Are you interested in making a difference in a rural but vibrant community in the US? Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos, New Mexico is looking for a full time veterinarian to provide care for the dogs and cats housed in our facility but to also help us get to the next step of providing free spay and neuter services for the community. We have purchased a building for the spay/neuter clinic and you can get in on the ground floor and put your own ideas to work.
Located at 7000 feet elevation in Northern New Mexico, Taos is a unique blend of cultures with many cultural and recreational activities. From the ancient Taos Pueblo, whitewater rafting, a world class ski area to great restaurants, live music every night of the week and museums. There is something to do every day. The town hosts many family friendly festivals and events throughout the year.
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter is the only animal shelter in the county, providing temporary shelter for lost and homeless pets. We are a Fear Free Shelter with a 95% live release rate. Stray Hearts is actively involved in our community by offering a pet food bank, vaccine clinics and even boarding for pets of people whose lives are in crisis. We have a great team of dedicated staff and volunteers who work together every day to not only save lives, but to enrich the lives of the pets in our care. With our new clinic and a full time veterinarian, we hope to start making a dent in the pet overpopulation problem we deal with every day.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DMV or VMD) required.
Eligible to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of New Mexico.
Current DEA license for controlled substances.
Valid New Mexico Driver’s License and insurable under the Stray Hearts auto policy.
Ability to work hours necessary for the successful operation of Stray Hearts and the animals in its care.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
This candidate must also possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be a client-oriented individual who can work well with the public and the veterinary team providing excellent medicine.
Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable based on experience
About Stray Hearts Animal Shelter
Humane Society of Taos dba Stray Hearts Animal Shelter is a 501c3 animal shelter serving Taos County, New Mexico. We are a Fear Free Shelter, no kill, shelter caring for the lost and homeless pets of our community. Stray Hearts is committed to being a good citizen of our community by providing a pet food bank, low cost vaccine clinics and our future plans include a low cost spay and neuter clinic.