We are searching for an attentive kennel attendant to oversee the well-being of the pets in our care. The kennel attendant’s responsibilities include cleaning boarding and hospitalization facilities, administering medication, and providing pets and patients with food and water. You will also communicate any problems noted to the doctor on call.
To ensure success as a kennel attendant, you should be able to anticipate and tend to the needs of pets. Ultimately, a top-notch kennel attendant will be able to tailor their care according to their patient’s physical, emotional, and behavioral abilities.
This is a great opportunity for someone who loves animals and would like to get a start in the animal care field. Our Kennel Assistant will be given the opportunity and encouraged to work alongside our Vet Techs to learn and practice advanced Assistant duties and techniques including physical examination, vaccination administration, and pre and post-surgical care, among other tasks.
Kennel Attendant Responsibilities:
Maintain cleanliness and hygiene in the practice’s property– hospital, surgery, resort, grooming and other areas– as necessary.
Transporting pets to and from their appropriate boarding facility, grooming, surgery, or other department.
Ensuring that the pets have proper amounts of appropriate food and water as well as a clean and safe environment at all times.
Cleaning spilled food, hair, waste and other debris from the kennels promptly.
Providing care for, exercising with and administering treatment to patients under the supervision of the Veterinarian.
Learning to identify stressors and how to calm pets who are upset.
Reporting pet problems to the medical professional on duty.
Providing a comfortable, clean, safe environment for pets and patients.
Kennel Attendant Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Capacity to lift up to 50 pounds unaided.
A passion for animal welfare.
Available to work during evenings, weekends, and public holidays, if required.
Previous experience caring for pets in a clinical setting and/or Spanish language skills may put you at the front of the line for this opening.
Respond via e-mail with your resume and/or a brief introduction and why you feel you are the best candidate for this position. PLEASE NO CALLS
compensation: $12 to $14 per hour based on experience
employment type: part-time
job title: Kennel Attendant