Job Opportunities

Want to become part of one of New England’s most respected and effective animal welfare organizations?  The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society is hiring! We’re looking for passionate, skilled and people-friendly professionals to join the team that’s helped over 110,000 cats since our founding in 1992. Our goal is to make every interaction with our organization a positive experience for the cats and cat guardians who rely on us for spay/neuter, adoption, veterinary assistance and other services. We love what we do…and we think you’ll love working with us.

 

Currently open positions — click each link to read more, and for details on how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Veterinary Surgical Prep Technician

Full time. Four 10-hour days. $25/hour.

Veterinary Surgical Prep Technician needed for our Catmobile – a high-quality, high-volume, low-cost mobile feline spay/neuter clinic. The Catmobile is based out of Holliston, with daily worksites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Vet Tech assists with morning drug and surgical prep, cat intakes with public, inductions, surgeries, recoveries, surgical suite clean-up, paper work, re-stocking supplies, discharge of cats to public, laundry and surgical instrument clean/prep. Working in a mobile vet clinic is a unique experience and requires the ability to work for long periods as a two-person team. Being a mobile unit, public interactions usually occur outside the unit and will at times require working in cold, hot temps, as well as in rain.

Qualifications and Skills:

Certified Veterinary Technician or 2 years veterinary technician experience or 5 years animal shelter experience. Cat handling experience is required. Some training can/will be provided as needed.

Must have a positive attitude, outstanding customer service skills, and a desire to work closely with the general public. Candidates must be able to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Must be comfortable multi-tasking with numerous preps, inductions, and recoveries happening simultaneously.

Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, a clean driving record, and be willing to drive the mobile unit. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs on a regular basis, and up to 65 lbs occasionally. Must be able to bend down to get into lower cages, stand for long periods of time, and work in close quarters.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Curt Rogers at CRogers@mrfrs.org. No phone calls please. In the subject line please put your name and the position title (“JohnDoeVetTech”). In the cover letter, describe your vet tech experience and skills, and also indicate your specific cat handling experience.

For more information about the Catmobile program, please visit catmobile.org. For more information about the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, please visit mrfrs.org.