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Employees at PetAid Colorado share a passion for helping animals and giving back to the community. Our employees’ efforts make a difference to thousands of animals and people each year.

Eligible employee benefits include medical and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement program, veterinary care, and paid time off. We also offer an employee assistance program and retirement plan with a company match.

PetAid Colorado has a board-approved inclusiveness policy and prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, physical or mental handicap, military status, veteran status, pregnancy or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.

Current Job Openings:

 

Full-time or Part-time Associate Veterinarian

Department: Hospital
Office: Denver, CO
Location: 191 Yuma Street

 

PetAid Animal Hospital, a program of PetAid Colorado, is looking to add a full-time and/or part-time associate veterinarian. We are an AAHA accredited, not-for-profit, high volume hospital whose mission is to provide high quality, subsidized veterinary care to financially challenged owners.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform thorough physical examinations and develop appropriate diagnostic and treatment plans for healthy, sick, or injured patients using the SOAP protocol

  • Perform spay/neuter surgeries and preventive medicine

  • Perform other surgical procedures as needed, as long as they remain within capabilities

  • Formulate cost-effective diagnostic/therapeutic plans

  • Maintain complete and accurate medical records, per AAHA standards, including all patient updates, colleague notes, and client communications

  • Teach and supervise externs and interns

  • Oversee the monitoring of anesthetic procedures

  • Implement appropriate pain management to ensure patient comfort

  • Advocate for the well-being of animals, reporting abuse/cruelty when suspected

  • Effectively counsel clients concerning: patient status, fees, treatment options and associated risks, home care, and follow-up

  • Appropriately follow up with clients in a timely manner

  • Use all drugs responsibly and accurately, including controlled drugs and associated logs

  • Stay current in the veterinary profession by utilizing professional literature and attending local, state, and/or national continuing education meetings

  • Enter charges into the database and check fees per hospital protocols

  • Follow hospital safety guidelines in compliance with OSHA standards

  • Ensure safety of the medical/surgical team by promoting a high standard of aseptic surgical techniques

  • Use and support safe and appropriate patient restraint, restraint devices, and/or sedation for patient, staff, and client safety

Hospital hours are Monday – Friday (no weekends), 7:00AM–6:00PM, scheduled hours for the full-time associate would be 4 days with a rotating day off during the week and the part-time hours would be 3 days a week.

Benefits

PetAid Colorado provides a comprehensive program of benefits including loan forgiveness working for a not-for-profit, medical and dental plans, a retirement plan, and uniform allowance, paid time off, up to eight paid holidays, discounted veterinary care for personal pets, basic life insurance, and long term disability. The part-time position is eligible for benefits at 75% of the employer contribution. 

Requirements:

  • D.V.M. degree from an accredited veterinary school and an active Colorado veterinary license

  • Surgical and dental proficiency along with a strong interest to expand these skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially to a diverse range of audience and settings

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment screening. EOE M/F/D/V/G E-verify employer.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please email your cover letter and resume, including salary expectations, to: Melissa Angel, Director of Administration and Human Resources, melissaangel@petaidcolorado.org

Certified Veterinary Technician

Department: Hospital
Office: Denver, CO
Location: 191 Yuma Street

 

PetAid Animal Hospital, a program of PetAid Colorado, is looking to add full-time certified veterinary technicians. We are an AAHA accredited, not-for-profit, high volume, hospital whose mission is to provide high quality, subsidized veterinary care to financially challenged owners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Veterinary technician performs a wide range of technical, patient care, and laboratory procedures

  • Assists veterinarians during office calls and/or in-patient care

  • Induces anesthesia

  • Assists with dental care procedures and restraints

  • Checks vitals, complete initial history/chief complaint documentation

  • Cares for patients in the isolation ward and follows all veterinary instructions for their care

  • Takes and processes radiographs

  • Veterinary technician prepares patients for surgery and assists veterinarians during

  • Maintains appropriate drug, surgical, and treatment room supplies

  • Calculates drug dosages for anesthetic agents

  • Enters charges into the database and checks fees per hospital protocols

  • Follows hospital safety guidelines in compliance with OSHA standards

  • Cleans and maintains facility

Hospital hours are Monday – Friday (no weekends), 7:00AM–6:00PM, and scheduled hours will be 4/10 hour days with a rotating day off during the week. These hours are subject to change due to the volume of business and therefore some overtime may be required. PetAid Colorado provides a comprehensive program of benefits including medical and dental plans, a retirement plan, and uniform allowance, paid time off, up to eight paid holidays, discounted veterinary care for personal pets, basic life insurance, and long term disability.

 Requirements

  • Combination of education at a two-year College or technical school and 1 to 2 years of experience is preferred. Will consider an exceptional recent graduate with less experience

  • Bi-lingual a plus (Spanish / English speaking)

  • Certification in Veterinary Technician or pending certification required

  • Ability to prove that you’re highly motivated; have a positive attitude, compassion, and a commitment to great customer service as well as the ability to carry a high level of responsibility

 We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment screening.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please email your cover letter, resume, including salary expectations, to the address below

Melissa Angel, Director of Administration and Human Resources / melissaangel@petaidcolorado.org

Full-time or Part-time Veterinary Technician

Department: Hospital
Office: Denver, CO
Location: 191 Yuma Street

 

PetAid Animal Hospital, a program of PetAid Colorado, is looking to add part-time and/or full-time veterinary technicians to serve our patients and their owners. We are an AAHA accredited, non-profit, high volume hospital whose mission is to provide high quality, subsidized veterinary care to financially challenged owners.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Veterinary technician performs a wide range of technical, patient care, and laboratory procedures

  • Assist veterinarians during office calls and/or in-patient care

  • Induces anesthesia

  • Assists with dental care procedures and restraints

  • Veterinary technician checks vitals, completes initial history/chief complaint documentation

  • Cares for patients in the isolation ward and follows all veterinary instructions for their care

  • Takes and processes radiographs

  • Prepares patients for surgery and assists veterinarians during

  • Maintains appropriate drug, surgical, and treatment room supplies

  • Calculates drug dosages for anesthetic agents

  • Enters charges into the database and checks fees per hospital protocols

  • Follows hospital safety guidelines in compliance with OSHA standards

  • Cleans and maintains facility

Hospital hours are Monday – Friday (no weekends), 7:00AM–6:00PM, scheduled hours for the full-time technician would be 4 days with a rotating day off during the week and the part-time hours would be 30-39 hours a week.

Benefits

PetAid Colorado provides a comprehensive program of benefits including medical and dental plans, a retirement plan, and uniform allowance, paid time off, up to eight paid holidays, discounted veterinary care for personal pets, basic life insurance, and long term disability. The part-time position is eligible for benefits at 75% of the employer contribution. 

Requirements

  • A degree from a two-year college or technical school and one year of experience are preferred, but new graduates or candidates with only on the job training will be considered

  • Ability to prove that you’re highly motivated, have a positive attitude, compassion, and a commitment to great customer service as well as the ability to carry a high level of responsibility 

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment screening. EOE M/F/D/V/G  E-verify employer.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email your cover letter and resume to Melissa Angel, Director of Administration and Human Resources, at melissaangel@petaidcolorado.org.

Communications and Content Manager

 

Department:      Communications and Marketing

Office:                  Denver, CO

Location:             191 Yuma Street

 

As part of the communications and marketing department this position serves a member association, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and a non-profit foundation, PetAid Colorado whose mission is to make Colorado a better place for animals and people. The Communications and Content Manager reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing and is responsible for internal communications strategy, online and social media communications, website management, public outreach, media relations, and other project and program activities.

Specific Skills You Should Have:

  • Fanatical attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines

  • Exceptional computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, Survey Monkey, Constant Contact (or other email provider), CMS experience, such as YourMembership, Squarespace, Drupal, or Wordpress.

  • Experience in digital marketing field (developing enewsletters, producing marketing collateral, maintaining websites, managing SEO, analytics, and optimizing social media).

  • Excellent project management, interpersonal, and customer service skills.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Dynamite display of enthusiasm, competence and professionalism while representing the organizations at educational programs, annual convention, committee meetings and other events

Duties and Responsibilities:

Communications

  • Develop and implement digital marketing initiatives, media relations, social media, and other communications campaigns that effectively communicate CVMA and PetAid activities and initiatives, value of membership, and other topics of importance to the veterinary profession, media, pet owners, and the veterinary industry.

  • Oversee and implement internal strategic communications plans and strategies for CVMA and PetAid activities; engage other staff members in implementing the strategies.

  • Assist with marketing activities related to CVMA and PetAid and produce marketing pieces, videos, emails, and infographics as needed.

  • Support the development and implementation of external communications and strategy based on department communications and policies.

  • Keep up to date with trends in the veterinary profession and develop understanding of the needs of CVMA members and PetAid stakeholders and how to effectively message to reach them, which may include travel.

  • Collaborate with allied agencies on projects and serve as an active member and public contact; act as the representative of the organizations to the Metro Denver Animal Welfare Alliance (MDAWA) and assist MDAWA with bi-monthly meetings, website, committees, and other assigned tasks.

  • Shoot and create video for promotional videos; take photos to be used on social media, website, and in outbound communications.

Outreach

  • Serve as primary media contact and provide reactive media relations; identify appropriate spokespersons and coordinate interviews; monitor media coverage of the associations and veterinary medicine in Colorado; work closely with CEO and director of communications and marketing on crisis communications and government relations issues.

  • Manage outreach programs for CVMA (PetCheck and Media Training programs, logistics and event booths at Furry Scurry and career fairs) and PetAid (media relations and promoting Mutts & Models and other events).

  • Develop, recommend, and manage comprehensive public relations programs for approved strategic initiatives and manage media events for CVMA and PetAid and any other events where media may be involved.

  • Identify potential topics of interest to consumers, research target audiences, establish timelines, develop and disseminate promotional items (i.e. press releases, etc.), pitch stories to media, and track, measure, and evaluate results.

  • Develop/disseminate press releases, advisories, and other media-related collateral; pitch stories to media; track, measure, and evaluate results; develop content for and distribute press kits as needed.

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive list of media contacts and cultivate ongoing, proactive relationships with key media representatives.

  • Respond to public relations inquiries from members and offer guidance and assistance (media training).

  • Manage external marketing and promotion of all public relations and development events, including distributing press releases and marketing collateral; arranging media coverage; writing articles for internal PetAid and CVMA publications; utilizing social media as appropriate; and tracking results.

  • Develop public relations related content in the consumer sections of the association website and social media sites.

Content

  • Monitor, edit, and update the CVMA and PetAid websites to improve content according to the goals as set by the Director of Communications and Marketing.

  • Develop blog posts for PetAid and CVMA websites and keep social media outlets for both organizations current with new content.

  • Write articles pertaining to public relations events for publications such as Denver Post YourHub, and for internal use.

  • Regularly upload new content and edit existing website content provided by departments, ensuring that the presented text is user friendly, easy to read, and presented in a concise manner.

  • Engage members and stakeholders on social media.

  • Ensure the integration of organization and department needs into online and social media resources.

  • Analyze the feedback from members and stakeholders to improve social media, the websites, and online communication.

  • Keep abreast of advances in UX knowledge and apply these to the two websites.

  • Constantly work towards improving social media and website performance in terms of the key metric and qualitative goals.

What You Can Expect From Us:

We are very focused on the business and your primary function is to help maximize our productivity and best use of time, which means we’ll be expecting a lot from you. We expect you to keep an open line of communication during projects if you need help or guidance. We have high expectations of ourselves and our staff, and we’ll place a lot of responsibility in your hands.

Pay for this position will vary depending on experience.

We’re looking for qualified candidates only, and a full background check and drug screen will be conducted.

We Are Also Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in marketing, public relations, writing, English, journalism, or related field.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in communications or related field; association and/or non-profit experience preferred (but not required).

Benefits We Offer:

In addition to a base salary, we offer a generous compensation package including medical and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement program, holiday pay, and paid time off.

If You Think This Is You…

Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary expectations to Melissa Angel, Director of Administration and HR at melissaangel@petaidcolorado.org. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE M/F/D/V/G E-verify Employer