Longmont Humane Society believes that it is our responsibility to safeguard the physical and behavioral well-being of the animals in our care as well as in our community.
Longmont Humane Society is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals with a mission of caring, serving and educating to improve the lives of companion animals.
We provide temporary shelter to thousands of animals every year. Dogs, cats, and small mammals that are lost, surrendered, or abandoned will receive loving attention, nutritious food, meticulous health care and daily exercise during their stay at our facility.
We are a Socially Conscious™ shelter with a strong commitment to best practices in animal welfare. We serve the City of Longmont, the towns of Frederick, Firestone, Lyons, Dacono, and Mead as well as greater Boulder County.
Longmont Humane Society believes that it is our responsibility to safeguard the physical and behavioral well-being of the animals in our care as well as in our community. This commitment to best practices in animal welfare is carried throughout all our programs and services.
At Longmont Humane Society, you can focus on advocating for pets with fewer financial constraints.
$1,000.00 reimbursement for items such as continuing education, DEA license, AVMA membership, and liability insurance.
VIN and CVMA memberships provided at no cost to employees.
No weekends, no after-hours calls. NO CONTRACT!
The Well Pet Clinic Veterinarian provides fast-paced medical care and surgery services to the patients of the Well Pet Clinic. They work closely with the medical team to ensure high quality care for its large volume of patients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides medical and surgical care for publicly owned animals, and shelter animals on occasion
Provides follow-up on all medical and surgical conditions/complications.
Provides client communication and support.
Education and Experience:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a veterinary clinic setting is preferred
Current, active State of Colorado veterinary license, with no disciplinary actions pending.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal communication.
Comfortable with pre-pubescent surgery
Ability to use a PC and widely used software packages, e.g., spreadsheets (Excel), word processing (MS Word), and ability to learn new software as necessary.
Ability to meet deadlines; ability to set and accomplish work in order of priority; professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions.
Office and veterinary clinic environment with frequent standing, crouching, bending
Potential exposure to high noise levels and zoonotic diseases.
Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
Longmont Humane Society (LHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. The organization was established in 1972 and was located on a former turkey farm on the outskirts of Longmont. The organization was able to save many animals, but limited facilities also resulted in frequent outbreaks of serious disease and overcrowding problems.
In 1983, LHS launched a capital campaign to raise $500,000. Building on a gift of $250,000 from the City of Longmont, individual donors gave the remaining $250,000, and construction on the shelter’s iconic “dome” began in 1984. The building was completed and officially opened its doors to the public in February 1985.
The sturdy, sprayed-concrete dome provided 14,600 square feet of space to care for lost and homeless animals. New air exchange systems helped to limit the spread of disease, and though the building initially was designed to house some 188 animals, creative use of space allowed LHS to house an average of 200 animals a day.
As the population in Longmont and the surrounding area skyrocketed through the 1980s and 1990s, it became increasingly clear that the dome’s capacity was being outpaced by the needs of the... community.
In 2005, a philanthropist and animal advocate from Long Island, New York, visited Longmont Humane Society. She was in search of a shelter that could build on her progressive sheltering vision. That year, she offered LHS a generous gift to expand its plans for a new building.
Construction on the Longmont Humane Society Allen Center began in May 2007 and was completed in August 2008. Today, the shelter features 10 separate air exchange systems to help prevent the outbreak of disease with the capacity to house over 400 animals. Our bright, expansive design is welcoming to the public, and kennels were designed to maximize animal health and happiness during their time at LHS.