Job Summary: Responsible for ensuring high veterinary medical standards and quality of service in the Shelter and Community Wellness Program. The Community Wellness Program will offer two days of wellness services in Colorado Springs and two days in Pueblo for pet owners in financial need. Services will encompass spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness and sick appointments to bridge the gap that currently exists for access to veterinary care for low income clients. The Community Wellness and Shelter Veterinarian will be scheduled for two days per week in the wellness clinic, and two days per week in the shelter at either location. In the shelter, veterinarians are responsible for medical care, surgical procedures to include sterilization of dogs, cats and rabbits, dentals, amputations, mass removals, eye surgeries and other medical procedures as needed in a high volume setting for shelter animals.
Graduated from an accredited veterinary medical college – DVM or equivalent.
Licensed to practice in the State of Colorado.
Minimum 1 year of experience in veterinary medicine.
Experience in high volume spay/neuter clinic and/or post graduate surgical training.
Demonstrated aptitude in clinical medicine and surgery.
Experience in animal welfare and shelter operations a plus.
Demonstrated success in working with a diverse team of professionals, skilled in managing varied relationships and successful at facilitating collaboration and cooperation.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, in a diverse range of audiences and settings.
Excellent communication skills including give/receive feedback.
Working the hours necessary to accomplish targeted responsibilities.
Practices excellent quality medicine and upholds the veterinary code of ethics.
About Humanes Society - Pikes Peak
Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to the care and protection of domesticated animals in our community. HSPPR rescues and cares for animals in distress, reunites lost pets with their owners, finds loving homes for homeless animals and teaches people how to properly care for and respect animals, as well as enforces licensing and other animal ordinances.