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Why Work with Furry Friends?

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Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch is seeking caring, compassionate, and dedicated animal care professionals to make a difference in the lives of pets and people in our community!

We’re looking for the best and brightest in our field to join a dedicated team at our state-of-the-art shelter, clinic, and ranch! We help dogs and cats at our shelter, ranch, and vet clinic, and we have a range of programs to help address the larger issues of pet overpopulation and homelessness. This is your chance to help save animals and work for a more humane Florida!

We offer competitive wages along with these great perks for full-time employees (after a probationary period):

  • Heavily discounted visits, services, and prescriptions for your pets at our clinic
  • An outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, along with an employee assistance plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development and lots of opportunities for growth

Take a look at our open positions below. If you would like to submit your resume for a position not listed here, please email hr@furryfriendsadoption.org.

Animal Caretaker (Jupiter)

This position provides daily care, exercise, and feeding for Furry Friends resident animals. As an animal caretaker, you ensure that the dogs and cats at our shelter get the time, love, and attention they need to help them as they wait for their new homes.

Email your resume to hr@furryfriendsadoption.org. Be sure to note the position you’re applying for in the subject line.

Wage: Starting at $13.50/hour

Daily cleaning of indoor/outdoor animal areas, floors, dishes, bedding, etc.

Spot cleaning of animal and public areas throughout the day.

Feeding the animals.

Identifying and reporting animal health problems to your supervisor or the shelter medicine team.

Socializing and grooming the animals as needed.

Doing laundry, dishes, washing windows, cleaning, and mopping public areas as needed.

Providing a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment and facilities for the animals and the public.

Showing compassion toward animals and people.

Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation.

Maintaining a friendly demeanor and providing good customer service while assisting with adoptions.

Working respectfully with other staff members.

Stocking supplies.

Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Qualifications and skills:

Good interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.

Passion for animal welfare.

Comfort and ability to work with animals of different dispositions and those who may exhibit medical and behavioral problems.

Initiative to work with minimal supervision and direction.

Maturity, good judgment, and a professional appearance.

Ability to identify animal behavioral or medical issues that should be brought to the immediate attention of a supervisor or the shelter medicine team.

Familiarity with animals, knowledge of animal behavior or experience volunteering or working with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement or other animal welfare agency are preferred but not required.

Working conditions:

Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.

Ability to safely move animals and goods, requiring repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands.

Ability to push up to 150pounds and carry up to 50 pounds regularly throughout a normal workday required

Frequent exposure to cats and dogs

Employee may be required to work alone or in teams

Employee will will be required to work outside in varying weather conditions, including extreme heat

CLINIC VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch is seeking caring, compassionate, and dedicated Shelter Veterinary Technicians with surgical experience to make a difference in the lives of pets and people in our community!

We’re looking for the best and brightest in our field to join a dedicated team at our state of the art shelter and clinic! We shelter dogs and cats–and we have a range of programs to help address the larger issues of pet over population and homelessness. Experienced Veterinary Technicians, this is your chance to help save animals and work for a more humane Florida!

Email your resume to hr@furryfriendsadoption.org. Be sure to note the position you’re applying for in the subject line.

We offer competitive wages along with these great perks for full-time employees (after a probationary period):

Heavily discounted visits, services, and prescriptions for your pets at our clinic

An outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, along with an employee assistance plan

Paid time off and holidays

Professional development and lots of opportunities for growth

Join our amazing team working to save lives every single day with our programs for pets and people!

Email your resume to hr@furryfriendsadoption.org. Be sure to note the position you’re applying for in the subject line.

Job Type: Full-time

Wage: $17.00 – $20.00 per hour

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Greeting clients, obtaining patient history and documenting in the electronic medical record

Assisting the veterinarian with physical exams

Client education and communication

Handle basic care duties, administering medication, collecting samples, and checking vitals

Assist with diagnostic imaging and lab work, including blood tests, analysis of urine samples and cytology

Provide assistance to the veterinarian during surgical procedures, this includes anesthetic monitoring and recovery of the patient

Cleaning and sterilizing instrumentation, stocking the exam and operating rooms, and confirming that equipment is all working properly

Maintaining clinic inventory

QUALIFICATIONS:

Clinical skills and an understanding of animal behavior and healthcare

Passion for working with animals and clients

Are compassionate, empathetic and meticulous

Possess stellar communication skills

Ability to prioritize and manage numerous different patient needs at one time

Willingness to take direction

2+ year of experience in a veterinary technician role

Knowledge of Avimark Veterinary Software

Be able to comfortably lift 45 lbs

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Potential for standing/walking/bending up to eight to ten (8-10) hours a day.

Must be able to perform physical tasks like animal restraint, physical examinations of animals, scrubbing cages, cleaning floors and more.

Proficient in handling syringes and needles.

Quick reflexes and ability to use both hands simultaneously (example: open cage door while handling animal, react to escaping animal).

Occasional lifting of up to a hundred (100)pounds with assistance.

Ability to bend and squat in order to leash/harness, and/or pick up an animal.

Ability to see well enough to move safely around the building, distinguish animal body language, read instructions, and read an animal’s paperwork.

Ability to hear if an animal is giving warning signs, such as growling, yelping or hissing.

Ability to effectively communicate verbally.

Ability to cope with a very loud environment due to animal noises.

Must not have strong allergies to dogs, cats or other companion animals that can’t be managed by medication, or to chemicals used in grooming or cleaning.

Ability to deal with strong and unpleasant odors.

surgical VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

This position provides daily care, exercise, and feeding for Furry Friends resident animals. As an animal caretaker, you ensure that the dogs and cats at our shelter get the time, love, and attention they need to help them as they wait for their new homes

Email your resume to hr@furryfriendsadoption.org. Be sure to note the position you’re applying for in the subject line.

Wage: Starting at $13.50/hour

Essential responsibilities:

  • Daily cleaning of indoor/outdoor animal areas, floors, dishes, bedding, etc.
  • Spot cleaning of animal and public areas throughout the day.
  • Feeding the animals.
  • Identifying and reporting animal health problems to your supervisor or the shelter medicine team.
  • Socializing and grooming the animals as needed.
  • Doing laundry, dishes, washing windows, cleaning and mopping public areas as needed.
  • Providing a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment and facilities for the animals and the public.
  • Showing compassion toward animals and people.
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation.
  • Maintaining a friendly demeanor and providing good customer service while assisting with adoptions.
  • Working respectfully with other staff members.
  • Stocking supplies.
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Good interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.
  • Passion for animal welfare.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of different dispositions and those who may exhibit medical and behavioral problems.
  • Initiative to work with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, good judgment and a professional appearance.
  • Ability to identify animal behavioral or medical issues that should be brought to the immediate attention of a supervisor or the shelter medicine team.
  • Familiarity with animals, knowledge of animal behavior or experience volunteering or working with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement or other animal welfare agency are preferred but not required.

Working conditions:

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Ability to safely move animals and goods, requiring repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands.
  • Ability to push up to 150pounds and carry up to 50 pounds regularly throughout a normal workday required
  • Frequent exposure to cats and dogs
  • Employee may be required to work alone or in teams
  • Employee will will be required to work outside in varying weather conditions, including extreme heat