Kennel Assistant

Kennel Assistant

02 Sep 2021
Arkansas, Rogers, 72756 Rogers USA

Kennel Assistant

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Job Description

Under direction of the Kennel Manager and/or Practice Manager, provides for the constant cleanliness of cages, runs and ward areas and the proper feeding and care of all hospitalized animals.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Cleans and sanitizes all cages, runs, wards and related areas

  • Gives baths (ordinary cleansing, flea, medicated) and performs whatever grooming may be necessary to the treatment and constant cleanliness of each animal

  • Recognizes and records any unusual condition or abnormal behavior of any hospitalized animal; observes animals recovering from anesthesia

  • Feeds each animal as prescribed by the attending D.V.M. and records appetites; keeps kitchen area clean and neat

  • Receives animals to be admitted for hospital care and is responsible for their proper identification and for recording their respective locations

  • Releases animals to their owners as directed by the attending doctor and office manager and ensures that every animal released is clean and properly groomed

  • Assists doctors, nurses, treatment assistants and other personnel with the administration of medications or with restraint

  • Other duties assigned as required

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of: Cleaning and disinfecting methods and the use and care of cleaning materials and equipment

Proper methods of animal restraint

Ability to: Use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency

Perform moderately heavy physical labor

Sympathetically and patiently treat sick and injured animals

Learn to administer medications and recognize abnormal conditions

Understand and carry out oral and written directions

Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Available for weekends and holidays

PHYSICAL EFFORT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to lift and carry materials weighing fifty pounds or more; handle dogs weighing up to 150 lbs.

Additional Information

We offer our staff:

  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Comprehensive Benefits (paid vacation/sick time/holidays, health, dental, vision, liability, 401K, life & supplemental insurance, employee assistance program & personal pet care discounts)
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Paid CE Allowance & Professional Dues if licensed
  • Career Development Opportunities
  • CVT, RVT, LVT & CVPM Tuition Assistance Programs
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Generous pet discounts

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Job Details

  • ID
    JC19058464
  • State
  • City
  • Job type
    Full-time
  • Salary
    N/A
  • Hiring Company
    Alliance Animal Health
  • Date
    2021-09-02
  • Deadline
    2021-11-01
  • Category

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