Adoption Center Associate-Veterinary Assistant, Adirondack Region

////Adoption Center Associate-Veterinary Assistant, Adirondack Region
Adoption Center Associate-Veterinary Assistant, Adirondack Region2019-02-28T18:02:43+00:00

The mission of The North Country Initiative, at our Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center, is to reduce the euthanasia and suffering associated with feline overpopulation within Warren County, N.Y. and the communities immediately surrounding. This is being accomplished through rescue, the implementation of spay/neuter programs and through adoption.

We are seeking an Adoption Center Associate who will assist with the day to day operations of the rescue and adoption center, to ensure the health and well-being of the animals at the center and in foster care, ensure maximization of adoptions, and implement the medical portion of the foster care and quality control programs.


Work with LVT to:

  • Identify health concerns and coordinate necessary medical care.
  • Complete intake procedures, medical and behavior assessments.
  • Develop medical and behavior plans for felines in our care including those in foster care.
  • Schedule and coordinate pre-adoption veterinary exams and other veterinary care for those animals in need of medical attention.
  • Coordinate the flow of felines from holding and foster to “ready for adoption” status.
  • Be sure habitat clipboards are accurate and up to date.
  • Maintain accurate and current animal health records for all animals including those in foster.
  • Perform regular weight checks, flea control and nail clipping on resident felines.
  • Create medication forms as needed.
  • Administer injectable, oral, topical, eye and ear medications and other treatments.
  • Perform special diet feedings.
  • Document and track future vaccines and treatments due.
  • Input data into Impromed timely for all intakes plus daily medical updates.
  • Maintain proper inventory of medical/intake supplies.
  • Submit daily medical updates and weekly foster care updates.
  • Educate adopter about special needs cats.
  • Maintain wait list/surrender notebook, weekly communications with Manager.
  • Maintain spay/neuter portion of the quality control program.
  • Provide home visits promptly for any identified problem adoptions.

Other duties include:

  • Communicate foster FIFO with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Work with the public to show adoptable felines, process applications, complete adoptions
  • Assist with daily animal care when needed
  • Various other duties, as assigned.


  • Ability to organize, execute, and report on work activities without direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume, and demanding work environment.
  • Previous animal-related work experience, including giving medications to cats.
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Maintaining confidentiality to sensitive client information.
  • Desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and much more. For consideration, interested candidates can forward their resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements to [email protected]