MaxFund No-kill Animal Shelter has a position available for a Shelter Veterinarian. This is a full-time position. The Shelter Veterinarian provides high-quality medical care to shelter animals, including spay/neuter, treatment of various medical conditions, dental cleanings and extractions, and access to specialty and critical care. (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. Primary Responsibilities • With the Medical Director, 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 • Makes recommendations and collaborates with the Executive Director, Medical Director and Shelter Manager in the formulation of shelter medical objectives, practices, plans and decisions that influence operations to ensure optimal health of sheltered animals • Actively participates as a member of the management team; attends applicable meetings • Maintains effective communication with staff through daily contact, in scheduled meetings, informally or in writing, as needed to coordinate and direct medical functions of the shelter • Supervises shelter veterinary technicians, ensuring proper training and timely review • Provides guidance to staff for situations requiring immediate medical problem solving • Communicates directly with the Medical Director, Hospital Director and Shelter Manager about care of all shelter animals. • Evaluates and determines the disposition of incoming animals • Provides medical services to all shelter animals, including physical examinations, diagnostics, medical rounds, and treatments • Performs sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter animals • Ensures appropriate medication is administered by shelter veterinary staff as directed • 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 MaxFund • Current license in the State of Colorado to practice veterinary medicine • Current malpractice insurance. • 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 always. Physical Requirements • Standing for extended periods of time • Exposure to high noise levels • Ability to lift 50 pounds • Subject to animal bites and scratches • Exposure to hazardous chemicals
Pay will be discussed at time of interview
Additional Salary Information: Will discuss in person
Internal Number: 3035954917
About MaxFund Animal Shelter
The MaxFund strives to make preventative, affordable care for companion animals possible.We want to see as many happy and healthy pets with their owners as possible and believe by offering the basics, we can prevent serious issues with regular vet visits, vaccinations, heartworm testing and medication, general dentistry and much, much more!Animals must be spayed or neutered in order to benefit from the lower cost care, but have no fear, MaxFund is also able to perform these procedures at an affordable rate. Please call us for prices. You do not need to qualify for our services or live in the area, all are welcome!Don’t wait for that lump to get any bigger because you are worried about what you may hear. Come visit us for an evaluation or a second opinion. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Catching issues early can save money. The longer you wait, the more it will be.By supporting us, you are helping the clinic offset the cost of the spays, neuters and basic surgery performed for the shelter.Thank you for supporting the MaxFund!