Kennel Assistant

Job Locations US-WI-Menasha
ID
2022-8094
Category
Support
Category
Support - Non Exempt
# of Openings
1
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
Mission Veterinary Partners

Overview

Appanasha Pet Clinic

Appanasha Pet Clinic has an opportunity for a full time Kennel Assistant to join our team! 

 

Location:  1205 Wittmann Dr. Menasha, Wisconsin 54952

 

Shift Details: Full time (30+ hours a week) We are open Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, and closed on Sundays. Rotational weekend shifts required. 

 

Compensation: $12 - $14 depending on experience

 

We understand that a pet is part of the family. Our goal is to provide each one with a long, healthy and happy life. The day your pet enters our hospital it becomes part of our family too. From new puppy and kittens to graying seniors, we are there every step of the way. Our comprehensive suite of veterinary services ensures that every aspect of their wellbeing is given the excellent care they deserve.

 

 

Job Summary: The Kennel Assistant also pays close attention to animals’ general health signs such as signs of stress and changes in eating or elimination habits, promptly notifying technicians and veterinarians when a pet needs medical attention. The Kennel Assistant houses, and provides sterility for surgical procedures, cleaning, and packaging sterile instruments for surgery, and running them through the Autoclave. They must pay close attention to details, understand, and follow proper sanitation procedures for sterility in clinic, maintain clinic cleanliness, floor cleanliness, and monitor boarding and hospitalized pets for abnormal, or alerting behaviors.

 

Benefits we offer:

  • Industry leading pay
  • Employee discount for veterinary care for your furry family members
  • Medical, vision and dental benefits package for full-time employees
  • 401k retirement plan options with company match for all staff over 21 years old
  • A yearly scrub/uniform allowance for all employees
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Paid time off and paid holidays for full-time employees
  • Short-term disability insurance provided to all full-time employees
  • Life insurance and other benefit options are also available for full-time employees
  • Education discount for all staff who desire to become an RVT/CVT/LVT through the Penn Foster Online program (some eligibility requirements)
  • Free virtual yoga, fitness, and meditation classes for all employees
  • Free virtual registered dietitian lead wellness, nutrition, and cooking classes for all employees
  • Customized learning and developmental opportunities

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:   

  • Maintain and uphold Core Values and Mission Statement of MVP. 
  • Provide compassionate care to boarding pets. 
  • Provide sterility peri-operatively: clean and sterilize surgical instruments using our steam sterilizer, ultra-sonic cleaner.  
  • Check-in animals for boarding, talk with owners, write specific feeding and medication instructions, play times, walks, additional services; record all information on boarding forms; place ID collars on all animals; record and label all personal belongings.   
  • Walk through kennel area regularly, checking each pet for any abnormal activity such as vomiting, diarrhea or blood in the cage or in the run. 
  • Report abnormal activity to doctors and technicians; recognize emergency situations, enlisting the aid of doctors and technicians. 
  • Supervise animals when they are in the yard, often helping the technical team facilitate bathroom breaks for patients.  
  • Perform “Happy Visits”  for puppies to start their positive experiences in the vet clinic,  and provide tours for clients who have requested it. 
  • Move pets to yard or other areas so runs can be disinfected; return animal to correct run after the run is clean and dry; remove soiled bedding and take it to the laundry area; place clean bedding in runs; operate washer and dryer to clean kennel bedding and hospital laundry. 
  • Clean and maintain hospital cleanliness outside, and within the clinic.  
  • Clean and maintain/ disinfect cages, runs, treatment areas, and yard as needed, using hoses and spray bottles of disinfectant. Use a squeegee to remove excess water; clean cat litter boxes and disinfect kitty condos; clean and disinfect all food and water bowls. 
  • Wear personal protective equipment required for the area and maintain the personal protective equipment in good working order. Personal protective equipment includes goggles or face shields, aprons, full body aprons, gloves, boots and booties or other equipment assigned. 

 

Additional Functions: 

  • Collect any samples requested by the doctor or technician. 
  • Maintain food and supply storage areas. 
  • Take animals to exam room if there is a doctor discharge. 
  • Take clients on kennel tours, explain services offered, provide client with brochures. 
  • May assist with receptionist duties such as but not limited to: Appointment reminders, confirmation calls, filing, and scanning charts.  
  • All other duties as assigned. 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Confidence around animals and pets. 
  • Knowledge of basic proper animal restraint techniques. 
  • Knowledge of infectious diseases and how to control and prevent their spread. 
  • Must have reasoning, remembering, mathematics, and language ability (reading, writing, and ability to speak the English language) to perform the duties proficiently 

 

Required Education and Experience: 

  • Must be in the process of obtaining or have attained a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Must be 16 years of age or older.  

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must have the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.  
  • Must be able to endure sitting, standing, and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods of time.  
  • Must possess sufficient ambulatory skills to perform duties while in hospital environment.  
  • Must be able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment that can be moderately high.  
  • Will be routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards, and medication/controlled substances.  
  • Must have specific vision abilities which include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate equipment. 

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

 

  • Confidence around animals and pets. 
  • Knowledge of proper animal restraint techniques. 
  • Knowledge of infectious diseases and how to control and prevent their spread. 
  • Must have reasoning, remembering, mathematics, and language ability (reading, writing, and ability to speak the English language) to perform the duties proficiently 
  • Must be in the process of obtaining or have attained a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Must be 16 years of age or older.  

 

We put people first and never compromise on our values. 

Apply today for immediate consideration! 

 

Mission Veterinary Partners (MVP) is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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