We are looking for a positive, upbeat, go-getter, and multi-task rockstar to fill the role as one of our Kennel Attendants! We rely heavily on our Kennel team for everything from keeping our grounds and hospital clean, to feeding and caring for the animals in the hospital for the day, ordering supplies and pet food, proper holding of animals to support our Veterinary Technicians and more.
The job: Our Kennel Attendants have the primary responsibility for meeting the everyday need of patients staying in the hospital for the day, and for performing all hospital maintenance and upkeep; inside and out. Our Kennel Attendants must enjoy and be very comfortable with dogs and cats of all sizes and temperaments. They are expected to pay close attention to details, maintain high levels of patient care and cleanliness of the hospital, and more. The Kennel Attendant is expected to keep the hospital clean and odor-free, and must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Physical demands: Must be able to lift 40 pounds, use a ladder correctly, work on feet for the entire shift, and handle cats, dogs, and occasionally other small pets. (Training provided for how to hold an animal, if not familiar)
Work Environment: Animal Hospital in small building, work area is primarily in the back half of the hospital & kennel area. High level of animal interaction, high degree of cleaning and exposure to disinfectants, potential exposure to radiation/anesthetic gases, blood, feces, and urine, and animal trauma.
Shifts are typically 7:15am-4:15pm or 9:45am-6:45pm M-F and 8:30am-5pm Saturday.
Candidates will not be considered if they are not available to work the shifts mentioned above throughout the year.
Our purpose is to provide the highest level of medical care and compassion for our patients and our clients. We provide this through our focus on the whole patient as an individual, encouraging preventative care, our extensive commitment to continuing education, our professionalism, and integrity. We provide an environment that promotes healthy living, happiness and excellence among our team members. We help to enhance our community and the environment whenever possible.
Our team is just over 20 people total including our administrative staff, so we are a tight-knit group and we look forward to meeting our new member(s)!