We are the only 501(c) 3 non-profit animal shelter in Weld County.This facility provides care and shelter to over 4,000 homeless and unwanted pets in our community each year. It is a priority of the Humane Society of Weld County to adopt out healthy and behaviorally sound animals to our caring community and educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering. We are a valuable resource to the residents of Weld County, Colorado.
The Shelter Veterinarian is part of a team providing high-quality medical care to shelter animals, including spay/neuter, treatment of various medical conditions, and herd health maintenance. (S)he assists in developing, advancing, and implementing shelter medicine protocols and delivers and ensures humane medical treatment of all animals seen in the shelter.
Current license in the State of Colorado to practice veterinary medicine
Current DEA license
Maintenance of malpractice insurance
Minimum of two years’ experience in shelter medicine with high volume spay neuter experience
Ability to work well within frenetic nature of shelter environment
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Proven organizational, time management, and planning skills required
Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers, and community in a professional, pleasant, and respectful manner at all times
Maturity with ability to use good judgment and display a professional manner
Good analytical skills and ability to identify and access department issues/opportunities; enjoys problem solving within existing resources; does not rely on additional dollars to resolve problems
Track record of fostering a positive work environment. Be viewed as a motivator and leader.
Experience in molding and developing staff into a cohesive team while holding individuals and work units accountable for their results
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
With internal veterinarian colleagues, leads the evaluation and establishment of shelter medical protocols
Continually improves the medical management program and ensures high-quality medical care and services for shelter guests including those temporarily in foster care, focusing on identification, treatment and prevention of health problems thereby increasing adoptions and decreasing adoption returns
Provides timely medical care to all shelter animals pursuant to policy and PACFA regulations
Makes recommendations and collaborates with the Executive Director, Director of Operations and veterinarian colleagues in the formulation of shelter medical objectives, practices, plans and decisions that influence operations to ensure optimal health of sheltered animals
Oversees the maintenance of shelter drug and supply inventory while meeting and maintaining DEA requirements
Actively participates as a member of the management team; attends applicable meetings
Fulfills commitments to sponsors and donors, as needed, in a manner that will support HSWC needs; supports events, fundraising, and media spots as needed
Performs duties in a manner which encourages attainment of goals, contributions, and business for HSWC and its programs
Provides guidance to staff for situations requiring immediate medical problem solving
Participates in interviewing and hiring decisions for shelter veterinary staff
Oversees that appropriate shelter medical personnel are certified in euthanasia
Communicates directly with the Executive Director, Director of Operations, Shelter Manager and medical team with regard to care of all shelter animals
Identifies and helps to resolve ethics issues
Treats people and animals with respect; contributes to effective teamwork; promotes intra- and inter-departmental cooperation; and fosters public relations beneficial to HSWC
Evaluates and determines the disposition of incoming animals
Provides medical services to all shelter and wellness clinic animals, including physical examinations, diagnostics, medical rounds, and treatments
Performs sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter and wellness clinic animals
Ensures appropriate medication is administered by shelter veterinary staff as directed
Advises, performs or oversees euthanasia performed within the shelter
Provides on-call services for shelter animal emergencies
Maintains appropriate licensing and completes required continuing education courses. Adheres to state regulations and organizational protocol regarding animal care, treatment, advocacy, and the mission of HSWC
Takes immediate action to address any safety concern or noncompliance of safety rules that could put an employee, volunteer, client, animal, or the organization at risk
Additional Salary Information: Full Benefits Package
Internal Number: 9705069132
About Humane Society of Weld County
Founded in 1961, the Humane Society of Weld County opened the doors to its new facility in September 1999.
We are the only 501(c) 3 non-profit animal shelter in Weld County. This facility provides care and shelter to over 4,000 homeless and unwanted pets in our community each year. It is a priority of the Humane Society of Weld County to adopt out healthy and behaviorally sound animals to our caring community. Our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals who need our help every year.
Most of the animals we receive are dogs or cats, but we also take-in rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs. Unfortunately, we cannot house injured wildlife or farm animals.