Staff Veterinarian | Part Time w/ Benefits | Flexible
Cat Cat Society
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Type: Part Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
Salary: $58-$68 Hourly
DVM or equivalent
Position Title: Staff Veterinarian, Part Time
Reports to: Executive Director
The Cat Care Society is excited to hire a Staff Veterinarian. This is a great opportunity for a veterinarian looking to build leadership skills and explore the fast paced world of shelter medicine! This role will work closely with CCS's consulting DVM (and DVM of record) the executive director, and shelter management. In partnership with the DVM of record this role will be responsible for developing, advancing and implementing veterinary medicine at one of the leading feline shelters in the Rocky Mountain region. The role is expected to be on-site 3-4 days a week leaving opportunities/time to do relief/work at other facilities if interested. This is an amazing opportunity for someone new to shelter medicine to grow and learn!
About the Cat Care Society (CCS)
The Cat Care Society was founded in 1981 by Linda East, DVM and Lynn Rowe. We are a non-profit that was established to improve the quality of life for home, injured and abused cats in the Denver Metro area. We are a cage free, limited admission facility that provides refuge for more than 75 cats until their forever homes are found. We are proud to serve as a haven and resource for cats that many of our shelter partners are unable to support. We pride ourselves on finding homes for cats with special needs.
The Shelter Veterinarian provides high-quality medical care to shelter felines, including the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions, while ensuring all felines at the shelter have their needs met:
Develop, implement, and monitor medical programs that improve the standard of animal and veterinary care for all felines in CCS care, including foster.
Continually engages in learning up-to-date practices in feline medicine and shelter medicine ensuring best practices are continuously incorporated into CCS protocols
Ensures that the veterinary services team is providing high-quality and efficient medical care. creating clear, communicative pathways to adoptions. Works with the adoptions team to ensure that adopters understand the cats needs, to make the best adoption match possible.
Oversees the maintenance of shelter drug and veterinary supply inventory while meeting and maintaining DEA and DORA requirements.
Serves as the veterinary medical expert of CCS including fulfilling commitments to sponsors and donors and supporting events, fundraising and media spots when needed.
With support of the Executive Director and Veterinary Services Assistant Manager manages and develops veterinary services staff. This includes training, mentoring, coaching, and disciplining. Ensures veterinary staff are provided with educational opportunities to keep licensure current and ensure all vet staff are contributing to best practice discussions.
Participate in euthanasia decision making. Oversee the euthanasia training program to ensure it meets state regulations. Create and provide training, maintain licenses and monitor DEA compliance. Certify staff to perform euthanasia procedures. Collaborate with shelter leadership on euthanasia training and process development.
Work with other departments to coordinate care and quarantine of infectious disease animals effectively and efficiently.
Treats people and animals with respect; contributes to effective teamwork; promotes intra- and inter-departmental cooperation; and fosters public relations beneficial to Cat Care Society.
Performs the duties of a staff veterinarian, including but not limited to: Provide outstanding veterinary care to homeless felines including physical exams, diagnostics, treatment plans, preventative medicine, case management, surgery, euthanasia, as needed.
Serves as surgeon for shelter animals including spay/neuter, dentistry, various soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.
With the Assistant Manager of Veterinary Services, supports and schedules relief veterinarians when needed.
Provides on-call services for shelter animal emergencies, including guidance to staff for situations requiring immediate medical problem solving.
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 Cat Care Society.
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.
Current license in the State of Colorado to practice veterinary medicine, and/or ability to pursue
Current DEA license, ability to pursue
Maintenance of malpractice insurance
Minimum of 1 year experience in veterinary medicine that includes demonstrated ability as an efficient diagnostician, spay/neuter and dental surgeon.
Knowledge and demonstrated practice of incremental care
Shelter medicine experience a plus
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Proven organizational, time management, and planning skills required
Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers, and community in a professional, pleasant, and respectful manner at all times
Maturity with ability to use good judgment and display a professional manner
Good analytical skills and ability to identify and access department issues/opportunities
Enjoys problem solving within existing resources; does not rely on additional dollars to resolve problems
Track record of fostering a positive work environment
Be viewed as a motivator and leader
Experience in molding and developing staff into a cohesive team while holding individuals and work units accountable for their results
Cat Care Society has been improving the quality of life for homeless, abused, and injured cats for over 30 years. Join us in our mission to continue enriching the lives of people and cats in Jefferson County and the state of Colorado.
The shelter provides a temporary refuge for more than 75 cats until an appropriate and permanent home can be found for each. Veterinary care, premium diet, and human interaction are lovingly provided by dedicated staff and volunteers. Cat Care Society is a limited admission shelter. Meaning, we can only accept new cats as quickly as our current cats find their forever homes. We are nondiscriminatory in the cats that we accept and provide care for. We are proud to serve as a safe haven for cats that many shelters are either unwilling or incapable of accepting. This includes cats that have tested positive for FIV or FeLV, or have been diagnosed with chronic health conditions such as diabetes or kidney disease. We also pride ourselves in finding these cats loving forever homes, and educating cat owners on the relatively simple care requirements for cats with special needs.