The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is seeking a full-time associate veterinarian for our busy, full-service public veterinary practice. Our seven-doctor practice is a collaborative team environment that provides quality, compassionate medical services to patients treated in our veterinary clinic. The associate veterinarian primarily serves our publicly-owned patients and provides ancillary support to the chief shelter veterinarian in the case management and treatment of shelter animals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides medical services for clients utilizing our veterinary clinic, including qualifying low-income clients, by offering a variety of medical options.
Provides medical services to animals sheltered at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.
Conducts physical examinations, diagnostics, and treatment for owned animals. Keeps thorough and timely medical records.
Handles animals consistent with HSBV philosophies designed to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in the veterinary clinic environment.
Performs sterilization surgeries, including prepubescent sterilization, and other surgical and dental procedures for both publicly owned and shelter animals.
Participates or conducts medical rounds for hospitalized patients.
Assists with the evaluation of medical and disease control protocols for the clinic and shelter.
Performs or oversees euthanasia performed within the clinic.
Provides emergency care to injured stray animals impounded at HSBV.
Provides on-call services for shelter animal emergencies when scheduled and during clinic closures.
Ensures excellent customer service and a positive experience for our clients.
Provides professional credibility to HSBV’s endeavor to help animals. 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 HSBV.
Clinic Operations and Leadership
Upholds and demonstrates HSBV’s mission, vision and internal values. Brings ethical issues forward for discussion.
Adheres to DEA requirements for controlled drugs. Practices responsible stewardship of drug and supply inventory.
Properly utilizes and maintains all hospital equipment.
Adheres to the annual budget and promotes cost savings within the department.
Assists with providing day-to-day oversight of veterinary support staff to ensure compliance with HSBV safety and personnel practices and procedures. Informs director of personnel issues.
Participates in the performance appraisal process and provides feedback as assigned.
Actively integrates volunteers, ensures their safety compliance, and promotes their involvement within HSBV.
Works cooperatively to orient, train, support and guide the shelter medicine intern and veterinary student externs.
Actively supports departments, staff and volunteers and promotes the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
Collaborates with shelter and behavior department personnel to support the medical and pharmaceutical needs of animals enrolled in our behavior support programs. Supports the decisions made by the shelter leadership team related to the outcome and disposition of shelter animals.
Participates in HSBV staff and volunteer training; develops and implements training for staff on disease control and animal care.
Ensures quality service is provided to both people and animal clients by the staff of the veterinary clinic. Assists employees in situations requiring immediate problem solving. Promotes good public relations in accordance with HSBV practices; takes control of situations that could be potentially damaging to the professional image of HSBV.
Ensures all client communications are documented in patient medical records. Obtains informed consent from clients for procedures. Creates, delivers, and discusses estimates for non-routine care.
Uses creativity and ingenuity when working with clients of limited financial means, offering services in a non-judgmental and supportive manner.
Informs the department director of developments that may affect HSBV or the department including departmental progress, client concerns, and personnel issues.
Represents HSBV in a professional, respectful, and courteous manner at all times. Provides quality service to customers, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contribution to the success of our organization.
Actively promotes HSBV’s mission, services, programs and events. Informs clients and constituents of donation opportunities as appropriate, cultivating relationships with current and potential donors.
Promotes and follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment.
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.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities any change at any time with or without notice.
Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Colorado, possess good surgical skills, enjoy a heavy patient case load, and have at least one year of experience post-graduation. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley conducts pre-employment background checks and drug screens of final candidates.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time employees enjoy a generous benefit package that includes paid time off, health insurance, dental and vision plans, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care expenses, and retirement plan options. Employees also receive discounts on pet supplies, pet food, and veterinary care. Our associate veterinarians enjoy a number of professional benefits including a continuing education allowance; paid CE education days; paid dues/memberships including AVMA, CVMA, ASV, and VIN; state and DEA license renewal reimbursement; and professional liability insurance paid by HSBV. For salary details, please contact human resources at 303-442-4030 x628
About Humane Society of Boulder Valley
It is the mission of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people.
Founded in 1902, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV) provides a safety net to animals in need in our community and beyond. Each year, HSBV provides shelter and care to nearly 7,000 animals, helping them find their new beginnings in the Boulder community or working to protect happy and healthy relationships.
Our open-admission shelter provides care to any animal who comes to our facility. Open seven days a week, HSBV readily accepts community animals as guardian surrenders, stray pets, and transferred animals. The Transfer program enables us to offer a greater variety of animals to our adoption clients. The placement rates of our Adoption program ensure our doors are open to thousands of transfer animals seeking placement from overcrowded and under-served shelters in our state and region.
The HSBV Shelter Medicine program provides critical services to ensure the health and well-being of every shelter animal. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley also operates a full-service public veterinary clinic.... Funds generated through the public veterinary clinic provide resources to ensure HSBV’s Shelter Medicine program has the resources necessary to support shelter animals.
Utilizing science-based positive reinforcement techniques and methodologies, our Training and Behavior Center provides behavioral support to animals at HSBV, helping ensure their success in their future homes. HSBV’s Training and Behavior Center also operates a public training center with group classes, expert presenters and professional seminars, private consultations, and access to certified trainers.
A safety net for our community animals and their guardians, HSBV offers life-changing resources during times of hardship, working hard to support happy and healthy relationships and prevent pet relinquishment when possible. Our Safety Net program includes a suite of services to support community members in need.
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is a private, nonprofit organization that relies on donations from our generous supporters. HSBV animal care efforts are also supported by the funds generated through our Thrift and Gift Shop and our Sonnyside Retail Store. We are not operated or funded by any national humane groups or governmental agencies and rely on contributions to bring our services to the community.