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Job Description SCOPE: The Veterinarian is a member of a field veterinarian and veterinarian technician team responsible for the overall canine health of canines supporting the Department of State Explosive Detection Canine teams. Performance locations will be OCONUS in both Iraq and Afghanistan. All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.
Position Duties • Examine animals to detect nature of diseases or injuries. • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery. • Inoculate animals against various diseases such as rabies and distemper. • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis. • Operate diagnostic equipment such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images. • Advise handlers regarding sanitary, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of animals. • Educate handlers/trainers about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans. • Train and supervise workers who handle and care for animals. • Euthanize animals at the direction of the COR. • Establish and conduct quarantine and testing procedures that prevent the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans, and that comply with applicable government regulations. • Conduct postmortem studies and analyses to determine the cause of animals’ deaths. • Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and maintaining records. • Inspect and test animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases. • Research diseases to which animals could be susceptible. • Inspect animal housing to determine cleanliness and adequacy. • Determine the effects of drug therapies, antibiotics, or new surgical techniques by testing them on animals • Work effectively independently, however be capable to give medical advice telephonically to a staff of Veterinarian Technicians that are operating at remote locations.
Comprehensive Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.
Job Location - Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States Position Type - Full-Time/Regular Employment Type - Full time Regular