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Kennel Assistant

Company: PetWell Partners
Location: Everett
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

Company Description

Diamond Veterinary Hospital in Everett, WA cultivates a collaborative, authentic, and compassionate culture and is seeking a Veterinary Technician to join our fast-paced clinic and team. Every member of our team contributes toward an important mission and vision, making a difference in the lives of pets and their people. At Diamond Veterinary Hospital, our Kennel Assistants are vital!

We are a small animal general practice and emergency clinic that proudly serves patients and clients in the Puget Sound area for over 60 years. We are AAHA-accredited and offer full-service veterinary care.

Schedule : Full-Time, must be available to work weekends and holidays as needed. Shifts are 6 am - 2 pm and 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Job Description

Specific Duties

Cleans and sanitizes all cages, runs, treatment area, bathrooms, conference room, offices and related areas

Assists in patient care, including maintaining sanitary conditions for each pet.

Recognizes and records any unusual condition or abnormal behavior of any hospitalized animal; observes animals recovering from anesthesia.

Feeds each animal as directed and records appetites; keeps kitchen area clean and neat.

Assists doctors, technicians, veterinary assistants, and other personnel with the administration of medications, radiographs, and restraint

Preparing and sterilizing of surgical instruments, equipment, and packs

Gathers trash, cardboard, recycling and disposes of it in proper container

Monitors outside area for cleanliness and disposes of any pet waste or trash.

Sweeping, mopping and vacuuming of common areas

Other duties assigned as required

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases.

Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years old.

Available to work 30-40 hours a week, including weekends and holidays, depending on hospital needs.

Computer knowledge required; familiarity with Cornerstone a plus!

Must be comfortable handling dogs and cats, including those that are sick or injured.

Must be able to safely restrain dogs and cats while maintaining compassion for the patient and while prioritizing the patient's wellbeing.

Able to manage time, exercise good communication skills, and stay on task with minimal supervision.

Must be able to safely lift 40 pounds, and hold or restrain pets weighing up to 180 pounds. Employees should seek assistance when lifting dogs or objects weighing over 40 pounds.

Able to spend the majority of a work shift doing the following: stand, bend, stoop, lift, kneel, and walk. This is a moderately physically demanding job.

Able to follow directions, both written and verbal, and ask questions for clarification or if instructions are unclear.

Additional Information

As an employee, you will have access to a wide range of benefits, training, and career growth opportunities . Need to move? Don't change employers; move with us.

Benefits include but not limited to:

Competitive Compensation Plans

Maternity and Paternity leave

Mentorship and Training

Licensing fees, CE?and professional dues

Insurance coverage - medical, vision, dental, and more

Paid time off / sick leave

About the Employer:  This hospital is owned and operated by?PetWell Partners.?At our hospitals, our?Veterinarians make decisions about medicine and treatment choices. We are a fast-growing and the first?AAHA accredited network?of veterinary hospitals. We currently operate?over 47?hospitals?across?eight states?with over?725 employees.

PetWell Partners is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. PetWell Partners is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

Keywords: PetWell Partners, Everett , Kennel Assistant, Other , Everett, Washington

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