technicians, customer service representatives, kennel technicians, animal control officers and partner organizations to be at the forefront of animal welfare. Come see why over 120 dedicated staff call The City of Fort Worth home.
The Fort Worth Animal Campuses are open seven days per week.
Conditions of Employment
Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Fort Worth — the most typically Texan of all Texas cities — began as a tiny outpost on a lonely frontier. Today, this metropolitan area of more than 900,000 people blends its cattle and oil heritage seamlessly with an ever-growing, diverse array of new businesses and industries.
Fort Worth was established through the efforts, the courage and the sacrifices of countless men and women; and the story, even in barest outline, is an American saga.
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