Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot? For over 100 years, the Dumb Friends League has been working to end pet homelessness and animal suffering by providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. As the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the region, we care for more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses each year at our four facilities and are a national model in animal welfare. If you work well with people too, join our team and help us provide that voice. Purpose of Position: Serve as the League’s lead medical and surgical staff member.
Develop, implement, and monitor medical programs that improve the standard of animal and veterinary care.
Collaborate with the veterinary services manager to ensure the League’s operations are conducted using appropriate and up-to-date medical practices.
Supervise, coach and mentor staff Veterinarians and Veterinary interns, specifically to their provision of veterinary medicine.
Work in conjunction with the veterinary services manager to supervise veterinarians and veterinary interns regarding core values outside of medicine and surgery.
Create training programs for staff Veterinarians and Veterinary interns.
Maintain a culture of collaboration and teamwork among the entire Veterinary Services team.
Work with other departments to effectively and efficiently coordinate care and quarantine of infectious disease animals.
Serve as a liaison promoting the League’s philosophy and goals to veterinarians, vendors, the public, and other animal welfare related organizations.
Perform surgical procedures on a daily basis including high quality, high volume spay/neuter, dentistry, and various soft tissue and orthopedic procedures.
Perform veterinary medical functions including examination and treatment of shelter animals. Perform necropsies as needed.
Participate in euthanasia decision making. Certify staff to perform euthanasia procedures. Collaborate with veterinary services manager on euthanasia training and SOP development.
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.
Develop SOPs and ensure they are updated and practiced with staff and volunteers.
Work with the veterinary services manager to understand and implement the annual budget.
Participate in strategic initiatives as appropriate
Recruit, hire, develop, coach and counsel veterinarians and assist in the process for support staff.
Monitor and evaluate departmental/area processes and procedures alongside the veterinary services manager to maximize efficient uses of resources.
Participate in inter-departmental meetings and discussions to support and develop League initiatives, as needed.
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time staff members. Our benefits are designed to help our staff lead healthy, productive and rewarding lifestyles. They include:
Basic and voluntary supplemental life insurance
Short-term disability insurance
Voluntary Long-term disability insurance
Flex spending accounts
401(k) retirement option with League matching contributions*
Personal time off (PTO)*
Employee assistance program
Discounts on supplies and limited veterinary services*
Student Loan Assistance for Veterinarians and Certified Veterinary Technicians
Discounts on pet insurance*
About Dumb Friends League
Join an industry leader! The Dumb Friends League is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, and recognized nationally as a model for other animal shelters across the country. Each year, we welcome more than 20,000 homeless pets to our two shelters while our equine center in Franktown takes in abused and neglected horses, ponies, mules and donkeys that have been removed from owners by law enforcement authorities. At all of our facilities, we provide a nurturing environment where animals may find relief from suffering, and opportunities for rehabilitation and adoption.