Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is seeking a rehabilitation veterinarian to join to join our well established, 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital.
Our hospital is nestled in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, near the Denver metro area and benefits from 300+ days of sunshine a year and endless opportunity for independent or community activity. The exponential growth of our area coupled with the majestic and friendly mountain culture provides a uniquely intrinsic balance of career development and life enhancement. Our team members range from living in the heart of active, downtown Denver to the retreats of mountain towns only 40 minutes away. The community is active throughout all seasons, boasting festivals of every kind.
Our hospital culture thrives on collaborative & integrative medicine, as we are a hybrid of multiple specialties and a general practice. Our GP DVMs easily refer and co-manage cases with each of the specialty departments. We also have an onsite Board-Certified Anesthesiologist who provides oversight for each individual anesthetic case. Other specialties include Radiology, Dermatology, Emergency / Critical Care, Medical Oncology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Theriogenology, Sports Med / Rehabilitation, and Surgery. WRAH has an active relationship with PetCardia Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging services on site, offering patients in need of these services the highest-quality care.
The ideal addition to this team will have a deep passion for client education and empathy, as well as a strong interest and belief in an evidence-based clinical approach. They will thrive in and foster an environment of collaboration, support for the individual as well as the entire hospital team, and patient welfare. This candidate will possess an unwavering commitment to the highest level of quality medicine as well as client service. They view a challenge as an opportunity to grow and strive to continuously improve themselves and others. If this describes you, then this is your hospital.
Be a self-starter
Be able to work both independently and as an integral part of a team
Be a veterinarian licensed to practice in CO, or able to obtain CO licensing
Have extensive experience in animal rehabilitation
Be certified in canine rehabilitation or agree to pursue certification
Be certified in veterinary acupuncture or agree to pursue certification
Be able to work with, restrain and lift companion animals of all sizes
Be proficient in low stress handling (Fear Free certification a plus!); positive reinforcement is to be utilized with the animals at all times
Be able to communicate effectively with clients and other staff members
Duties & Responsibilities:
Supervise all medical aspects of therapies performed in the department
Perform initial evaluations, recheck exams, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments (depending on credentials)
Work directly with the therapists to develop treatment programs and modality parameters
Consult with the therapists whenever necessary regarding patients’ therapies and progress
Monitor patient response to prescribed therapies and adjust treatment programs as needed
Participate in training and continuing education of staff as well as visiting interns and externs
Complete reports in a timely fashion
Stay current in the field of animal rehabilitation and discuss updated information with staff
Participate in public events where rehab can be promoted to clients, potential clients or referring veterinarians
Perform other duties as assigned
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package plus a desirable work schedule. Interested applicants should be highly motivated to provide the highest quality patient and client care in an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and professional growth.
Wheat Ridge is part of the Ethos Veterinary Health network of hospitals, providing our clinicians the opportunity to be part of a larger network of hospitals, but still maintain our distinctive identity. The focus of Ethos is on advancing veterinary medicine, along with providing high quality, compassionate care, which improves the lives of patients and their human companions. Our advancements center around three main areas: Transformative Science, Knowledge, and Collaboration.
Interested candidates can send their resume/CV and letter of intent to Dr. Chris Blum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
Ethos Veterinary Health is a national network of hospitals providing specialty and emergency care for pets. Our ethos is simple: to provide the most advanced, innovative and compassionate veterinary care possible. It is the foundation of our organization and it continues to drive us forward in our mission to define the future of veterinary medicine. Our advancements center around three main areas: Transformative Science: We focus on driving initiatives that change the biology of disease, resulting in new diagnostics, novel therapies and improved treatments. Knowledge: We know we are only as good as our teams, so we are committed to continuous learning and growth, ensuring all team members have a path to reaching their fullest potential. Collaboration: Throughout Ethos we focus on capturing bright spots and sharing that knowledge across our organization. We believe a collaborative approach leads to better outcomes for our patients and more professionally fulfilled medical teams.
Mission: The term ethos is used to describe the guiding beliefs and ideals that characterize a community, nation or ideology. Our ethos is simple: to provide the most advanced, innovative and compassionat...e veterinary care possible. It has been the foundation of our collaboration in the past and it continues to drive us forward in our mission to define the future of veterinary care.