Careers with Dakin

Have you ever wanted to work at a place that does amazing things for animals? Do you love people and creative problem-solving? We may have an opening for you! Already got your dream job? Please share these postings with someone you think would be awesome. 

Now Accepting Applications:

Adoption Center Veterinary Technician

Do you have a passion for animals and helping people that love them? Do you dream about becoming part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of shelter animals and those living in the community? Do you want to work in an environment that is welcoming, friendly, and supportive and has no shortage of humor? If this sounds like you then Dakin Humane Society wants to know!

Dakin is looking for an animal superhero to join the organization’s Adoption Center Veterinary Technician team. Our veterinary technicians ensure care is being performed to the highest standards while lending their voice to help shape the organization's future. We are looking for a creative individual who is passionate about providing quality, advanced veterinary care for our patients while sharing information and collaborating with our community and each other, and working together as a cohesive team. Interested individuals must be able to handle multiple priorities and enjoy a busy environment. This position requires one to have knowledge of animal handling and medical care. Experience requirements are 1-2 years if certified, and 3-5 if no certification. The position does require that applicants have worked as a technician in a clinic or shelter setting. Excellent benefits including extremely generous PTO (like 37 days in your second year of full-time employment, 42 days in your third year)!

$14.00 - 15.50 per hour depending on experience.

Interested?  Please use the form on the bottom of this page to apply.

Contact for additional info: jlaporte@dakinhumane.org  (413) 781-4000 X129

Adoption Center Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician, Adoption Center.pdf (87.4 KiB)

Animal Care Specialist

There’s a chance you may be our ideal Animal Care Specialist, if you meet the description below, and if:

  • Boredom is your enemy. Nothing makes you happier than a busy day at work – things so busy that you look up and realize it’s the end of your shift already. Even better if you don’t know what the day will bring; bonus points if the day brings crazy stuff!
  • You methodically work your way through situations, making sure that all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed.
  • You make your friends and family a little crazy because you’re constantly working on something. Sitting around is not your style!

Animal Care Specialists provide initial intake examinations for animals arriving at Dakin, including checking them over, vaccinations, drawing blood, and routine medications. Using excellent safe and gentle animal handling skills, they provide routine treatment and medications for a wide variety of animals. Close attention to detail is required to identify medical concerns for the veterinary team to evaluate, accurately enter medical information into the computer, ensure animals receive necessary treatments and are scheduled for surgery promptly, and keep track of the day’s needs. Animal Care Specialists use their excellent communications skills to work closely with a team of both staff and volunteers. Animal Care Specialists are in constant motion in this very busy position; every day brings new challenges and we never know how many animals will arrive needing our help each day. Requires the ability to work independently, following established protocols.

Weekend and some holiday hours are required. $12.50/hr. to start

Interested?  Please use the form on the bottom of this page to apply.

Contact for additional info: jlaporte@dakinhumane.org  (413) 781-4000 X129

Animal Care Specialist

Animal Care Specialist.pdf (77.8 KiB)

Now Hiring: Veterinarian (Full or Part-Time)

Do you have a passion for animals and helping people that love them? Do you dream about becoming part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of shelter animals and those living in the community? Do you want to work in an environment that is welcoming, friendly, and supportive and has no shortage of humor? If this sounds like you then Dakin Humane Society wants to know! Nestled in the beautiful Pioneer Valley, we are a fast-paced, open admission adoption center that takes in 6,000 animals each year. We are looking for the perfect person to join our team!

Dakin is looking for a full or part-time veterinarian to complete our dedicated team in our Adoption Center and soon to be developed Community Medicine program. Excellent compensation for the right candidate. Flexibility in scheduling, generous paid time off as well as continuing education days and reimbursement for Professional Memberships, and required licensing/insurance. You may also qualify for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Interested?  Please use the form on the bottom of this page to apply.

Contact for additional info: jlaporte@dakinhumane.org  (413) 781-4000 X129

Full-Time Salary Range:  $85,000 - $95,000

Veterinarian Job Description

VeterinarianJuly2018.pdf (101.4 KiB)

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