Overnight Kennel Assistant - VSCS

Kennel Tech Lynnwood, Washington


Position at Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle

Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle is seeking a Kennel Assistant  to join our rapidly growing hospital. Looking for a highly motivated team member to fill our overnight kennel assistant role. Available hours are 8pm-6:30am Wed-Sat. Handsome overnight differential. 

Our Kennel Assistants or Animal Care Assistants (ACAs) are essential in helping with the daily flow of our busy Emergency & Specialty Hospital. They are relied on for many things, including hospital maintenance and general patient care. This position has the potential to lead to a Veterinary Assisting role in the future, depending on the right candidate.

Job Summary:

Assist technical staff and DVMs by providing direct care and maintenance of kennels, Hospital, and surroundings, feeding and general husbandry of hospitalized or boarding pets.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must treat animals with care and respect and work well with them and co-workers.
  • Must enjoy keeping pets and kennels clean.
  • Must have good time management skills.

Housekeeping and Maintenance of Hospital:

  • Stock supplies as needed daily.
  • Regular laundry duties (kept up on multiple times daily).
  • Keep the exterior of the hospital clean and orderly and free of pet waste.
  • Janitorial care of the hospital facility.
  • Make certain entire hospital including treatment, surgery, kennels and runs are kept extremely clean through the day (so that a client could come back and see his/her pet without any notice.) This includes your own clothing and appearance.
  • Alert the ER Technician Manager of any conditions that are unsafe including unrecognized hazards or infractions of safety rules.

General Patient Care:

  • Compassionate nursing care is the top priority for all patients.
  • Keep kennels clean, orderly and free of odors.
  • Feed patients as directed.
  • Exercise (walk) patients as directed.
  • Ensure the comfort and cleanliness of hospitalized or boarding pets.
  • Bathe or clean pets immediately that become soiled with urine, blood or feces as directed.

We invest heavily in our employees' long-term success and happiness. We offer amazing benefits packages, including, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, matching 401k, plus pet care discounts. For more information about our practice https://www.vscofseattle.com/ 

If you are looking for an opportunity for growth and to work with an amazing team that provides exceptional medical care, apply today!