Purpose of Position: Perform veterinarian medical and surgical procedures.
Responsibilities •Perform surgical procedures on a daily basis including HQHV spay/neuter, dentistry, and various soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. Procedures performed at shelters and on League’s mobile units. •Perform veterinarian medical functions including examination and treatment of shelter animals, and perform necropsies as needed. •Perform euthanasia and other related tasks. •Work with cruelty investigations staff for evaluation, documentation and testimony about the condition of animals involved in investigation cases. •Consult and provide assistance to patrons and external veterinarians regarding animals at or adopted from the League. •Direct the work of technicians and assistants. •Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures. •Manage and maintain accurate medical records.
Required •Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine •Current Colorado veterinary license with clean practice record •Experience practicing veterinary medicine •Demonstrated excellent surgical skills •Strong interpersonal communication skills •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 •Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
Desired •Two years’ experience as a veterinarian in a full service, high surgical volume environment •Experience in shelter medicine •Interest and experience in dentistry.
Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is a national leader in providing humane care to lost and abandoned animals, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, and educating pet owners and the public about the needs of companion animals.
The Dumb Friends League is the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, welco...ming tens of thousands animals to our two shelters. We turn no animals away.
At our main shelter in southeast Denver and our Buddy Center in Castle Rock, dogs, cats, rabbits and other small pets enjoy the comfort of a nurturing environment in state-of-the-art facilities.