Kennel Assistant

Job Description

Job Description

Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital is seeking fulltime kennel assistants to help provide outstanding patient care and client service in our fast-paced, multi-doctor animal hospital! We are looking for someone who can support our team by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. Applicants must demonstrate professionalism, dependability, positive communication skills, and the ability to multi-task. Our next team member will be an energetic people-and-pet person with excellent work ethic with great organizational skills. If you are a passionate and caring team player please apply today!

The Kennel Assistant 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 Assistant:

  • 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 four times a day.
  • Notify the Kennel Manager or Supervisor on shift of any unusual medical or behavioral problems.
  • Maintain laundry throughout the day and keep laundry area neat.
  • Assist the Doctor and 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/Assistants in the smooth flow and operation of the clinic, care of clients and service to the clients.

Responsibilities / Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Flexible schedule including morning, night, weekend and holiday shifts.
  • Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations.
  • Must beable to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50+ lbs.
  • Previous experience as a kennel assistant is a plus but not mandatory
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off -After first year of employment.
  • Discounted Veterinary Care
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States

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