Job Description

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a positive impact in animal welfare? Do you want to work with an organization that has a 97% save rate?

The Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in a Taos, NM is seeking a Veterinarian to work in both our Shelter and future Low Cost Public Clinic. This position is critical to our mission and our strategic direction as an organization. We are looking for a veterinarian who wants to make a difference for the pets and people of our community by providing quality care to sheltered and owned pets, working to advance the organization's mission, and being a team player with an incredible staff! The veterinarian must be able to perform well in an environment that can be fast-paced and challenging but ultimately is very rewarding. In the shelter, this position will work to manage medical care and health management programs for the shelter animals, including those temporarily in foster care, focusing on identification, treatment and prevention of health problems. This position will perform surgical procedures on animals, as needed, (spay/neuter, hernia repair, growth removals, dental extractions). The candidate will help aid in the decisions of euthanasia for an animal, including performing euthanasia.

Overview: We are looking for a candidate who looks at their work with a positive attitude and outlook. They must have good communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with their co-workers. This full-time position in our organization offers flexible work hours and pride of accomplishment for a veterinarian with training in shelter medicine. . A current license to practice veterinary medicine in New Mexico and ability to register with the DEA and New Mexico Controlled Substance Registry as a Practitioner is required. This candidate must also possess strong verbal and written communication skills. We are looking for a client-oriented individual who can work well with the public and the veterinary team providing excellent medicine in a fulfilling environment.

Taos: Stray Hearts Animal Shelter is located in the beautiful, eclectic town of Taos, NM. Taos is a unique collection of cultures, from native Pueblo people, families descended from Spanish explorers, artists and musicians, aging Hippies from the 70’s communes and people from around the world. One thing we all have in common is a love for our environment. Taos is located on the western side of the Sangre de Christo range of the Rocky Mountains. Several world class ski areas are located within an hour’s drive, including Taos Ski Valley with 60% expert runs. Hiking opportunities run the gamut of high elevation mountain trails to pleasant, level hikes on the Mesa and steep trails down into the Rio Grande Gorge. Rafting, concerts, art exhibits, great restaurants and family- friendly festivals add many entertainment opportunities. The historic city of Santa Fe is just an hour and a half away.

If you are interested in making a big impact on a small town, contact Stray Hearts at

This is a full time job

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Donna Karr
Executive Director

Closing Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

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