Veterinary Kennel Assistant Job at K.E.Y. Animal Hospital, Inc., Wheeling, WV

  • K.E.Y. Animal Hospital, Inc.
  • Wheeling, WV

Job Description

K.E.Y. Animal Hospital is looking to add members to our team!

We are a 1.5 small animal doctor practice in the Wheeling WV area seeking a well-qualified, enthusiastic Veterinary Kennel Assistants. The ideal candidate should possess proficient knowledge of basic veterinary practices. Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized kennel and treatment areas.

Compensation is dependent on experience and skill level. We are looking for a long-term, enthusiastic, knowledgeable team member that can help us to continue to grow and provide a high standard and quality veterinary medical service to our local community.

Veterinary Kennel Assistant Duties

- Observe animal appearance/activity and general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent.

- Handle animals as required and restrain animals.

- Walk hospitalized and boarded dogs several times a day to provide exercise.

- Provide care for animals housed/visiting the Hospital. Report signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity to the doctor and/or veterinary technician.

- Discharge and admit animals at the request of doctors, receptionists, and veterinary technicians. Assure animals being discharged have been checked by a doctor and/or veterinary technician Ensure that animals are clean and fresh smelling prior to discharge.

- Obtain stool and urine samples as assigned.

- Ensure that cages and animals are properly numbered and identified and that personal property (toys, treats, blankets, leashes) are stored in the proper area and identified.

- Clean, disinfect and maintain kennels, cages, and runs as often as is necessary to ensure no cages or kennels are soiled and odors are not apparent. Perform general cleaning in other areas of the hospital to control the spread of disease. Wash and sterilize water and food bowls.

- Launder and dry towels and blankets.

- Patrol hospital grounds daily, picking up any trash and stool material. Empty trash.

- Record information such as feeding schedules, appearance, behavior of animals that are boarded, groomed or hospitalized.

- Maintain boarding areas thru proper stocking and cleaning.

- Responsible for maintaining boarding inventory. Including but not limited to kennel food, bowls, bedding, leashes, grooming supplies, and cleaning supplies.

- Work well with all employees and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors and the practice philosophy.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

We are open 365 days must be willing to work some weekends and holidays. Benefits available after 90 days.

Potential Shifts:

Monday-Friday 7:00am - 2:00pm or 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday 7:00am - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am and 5:00pm - 7:00pm

HOURLY PAY & BENEFITS for full time employees (summary only):

- Paid Vacation and Holidays

- Health Insurance

- 401(k) with Company Match

- Profit Sharing

- Continuing education expenses provided

- Bonuses

- Discounted veterinary care for pets.

- Family-friendly & flexible work shifts.

Job Type: Full-time

Starting $14.75 per hour


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Veterinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Full time, Local area, Flexible hours, Shift work, Weekend work, Sunday, Saturday, Monday to Friday,

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