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Part-Time Veterinary Surgeon Downtown Animal Care Center


Part-time Part-Time Veterinary Surgeon


Downtown Animal Care Center
1041 Galapago St., Denver, CO, US


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Part-Time Veterinary Surgeon Downtown Animal Care Center

Downtown Animal Care Center (DACC) in Denver, Colorado, is seeking a dedicated Part-Time Soft Tissue Surgeon Veterinarian to join our thriving team. With competitive salaries, bonus opportunities, and relocation assistance, DACC offers an excellent career move for passionate veterinary professionals.

About Our Hospital

DACC is a full-service small animal hospital providing exceptional medical, surgical, and dental care. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with:

  • An in-house Idexx lab
  • Digital radiography (general and dental)
  • Ultrasound
  • Cornerstone for electronic medical records
  • A surgery suite with four tables and advanced monitoring equipment
  • Skilled technicians facilitating 15+ surgeries daily

We offer high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter services, mass removals, and dentistry. We also collaborate with an orthopedic surgeon as needed and support over 10 local rescue organizations, enhancing our commitment to the community.


Location and Lifestyle:
Nestled in the vibrant Art District on Santa Fe in downtown Denver, DACC is surrounded by over 30 art galleries and studios, colorful murals, craft breweries, and authentic Mexican restaurants. Denver provides a wealth of outdoor activities year-round, including hiking, biking, rafting, skiing, and snowboarding, making it an ideal place to live and work.

Work-Life Balance:
We prioritize the health and well-being of our employees by offering flexible working conditions and encouraging a balanced work/life dynamic. Enjoy a four-day work week with some weekend requirements, giving you ample time to explore and relax.

State-of-the-Art Facility:
Our hospital is fully equipped with the latest technology and staffed by skilled professionals dedicated to providing top-tier care. This ensures a dynamic and supportive work environment where you can thrive.


  • Competitive base salary: $60,000 - $100,000

Position Overview

Help develop and maintain a high-quality, efficient, and effective medical team by fostering an environment of trust, teamwork, and accountability. Work in tandem with the Hospital Manager and report directly to the Regional Manager.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Comprehensive Patient Work-Ups: Obtain complete patient histories and perform thorough physical exams.
  • Client Communication and Education: Communicate medical findings and recommendations effectively to pet owners.
  • Diagnostic Procedures & Surgery: Perform appropriate pre-op exams, diagnostics, and surgeries using good techniques.
  • Medical Record Responsibilities: Maintain comprehensive and accurate medical records following AAHA guidelines.
  • Pharmacy Duties: Prescribe and manage medications, including controlled substances.
  • Promotes Teamwork & Staff Efficiency: Support staff and promote a positive, collaborative work environment.
  • Financial Responsibilities: Estimate client invoices accurately and communicate costs clearly.
  • Continuing Education Responsibilities: Share knowledge from CE meetings and assist with staff training.
  • Strategic Focus: Build an understanding of how behaviors impact revenue and participate in marketing efforts.
  • Tactical Focus: Resolve client issues, monitor hospital protocols, and recommend new services.


  • Clinical Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrate strong clinical skills and sound judgment.
  • Problem-Solving: Develop solutions to challenges in a high-quality veterinary hospital.
  • Communication Skills: Effectively communicate with clients and staff.
  • Professionalism: Work as part of a professional veterinary team.
  • Business Acumen: Understand veterinary hospital management and finances.
  • Ethics: Uphold ethical principles in all decisions.
  • Commitment to Continuing Education: Engage in ongoing learning and facilitate staff development.


  • Veterinarian degree (DVM) from an accredited college or university.
  • Current State Veterinary License.
  • DEA registration must be obtained and maintained.
  • Experience overseeing Veterinary Technicians and Assistants.
  • Commitment to continued learning and staff training.

Position Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all members of the medical and hospital staff.
  • Ability to establish rapport and offer explanations to pet owners.
  • Confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, or pain.
  • Some climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Join Our Community

If you are passionate about animal care and eager to join a dynamic and growing veterinary team, we want to hear from you!

Apply Today

Please email JP Garcia at to connect with the hospital team or apply here.

Additional Information:

The list of essential functions and additional functions, as outlined in this job description, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this position. The omission of any job function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a required assignment for the position.


Pay Range
$60,000$100,000 USD

PetVet Care Centers, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading operators of veterinary hospitals for companion animals. The company operates over 450 hospitals across multiple states and employs over 11,000 people including over 800 veterinarians. Since its inception, PetVet has been structured around a model that is focused on developing a partnership between the hospitals and the company and providing the highest quality medicine and service.

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