Kennel Attendant

Kennel Tech Natick, Massachusetts


Position at Thrive Pet Healthcare

Thrive Natick is in search of a full-time Kennel Attendant to join our growing team!     
We offer an AMAZING benefits package- which includes paid time off, 401k, medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA and FSA available, parental leave, generous pet discounts, and more!    
Our Ideal Candidate:  
A team player who is passionate about animal care, customer service, and is highly motivated. This full-time position would require 30-40 hours per week. Kennel Attendants are critical to the success of our hospital and to those pet parents who choose to board their beloved pets with us!     
Job Duties:   
  • Providing compassionate animal care giving to all pets boarding and/or hospitalized in the facility.
  • Providing courteous customer service when admitting pets to facility and returning pets to clients.
  • Communicates courteously and professionally with clients over the phone and by email as well. When admitting pets to boarding, ensures all consent forms are signed; special instructions are noted; and pets’ belongings are properly labeled.
  • Monitoring boarding pets’ behaviors, including eating, drinking, and elimination patterns, to identify potential problems and notifying a supervisor or DVM of concerns.
  • Assisting LVTs, ACAs, and DVMs with patient restraint during treatments when requested.
  • Providing enrichment and ensuring comfort and well-being of boarding pets through walking, feeding, playtimes, and access to clean blankets and food/water bowls.
  • Bathes boarders, performs nail trims and cleans ears as required.
  • Facilitates socialization of pets through approved supervised playtimes.
  • Discreetly handles arrangements for deceased pets as requested.
  • Assists with maintaining cleanliness of hospital, boarding areas, and grounds.
  • Performs other related tasks as required.
Job Requirements:    
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, squatting, reach, standing, and walking throughout the day. 
Compensation negotiable based on credentials and experience with a starting rate ranging from $18-$21/hr. The actual rate offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.