Foothills Animal Shelter is an open-admission shelter and intergovernmental organization providing animal shelter services to over 9,000 animals each year in the Jefferson County community. We are seeking a compassionate, skilled and dedicated staff Veterinarian to join our team. We are a highly mission driven organization, providing the best care possible for every animal that enters our doors. The four key principles of our organization are: Community, Adopt, Reunite and Educate (C.A.R.E.) and strive to advance within each day.
Reporting directly to the Shelter’s Chief Veterinarian, the veterinarian helps to lead the shelter’s healthcare team, provides excellent medical and surgical care to the Shelter’s animals as well as public animals, participates and assists in receipt of and processing incoming transfer animals, and ensures the Shelter provides the highest quality of humane and professional veterinary care. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for animal welfare, have at least two years of recent experience in shelter medicine, experience in high volume spay/neuter and general surgeries, and experience in dentistry. The candidate should have a proven track record of leading and collaborating with veterinary practitioners and team members. The position requires keen attention to detail, ambition for team collaboration, strong problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities. Applicants must possess a Doctoral degree (DVM,VMD) and be licensed to practice in the State of Colorado. This is a high energy, fast paced environment and the schedule will include at least one weekend day.
This is full-time position with excellent benefits, working alongside a passionate staff and for a highly mission driven organization. Foothills Animal Shelter offers an option for 100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, expense reimbursement, and more.
Foothills Animal Shelter is an open-admissions facility, which means we never turn away an animal. We care for more than 9,300 orphaned cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and critters every year with a compassionate team of staff and volunteers.
We are a true community resource and offer a variety of services including pet adoption, Jefferson County pet licensing, affordable spaying and neutering, va...ccinations, microchipping and lost and found pets. We are committed to our important mission and the life-saving work that we do every day of the year. We adhere strongly to our mission statement that Foothills Animal Shelter is dedicated to providing the best care possible for every animal that enters our doors. We also firmly believe in the four key principles of our organization,
Community, Adopt, Reunite and Educate (C.A.R.E.).
We work closely with animal welfare officers across Jefferson County to keep our neighborhoods safe and to educate the community. Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and unincorporated Jefferson County are all communities served by the Shelter.
Originally founded in 1976 by an intergovernmental agreement the Jefferson Animal Shelter served as the impound facility for unincorporated Jefferson County and the cities of Arvada, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge. In 1994, after years of success, the Jefferson Animal Shelter reevaluated its mission and goals to accommodate growing demands on the facility and changes in the external environment. As part of the reevaluation, the shelter changed its name to Table Mountain Animal Center. With the new name came expanded services, more efficient operations and greater public outreach, including the addition of the City of Golden as a member agency.
On June 30, 2009, ground was broken on the site of a long-awaited brand new facility, Foothills Animal Shelter. In early August of 2010, Table Mountain Animal Center became Foothills Animal Shelter and moved to its new beautiful building at 580 McIntyre at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
At 33,000 square feet, the current facility is nearly three times the size of the old building and allows the Shelter to significantly improve the space in which the animals are housed and the services to the community. A new medical suite allows the Shelter to provide more on-site, cost-effective care and has increased the number of spays and neuters.