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Kennel Assistant

Company: Southern Veterinary Partners
Location: Flower Mound
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

We are a full service, small animal hospital and dental specialty referral hospital. Our doctor team consists of three medical doctors, our dentist and a dental resident. Our reputation in the area is outstanding. We have been established in Flower Mound for 35 years and obtained our AAHA certification in 1998. We work with the local animal shelter as well as several service dog organizations. We are located just north of Dallas and Fort Worth in the beautiful town of Flower Mound TX, voted "2017 Best Cities for Families in the US", "2018 Most Livable Small City in the US". We are a fully equipped hospital with electronic medical records, full in-house lab, ultrasound, digital radiography, Cardell monitors, and all the equipment needed to achieve full baseline diagnostics. Our team lives the core values this hospital is built on, we are known for wonderful service for our clients, and the best medicine for their pets. The Kennel Assistant is responsible for providing a clean, efficient and healthy environment for the animals being treated or boarded at the hospital. A day in the life of a Kennel Assistant: Maintain the cleanliness of the hospital, including kennel area, runs, treatment area, and outside grounds. Feed hospitalized animals and boarders. Monitor and record important information about the animals' conditions, behavior and habits (elimination, eating, etc.). Walk animals three times a day. Notify the Doctor or a Veterinary Technician/Assistant of unusual medical or behavioral problems. Clean treatment, exam, surgery and lab areas daily. Maintain laundry throughout the day and keep laundry area neat. Assist the Doctor and Veterinary Assistant with restraint and treatment of animals. Monitor and maintain the kennel inventory to include food, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, etc. Perform other duties as assigned that assist the Doctor, Receptionist and Veterinarian Technicians/Assistants in the smooth flow and operation of the clinic, care of clients and service to the clients. High School diploma or GED preferred. Flexible schedule including some weekend/holiday shifts. Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations. Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. Previous experience as a kennel assistant Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision) Retirement Plan (401k) Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD) Short Term Disability Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays) - for eligible positions only SVP offers educational assistance for qualified teammates to enroll in AVMA-CVTEA accredited veterinary technician programs Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7 Discounted Veterinary Care EAP (Employee Assistance Program) A large network of over 5,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!

Keywords: Southern Veterinary Partners, Flower Mound , Kennel Assistant, Other , Flower Mound, Texas

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