PetAid Animal Hospital, a program of PetAid Colorado, is looking to add a full-time and/or a part-time associate veterinarian. We are an AAHA accredited, not-for-profit, high volume, hospital whose mission is to provide high quality, subsidized veterinary care to financially challenged owners.
Duties and Responsibilities • Perform thorough physical examinations and develop appropriate diagnostic and treatment plans for healthy, sick, or injured patients using the SOAP protocol • Perform spay/neuter surgeries and preventive medicine • Perform other surgical procedures as needed, as long as they remain within capabilities. • Formulate cost-effective diagnostic/therapeutic plans • Maintain complete and accurate medical records, per AAHA standards, including all patient updates, colleague notes, and client communications • Teach and supervise externs and interns • Oversee the monitoring of anesthetic procedures • Implement appropriate pain management to ensure patient comfort • Advocate for the well-being of animals, reporting abuse/cruelty when suspected • Effectively counsel clients concerning: patient status, fees, treatment options and associated risks, home care, and follow-up • Appropriately follow-up with clients in a timely manner • Use all drugs responsibly and accurately, including controlled drugs and associated logs • Stay current in the veterinary profession by utilizing professional literature and attending local, state, and/or national continuing education meetings • Enter charges into the database and check fees per hospital protocols • Follow hospital safety guidelines in compliance with OSHA standards • Ensure safety of the medical/surgical team by promoting a high standard of aseptic surgical techniques • Use and support safe and appropriate patient restraint, restraint devices, and/or sedation for patient, staff, and client safety
Hospital hours are Monday – Friday (no weekends), 7:00AM–6:00PM, scheduled hours for the full-time associate would be 4 days with a rotating day off during the week and the part-time hours would be 3 days a week. PetAid Colorado provides a comprehensive program of benefits including loan forgiveness working for a not-for-profit, medical and dental plans, a retirement plan, and uniform allowance, paid time off, up to eight paid holidays, discounted veterinary care for personal pets, basic life insurance, and long term disability. The part-time position is eligible for benefits at 75% of the employer contribution.
• D.V.M. degree from an accredited veterinary school and an active Colorado veterinary license • Surgical and dental proficiency along with a strong interest to expand these skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially to a diverse range of audiences and settings.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment screening. EOE M/F/D/V/G E-verify employer.
PetAid Colorado serves as the healthcare safety net for underprivileged pets in need across the state. We believe that all animals, regardless of their owner’s financial status, deserve the veterinary care needed to prevent unnecessary suffering and relinquishment. PetAid Colorado provides medical services to over 8,000 pets each every year through three programs:
PetAid Animal Hospital is the ...largest not-for-profit animal hospital in Colorado and is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, symbolizing our deep commitment to producing the best possible outcomes in patient care. The hospital provides comprehensive healthcare by offering high-quality, generously discounted veterinary care, and administers spay/neuter surgeries to pets in the care of shelters and rescue agencies.
PetAid Care Grants supplement charitable care at private veterinary practices to give much-needed medical care in order to help a disadvantaged owner save the life if a beloved pet.
PetAid Community Outreach takes veterinary care to pet owners when they can’t come to us by visiting transitional housing for the homeless and subsidized senior centers, for example, and administering physical examinations and vaccines.
Few communities have resources dedicated to meeting the medical needs of companion animals belonging to the underserved, making PetAid Colorado an extremely unique organization in the lifesaving work that we do. We hope you can join us in helping less fortunate people and pets and most importantly, in keeping them together.