This is a full-time 40 hour per week position with availability for days, nights, and/or weekends.
Northeast Animal Shelter is seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician or Assistant who is looking for an opportunity to step into a leadership role. This position will be the direct supervisor for our community clinic staff. Our clinic provides affordable veterinary care that helps keep pets and families together. By providing subsidized, low-cost, veterinary care, the clinics provide a new pathway for families in need.
We are looking for an individual who is adept at communication, organization, loves a fast paced environment and has the ability to motivate and inspire our clinic team. With our affiliation to MSPCA-Angell’s animal protection division, our joint vision is to proactively address the underlying issues that put animals at risk. We value our connections to the communities and organizations, and serve as a resource to protect the largest number of animals possible.
The Clinic Supervisor is responsible for insuring that the clinic runs efficiently by leveraging the resources of staff and volunteer veterinarians, technicians and support staff to assure and maintain the health of the animals in the shelter as well as those treated through low cost public programs. The Clinic Supervisor will maintain a high visibility throughout the work shift and demonstrate the willingness and ability to help others. The Clinic Supervisor is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the flow of patient care within the department and redirecting staff as needed throughout a shift. Training and mentorship are foundational aspects of the Clinic Supervisor role while also working alongside the clinic staff, performing the duties expected of a clinic technician as necessary during a shift.
- 5+ years’ veterinary practice experience as a veterinary technician or assistant required.
- Associate’s Degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary technician program or related course of study is preferred.
- Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) through the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association (MVTA) or eligible for certification through out-of-state reciprocity is preferred.
- 1 year previous supervisory and customer service experience preferred.
- Fear-free certification preferred.
- Ability to stoop, bend, kneel and stand for prolonged periods of time.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds or more with assistance and up to 25 pounds independently.
WHO WE ARE
Northeast Animal Shelter’s (NEAS) animal relocation program transports thousands of cats and dogs from overpopulated animal shelters across the country to Massachusetts, where each animal receives medical care, enrichment, and behavior training prior to adoption. NEAS’s affiliation with the MSPCA-Angell not only provides hands-on care to homeless animals in need, but we also work together to offer access to affordable care to pet owners through our community veterinary clinics and through our community outreach teams who work directly in Massachusetts’ most underserved communities. NEAS’ animal relocation network, combined with the MSPCA-Angell’s veterinary and adoption center resources, works to protect the largest number of animals possible by serving as New England’s premier destination shelter for the nationally coordinated movement of animals.