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Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Salary$14.42 to $17.30 per hour
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

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The Veterinarian Technician performs work assisting the Veterinarian in all aspects of veterinary care including emergency care, restraint and treatment.  The member performs technical , operational, and public relations duties and tasks specific to the position.  The member assists in rescue operations, adoptions, feedings and euthanasia.  Must be able to work with inmates.




  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain Florida Euthanasia Certification within six (6) months of hire.
  • Must receive Inmate Work Program Training.
  • Applicants with two (2) years relevant experience with a licensed veterinarian preferred.
  • Must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
    • Perform animal restraint and conducts medical treatment
    • Operates specialized equipment, and administer medications, collects samples

and performs test, vaccines, and euthanizes  if needed.

  • Collects and labels specimens while preparing and assisting with animal surgery.
  • Performs clerical duties and maintains treatment records, reports, files, attends

meetings and prepares forms.

  • Inventory pharmaceuticals, equipment, supplies, and can order supplies and equipment.
  • Advise and educate animal owners and the general public of important matters pertaining to pets.
  • Communicate via telephone, computer, radio, maintains instruments and equipment.
  • Assist with kennel duties as needed.
  • Must be able to respond when called in.
  • Adheres to work schedule and attendance requirements.
  • Must to be able to work during activation's-outside of normal business hours.
  • Must be able to handle animals and to work alone.
  • For assistant, please call the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Office at 850-892-8186.



The Walton County Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.  If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the application/selection process, please notify the Hiring Authority or Human Resources in advance.  Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.  Applicants claiming preference must submit a Form DD-214.




Please direct questions regarding this position to hr@waltonso.org

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