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Join Our Team

Bring your talents and passion to work for an organization regularly ranked among the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon! We are looking for people who want to connect with the community and help cats find loving new homes.

Our people matter, and we know that our team impacts the success of our programs. That’s part of why we offer competitive wages, plus a welcoming, supportive workplace culture!

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Job Listings

Veterinary Assistant

Are you looking for a feline-focused position within a nonprofit shelter medicine team? Does the idea of helping cats, kittens, and people bring a smile to your face? Join us! Cat Adoption Team is seeking a part-time veterinary assistant. Our onsite, full-service veterinary hospital offers quality, compassionate care to our feline friends. As a veterinary assistant at CAT, you’ll have the opportunity to administer medications/treatments, prepare lab work, update medical records, and assist with surgery and recovery. Veterinary assistants also provide support to hospital and admissions clients, and help with cleaning and stocking the medical wards. This is a great opportunity if you are interested in working exclusively with cats in a nonprofit shelter medicine setting with a strong focus on team collaboration. Previous experience working in a veterinary setting is preferred. Working in a shelter environment can be busy, smelly, and at times, stressful — but if purpose-driven work helping cats and people is meaningful to you, this could be a truly fulfilling role!

CAT is focused on creating a positive, inclusive workplace and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.Take a look at our Workplace Culture Agreement and DEI Statement of Principle to learn more.

This is an hourly position working approx. 16-24 hrs per week (3-4 days); weekend availability required. Most shifts are approx. 4-8 hours per day and are scheduled between the hours of 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. This position starts at $19.50 per hour.

Learn More:  Visit our Employment Portal to see the full job description and how to apply.

Interested in volunteer opportunities? Please click the button below to learn more.

Why work at Cat Adoption Team?

At CAT, we care about cats and people, and we invest in creating a workplace that is positive, welcoming, and rewarding. After all, it’s people who do the work of saving cats (we haven’t seen any kittens doing much work around here!).

We value your time and efforts, so competitive compensation that reflects the qualifications and responsibilities of our team members is part of the standard package here. But we also know that building and supporting a strong team is about more than money.

Making CAT the best workplace it can be is one of our top priorities. We have a strong focus on workplace culture and are always seeking and implementing ways to better support, develop, and recognize our team members. We promote a healthy work-life balance, encourage boundary-setting and respect, and foster a culture of compassion and empathy.

You can read our Workplace Culture Agreement to see more about the commitments we make to each other here at CAT.


CAT is committed to creating a healthy, happy workplace. Besides loads of free kitty cuddles, we offer all employees valuable benefits like continuing education opportunities, paid time off (including your birthday!), special discounts for pet food and supplies, and more!

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans: CAT pays 50% of the monthly premium for the basic employee health plan*
  • Wellness program that includes company-sponsored challenges, events, and free snacks
  • Mental health support, coaching, and more through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

*For eligible full-time employees

  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with 3% company match
  • Employer-paid life insurance*
  • Discounted veterinary services and products at CAT’s onsite hospital
  • 20% off purchases at the CAT Thrift Store and in-shelter retail shop
  • On Demand Payment option allows employees to access a portion of earned wages before the usual payday

*For eligible full-time employees

  • Paid time off (accrued PTO)
  • 13 paid holidays annually—including two floating holidays!
  • Emergency Leave Share Program
  • Paid Leave Oregon and Oregon Family Leave Act
  • Get Fear Free Certified! CAT pays for your time to complete the Fear Free Shelters program
  • Access to continuing education including workshops, certificate programs, books, coaching, and more
  • Opportunities for cross-training in other departments, including the shelter and thrift store

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at CAT

Of course Cat Adoption Team is focused on cats, but we also have a deep respect and appreciation for people. We’re committed to building more diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into our workplace culture — and every aspect of our work!

I love being able to make a tangible difference in the lives of pets and people every day. It’s so rewarding!

– Brittany P., Hospital Manager

Be part of a pawsome team!

Everyone at CAT loves cats, but our staff and volunteers have a wide array of other interests and talents. Like cats, each of us has our own unique personalities — and that’s what makes our team so amazing!

Use the buttons below to meet some of our team members.

Cat Adoption Team is an equal opportunity organization that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.