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Kennel Assistant | Full Time | Hixson, TN

Boarding/ Kennel/ Grooming/ Maintenance/Trainer | Hixon, TN

Seeking an independent, compassionate Kennel Assistant to join our team!

Why Northgate Animal Hospital in Hixson, TN? We’re focused on making sure our hospital has the right tools to allow our doctor and medical staff the ability to provide excellent service and care. In addition to diagnostic and preventative services, our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment!

About Our Hospital:

Northgate Animal Hospital in Hixson, TN is a 4-doctor, AAHA-accredited practice that has been providing cutting edge veterinary care in Chattanooga for over three decades. We are committed to our clients and their pets! At Northgate Animal Hospital, we offer complete pet health care services to make sure your pets stay happy and healthy including physical examination, veterinary X-ray facilities, dental treatment, laser surgery procedures and diagnostic analysis. Whether you have a new puppy or kitten, or your companion is a senior pet, Northgate Animal Hospital will provide you with the latest cutting edge technologies in veterinary treatment for your pets. 

Our team wants you to know...
 
“We are all here because we love animals, we have a passion for ensuring their quality of life and health. Our doctors are always willing to, not only answer a question, but use it as a teaching moment.”
 
Our Commitment to Diversity:
 
We are dedicated to establishing a culture that celebrates all forms of diversity and allows us to be an inclusive service provider in this    
community.
 
Who are we looking for?
 
Applicants must have a professional work ethic, positive personality, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task efficiently in a fast paced environment, be a team player and have a passion for delivering exceptional care to patients and clients.
 
Schedule:
 
35-40 hours per week, rotating weekends and rotating holiday schedules.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Animal experience preferred
  • Monitoring the health and comfort of the animals as well as recognizing emergency situations and reporting any health concerns to appropriate personnel
  • Documentation of all treatments and abnormal activity
  • Walking dogs and picking up after them
  • Feeding and providing fresh water to dogs and cats on schedule
  • Washing dishes and bowls as well as cat litter boxes
  • Washing & disinfecting kennels and cages
  • Changing bedding when soiled and replace with clean bedding
  • Washing, drying, & folding laundry
  • Bathing animals as needed and before going home
  • General housekeeping of animal housing, food prep, and laundry areas
  • Administration of oral or topical medications including flea and tick medications
  • Checking patients in and out for boarding. Responsible for labeling belongings and medications as well as ID collars
  • Other tasks needed to ensure the health and safety of the animals
  • Often requires lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs and walking/standing for long periods of time
Benefits:
 
We’re dedicated to your well-being and offer a comprehensive package and professional development opportunities to support your work and home life. These include:
  • Pay from $10.00-$12.00/hour
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits for you and eligible dependents
  • Paid time off for full-time employees
  • 401(k) plan
  • Continuing education allowance for licensed technicians
  • Guardian voluntary benefits