Shaker Hill Pet Resort
at Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital
Our Grooming Salon offers a variety of services for cats and dogs of all sizes.
We require all applicants to have a positive, friendly, and customer-service focused attitude. Can work well as a team player and has a desire to uphold a high standard of professionalism and work quality at all times. Cleaning of your own work areas, and maintaining a neat and tidy station is always expected. It is also essential to have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted.
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.
High quality dog grooming skills - including clipping and/or filing nails, bathing, brushing, de-matting, fluffing, blow drying, trimming, scissoring, cleaning and plucking ears, etc.
Performing breed-specific haircuts with excellent technique and accuracy
Listening to pet parent requests regarding their pet’s groom styling and following their instructions with five-star precision
Able to schedule your own grooming appointments
Demonstrating basic safety precautions and procedures when working with animals
Accommodating pets that have special needs (such as puppies, elderly pets, etc.)
We offer a friendly, upbeat, casual yet professional work environment, and comission based pay to reflect your experience and credentials. After the introductory period, benefits for full-time employees include health, dental and vision insurance, Simple IRA for those that qualify, CE allowance, vacation time, 6 paid holidays, your birthday is a paid day off, and discounted veterinary services.
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.