|Monday||7:30AM - 8:00PM|
|Tuesday||7:30AM - 8:00PM|
|Wednesday||7:30AM - 8:00PM|
|Thursday||7:30AM - 8:00PM|
|Friday||7:30AM - 8:00PM|
|Saturday||7:30AM - 8:00PM|
|Sunday||7:30AM - 8:00PM|
Job Title: Kennel Assistant
Reports To: Practice Manager and Practice Owner
Assist and carry out those tasks required to maintain patient care and hospital inventory as determined by veterinarians.
ANIMAL CARE AND TREATMENT RESPONSIBILITIES, which include safely walking canine boarding and hospitalized patients in allocated area of practice grounds, safely transferring feline patients from carrier to kennel to carrier, maintaining a clean, safe environment for boarding animals, feeding and watering all boarding patients according to owner and veterinary staff instructions, maintaining litter boxes for feline patients, monitoring patients for signs of illness or stress and alerting appropriate veterinarian or veterinary staff of patient anomalies, medicating boarding patients per veterinary or client instructions, ensuring the constant comfort of all boarding patients, including additional bedding, comfort, toys, etc., based on patient needs, maintaining a high level of compassion for patients in our care
CLIENT SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES, which include advising clients of patient’s status while boarding in the practice, admitting and discharging boarding patients, assisting clients with multiple pets, appropriate record keeping, upkeep and tracking of patient belongings, ensuring they are returned to the owner when pet is picked up, maintaining compassion, sympathy, and professionalism during high-stress situations.
HOSPITAL UPKEEP RESPONSIBILITIES, which include vacuuming, mopping, changing garbage, dusting, laundry, following daily, weekly, and monthly task lists, cleaning and maintaining sinks, cleaning, sanitizing, and maintaining litter boxes and food/ water bowls, cleaning and sanitizing patient cages and kennels, proper dilutions for cleaning solutions, cleaning windows and doors, replenishing supplies (including paper towels, garbage bags, air fresheners, etc), maintaining cleaning supply and patient care supply inventory, knowledge of patient isolation protocols, overall maintenance of the sights and smells of the hospital, both inside and outside the building.
OTHER POSSIBLE DUTIES, which include completing available continuing education, and other duties assigned to you.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive listing of duties expected of this position. This job description, the duties and expectations may change at any time.