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The Gentle Barn

Animal Caretaker

The Gentle Barn


Job Summary

This full-time position will ensure the health and well-being of the pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, horses and cows living in the Barnyard at The Gentle Barn property.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure animals are properly feed, provided fresh water and a clean living environment (ie fresh hay, straw and shavings).
  • Monitor health and well-being of animals, including weight, veterinary care, medications and bandages.
  • Purchase hay and feed supplies and food for the animals.
  • Provide fresh, organic produce for the animals daily.
  • Supervise and work with all animal practitioners (shoers, chiropractors, massage therapists, and ultrasound technicians).
  • Provide specialty care to animals with additional needs.
  • Oversee training necessary for medical procedures on the animals.
  • Oversee daily medications including the storage, stocking and distribution of such medications.


  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Gentle and kind person who cares deeply for animals.
  • Vegan or Vegetarian lifestyle a plus.
  • Strong belief that all animals should be treated with compassion and respect.
  • Must be highly trainable and eager to learn.
  • Must be comfortable around large animals.
  • Must be available to work varying hours based on the needs of the business.
  • Prior experience training and caring for various animals a plus.
  • Training in veterinary assisting or veterinary technician a must.

Additional Information


Medical, dental, vision, 403b (retirememnt), life insurance, disabilyt, paid time off.

How to Apply

Email resume to:


  • Date Posted: October 13, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Animal Welfare
  • Salary Range: 11-13