Overview

Company Description
Big Bend Animal Hospital is a well-established, progressive, state of the art, fast paced, one doctor, small animal practice located in Riverview, FL. We offer many services to provide the best comprehensive care to our patients including Preventative Care, Surgery, Dentistry, Cold Laser Therapy, In-House Diagnostics, Digital Full-body Radiology, Medical and/or Vacation Boarding, and Grooming services.

Big Bend Animal Hospital is located in Riverview, just south of Tampa close to Brandon mall. It is a fast-growing area but maintains a rural feel. The proximity to I 75 allows for an easy commute to both the Tampa Bay, and the Sarasota area. Popular things to do in the area include Bush Gardens, Florida Aquarium and Zoo Tampa, beaches, boating, Ybor City downtown scene and more! Our public schools are excellent, making it an ideal area to raise a family!

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Job Description
Job duties include, but are not limited to:

The kennel tech is responsible for the care, feeding, medicating and cleaning of our patients in hospital, and our clients in the boarding facility. This job involves cleaning, laundry, bathing, feeding, walking dogs, and medicating. You are responsible for restocking hospital supplies, helping with post-operative patients, assisting doctors and assistants with animal restraint and exams. You will be responsible for proper recordkeeping of medications, special foods, appetite, behavior and any issue that may arise while the animal is in our care. You will be trained to clean and sterilize surgical instruments.
Qualifications
We are looking for someone with:

Knowledge of cleaning and disinfecting methods.
Proper methods of animal restraint.
Ability to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency.
Perform moderately heavy physical labor (large dogs, bags of litter, pet foods, etc).
Ability to sympathetically and patiently attend to sick, scared and injured animals.
Ability to learn to administer medications and to recognize abnormal conditions.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the job.
Additional information
We offer our staff:

Flexible Scheduling
Comprehensive Benefits (paid vacation/sick time/holidays, health, dental, vision, liability, 401K, life & supplemental insurance, employee assistance program & personal pet care discounts)
Competitive Compensation
Paid CE Allowance & Professional Dues if licensed
Career Development Opportunities
CVT, RVT, LVT & CVPM Tuition Assistance Programs
Referral Bonus Program
Generous pet discounts
WE ARE A DRUG-FREE, SMOKE-FREE, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Company Policy & Federal & State Laws Forbid Discrimination Because of Age, Color, Race, Religion, Sex, Disability, Sexual Orientation or National Origin

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of cleaning and disinfecting methods.
Proper methods of animal restraint.
Ability to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency.
Perform moderately heavy physical labor (large dogs, bags of litter, pet foods, etc).
Ability to sympathetically and patiently attend to sick, scared and injured animals.
Ability to learn to administer medications and to recognize abnormal conditions.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Maintain cooperative relationship

About Big Bend Animal Hospital

Big Bend Animal Hospital is a well-established, progressive, state of the art, fast paced, one doctor, small animal practice located in Riverview, FL. We offer many services to provide the best comprehensive care to our patients including Preventative Care, Surgery, Dentistry, Cold Laser Therapy, In-House Diagnostics, Digital Full-body Radiology, Medical and/or Vacation Boarding, and Grooming services. Big Bend Animal Hospital is located in Riverview, just south of Tampa close to Brandon mall. It is a fast-growing area but maintains a rural feel. The proximity to I 75 allows for an easy commute to both the Tampa Bay, and the Sarasota area. Popular things to do in the area include Bush Gardens, Florida Aquarium and Zoo Tampa, beaches, boating, Ybor City downtown scene and more! Our public schools are excellent, making it an ideal area to raise a family!

Required Education Level : High School Diploma or Equivalent