Salary is HIGHLY negotiable.
NEW INCENTIVE PROGRAM: Position is eligible for quarterly incentives of up to $5,000 based on performance measures. Must be full-time and complete first full quarter as a City employee.
DVM or equivalent
We don’t have to tell you being a veterinarian can be stressful and take over your life. At El Paso Animal Services we understand the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer a flexible work schedule, 96hrs. paid time off annually, twelve paid holidays, pension and a competitive salary. If you are a skilled and compassionate veterinarian, and most importantly a leader, we encourage you to join our Team and family!
This employment qualifies you for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness!
About El Paso Animal Services (EPAS): El Paso Animal Services is an open-admission shelter, caring for roughly 15,000 animals annually. Since our shelter reform plan was passed in 2016, the department and the community have increased the live-release rate to 80%. EPAS has developed a progressive and innovative approach to serve the pets in our region, focused on keeping pets and families together.
Interview/Familiarization Visit: In promoting a culture of work-life balance, we understand that your employment decision extends beyond the surgical suite. You probably want to know where you will be living and playing, right? Well, we want to help you with this as well by hosting you for an extended period of time after your interview. We will show you around the housing market, have opportunities to enjoy our unique food scene, experience outdoor and recreational activities, and maybe even take a day trip to the New Mexico mountains which is popular getaway for El Paso locals. We want you to love where you work and live and we are excited to show you our hidden gem of the southwest.
Education and Experience: A Doctor of veterinary medicine degree and four (4) years professional veterinary experience, including veterinary internship or residency, in shelter or companion animal medicine and surgery, or in zoo, wild animal medicine and surgery or completion of residency in zoological medicine.
Licenses and Certificates: Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners prior to appointment or licensed in another state. If licensed in another state, must obtain Texas License within 30 days of appointment.
Tex and Federal Controlled Substances Registration, and USDA Accreditation for some positions within 45 days of appointment.
Texas Class "C" Driver License or equivalent from another state.
Our goal is to make El Paso a “no-kill” community by 2025 — but we need your help!
Median House Price: $151,500
Median Rent: $840.00
El Paso Voted Best Place to Live for Quality of Life
El Paso is the Second Safest Metro City
Median Age: 32