Cat Adoption Team

Sherwood Shelter Hours
Tues-Fri 12 - 7 pm
Sat-Sun 12 - 6 pm
Closed Monday
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Current job openings

Certified Veterinary Technician - Part-time

CAT is looking for a part-time certified veterinary technician to join our hospital team! We are a full-service veterinary hospital that offers quality, compassionate care to our feline friends.

Duties include providing medical treatment to cats in our care; creating and maintaining computerized medical records; anesthetic induction, intubation, and assisting with high-volume surgeries and recovery; providing client education; performing physical exams; venipuncture; IV catheter placement; cleaning of surgical instruments, equipment, and kennels; and other duties to help further our mission of adopting healthy, happy cats and kittens into new homes!

Applicants must have current Oregon veterinary technician certification. Previous shelter or veterinary clinic experience is strongly preferred. This is a fast-paced environment, so good time management skills are essential!

Please review the full job description (PDF) before applying. Send a resume and cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “CVT Position” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

Veterinary Assistant

CAT is hiring a veterinary assistant to help provide high quality medical care for our cats.  We perform spay/neuter surgeries for over 2500 cats each year and pride ourselves on providing needed medical services for all the cats and kittens that pass through our shelter.

CAT promotes an environment of integrity and values transparency, and we are looking for someone who is prepared to lead in a positive workplace culture. CAT encourages respect among all employees, volunteers, donors, guests, and others with whom we work in the community. The right individual will bring a compassion for and experience working with cats, as well as a history of working professionally and respectfully with people. This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including multitasking and problem solving skills. The veterinary assistant should be comfortable working independently and as part of a team. This position could be full- or part-time.

To apply: Review the full job description (PDF) before applying.  Send a resume and cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “VA Position” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

Staff Veterinarian - Part-time

CAT is looking for a part-time veterinarian to join our hospital team! We are a full-service veterinary hospital that offers quality, compassionate care to our feline friends. 

Duties include high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgery including pediatric, in-heat, or pregnant cats; perform additional surgeries as needed (including but not limited to enucleation, limb amputation, esophageal feeding tube placement, or mass removal); provide medical diagnosis and treatment to cats in our care; provide dental services including advanced dental extractions with nerve blocks; create and maintain computerized medical records; work as a team player in a fast-paced environment; and other duties to help further our mission of adopting healthy, happy cats and kittens into new homes! Applicants must have a current veterinary license from the state of Oregon and will need to maintain professional liability insurance.  Previous shelter or veterinary clinic experience is strongly preferred. 

To apply: Review the full job description (PDF) before applying. Send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “Staff Veterinarian” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

Shelter Associate - Part-time to Full-Time

CAT is currently looking to fill a part-time to full-time shelter associate position at our Sherwood shelter.

The Shelter Associate is both an animal care and retail position responsible for caring for our cats and interacting professionally with the public. Depending on the assigned shift, the shelter associate may work as a cat caregiver/adoption counselor or staff the reception/retail desk. Tasks include maintaining cleanliness of animal kennels and free roam rooms, feeding cats and kittens, assisting the public (including adopters, clients, foster families, and volunteers), answering phones, scheduling hospital appointments, and working the register. The person in this position also will perform janitorial duties and maintain general shelter cleanliness. Depending on the assigned shift (shelter or reception), the shelter associate will spend roughly 30% of the time taking care of the cats and kittens in the shelter, roughly 20% of the time performing janitorial duties, and roughly 50% of the time helping the public either at the shelter or over the phone. This position works with all staff members and volunteers to help CAT succeed in its mission of adopting out healthy cats and kittens to loving homes. 

To apply: Review the full job description (PDF) before applying. Send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “Shelter Associate” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

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