Reports to: Operations Director and Board of Directors Salary: Negotiable commensurate with experience Job Type: Part-time, 2 days per week (16-20 hours per week) Benefits: Health insurance stipend; 100% reimbursement of DEA license; 50% reimbursement of the following: malpractice insurance, AVMA membership and veterinary license
General Position Description:
The Feline Fix exists to promote the health and welfare of underserved cats through spay/neuter limited veterinary services, trap-neuter-return, community outreach, collaboration, and education.
The Clinic Veterinarian is responsible for the care and sterilization of tame and feral cats in a high quality, high volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) clinic by utilizing established medical protocols, following organizational policies and procedures, overseeing and documenting controlled substances, ensuring outstanding disease prevention and sanitation procedures, and conducting pre- and post-op examinations. This position promotes the humane care and treatment of cats at all times.
Job Duties and Requirements:
Surgery (95%) •Perform 35-45 feline surgical sterilizations per day in a competent, safe and efficient manner. •Examine cats pre-op to determine their ability to safely undergo surgery. •Examine cats post-op to ensure appropriate healing. •Complete call-backs on blood work results the following day. •Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work area.
Other Duties (5%) •Participate in special events. •Perform other job-related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Minimum Job Requirements •Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM or VMD) from an accredited university. •Must be a licensed Veterinarian in the State of Colorado and have a current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license, malpractice insurance, and personal disability insurance. •Must provide proof of appropriate licenses including veterinary license in good standing and DEA licenses. •Experience with high volume spay/neuter and/or shelter medicine is preferred. •Must possess and maintain professional liability insurance at levels sufficient to meet minimum requirements recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association. •Must participate in and provide proof of continuing education requirements. •Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, email. Must be able to keyboard written communications, and enter and retrieve data. •Must be able to communicate verbally and aurally via telephone and in person, and also via written material. •Must be able to lift and move cats, equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds. •Must be able to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time (up to 8 hours) with much of that time standing in place. •Experience with feral cats is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities •Ability to perform spay/neuter surgeries in a fast-paced environment (up to 45 cats per day). •Exhibit excellent teamwork skills, dependability, dedication and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of care and compassion. •Treat all staff, volunteers and Board members in a respectful manner. •Practice patience and tolerance with all animals, and willingness to provide direct care to tame and feral cats of all sizes and types, and a desire to maintain a high level of care for all animals to ensure their comfort and safety. •Ability to visually and aurally assess the health and well-being of patients. •Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups. •Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. •Ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, and members of the business community. •Ability to work with mathematical concepts and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. •Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. •Adhere to applicable state and federal laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine and to OSHA compliance policies and procedures. •Maintain awareness of the HQHVSN industry and identify opportunities to improve operational standards and practices. •Maintain strict confidentiality on client, patient and donor information. •Comply with all provisions of applicable professional service contracts with private and public organizations as required. •Adhere to the highest ethical standards and provision of veterinary care in a safe, competent, professional and humane manner.
About The Feline Fix
The Feline Fix is Colorado’s leading spay/neuter source for free roaming “community” cats and a significant provider of quality and affordable spay/neuter services for pet cats. All procedures are performed through our surgery clinic. To date we have spayed/neutered over 38,000 cats, preventing the births of hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats in Denver and its surrounding areas.
Since all intact free roaming cats, owned or feral, contribute to cat overpopulation, we at The Feline Fix support the practice of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). This practice has proven to be the most effective and humane method of reducing community cat populations.
Our affordable spay/neuter clinic is critical to our success, and we encourage all community members to take advantage of our affordable spay and neuter services, low-cost vaccinations, and microchipping. The Feline Fix is able to offer quality affordable spay/neuter surgeries and other services for tame, stray, and feral cats due to the support of our donors, volunteers, community partners, fundraising events, and grants.
Mission: We promote the health and welfare of underserved cats through spay/neuter, limited veterinary services, trap-neuter-return, community outreach, collaboration, and education.