Purpose of Position: Manage the day-to-day operations of the League’s veterinary services.
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at?will” relationship.
Recruit, hire, develop, coach and counsel staff members for a large 7 day a week veterinary team.
Develop staff schedule and assignments and monitor work to ensure completion of medical services and care provided to animals.
Create and monitor training program for staff.
Develop departmental objectives and plans while assisting in the development of League initiatives and programs.
Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, including statistical analysis, report creation and presentation, and implement improvements.
Develop SOPs and ensure they are updated and practiced by staff and volunteers.
Assist with developing and monitoring budget.
Work closely and collaborate with the Chief Veterinarian to effectively manage the veterinary services team, departmental resources and workflow.
Participate in inter-departmental meetings and discussions to support and develop League initiatives.
Perform euthanasia and related tasks.
People are the key to fulfilling our mission. Making internal and external patrons and their needs a primary focus is expected in all situations. This position interacts with and collaborates with employees at all levels of the organization. Communication occurs through face to face, telephone, and electronic interactions and may also include contact with the general public and League business partners. Communication and contact must be clear, understandable, cooperative, professional and respectful in all circumstances. Employees are expected to actively support a positive team environment, directly address conflict, and appropriately express concerns.
Competencies are work behaviors and expectations necessary for successful job performance. They encompass knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and actions.
Organizational competencies apply to all jobs at the League; position competencies are specific to this position.
Attention to Detail
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Five years’ professional experience working with animals
3-5 years’ supervisory experience
Working knowledge of current veterinary practices
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
High degree of emotional intelligence
Ability to effectively work with and manage people
Ability to effectively communicate in writing
Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail
Ability to utilize effective problem solving/decision making skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
Degree and/or certification in veterinary related sciences
Experience in veterinary medical field or animal shelter environment
The Dumb Friends League is here for you, our community. We're a comprehensive animal welfare organization, serving the metro Denver area, offering services that benefit homeless pets and equines, pet owners, animal lovers and animal advocates. We work collaboratively with you, other animal welfare organizations, law enforcement and businesses to serve the community that has supported us so devotedly over the years.