Kent Veterinary Clinic provides full-service diagnostics, surgical care, dental procedures, for treatment of small companion animals. We have a full range of laboratory, radiology, and dental equipment, to provide you with the best service. We offer in-house diagnostics such as, digital x-rays, bloodwork, and laser therapy. We offer medical bathing, grooming, and a wide range of flea, tick, and heartworm prevention for your pets, all located in our in-house pharmacy for your convenience.
With a combination of one hundred years of Veterinary experience between Dr. Kent and Dr. Doucet; you know you’ll be in great hands! We are a close-knit team that enjoys working hard and of course having fun together. Kent Veterinary Clinic is not just well known in the community but, we are active members of the Chamber of Commerce.
Amite City is a great place to live and is conveniently located in Southeast Louisiana. The city offers a hometown feeling with the advantages of a big city. We are a short distance to Hammond, about 1 hour away from Baton Rouge, and just over an hour to New Orleans. Amite City is the perfect small town to start a family and a great place to start a new life; not to forget our annual Oyster Festival to curb your seafood craving! What’s not to love?
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
The kennel tech/Veterinary Assistant is responsible for the care, feeding, medicating, and cleaning of our patients in the hospital and boarding facility. This job involves cleaning, laundry, bathing, feeding, walking dogs, and medicating patients. You are responsible for restocking hospital supplies, helping with post-operative patients, assisting doctors and technicians 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 may be trained to clean and sterilize surgical instruments.
Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises. May be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste and potentially contagious diseases.
Whether you’re looking to just be a master of your role or trying to grow into that next career move, you’ll have opportunities through a variety of virtual and hands on, interactive training and continuing development.
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.
Self-starter with the desire to continue to advance your knowledge and skillset.
Compassionate, Calm, Team Player, Multi-Tasker and Strong Communicator
We offer our staff:
Comprehensive Benefits (health, dental, vision, liability, 401k & 401K matching program, life & supplemental insurance, HSA, & FSA)
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Vacation and Sick Time for ALL Employees
Paid Bereavement Program
Paid Parental Leave Program
Continuing Education Allowance (applies to licensed/registered/certified roles)
Tuition Assistance Program
Access to a CVA/CVT/CVPM Partnership through Penn Foster
Career Development Opportunities
Referral Bonus Program for most positions!
Additional Benefits May Also Be Available (i.e. Personal Pet Discounts, Holiday Pay, Uniform Allowance, Bonuses etc)
*Note – some benefits may only be available to or vary slightly for full time employment status vs part time status.
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 OriginRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The kennel tech/Veterinary Assistant is responsible for the care, feeding, medicating, and cleaning of our patients in the hospital and boarding facility. This job involves cleaning, laundry, bathing, feeding, walking dogs, and medicating patients. You are responsible for restocking hospital supplies, helping with post-operative patients, assisting doctors and technicians with animal restraint and exams.