Kennel Assistant JobWynantskill, NY

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Why You’ll Love this Kennel Assistant Job!     

Are you enthusiastic about animals and enjoy a lively work environment? If so, this Kennel Assistant position may be the ideal role for you! 

When you join 4 Paws Veterinary Care you will be part of a strong community that is driven by the desire to truly make a difference for pets and pet parents. As a vital member of our team, our Kennel Assistants ensure excellent service to our clients while maintaining high standards of animal care through tasks such as cleaning cages, administering medication, and providing food and water to animals under our supervision. 

Apply today for the Kennel Assistant position! 

Pay Range:  $15-$17 / hour

Benefits:  
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision with a Health Savings Account* 
  • Employee Assistant Program available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week* 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance & AD&D Insurance* 
  • 401K Plan with Generous Employer Match  
  • Maternity Leave * 
  • Bereavement Leave  
  • Life, Short Term, & Disability Insurance* 
  • Discount Programs  
  • Discounted Veterinary Care  
  • On-Demand Pay Options  
  • Referral Bonus  
Career Enhancement Benefits: 
  • The opportunity for full tuition payment to attend Penn Foster's veterinary technician program*  
  • Access to Zoetis Clinical & Professional Program and Events  
  • Access to a multitude of VMG resources  

*Indicates eligibility for Full-Time positions only 

Responsibilities

  • Transport animals to and from the kennels 
  • Ensure that the animals have ample fresh food and water at all times 
  • Clean animal waste, spilled food, hair, and other debris from the kennels 
  • Dispose of trash in a timely manner 
  • Groom, play with and administer treatment to animals under the auspices of the Veterinarian 
  • Accompany animals on walks, if required 
  • Calm animals who are in distress 
  • Adjust the air temperature to ensure that the animals remain comfortable 
  • Report significant changes in functioning to the Veterinarian or medical professional on duty 
  • Evacuate all animals if an emergency occurs 

Skills & Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or suitable equivalent 
  • At least one year experience preferred 
  • Experience handling a variety of animals 
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 
  • Basic math and writing skills 
  • Ability to express compassion 
  • Available to work during evenings, and on weekends and public holidays, if required 
Working Conditions 
Working at a veterinary practice involves being indoors and working in clinical exam rooms. Individuals will encounter emotional or uncomfortable situations including seriously ill or dying animals, emotionally distressed or irate owners, euthanasia, patients who are in pain, bleeding, have broken bones, exposed body parts, serious odors, or parasitic infestations. On occasion patients may bleed, urinate, defecate, vomit, or secrete other glandular fluids on your person, shoes, or uniform. 
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Job Number: 132722

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