Department Information The Neighborhood Services, Animal Services division provides animal-related services for the city of Aurora. You can call them to pick up an injured or stray animal. Owners should search kennels in the shelter frequently for lost pets. The shelter also has many animals available for adoption. Our mission is to balance the needs of people and animals as we:
Provide humane shelter, treatment and placement of animals
Enhance and preserve the human-animal bond through education, outreach, adoptions and cruelty prevention
Position The Veterinarian will provide humane medical care and treatment of animals in the Aurora Animal Shelter.
APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE: Resume, cover letter, transcripts, certifications, and 2 references.
Serve as the division's lead medical and surgical staff member.
Perform medical examinations and treatments on shelter animals as requested.
Perform surgical procedures including but not limited to: spay/neuter, umbilical hernia repairs, dentistry, cherry eye repair, soft tissue damage, and orthopedic procedures/amputation as requested.
Performs euthanasia and provide training and certification of euthanasia to Animal Services staff.
Performs necropsies and decapitations as needed.
Provides examination, documentation, and expert testimony in cases of animal neglect or abuse when needed for Aurora Animal Services Division.
Provide oversight and direction to veterinary technicians and support staff.
Provides assistance to patrons and veterinarians with questions about shelter-related illness regarding animals adopted from the Aurora Animal Shelter.
Foster relationships with local veterinary clinics and local shelter veterinarians.
Provide medical training to division staff to include but not limited to rabies vaccination, other appropriate vaccinations, physical examinations, implanting animal microchips, treatments and contagion identification.
Represents the division, perform medical procedures at vaccination clinics and other shelter events.
Provide instruction to veterinary and/or veterinary technicians students on dentals, vaccinations, and various shelter medical treatments.
Maintain appropriate licensing and continuing education course requirements.
Contribute to the organization protocols, policies and procedures pertaining to shelter medicine, treatment and care of shelter animals.
Manage and maintain accurate medical records.
Responsible for ordering, logging and all record keeping for pharmaceuticals and prescription foods using the state-issued Colorado Veterinary License.
Allow designated shelter staff to order legend pharmaceuticals, excluding Sodium Pentobarbital, using the contract veterinarian's name and Colorado Veterinary License number.
Performs other duties assigned
This position will be required to be on-call to speak with Animal Protection Officers as well as our contracted emergency vet hospital to speak about emergency animal cases, as they come up
Experience: Three years of experience in shelter medicine. Membership in a veterinary medical association or veterinary alliance, membership to DAVMS or CVMA is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs preferred. Chameleon Database knowledge, preferred.
Internal Number: 19-00329
About City of Aurora, Colorado
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
•Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
•Competitive total compensation package
•Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
•Light rail station minutes away
•On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
•Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
•Access to innovation work spaces