Rehabilitation Veterinarian

Ethos Veterinary Health in Wheat Ridge, CO

  • Industry: Veterinary Services - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is seeking a rehabilitation veterinarian to join to join our well established, 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital.

Our hospital is nestled in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, near the Denver metro area and benefits from 300+ days of sunshine a year and endless opportunity for independent or community activity. The exponential growth of our area coupled with the majestic and friendly mountain culture provides a uniquely intrinsic balance of career development and life enhancement. Our team members range from living in the heart of active, downtown Denver to the retreats of mountain towns only 40 minutes away. The community is active throughout all seasons, boasting festivals of every kind.

Our hospital culture thrives on collaborative & integrative medicine, as we are a hybrid of multiple specialties and a general practice. Our GP DVMs easily refer and co-manage cases with each of the specialty departments. We also have an onsite Board-Certified Anesthesiologist who provides oversight for each individual anesthetic case. Other specialties include Radiology, Dermatology, Emergency / Critical Care, Medical Oncology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Theriogenology, Sports Med / Rehabilitation, and Surgery. WRAH has an active relationship with PetCardia Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging services on site, offering patients in need of these services the highest-quality care. 

The ideal addition to this team will have a deep passion for client education and empathy, as well as a strong interest and belief in an evidence-based clinical approach. They will thrive in and foster an environment of collaboration, support for the individual as well as the entire hospital team, and patient welfare. This candidate will possess an unwavering commitment to the highest level of quality medicine as well as client service. They view a challenge as an opportunity to grow and strive to continuously improve themselves and others. If this describes you, then this is your hospital.


  • Be a self-starter
  • Be able to work both independently and as an integral part of a team
  • Be a veterinarian licensed to practice in CO, or able to obtain CO licensing
  • Have extensive experience in animal rehabilitation
  • Be certified in canine rehabilitation or agree to pursue certification
  • Be certified in veterinary acupuncture or agree to pursue certification
  • Be able to work with, restrain and lift companion animals of all sizes
  • Be proficient in low stress handling (Fear Free certification a plus!); positive reinforcement is to be utilized with the animals at all times
  • Be able to communicate effectively with clients and other staff members
  • Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise all medical aspects of therapies performed in the department
  • Perform initial evaluations, recheck exams, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments (depending on credentials)
  • Work directly with the therapists to develop treatment programs and modality parameters
  • Consult with the therapists whenever necessary regarding patients' therapies and progress
  • Monitor patient response to prescribed therapies and adjust treatment programs as needed
  • Participate in training and continuing education of staff as well as visiting interns and externs
  • Complete reports in a timely fashion
  • Stay current in the field of animal rehabilitation and discuss updated information with staff
  • Participate in public events where rehab can be promoted to clients, potential clients or referring veterinarians
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package plus a desirable work schedule. Interested applicants should be highly motivated to provide the highest quality patient and client care in an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and professional growth.

    Wheat Ridge is part of the Ethos Veterinary Health network of hospitals, providing our clinicians the opportunity to be part of a larger network of hospitals, but still maintain our distinctive identity. The focus of Ethos is on advancing veterinary medicine, along with providing high quality, compassionate care, which improves the lives of patients and their human companions. Our advancements center around three main areas: Transformative Science, Knowledge, and Collaboration. 

    Interested candidates can send their resume/CV and letter of intent to Dr. Chris Blum at

    Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.

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