PetVet Care Centers

  • Kennel Assistant in Cave Creek, AZ

    Job Locations US-AZ-Cave Creek
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  • Overview

    Dynamic animal hospital located in Cave Creek looking for a kennel assistant to join our team. The position calls for a caring, compassionate individual that is able to provide a high level of customer service. Must be detail oriented and able to multi task. This is a part time to full time position, and although there is some flexibility in hours and days you must be available evenings, weekends, and holidays.

    Summary of Responsibilities:

    • Provides compassionate care to patients.
    • Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.
    • Receives animals to be admitted, is responsible for their proper identification and for recording their respective locations.
    • Releases animals to their owners as directed; ensures that every animal released is clean and properly groomed prior to their release.
    • Has the ability to communicate with owners and make them feel comfortable with leaving their pet(s) in our care.
    • Can follow a regular schedule for cleaning and sanitizing all cages, runs, wards and related areas; changes litter boxes and food/water bowls.
    • Can feed each animal as prescribed by the attending doctor or as the owner has requested and records appetites.
    • Understands the importance of prioritizing tasks and keeps oneself busy and productive during work shifts.
    • Can maintain laundry for the kennel, grooming and hospital.
    • Maintains the grounds of the property including waste disposal, light maintenance of landscape upkeep and general building maintenance.
    • Can give baths and brush out patients.
    • Can give hospital and kennel tours while highlighting features that differentiate us from other kennels and hospitals in our area.
    • Can recognize and report any unusual condition or abnormal behavior.
    • Can assist doctors and technicians with the administration of medications or with patient restraint.
    • Cleans equipment and facilities using chemicals and supplies; understands the importance of safety of use of chemicals in our facility.
    • Maintains the cleanliness of the hospital each day.
    • Understands and carries out the weekly and monthly chore list to maintain the hospital cleanliness, the equipment, and overall appearance of the hospital.
    • Understands and carries out oral and written directions.
    • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

    Frequent standing and walking throughout shift

    Occasional lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs

    Occasional kneeling

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


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