Immediate opportunity for a veterinarian to join and grow with a well-known and respected high-quality, high volume, low cost spay/neuter clinic (HQHVSN) and wellness center in the metro Denver, CO area. We are looking for relief, part-time and possibly full-time positions.
Spay Today, Healthy Pet Center is a registered Colorado 501c3 non-profit organization located in Lakewood, just outside of Denver, and has been in operation since 2009, providing low-cost spay/neuter services to the community, including pet owners and rescue organizations. We do approximately 8,000 surgeries per year in addition to vaccines, microchips, heartworm and combo testing. Our days and hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 7 am-5 pm, though the veterinarian is typically able to leave between 3-3:30 each day scheduled. No evenings or emergency on-call (awesome, I know, right?)
The best candidate(s) will be those with experience in high quality, high-volume spay/neuter, though if there is a consideration for part/full time, we are willing to train the right person who has some current spay/neuter experience. Experience with other surgical procedures helpful, as we also do cryptorchids, pyometras, pregnant animals, remove deciduous teeth and rear dewclaws and repair umbilical hernias, in addition to occasional other minor soft tissue surgeries. There is minimal client interaction (some people like this aspect!), although there are times when you will need to talk directly to clients regarding risks of surgery for their pets, etc. and see patients for occasional rechecks if there are any client post-op concerns with surgery. We will be starting a Wellness program later in 2020 and there may be opportunities to help with this as well, providing low-cost exams and wellness care for animals in our community.
We have a very strong team, performing 25-50 surgeries per day (dogs, cats and rabbits) with 1-2 doctors in surgery each day and a staff of 5-6 veterinary technicians and assistants, including a lead tech. We have very specific safety protocols in place to make sure that the pets we serve are cared for in the best way possible. We want each owner to know that their pet is important and will receive the safest and most competent care with us. We have a surgery suite with three surgery tables, each one supplied with its own anesthetic unit (O2 and Isoflurane), monitoring devices including pulse-oximeter, CO2 readings, HR and RR. There are two prep tables and there is a surgery technician monitoring surgery patients at all times and a specifically trained technician responsible for monitoring all patients in recovery each day.
Spay Today’s Medical Director serves on the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine and makes sure that our veterinary care and paperwork meet the State Board requirements for record-keeping and standard of care, as required by the Colorado Veterinary Practice Act. This is critical to patient care and also helps protect our veterinarians when it comes to appropriate medical record requirements. We are very proud of our extremely high standard of care in this industry!
While we are growing and reaching more people in our community for low cost spay/neuter and quality wellness care, we need a veterinarian who wants to join a team of professionals committed to helping people and animals---this is our mission! For full time applicants, we provide continuing education funds, licensing expenses, PLIT, PTO and medical insurance as well. Salary, hours and relocation assistance can be discussed based on experience and need and are negotiable. And we offer cost + 10% on labwork, medical and surgical procedures and supplies and medications for your pet, if needed. We love animals---including yours!
If you are interested in being an appreciated, skilled surgeon, working in a fun environment, helping people and animals and living in beautiful Colorado, then please apply! And if you're not from here, but you love the outdoors, hiking, skiing, being close to nature and a great city, enjoying 300+ days of sunshine all year round, then you should think about moving and working here! We're pretty awesome!
Able to stand for 4-6 hours in surgery.
Able to perform 20+ surgeries per day (but we can train the right person if you're not quite there yet).
Able to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
Applicant must have professional liability insurance.
Bilingual is a plus!
Sense of humor also a bonus. :)
Relief Veterinarian Information:
Colorado license in good standing.
Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable depending upon experience
About Spay Today, Healthy Pet Center
We are a non-profit HQHVSN clinic in the Denver, Colorado metro area, serving the general public and rescue groups for low-cost spay and neuter for dogs, cats and rabbits as well as basic wellness services for dogs and cats including vaccines, heartworm testing for dogs and combo testing for cats. We also offer heartworm prevention medication and microchipping services.