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Animal Care Technician

Central Texas Animal Hospital

This is a Contract position in Newark, DE posted August 24, 2021.

POSITION OVERVIEW Veterinary Kennel Staff are responsible for the day-to-day care of boarded animals and admitted patients, as well as maintaining hospital cleanliness.

These duties include feeding, watering, cleaning, medicating, walking, and monitoring the overall well-being of dogs and cats entrusted in our care.

This position also maintains the sanitation and presentation of the hospital through thorough cleaning throughout shift and at end of the day.

Kennel Technicians monitor boarded and/or hospitalized pets for signs of distress or disease.

It is essential that applicants have the ability and willingness to learn and the desire to provide gentle, compassionate care for our patients.

REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 18 years old.

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

Eligible to work in the United States.

Animal care background is desirable, but not required.

Physically able to walk, stand, bend, and lift animals or objects up to and over (with assistance) 40lbs.

The job requires constant mobility and Compassion/Passion for animals POTENTIAL RISK Loud noise
– barking (ear protection provided) Interaction with potentially fearful or aggressive animals (proper training and assistance provided) Potential for bites, scratches, and in rare cases zoonotic diseases (proper protection and training provided) Exposure to unpleasant odor, noise, and animal discharge.

May be exposed to bites, scratches and potentially zoonotic diseases.

COMPENSATION The position’s compensation starting rate ranges from $12-14 per hour depending on experience.

Benefits for full-time employment include Veterinary care discount, 6 Paid Holidays, and 75% premium coverage on BCBS Employer provided health insurance.

We also boast a staff retention of 75% over 10 years, with a warm “family” environment.

We have been established in the North Austin Area for 41 years with deep roots in the community.

The facility is located off of 1825 in Pflugerville, within walking distance of food options and the city park.

NOTE Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, professional, disciplined, and capable of multi-tasking This position’s schedule will be M/W/F approximately 7a-7p, with a one-hour lunch break.

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