Kennel Help / Animal Care Takers

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Basic Responsibilities

Basically, the job is to handle basic responsibilities in a veterinary facility so that the veterinarian can focus on other more complex tasks and procedures. Although the responsibilities of these positions may vary greatly, listed below, you will find the most common tasks that they are often responsible for performing.Kennel Attendant/s

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Confidence around animals and pets
Knowledge of proper animal restraint techniques

Tasks assigned to the Kennel Assistant may include:

• Animal Care and Treatment Responsibilities
• Obtaining fecal and urine samples when asked by Dr.
• Assisting with toe nail trims, ear cleanings, anal gland expressions and other grooming tasks, as needed, bathing, cleaning of surgical equipment; restocking and taking inventory of hospital supplies; observing contagious diseases and isolation protocol and complying with hospital safety standards;
• Assisting doctors and other staff during emergency procedures; moving patients in and out of treatment area, as required
• Customer Service Responsibilities –  providing physical assistance to clients with multiple pets or large purchases; demonstrating compassion, sympathy, and professionalism when interfacing with clients during high-stress and emotional situations
• Housekeeping Responsibilities – maintaining facility cleanliness through assigned tasks that may include: vacuuming and mopping; removing garbage; doing laundry; dusting; sanitizing treatment rooms, tools, and equipment in accordance with sanitation protocols; cleaning animal kennels and litter boxes; replenishing supplies
•The Kennel Assistant will have frequent contact with clients and patients in a fast paced and changing work environment.
• He/she must be comfortable working around sick, injured, or unruly animals in an environment where the noise level can be moderately to very loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time
• Ability to take direction, retain information, and ask questions when clarification is needed
• Ability to work under pressure and stay calm in a high volume and potentially stressful environment
• Demonstrates professionalism and good judgment.
•   Must be dependable and have dependable form of transportation.