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Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS)
Troutdale, Oregon, United States (on-site)
21 days ago


Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) is looking to hire a full-time (30 hours weekly) Veterinarian AND Relief Veterinarians to join our team at the Troutdale shelter!

Pay range: $108,284.65 - $162,428.51 Annual with comprehensive insurance and retirement benefits.

Make a difference for shelter animals by directing medical operations, including exams, diagnostics, medications, and surgeries. Contact Angie Larson ( or call 503-988- 0302. More at

As a Veterinarian at MCAS, you will build a career that gives back to the community, makes a positive impact on the lives of animals, and you will be part of a skilled team that brings dedication and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving environment. This position not only provides you unique opportunities to lead and collaborate but also encourages you to think outside of the box. We embrace diversity and reward imagination, and we are looking for someone who is committed to helping animals, pet-owners, and the people who provide foster care.

Specifically, we are looking for someone who:

  • Is culturally sensitive to, and understands and practices racial and socioeconomic equity principles
  • Has experience collaborating in the development and review of medical protocols
  • Has the knowledge and ability to be a model and advocate for excellence in the quality of care we provide to the animals in our shelter
  • Has the ability to work calmly under pressure, demonstrating the ability to think clearly and quickly while providing direction to support staff to provide quality care


Duties in this role include, but are not limited to:

Providing Medical and Surgical Care

  • Direct and Perform comprehensive medical services to all animals in shelter care, including physical examinations, diagnostics, medications, and treatments
  • Perform surgeries on shelter animals, including spay/neuter surgeries, entropions, enucleations, mass removals, and amputations
  • Perform dental procedures on shelter animals, including cleanings and extractions

Coordinating Shelter Medical Operations

  • Analyze and review medical protocols and procedures in order to ensure alignment with best practices in shelter medicine, and formulate and implement recommendations in collaboration with the Animal Health Manager
  • Continually improve the Animal Health program and ensure high-quality medical care and services for shelter animals, including animals in foster care
  • Provide functional and technical supervision of activities within the animal health unit, including delegation of tasks to CVTs and Veterinary Assistants, and monitoring quality of work
  • Focus on identification, treatment, and prevention of health concerns to support live dispositions of animals when possible
  • Provide training to shelter staff and volunteers on medical topics, including but not limited to medications, vaccinations, herd health, infectious disease, and quarantines

What We Can Offer You:

Imagine working to better the lives of people and animals, being challenged to help rid the community of inhumane animal treatment, and developing your skills and experience. With us, you will be challenged. You will be encouraged to excel. You will be given the opportunity to build a rewarding career. And you will be proud to be a part of the Multnomah County Animal Services team, dedicated to providing top-notch services to the community.

At Multnomah County we are committed to maintaining an effective, respectful and inclusive workplace. We value collaborative problem solving and strive for continuous improvement. We strongly believe in workforce equity, diversity and inclusion. Visit our Workforce Equity Strategies Plan (WESP) to see where Multnomah County is headed with these values. 

We also offer a generous benefits package!

This recruitment will be used to fill any current and future full-time, part-time, on-call, temporary and limited duration positions while the eligible for hire list is active.

Job Requirements


We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Bachelor's degree; AND
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position; AND
  • License required to practice veterinary medicine as outlined by Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 686.020 at the time of hire and maintenance of it throughout employment

An equivalent combination of qualifying professional level experience and relevant education that provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Two (2) years of experience in veterinary practice; and either two (2) additional years of experience supervising animal health technicians and others in a veterinary clinic, or one (1) year of experience supervising animal health technicians in an animal shelter setting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current principles and practices in both veterinary services and animal sheltering.
  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations, including documentation and reporting of cruelty/neglect, or legal cases.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing overall population/herd health in a shelter setting, including managing infectious disease outbreaks.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position . Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health of the community and employees, Multnomah County requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exception by October 18, 2021 as a qualification of employment. 

The rule applies to all employees, as allowable by law. Candidates who receive an offer of County employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exception request prior to their start date. 


The Application Packet:
Please be sure to provide all the materials below in your application submission:

  • Online application: Explain all related experience (paid or unpaid) and training in the education and work experience sections of the application.
  • Attach a resume: Please indicate how you meet the required minimum qualifications . Attach the PDF document to the on-line application. Be sure to explain in detail, including dates, all related work experience, paid or unpaid.

Note: The application, resume, and cover letter should clearly demonstrate your work experience/skills and how they relate to the descriptions provided in the ‘Overview’ and ‘To Qualify’ sections of this job posting. Please be thorough, as these materials will be used to determine your eligibility for an interview.

Internal candidates: After you have applied, you will receive the Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire in your Workday inbox. Your application as an internal candidate is not complete until you fill out and submit the Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications
  • Evaluation of application materials to identify the most qualified candidates
  • Consideration of top candidates, which may include phone interviews, panel interviews, and/or additional testing
  • Professional reference checks

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.


Type of Position: This salaried executive position is not eligible for overtime.
Schedule: Combination of days between Wednesday - Sunday
Location: Multnomah County Animal Shelter, 1700 W Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060

Angie Larson, Recruiter 
Department of Community Service

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.


Recruiter: Angie Larson
Phone: +1 (503) 9880302 x80302

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Job Profile:
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Job Information

  • Job ID: 69812662
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Troutdale, Oregon, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS)
  • Position Title: Veterinarian (Full-Time or Relief): $108,284.65 - $162,428.51 Annual
  • Practice Area: Small Animal
  • Job Function: Veterinarian
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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