VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital is seeking a Kennel Assistant to join our amazing team! Students welcome!
We offer 24-hour emergency and critical care services in our state of the art facility. We have a number of board-certified specialists on staff providing services such as cardiac care, dermatology, specialized surgical procedures, internal medicine, cancer care, and ophthalmology.
This part-time opportunity includes a range of responsibilities which directly attributes to the efficient and effective daily operation of the hospital. This position will work in conjunction with the veterinarians and technical team to provide a stress-free environment for our hospitalized patients.
As a key player in a team environment, the Kennel Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
A desire to deliver excellent care to animals and support our team
Caring for our patients through feeding, walking and offering extra TLC
Ensuring animal housing or enclosure is clean, sanitary and comfortable
Creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for patients
A real aptitude for putting pets and pet parents at ease
General housekeeping duties; pet holding areas and common areas
Laundry & dishes
Maintenance of dog walking area
Stocking and general cleanliness of treatment areas and wards
Assisting veterinary staff with tasks and treatments when necessary
Qualifications & Skills:
Fluent in English (Reading, Writing and Oral)
Able to lift up to 25 kg
Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks
Ability to maintain composure in stressful and emergency situations
Proven ability to organize, take initiative, work independently, exhibits decision making skills and exercises good judgment
Exhibit a positive attitude and uses courtesy, diplomacy and discretion; and,
Maintain professional ethics and confidentiality
VCA Canada Offers!
At our core are our people – people with different strengths and interests that enrich our diversity, innovation and excellence. A team we think of as family. When you join our family, VCA Canada offers:
Exceptional career development
Generous personal pet care discounts
A network of highly educated and skilled professionals!!
And more perks!
VCA Canada Cares!
At VCA Canada we don’t see an animal, we see a family member. VCA Canada embraces a culture of giving back to the communities we serve and demonstrates this philosophy through our national philanthropic program, Paw it Forward. Please visit our website to learn more, https://careers.vcacanada.com.
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