Job searching is difficult nowadays. While new companies and start-ups are emerging worldwide, skills are fundamental when looking for employment. It is important that your skills matched the requirements of the position.
Are you a cat lover and currently looking for a new job? This could be the best job for you! How about being a “cat cuddler” in Ireland whose job is to pet and care for cats all day long.
A veterinary clinic in Consilla, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland was looking for a professional “cat cuddler” to join its team. The clinic offers a unique employment that genuine cat lovers would love to take on.
The vet clinic named Just Cats is a clinic for cats only and is looking for someone that will help them care and show affection to feline patients in their care. The job post specified that the applicant must have “gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time”. Another key virtue of the applicant is being calm for cats pick up emotions. Cat lovers rejoiced!
The job post reads;
“Based in Clonsilla, Dublin 15, we are Dublin’s only veterinary clinic for just cats. We are looking for someone to work with our feline friendly staff in a ‘no dogs’ veterinary clinic.
We are an equal opportunities employer, however we do discriminate against dogs attending our veterinary clinic as patients.
The ideal candidate must have gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time. They need to be softly spoken and capable of cat whispering to calm the nerves of some of our inpatients.
An ability to understand different types of purring is a distinct added advantage in helping you secure this position with us.”
Just Cats received dozens of applications from people worldwide, some of who are willing to move to Ireland. However, the Veterinary Council of Ireland has stated that the position must require real qualifications.
Currently, Just Cats houses a team of four cat experts. Aside from being cat lovers, the staff is equipped with diploma or certificate in feline nursing or practice, which are real courses offered in Ireland.
Just Cats is the first dedicated feline veterinary clinic in Dublin and is the bearer of Gold Standard Award for the Cat Friendly Clinic program.
Just Cats vet clinic offers a wide array of services for your feline friend, including seminar and program that will help you take care of your pet better. Another service they offer is a daycare center for your cats. Just Cats will take care of them while you are away.
At the time of writing, the job post can no longer be found on their website and we assume that the position has been filled. After all, who wouldn’t want to take on the job of petting cats all day?
Although the job post raised a few eyebrows with some claiming that it is “too good to be true”, it also garnered surprise and admiration from netizens.
Sandra Mainville wrote on the clinic’s official Facebook page, “What a neat place to work and in Ireland….if this is where they needed cat cuddlers, it would be worth the move!!!”
Another person commented, “I need this job … its purrfect!”
Photo Credits: Just Cats