Welcome to Wyoming!
Cheyenne, the capitol city of Wyoming, is located in southeastern Wyoming at just over 6,000 feet above sea level. Cheyenne has a population of about 60,000 and annually hosts Cheyenne Frontier Days, the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration every July. Intersected by I-25 and I-80, Cheyenne is a major crossroads for the Rocky Mountain region and the western United States. If you prefer an outdoor lifestyle, Cheyenne is approximately 30 minutes from the Medicine Bow National Forest. Low sales tax and no state income tax make Wyoming a desirable state to call home.
Who we are: The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is an open admissions, animal care and control facility serving the City of Cheyenne. We provide intake, adoption, return to owner, and surrender prevention services to the community, as well as triage, spay/neuter, rescue transfer, foster placement, and quality care for approximately 4500 animals each year. With a focus on lifesaving, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter provides care for all the animals we see.
Who we need: A Veterinarian who thrives in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same; someone who appreciates that the animals entering the shelter need varying levels of care from basic vaccination to palliative care to emergency interventions and more – and believes there is tremendous value in each. Someone interested in a wide variety of experiences and in coordinating and collaborating with many other stakeholders to facilitate great care.
We offer a high surgery workload, along with preventative medication for our shelter pets.
The ideal fit is someone who enjoys teaching others, who has a compassionate and positive attitude with animals and people, and who is excited to be a part of a growing, developing organization. Our partnerships with rescues and veterinary partners allows us to treat cases of many different levels of difficulty. The current veterinary team consists of one veterinarian and five assistants.
● Provide high quality, high quantity spay neuter services for shelter pets and community animals
● Triage emergency cases during regular business hours
● Provide after hours support for fosters and recently adopted pets 3-4 days a week.
● Provide supervision for veterinary staff and volunteers
● Provide preventative care, monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment for common ailments in shelter and employee pets
● Participate in daily medical rounds, euthanasia decisions, and maintain accurate veterinary records
** The Shelter is open to discussion of all kinds of availability. Relief work, part-time, or otherwise may be considered. If full-time isn’t for you, but you are interested in joining our team, reach out anyway with your availability! **