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Veterinary Kennel Assistant – VVC Richmond

June 15, 2021

Virginia Veterinary Centers is a rapidly growing and expanding hospital with 3 current locations in Virginia offering Emergency Services as well as Specialty Services like Surgery, Oncology, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Dentistry, and Critical Care.   

 

If you have always found yourself wondering if Veterinary Medicine is the future for your career, but haven’t been quite sure where to begin, we have the perfect opportunity for you! We are currently seeking to fill a position for a Veterinary Kennel Attendant.

The Veterinary Kennel Attendant position here at Virginia Veterinary Centers is an introductory position into the world of Veterinary Emergency Medicine.  As a Veterinary Kennel Attendant, you will be working alongside other levels of assistants and Licensed Veterinary Technicians to oversee a patient’s well-being and provide exceptional patient care by feeding, walking, changing bedding, administering oral medications when directed, and following appropriate OSHA safety guidelines for PPE. Additionally, the Veterinary Kennel Attendant is responsible for maintaining a clean and orderly workplace by performing important housekeeping duties such as, but not limited to, trash disposal, laundry, disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, vacuuming, mopping, detail cleaning counters and cabinetry, and more.

Applicants must have open schedule availability and be able to work a range of shifts. You must be available for shifts on weekends and holidays.

No previous veterinary experience is required for applicants applying to this position.

Team members looking to continue a career in Veterinary Medicine are strongly encouraged to apply! We have many opportunities for skill development and professional growth!

Kennel Attendant Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong organizational and self-sufficient skills
  • Able to lift >50lb, be on feet for 10+ hours
  • Passionate for animal welfare
  • Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays with one weekend off a month
  • No minimal experience necessary for this position
  • This is for a part-time position; however, based on a 6-month performance review and open availability, full-time status may become available with an assistant level advancement

Pay Range: $10-$14/hour

Benefits: Employee Pet Discount, $100 scrub allowance after 90 days pending performance evaluation
Applicants must provide a cover letter to describe their interests in applying for this position.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.