Purpose of Position: Perform veterinarian medical and surgical procedures.
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at?will” relationship.
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.
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
Two years’ experience as a veterinarian in a full service, high surgical volume environment
Experience in shelter medicine
Interest and experience in dentistry.
About Dumb Friends League
The Dumb Friends League is here for you, our community. We're a comprehensive animal welfare organization, serving the metro Denver area, offering services that benefit homeless pets and equines, pet owners, animal lovers and animal advocates. We work collaboratively with you, other animal welfare organizations, law enforcement and businesses to serve the community that has supported us so devotedly over the years.