Job Summary:
 

Job Title

  • Kennel Assistant

 

Job Type

  • Part Time

  • Full Time

 

Years of Experience

  • 0+ Years

 

Education Level

  • High School or Equivalent

 

Career Level

  • Entry level

 

 

 

Kennel Assistants

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Wise Owl Animal Hospital maintains a rolling application process. This means applicants may apply at any time and will be contacted as positions become available. 


At this point in time, all KA positions are full. However, you can still submit an application and we will maintain your application and resume on file. When a position opens again, we will be sure to contact you to continue the process at that time. 

Job Description

 

Wise Owl Animal Hospital takes pride in the care we provide for the animals that stay with us, be they for boarding, surgery, or anything in between. We require devoted Kennel Assistants who want to do everything in their power to make the animals' stays as safe and comfortable as possible by: caring, feeding, cleaning, walking, medicating and maintaing hospital equipment. 

 

Duties:
  • Walks through the kennel areas checking each animal individually for any abnormal activity such as vomiting, diarrhea, or blood in the cage or run. Reports all abnormal activity to supervisors, doctors and technicians, makes a note in the file so the animal can be examined.

  • Recognizes emergency situations, enlisting the aid of doctors and technicians. 

  • Marks charts correctly for eating, drinking, fecal and urine production.

  • Feeds and waters animals according to schedules.

  • Cleans and disinfects cages, runs and yards as needed using hoses and spray bottles of disinfectant. Uses a squeegee to remove excess water.

  • Cleans cat litter boxes.

  • Cleans and disinfects all food and water bowls.

  • Picks up soiled bedding and moves it to laundry area.

  • Places clean bedding in kennel with animals.

  • Operates washer and dryer to clean kennel bedding and hospital laundry.

  • Folds and puts away laundry in proper manner.

  • Administers medications to those animals that require medications while they are boarding.

  • Records and labels all belongings.

  • Records medication instructions on the kennel medication board.

  • Walks all dogs.

  • Works outside all year round, part of the job requires working without the aid of air conditioning for periods of time.

  • Sterilizes surgical equipment.

  • Restrains animals as needed.

  • Performs lab-work as needed.

  • Maintains equipment.

  • Provides friendly interaction with clients and animals. Ensures customer satisfaction.

  • Maintains cleanliness of entire hospital

 

Skills/Qualifications:
  • High school diploma/GED equivalent or above.

  • Strong skills with Documentation, Organization, Analyzing Information, Attention to Detail, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Patience, Verbal Communication, with an Openess and Willingness to learn.

  • Must be able to spend prolonged periods of time walking or standing.  

  • Must be able to bend and lift items up to 70lbs. periodically. 

  • Knowledge of Animal Behavior, Clinical Skills, Performing Diagnostic Procedures, and Use of Medical Technologies is a plus but not required.

  • Must have reliable transportation

Training

 

Wise Owl Animal Care is dedicated to keeping a certified staff, highly-trained and knowledgable in the most recent practices of traditional and integrative veterinary medicine. Our employees take part in monthly continuing edication sessions, trainings and meetings.  Many of our Kennel Assistants have gone on to become Certified Veterinary Technicians with the educational opportunities we offer. 

NEW BUSINESS HOURS

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Monday - Wednesday

 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday - Saturday

 

CLOSED

Sunday

 

ADDRESS

705 S. Marine Corps Drive

Tamuning, GU 96913

 

Mail: info@wiseowl.net
Tel:  (671) 646-CARE (2273)

Fax: (671) 646-2264

 

Emergencies: (671) 929-4904

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