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Wise Owl Animal Hospital

Kennel Assistant

Staff · Tamuning, Guam
Department Staff
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $8.25/hour

 Kennel Assistant Position:

At Wise Owl Animal Hospital we believe in communication and education. So we're going to be straight with you. 

If you want to sit and play with cute kitties and get puppy kisses all day, please adopt a pet who needs your love and stop on by for all your new pet's needs! But this is not the job for you. 

Now, if you know coming home at the end of the day a little sore, covered in fur, a little urine on your pants, and some poo on your shoe means you had a rewarding day, let's chat! 

As Wise Owl Kennel Assistants, we take deep pride in the hospitality and care we provide to the animals that stay with us for boarding, surgery, and everything in between. We are the oil that keeps the clinic flowing and the gears grinding. 

No worries though, the energetic team at Wise Owl, level of compassion for animals, free coffee in the office and of course, the difference we make in the lives of our clients and their pets makes the day rewarding and go by quickly. 

So, If You Are:

  • Passionate about making our fur-endly guests' stays as safe and comfortable as possible by serving them meals, cleaning their kennels , bathing them, going for walks, and occasionally giving medication,
  • Observant and will catch even small changes in appetite, behavior or mood,
  • Able to carry and lift animals up to 50 lbs on a regular basis,
  • Meticulous wit’s cleanliness and housekeeping tasks: laundry, cleaning & sterilizing instruments, recording  information, wrapping surgery packs, and helping the veterinary nurses, and
  • Diligent in creating an effective workflow for yourself that ensures you can complete multiple tasks all on your own in a short amount of time,

Then you'd be a valuable member for our kennel assistant team and we hope to receive your application soon. 

 

If you would like to know more details about the kennel assistant position, here's all the typical job posting information: 

Job Type:  Part-Time, Entry Level

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent. (Students in school may still apply).

Schedule:

  • 3-4 days a week: Sunday - Saturday
  • AM shift begins at 6:30 am daily
  • PM shift ends at 8 or 9 pm depending on time of closing

Primary 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 record so the animal can be examined.
  • Recognizes emergency situations, enlisting the aid of doctors and technicians. 
  • Marks records 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.
  • 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.
  • Records and labels all belongings.
  • Walks all boarding 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

Company Culture:

Wise Owl Animal Hospital offers careers in the animal care field, not jobs. As such, we are 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 education sessions, training, and meetings.  Staff at Wise Owl work hard and support each other in all departments of the hospital to provide excellent care and service to our patients and clients. 

Training & Growth Opportunities:

Kennel Assistant training is 4+ weeks in length. After an extended time in the position, many of our Kennel Assistants have gone on to become receptionists, certified nutrition coaches, and/or Certified Veterinary Technicians with the educational opportunities we offer. 

 

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  • Location
    Tamuning, Guam
  • Department
    Staff
  • Employment Type
    Part-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $8.25/hour