Veterinary Medical Officer (Clinical Care)
Department of the Army - Shaw AFB, SC

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US Army Veterinary Services operates as a subsidiary of Public Health Command. Their mission is to provide military veterinary services in support of United States Army Medical Command and Department of Defense missions. The civilian function of the Veterinary Services is a supplemental mission which exists to assist soldiers and their families in the field of animal health and care.

This is a Flex 00 position at the Shaw AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF). The incumbent performs professional veterinary work that involves the investigation, examination, treatment, and control of animals. Diagnoses animal health problems; vaccinates against diseases, such as distemper and rabies; medicates animals suffering from infections or illnesses; treats and dresses wounds, performs basic veterinary surgery include spays, neuters, dental cleanings and extractions, skin biopsy and minor mass removals; instructs technicians on patient care; educates clients on preventative medicine, senior care and pet import for overseas travel.

Provides emergency care as needed and other related duties as directed. Working environment: The Shaw AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility is a limited-care veterinary clinicoffering medical services to the pets of U.S. active-duty military, retirees, qualified civilian employees, and their dependents. We also are the primary medical facility for U.S. government-owned animals stationed at Shaw AFB. The successful applicant can expect to work with the pets of our clientele with limited exposure to the government-owned animals. We are looking for an experienced technician who enjoys the flexible and challenging environment of working in a military setting and who can relate to our clients and current staff. The schedule would be 0800-1600 Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday.
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DUTIES: Performs professional veterinary work that involves the investigation, examination, treatment, and control of animals. Diagnoses animal health problems; vaccinates against diseases, such as distemper and rabies; medicates animals suffering from infections or illnesses; treats and dresses wounds, seat fractures; performs surgery; and advise owners about animal feeding, behavior, and breeding. Issues health certificates. Performs and interprets laboratory findings. Maintains health records and prepares reports as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Possess a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA). Must be state licensed to practice veterinary medicine.

Minimum Qualifications

Possess a degree of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e. Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA).

Possess a state license to practice veterinary medicine in the state for which this position is being recruited for.

Highly Preferred Criteria

Possess knowledge of small animal vaccine schedules and other various vaccines.4. Possess knowledge of advanced surgery proficiency (i.e., post operative pain management, knowledge of anesthesia drugs and monitoring, basic spay and neuter techniques, etc.)

Best Qualified Criteria

Possess experience working in a veterinary clinic or equivalent as a small animal veterinarian.6. Possess experience with routine surgeries such as neuters, spays and basic dental procedures.

Please Note: Qualification to be accredited to issue health certificates was included in error. Removed from announcement on 10/29/2012.

Possess a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA).

Conditions of employment : 1. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant. 3. All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position. 4. Ability to work Saturday shifts is required.

5. A pre-employment physical will need to be favorably completed prior to entrance on duty.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Minimum Qualifications, Highly Preferred Criteria, Best Qualified Criteria, Experience in Clinical Care, Experience in Veterinary Science, Experience in Animal Diagnostics, and Experience in Medical Documentation requirements.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

Applicants meeting the best qualified criteria will be referred first to the Selecting Official. All other applicants will be referred for consideration if the certificate (referral list) is returned with no selection.

Applicants who indicate they are not able to work the weekend shifts will be ineligible for consideration as you do not meet the conditions of employment.

Please Note: Potentially more vacancies may be received during the recruitment period. In these situations, more than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. If more than one resume/application is submitted, the most recent submission will be used to determine qualification requirements.

BENEFITS: Flexible positions do not entitle an employee to Army NAF Benefits.

Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.

OTHER INFORMATION: The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized , based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer .

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