City of San Bernardino

Located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area of Southern California (often referred to as the Inland Empire), the City of San Bernardino serves as the county seat of San Bernardino County. It spans 62 square miles and has a diverse population of over 222,203.

Under general direction, performs veterinary services including spay/neuter surgeries; examines and determines preventative medical care and treatments for shelter animals and stray animal emergency cases; vaccinates; and provides oversight for the security and dispensing of drugs and ensures compliance with all federal and state regulations. Performs other related duties as requested.


Education & Experience: A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is Possession of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from an accredited college or university, and one (1) year of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of animals in a clinical setting, private practice or animal shelter environment that includes performing surgery, including residency or clinic experience during Veterinary Medical School. Experience as Veterinarian in an animal shelter strongly preferred. 

License/Certification: Possession and maintenance of a valid license to practice Veterinary Medicine issued by the California Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine. Must obtain a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license within ninety (90) days of hire and maintain valid license while employed. A valid State driver’s license is required.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have high energy, a vision for the future and will see challenges as opportunities. The selected candidate will respond to issues and concerns by recommending alternatives and potential solutions. The model candidate will be a team builder with the ability to work effectively in the tight-knit nature of the department. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for public service and see this opportunity as a way to impact and improve the community in various ways. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to animal welfare; an excellent working knowledge of shelter medicine and companion animal care; and previous clinical experience in a fast-paced, high-demand veterinary setting is highly desirable. Strong surgical and diagnostic skills, understanding of shelter medicine, epidemiology, infectious disease, veterinary forensics and herd health is a plus.

Salary Range – $139,490.04 – $169,562.40 Annually, depending on qualifications. Please follow this link to view the Shelter Veterinarian. To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send a compelling cover letter and your detailed resume electronically to: by Friday, June 16, 2023. Please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104 should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.

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