Southern Veterinary Partners Full-Time Kennel Technician in Hoover, Alabama

The Kennel Tech is responsible for providing a clean, efficient and healthy environment for the animals being treated or boarded at the hospital.

A day in the life of a Kennel Technician:

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the hospital, including kennel area, runs, treatment area, and outside grounds.

  • Feed hospitalized animals and boarders.

  • Monitor and record important information about the animals’ conditions, behavior and habits (elimination, eating, etc.).

  • Walk animals three times a day.

  • Notify the Doctor or a Veterinary Technician of unusual medical or behavioral problems.

  • Clean treatment, exam, surgery and lab areas daily.

  • Maintain laundry throughout the day and keep laundry area neat.

  • Assist the Doctor and Veterinary Technicians with restraint and treatment of animals.

  • Monitor and maintain the kennel inventory to include food, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, etc.

  • Perform other duties as assigned that assist the Doctor, Receptionist and Veterinarian Technicians in the smooth flow and operation of the clinic, care of clients and service to the clients.

Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED preferred

  • Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations.

  • Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment.

  • At least 1+ year of prior experience as a kennel tech preferred.

  • Must be available for weekend and holiday shifts, as needed.

Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package.