Kennel Assistant

TacomaWashingtonHospital Support

Opening Statement

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital is hiring a Kennel Assistant in Tacoma, WA! 

Description

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital has an immediate need for a Kennel Assistant to join our team in Tacoma! The ideal candidate will have previous work experience in veterinary care and will be comfortable in an environment with small animals. This is a full-time position that requires flexibility to work weekends and holidays, the schedule is Wednesday - Saturday swing shifts. 

A Kennel Assistant attends to the basic needs of animals that are patients of the hospital and cleans the hospital facility. The role is heavily focused on cleaning but may include assistance with basic patient care such as safe restraint of patients during treatment.

As a Kennel Assistant, you will:

  • Observe patients for obvious signs of health concerns and report to senior staff.
  • Clean and disinfect areas of the hospital as often as necessary to maintain high standards of care.
  • Prepare patient meals, cleans patient cages and bedding, and maintain litter boxes.
  • Safely approach and restrain cooperative patients as needed during treatments.
  • Provide routine attention to patients, including walking dogs.
  • Effectively clean and maintain hospital equipment and tools.
  • Remove and wash soiled laundry and keep clean laundry stocked.
  • Patrol facility regularly to ensure cleanliness.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a busy hospital environment and proactively identify tasks required to ensure hospital cleanliness
  • Demonstrated calm demeanor
  • Communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of safe domestic animal husbandry skills, or ability to develop knowledge quickly

We have a compensation & benefits package to include the following based on eligibility:

  • NEW Company Paid - Short term & Long-term disability
  • NEW – Parental Leave Benefits
  • Competitive Pay
  • Career Advancement Opportunities – skills & knowledge-based
  • Shift Differential for all hourly para associates
  • Weekend Shift Differential for all hourly para associates
  • Paid Time Off
  • Floating Holidays – more pay or more time off, you choose!
  • Health Care Benefits - medical, dental & vision
  • Life & AD&D
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Savings Account
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Continuing Education Plan – to include individual stipends and rollover benefits/CE hours for LVT/VTS
  • VTNE reimbursements
  • Additional VTS benefits – pursuing & established VTS technicians
  • State Licensure Reimbursements
  • Pet Insurance Options
  • Pet Care Discounts
  • Scrub Allowance
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Career advancement opportunities outside of our local hospital
  • And more!

Our team is supported 24/7 with a hospital leadership and supervisor team that leads with their heart and working with our associates to achieve individual, team, and hospital goals.

On top of all this, we have the amazing opportunity to help people and pets every day. We truly have some of the best jobs, even on the toughest days!

There are layers of opportunities within our organization that make us unique, apply now to learn more! Plus, we would love the opportunity to connect with you and learn about your goals and career aspirations!

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace