Kennel Technician

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Our team at The Animal Hospital is hiring at both our Phillipsburg and Plainville location. This job is perfect for a high school student looking for some before school or after school hours. We will train the right individual.

Veterinary kennel assistants are responsible for the day-to-day care of in-house patients
as well as maintaining hospital cleanliness. This includes feeding, watering, cleaning,
walking, and monitoring the well-being of dogs and cats and cleaning the hospital
throughout shift and at the end of the day. Kennel assistants must have sufficient
physical strength, mobility, and stamina to lift and/or move heavy pets and objects, the
dexterity and confidence to administer medications, and the ability to monitor pets for
signs of distress or disease. It is essential that they have the ability and willingness to
learn and the desire to provide gentle, compassionate care for boarded and hospitalized
pets. Kennel experience is not always a prerequisite for this position. In addition, the
kennel staff also is responsible for the cleanliness of the hospital.

AGE REQUIREMENT
Minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
High school degree or in the process of attaining.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Animal care background is desirable, but not required.
PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS
 Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when
they are stressed, ill or in pain.
 Can work unaffected in an environment where dogs are barking.
 Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals and food bags (will be
assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands
for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.

To apply, go to this link: https://animalhospital.bamboohr.com/careers/24

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