Farm Animal Care Assistant Manager / Vet Tech

  • Asha Sanctuary
  • 2969 Coomer Road, Newfane, NY, USA
  • Apr 05, 2018
Full time Management Non-Profit Veterinary Services

Job Description

Organization Description :

Asha is a storybook sanctuary and home to Albert the Super Cow and his barnyard friends including chickens, a rooster, donkeys, turkeys, a goat, pigs, sheep, a cow, and a young steer. They all live at our sanctuary in peace and surrounded by love. We provide a safe place where people can meet these animals, establishing long lasting emotional relationships. We believe these human-animal connections will allow people to see these sweet, gentle animals as friends and not food, helping them to make the compassionate decision to go vegan.

Job Title: Farm Animal Care Assistant Manager/Vet Tech

Job Status: Full Time

Immediate Supervisor: President

Position: The Farm Animal Care Assistant Manager/Vet Tech assists in the care of our rescued farmed animals (pigs, chickens, roosters, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, donkeys, ducks) living at the sanctuary. The Farm Animal Care Manager/Vet Tech is a supervisory position and is responsible for the management of the shelter including, but not limited to: feeding, watering, medical care, managing staff, interns, volunteers, ordering supplies, fixing gates, doors and fences, working with vendors, store runs, and pitching in to clean shelter, barns, etc. as needed and required.

Vegan Policy:

As this is a management position, the candidate will be representing Asha and must adhere to our values, principles and mission of leading a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle. There are no exceptions.


  • Animal feeding/watering/grooming/socialization
  • Maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Be in charge of all daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records
  • Leading daily, weekly and monthly species health checks
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate potential candidates for Animal Care Providers
  • Assist with volunteer and intern shelter programs
  • Perform daily safety and perimeter checks
  • Examine all animal habitats and enclosures and fix any issues as necessary
  • Maintaining neat and organized work and storage spaces
  • Attend team meetings
  • Transport animals as needed
  • Ensuring tools & other items are put away at end of day
  • Taking weekly inventory of supplies and ordering what is needed
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing office projects as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Adhere to a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle
  • At least 1 year vet tech experience
  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • At least 1 year of working at a farmed animal sanctuary experience (or related)
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Personable and comfortable working in a team environment
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather and hot summers
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Able to develop new processes and implement
  • Team player and self-motivator
  • Committed to Asha’s mission and a desire to be a part of the Asha family
  • Willing to work on weekends/holidays/varying shift times as needed
  • Must be willing to drive own car for store runs and transporting small animals
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and auto insurance

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, overtime may be required, days off vary depending on activities at the sanctuary; required to work some holidays

Salary: commensurate with experience

Benefits Package: Approved paid vacation and sick days. No medical or dental is being offered. If this is needed, please indicate in cover letter.

Start Date: As soon as possible

To apply, please submit a cover letter discussing your vegan journey, experience working with animals as a vet tech, and supervisory experience, resume, and three references.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $24,000.00 to $26,000.00 /year