Pet Resort

Shaker Hill Pet Resort
at Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital

Our Resort provides day boarding and overnight stays for dogs, cats, small mammals, birds and reptiles.

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Part time is an entry level position in our resort at minimum wage.

Our Requirements:

  • Resort employees (also called animal caretakers) are responsible for the day-to-day care of boarders. This includes feeding, watering, cleaning, walking, bathing, and monitoring the wellbeing of dogs, cats and, occasionally, other companion animals.

  • Resort employees must have sufficient physical strength, mobility, and stamina to lift to 50 lbs and more with assistance and/or move heavy pets and objects, the skill and confidence to administer medications, high attention to detail, and the ability to monitor pets for signs of distress or disease.

  • It is essential that they have the ability and willingness to learn and the desire to provide gentle, compassionate care for boarded animals. They must also know and support the mission statement for this facility. Although preferred, kennel experience is not always a prerequisite for this position.

  • Some evening availability, weekends availability, holidays availability, and reliable transportation is mandatory. Please do not apply if you cannot meet these needs.

  • In this position you will follow procedures for cleaning and disinfecting all enclosures. Maintain resort and grounds daily as directed by the resort leader. This includes cleaning the exercise yard of feces and debris. Ensure safe walkways during inclement weather. Remove ice and/or snow from walkways and runs.

  • Have the physical strength and ability to stand for an entire shift when needed, and be able to lift pets and objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance, handle repetitive up-and-down or back-and-forth motions, and work while bending. Assist in lifting guests weighing more than 50 pounds.

  • And many other pet care tasks.

Respect ~ Trust ~ Passion ~ Positive ~ Teaching ~ Learning ~ Growing

  • Our Core Values help define us and make our team stand out above the rest.

  • When you work for Pittsfield Vet not only will you be treated like family but your voice will be heard. We strongly believe in open communication and continually being challenged to help make us a better practice.

  • We are looking for the right person for the right job. Our goal is to help everyone succeed and continue to develop our skills and knowledge.

  • Let’s grow together and bring higher quality medicine to the area to help as many families as possible with our state of the art and comprehensive care.

  • Our entire team believes in a work like balance all while supporting each other and the community. Our social events outside of work also bring us closer together and allow us to have some extra fun.

  • Our French bulldog mascots (and security detail), Mike and Maggie, bring life to our Community Client Care project. All of the proceeds from Mike and Maggie merchandise goes straight to this fund to help the local community.

When you join the Pittsfield Vet family you also get to join us on all of our exciting adventures.

  • We started a Community Client Care program. This program helps disabled and elderly locals that have difficulty taking care of their pets by offering our services and paying a portion or all of their vet bill, discounted or free grooming, discounted or free food, and/or discounted or free pet retail products.

  • Every 14 weeks our team helps cook, feed, and clean up after the homeless or less fortunate at a local kitchen.

  • Donations and sponsorships are constantly being held throughout the year to help our local humane society. This includes food, product, and money donations. We even join in on a few walks and runs set up by the humane society.

  • We sponsor a local baseball game every year that allows patrons to bring their dog to the game. We give out prizes, hold a raffle, and there is a fun dog parade at the middle of the game.

  • Supporting BFAIR (Berkshire Family and Individual Resources) has been a part of our culture since 1996. BFAIR employs local individuals with unique needs with disabilities.

If you would love to live and learn in a supportive, beautiful environment, come to the Berkshires and work with us at the Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital.

About the Berkshires:

The Berkshire region is noted as a center for the visual and performing arts; its art museums include the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Clark Art Institute, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), Berkshire Museum, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA). Performing-arts institutions in the Berkshires include Tanglewood Music Center and Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; the Bang on a Can Summer Festival for contemporary music in North Adams; Shakespeare & Company in Lenox; summer stock theatre festivals such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, and Berkshire Playwrights Lab in Great Barrington; and America's first and longest-running dance festival, Jacob's Pillow, in the town of Becket.

Our county borders three neighboring states, New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. Two of these neighboring states can be seen right down the road from our practice at the top of Mount Greylock, the highest natural point in Massachusetts, at 3,492 feet. The Berkshires also have numerous trails, including part of the Appalachian Trail, large tracts of wilderness and parks, Berkshire Botanical Garden and Hebert Arboretum. The south county area includes Bash Bish Falls, the tallest waterfall in Massachusetts.

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