Full Time Kennel Technician - Aiken Animal Hospital

Southern Veterinary Partners Aiken , SC 29801

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking for an enthusiastic Full-Time Kennel Technician to join our rapidly growing small animal practice. Our brand new, 6,000 sq.ft. facility is well equipped with Idexx full in-house laboratory, digital radiography, Cornerstone software, and a complete surgery suite. We have a great support staff in place and our clinic has a very fast-paced and varied schedule. We are open Monday through Friday.

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.
  • Flexible schedule including some weekend shifts
  • Experience with Cornerstone software preferred
  • Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to lift 50+ lbs
  • Previous experience as a kennel technician preferred

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays)
  • Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7
  • Discounted Veterinary Care
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • A large network of over 1,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth
  • Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!
icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Licensed Veterinary Technician Aiken Animal Hospital

Southern Veterinary Partners

Posted 5 days ago

VIEW JOBS 5/27/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-08-25T00:00 <p><strong>Aiken Animal Hospital has the utmost respect for the human-animal bond, and strives to treat pets as we ourselves would want to be treated. Our mission is to provide excellent quality, compassionate care, and life-long health for our patients. Our brand new, 6,000 sq.ft. facility is well equipped with Idexx full in-house laboratory, digital radiography, Cornerstone software, and a complete surgery suite. </strong></p><p></p><p><strong>We have an exceptional team with particular interests in all aspects of animal care. Our family-oriented team is committed to providing clients with high quality veterinary care while maintaining an atmosphere of respect, support, and continued education. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated teammate to join us!</strong></p><p>The Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech) is responsible for assisting Veterinarians in the care of animals. The Vet Tech helps during patient examinations and surgical procedures by restraining animals when necessary, stocking examination and surgery rooms with supplies, sterilizing tools and ensuring that equipment is in working order. Vet Techs also communicate with clients (pet owners) and update patient files. This position may perform an initial evaluation of the animal’s condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples and administer medication.</p><ul> <li>Assist doctors with appointments, surgery, and client education per hospital policy.</li> <li>Perform initial evaluation of the pet’s condition and advise doctor regarding nature of visit, preventative care due and client concerns.</li> <li>Obtain and prepare laboratory samples as requested by the veterinarian, i.e. urine, fecal and ear cytology.</li> <li>Notify the doctor of lab results in a timely fashion.</li> <li>Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures.</li> <li>Prepare and set up for surgical procedures while utilizing knowledge of proper sterile field requirements.</li> <li>Monitor recovery of surgery patients and communicate with owners per hospital policy.</li> <li>Accurately prepare and dispense medications as directed by the doctor, ensuring that medications are added to the pet’s record and appropriately charged to the client.</li> <li>Know vaccination guidelines within the hospital and administer vaccinations under the direction of the doctor.</li> <li>Monitor hospitalized pets and perform treatments as directed by the doctor.</li> <li>Utilize hospital computer systems to document medical records and communicate with clients and teammates.</li> </ul><p><strong>Requirements</strong></p><ul> <li> <strong>High School diploma or GED certificate with one (1) year of experience as a Veterinary Technician required</strong> </li> <li><strong>License to practice Veterinary Technology within the state of South Carolina strongly preferred </strong></li> <li>Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts</li> <li>Experience with Cornerstone software preferred</li> <li>Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel</li> <li>Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations.</li> <li>Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Must possess a sense of urgency, and have the ability to work harmoniously with teammates is required.</li> <li>Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn.</li> <li>Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds</li> </ul><p><strong>Benefits</strong></p><ul> <li>Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental &amp; Vision)</li> <li>Retirement Plan (401k)</li> <li>Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary &amp; AD&amp;D) </li> <li>Short Term Disability </li> <li>Paid Time Off (Vacation &amp; Public Holidays)</li> <li>Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7</li> <li>Discounted Veterinary Care</li> <li>EAP (Employee Assistance Program)</li> <li>A large network of over 1,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth </li> <li>Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!</li> </ul> Southern Veterinary Partners Aiken SC

Full Time Kennel Technician - Aiken Animal Hospital

Southern Veterinary Partners