Kennel Attendant - East Haven, CT

Company Overview

Located in East Haven, Shore Haven Veterinary Hospital provides first-class veterinary care, including diagnostics, wellness vaccinations, boarding, and treatment of illnesses and injuries. Services are available for companion animals, including dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs, and rabbits. We strive to offer optimal pet care. We are a very dedicated group of caring professionals who constantly strive to provide the best animal health care and customer service possible. It is with the help of our professional staff that we educate our clients on proper health care information for all species and stay in contact with patients after they go home.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Feed, water, walk, exercise, and bathe animals in our care as needed
  • Bring animals to and from the kennel during check-in and check-out times
  • Always maintain sanitary conditions of hospital & kennel facilities
  • Supervise all dog play groups
  • Monitor animals and immediately report health or behavior abnormalities to management
  • Operate laundry and dishwashing
  • Organize play groups with boarding and daycare dogs
  • Administer medications as needed
  • Assist coworkers with other duties
  • Assist doctors and technicians with medical procedures as necessary

General Requirements

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Compassionate and proficient client and patient care
  • Team player
  • Ability to multitask
  • Comfortable handling both cats and dogs
  • Flexibility (ability to work weekends and holidays)
  • Detail-orientated
  • Professionalism
  • Ability to lift +40 lbs

Benefits and Perks

We are dedicated to your well-being and offer a comprehensive package and professional development opportunities to support your work and home life. These include:

  • 401(k) with employer match and immediate vesting
  • Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Also available: Dental and Vision
  • PTO with carryover
  • CE Opportunities
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Personal Pet Discounts

What Makes Us Special

Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients while providing our clients with education and assistance in all aspects of animal care and ownership. We strive to exceed our clients' expectations by treating owners and their pets with respect, honesty, and compassion and treating all animals as if they were our own. Our services are provided in a clean, safe, and friendly environment and our goals are to work as a team, complementing each other’s talents and retaining a positive attitude.


Salary Range
$22,000.00 - 30,000.00
per Year
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East Haven, CT 06512, US
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