Adams County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center (ACASAC) is an open-admission, municipal shelter, taking in over 5,000 animals per year. ACASAC is committed to providing compassionate and humane care for animals and promoting the cause of animal welfare within our community. The shelter is located in Brighton, Colorado and will be breaking ground on a brand new shelter facility within the next two years. ACASAC is seeking a skilled and compassionate Relief Veterinarian to assist with providing quality medical care for shelter animals.
Reporting to the Animal Shelter Executive Director, and working closely with the Full-time Shelter Veterinarian, the Relief Veterinarian will assist in providing a range of veterinary care services during those times that the Shelter Veterinarian will need to be off work, away from the shelter, or during occasions that there is a need for an additional veterinarian. The ideal candidate will have strong technical and interpersonal skills. The Relief Veterinarian will work closely with the shelter's Veterinary technicians and engage with shelter staff, patrons, outside veterinary clinics, and animal management officers as needed to ensure proper documentation and continuity of care.
REQUIREMENTS: •Experience: At least two (2) years of experience as a practicing Veterinarian with a clean practice record and at least one (1) year in a high volume spay/neuter environment required. Interest and experience with dentistry preferred. •Education and Training: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. •License or Certificate: oCurrent Colorado veterinary license. oMembership in a veterinary medical association or veterinary alliance preferred. •Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: •Work Environment: oWork is performed in shelter surgery suite, throughout shelter and in internal office settings. oExposure to high noise levels, zoonotic diseases, potentially fearful/fractious animals and/or animal bites/scratches. oExposure to cleaning agents, fumes, dust, dander and feces. Work can be emotionally taxing. •Physical Requirements: oFrequent lifting and restraining of animals of various sizes and weight. Frequent computer use. oPotential for standing, walking, sitting for extended periods of time. Bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, pulling, pushing, and cleaning. oRegular animal handling and restraint; handling surgical instruments, syringes and needles. oRepetitive motion associated with medical and surgical care.
Salary is dependent upon qualifications.
Work Schedule: Varies with an average of 1-2 shifts per week, with one weekend day required.
Relief Veterinarian Information:
View the complete job posting at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/adams/jobs/1993093/relief-veterinarian
Rate for Service:
Internal Number: 03263
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Adams County is located in the northern metropolitan area of Denver. It ranks among the top five largest counties in the state and is projected to be the fastest growing county in the metro Denver area over the next two decades. With a population close to 450,000 residents, it is home to the cities of Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn and Thornton; the town of Bennett and portions of Arvada, Aurora, Lochbuie and Westminster. The county offers a professional business climate, a diverse labor pool, affordable land, a wide range of housing opportunities and community ...amenities and boasts a high quality of life for residents.
While employees have their own unique reasons for working here, we've given the matter some serious thought. After talking to a range of people from new employees to long-term employees, below are some common reasons employees give for working for Adams County:
• Challenging and rewarding work
• Collaborative team environment
• Employee recognition programs
• Enviable holiday / vacation benefits
• Fair and thorough recruitment process
• Friendly and helpful coworkers
• Generous salary and benefit package
• Growing county and community
• Only 20 minutes from Denver
• Stable organization with a 100-year history
• Effective sustainability and environmental responsibility
• Valuable health and wellness programs
• Wide range of career opportunities and advancement potential
Benefits of Adams County
Adams County provides a comprehensive benefit package to part-time employees (30-39 hours per week) and regular full-time employees (40 hours per week). Our benefit package includes the following:
• Aflac Supplemental Medical Insurance
• Basic Term Life Insurance Policy
• Credit Union Membership
• Deferred Compensation Plan
• Dental Plans
• Elective Employee Benefit Programs
• Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
• Employee Training and Management Development
• Flexible Spending Cafeteria Plan
• Long Term Disability Policy
• Medical Plans
• Onsite Free Medical Clinic
• Onsite Free Workout Center
• Optional Term Life Insurance
• Recreation Center Discounts
• Retirement Plan
• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Vision Plan
• Wellness Program
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