This position reports to: Veterinary Services Director
This position supervises: Veterinarians, Interns, and Volunteers
FLSA Exemption: Exempt
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 staff and other departments to ensure the League’s operations are conducted using appropriate and up-to-date medical practices.
Supervise and mentor staff Veterinarians and Veterinary interns.
Create training programs for staff Veterinarians and Veterinary interns.
Maintain a culture of collaboration and teamwork among the Veterinary team. Coach junior veterinarians.
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. Procedures performed at shelters and on League’s mobile units.
Perform veterinary medical functions including examination and treatment of shelter animals. Perform necropsies as needed.
Perform euthanasia occasionally. Certify others to perform euthanasia.
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.
Assist with development of the annual budget.
Recruit, hire, develop, coach and counsel veterinarians.
Monitor and evaluate departmental/area processes and procedures to maximize efficient uses of resources.
Participate in inter-departmental meetings and discussions to support and develop League initiatives.
Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine
Current Colorado veterinary license with clean practice record
Ability to obtain DEA license
Experience practicing veterinary medicine in a full service, high surgical volume environment
Ability to effectively lead a team
Demonstrated excellent surgical skills
Strong interpersonal communication skills
High emotional intelligence
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
Five years’ experience practicing veterinary medicine in a full service, high surgical volume environment
Experience performing orthopedic surgeries.
Leadership or management experience in clinic, hospital, or shelter environment
Experience developing budgets
Experience in shelter medicine
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including 401(k) retirement plan
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.