- Serve as a staff veterinarian in our shelters and in our community medicine practices.
- Provide outstanding veterinary care to homeless and owned pets, including physical exams, diagnostics, treatment plans, shelter and owner requested euthanasia, and necropsies.
- Perform surgical procedures on a regular basis including high quality / high volume (HQ/HV) spay/neuter, dentistry, and various soft tissue and orthopedic procedures.
- Lead the management of cases, using an incremental medicine approach. Utilize critical thinking and decision-making skills. Advocate for the best outcome for individual animals within the League’s scope of care in our shelters and for owned pets.
- Perform comprehensive patient examinations and develop diagnostic and/or treatment plan options using an incremental care approach for patients with urgent/sick care needs.
- Participate in euthanasia and euthanasia decision-making through a compassionate, thoughtful approach within the shelter and with clients seeking end-of-life services for their pet.
- Perform and interpret diagnostic studies including diagnostic imaging, bloodwork, and in-house cytology.
- Effectively and compassionately communicate with owners of pets and the community.
- Partner with other sheltering departments to coordinate care and quarantine of infectious disease animals effectively and efficiently.
- Contribute to and support a culture of learning, specifically for colleagues, veterinary interns and externs, and veterinary support staff. Provide support and clinical mentorship to externs and interns.
- Consult and aid patrons, clients, and external veterinarians regarding animals cared for by the League.
- Collaborate with veterinarians within the community to provide access to veterinary care to underserved clients and their pets.
- Contribute to and help maintain a culture of collaboration and teamwork within Veterinary Services and across the League.
- Remain current regarding trends in veterinary medicine, particularly in shelter and community medicine.
- Assume periodic overnight on-call responsibilities for shelter and foster animals, by phone, in support of overnight staff.
- Manage and maintain accurate medical and surgical records using a variety of software systems.
- Interact and communicate with the public to promote and discuss access to veterinary care using an incremental care approach, including while working in “on-view” areas of the Veterinary Hospital at CSU Spur.
- Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
- Provide appropriate and constructive feedback to management in a timely and proficient manner.
People are the key to fulfilling our mission. Making internal and external patrons and their needs a primary focus is expected in all situations. This position interacts with and collaborates with employees at all levels of the organization. Communication occurs through face-to-face, telephone, and electronic interactions and may also include contact with the public and League business partners. Communication and contact must be clear, understandable, cooperative, professional, and respectful in all circumstances. Employees are expected to actively support a positive team environment, directly address conflict, and appropriately express concerns.
Competencies are work behaviors and expectations necessary for successful job performance. They encompass knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and actions. Additional definitions for competencies may be obtained from Human Resources
Organizational Key Competencies
- Integrity and Ethics
- Adapting to Change and Ambiguity
- Customer and Community Focus
- Emotional Intelligence
Position Key Competencies
- Analytical Thinking
- Critical Thinking
- Team Player
- Conflict Management
- Community Partnerships
- Strong Leadership
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Strategic Thinking
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
- Provide direction, coaching and mentorship to Interns and Externs
Travel - This position does require travel to different work sites
Work Conditions and Physical Requirements
Handle and restrain animals of various sizes, weights, and temperaments. Subject to animal bites or scratches. Work performed in high noise level areas. Exposure to cleaning chemicals, fumes, dust, animal dander, and feces. Exposure to radiation in association with performing radiology procedures. Physical efforts require constant bending, stooping, standing, climbing stairs, and walking. Repetitive motion associated with medical and surgical care. Frequent lifting of animals and objects with reasonable accommodation.
Full Time Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, League-paid Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), Holiday Pay, 401(k) with matching, Veterinarians are eligible for student loan reimbursement, and more!
Compensation: Starting at $90,000 annually (starting pay commensurate with market, experience, and equity)
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- High emotional intelligence
- Ability to effectively communicate in writing
- Effective time management skills with the ability to triage cases and workload
- Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment
- High attention to detail
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
- Education: Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine
- Work Experience: Experience practicing veterinary medicine in a full service, emergency medicine, or shelter environment
- Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Licensed or eligible to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Colorado
- Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Eligible to obtain DEA controlled substance license
- Shelter medicine experience
- Skilled HQ/HV spay/neuter surgeon
How to Apply
Apply online today using the link below!