**SERIOUS applicants only**
A love of animals and the ability to anticipate their needs is necessary for this job. In addition to caring for dogs and cats, you may also find yourself in contact with other pets, such as birds and rodents. General duties include keeping cages clean and sanitized; walking, feeding and picking up after the animals; and reporting on the animal's condition to the appropriate team members. As a kennel technician you are in charge of the bathing and nail trimming of animals going home for the day as well. You may also be expected to help with other duties, such as cleaning and maintenance of the entire facility. Community members frequently observe kennel technicians when they are outside walking patients so it is important that you maintain a neat, professional appearance.
You need to have the ability to
Animal Care and Treatment Responsibilities– daily cleaning of boarding runs and cages; maintaining safety when walking patients and opening cages; feeding patients appropriately; picking up excrement after each patient and recording bathroom use; maintaining litter boxes; minor mathematics (for feeding ratios and dilution of cleaning chemicals); restraint; assisting with toe nail trims, minor bathing; cleaning of equipment; maintaining cleaning supply inventory; knowledge of contagious diseases and isolation protocol; regularly weighing patients; always maintaining a high standard of patient care; and assisting the tech assistants, technicians and doctors if asked to do so.
Customer Service Responsibilities- appropriate record keeping; knowledge of computer system; assisting clients with multiple pets or large purchases; admitting and discharging patients; maintaining compassion, sympathy and professionalism during high-stress situations.
Hospital Cleanliness Responsibilities- vacuuming; mopping; changing garbage; dusting; following daily, weekly and monthly task lists; cleaning counters and wall coverings; cleaning and maintaining all sinks; laundry; kennel cleaning; knowing proper dilutions for cleaning solutions; cleaning windows and doors; replenishing supplies (including paper towels, garbage bags, air fresheners); knowledge of overall maintenance (both inside and outside the hospital) of the sights, smells and sounds of the hospital.
End of Day Responsibilities– adjust thermostats to correct temperatures; turn off lights and set alarm.
You will work under the supervision of the Kennel Manager and/or the veterinary Practice Manager, who indicates general assignments, limitations, and priorities. The majority of the work involves recurring assignments that are performed independently. Personal use of judgment in selecting methods, establishing priorities and completing jobs is strongly encouraged. Work is reviewed in terms of adequacy of the services performed, compliance with operating instructions and the amount of supervision and verbal instruction necessary.
**This is by no means a complete list.Some tasks may be assigned to a specific staff member to complete. Some tasks may be added or removed from this list as deemed necessary for the safety and well-being of our patients.
Skills and Knowledge
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.
Schedule during the first 2 weeks will vary while you are receiving training and will be set upon acceptance of the job offer. Part time and Full time positions available.
The right applicant may have the opportunity to be cross trained as a receptionist position.
Please submit your resume if you would like to become a part of our animal care family.
We will call or email you to set a time for a phone interview. Thank you
Job Type: Part-time/Full-time
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $9.75 /hour