Join the incredible team at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley!
The Chief Clinic Veterinarian serves primarily as a practicing veterinarian for HSBV's busy full-service public veterinary clinic in a leadership role. Performs a wide range of duties related to supervision of the medical process, ethics of the practice and setting practice direction.
Managerial duties include but are not limited to overseeing and implementing veterinary medical practices and procedures for the clinic's public practice - including veterinary Safety Net programs; participating in clinic staffing decisions; assisting the Director of Veterinary Services and Chief Shelter Veterinarian with the management of the Shelter Medicine Veterinary Internship Program; orienting and scheduling veterinarians; providing feedback for support staff evaluations; and actively participating in performance reviews of staff veterinarians with the Director of Veterinary Services.
See the full job description and apply online: https://www.boulderhumane.org/careers/
Qualifications: Education/Experience Must possess at least three years of clinical experience post-graduation from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine and be currently licensed or able to obtain a license in the State of Colorado to practice veterinary medicine. Must hold or be willing to obtain a current DEA license and have a current veterinary malpractice insurance policy. Must complete and maintain USDA accreditation for health certificates.
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Principles and practice of people management and the appropriate methods and means of addressing human behavior situations in a variety of business circumstances. Supports positive reinforcement as the primary training method employed by HSBV, and models fear-free techniques in the veterinary practice. Able to work well under pressure. Possesses good surgical skills and enjoys a heavy surgical schedule. Possesses strong organizational skills and keeps complete and accurate records. Exercises good judgment when addressing the public, personnel issues, and animal-related concerns. Able to maintain confidentiality. Exemplifies HSBV’s internal values of kindness, collaboration, ingenuity, trust, optimism and humility. Committed to the mission of the HSBV and to the success of the Veterinary Clinic.
Working Conditions Work is performed in a veterinary clinic / animal shelter setting. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when in kennel areas. Exposure to gas anesthetic agents and other chemicals. Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament and under the effects of anesthesia. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Standing on feet for 8–10 hours per day with frequent walking, standing, bending, kneeling, squatting and stooping.
Schedule Saturday availability required. Must be available for rotating Sunday and on-call shifts as scheduled.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time employees enjoy a generous benefit package that includes paid time off, health insurance, dental and vision plans, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care expenses, retirement plan options with discretionary employer match, and an employer-paid RTD EcoPass. Employees also receive discounts on pet supplies, pet food, pet adoptions, dog training, and veterinary care.
Additional Benefits for Chief Veterinarians
Continuing education allowance and paid CE days. Paid professional dues including AVMA, CVMA, VIN, Plumbs, and ASV. Paid Colorado State and DEA licenses. Paid malpractice liability and license defense insurance. Paid enrollment in Fear Free Level One and @ Dove online CE platforms. Eligible for paid sabbatical leave after three years of employment.
About Humane Society of Boulder Valley
It is the mission of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people.Founded in 1902, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV) provides a safety net to animals in need in our community and beyond. Each year, HSBV provides shelter and care to nearly 7,000 animals, helping them find their new beginnings in the Boulder community or working to protect happy and healthy relationships.Our open-admission shelter provides care to any animal who comes to our facility. Open seven days a week, HSBV readily accepts community animals as guardian surrenders, stray pets, and transferred animals. The Transfer program enables us to offer a greater variety of animals to our adoption clients. The placement rates of our Adoption program ensure our doors are open to thousands of transfer animals seeking placement from overcrowded and under-served shelters in our state and region.The HSBV Shelter Medicine program provides critical services to ensure the health and well-being of every shelter animal. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley also operates a full-service public veterinary clinic. Funds gene...rated through the public veterinary clinic provide resources to ensure HSBV’s Shelter Medicine program has the resources necessary to support shelter animals.Utilizing science-based positive reinforcement techniques and methodologies, our Training and Behavior Center provides behavioral support to animals at HSBV, helping ensure their success in their future homes. HSBV’s Training and Behavior Center also operates a public training center with group classes, expert presenters and professional seminars, private consultations, and access to certified trainers.A safety net for our community animals and their guardians, HSBV offers life-changing resources during times of hardship, working hard to support happy and healthy relationships and prevent pet relinquishment when possible. Our Safety Net program includes a suite of services to support community members in need.The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is a private, nonprofit organization that relies on donations from our generous supporters. HSBV animal care efforts are also supported by the funds generated through our Thrift and Gift Shop and our Sonnyside Retail Store. We are not operated or funded by any national humane groups or governmental agencies and rely on contributions to bring our services to the community.