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An Extraordinary Time To Be At PPV

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The Cornerstone Of Your Pet Community

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Working at a PPV hospital means you maintain your independence while enjoying the benefits of having sister practices close by and a stable organization at your back. The individuality of each location yields strengths and opportunities to be leveraged for the benefit of all!

What Our Employees Have to Say

"I like the fact that each hospital is able to mostly govern themselves, but has the support of multiple hospitals. It is 'corporate' without the 'corporate feel.’"

"Having the buying power and business organization provided by PPV is a huge advantage - it's stable and brings lots of benefits. Keeping individual clinic autonomy keeps the advantages of a small business practice and client relationships."

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You couldn’t have timed it better! You are on the ground floor of a growing and innovating organization. You are able to grow alongside the organization that hasn’t forgotten who contributes to its success. You can grow, you are valued, and you can help shape the future of PPV.

What Our Employees Have to Say

"Still has a small business feel, and I enjoy the flexibility it may offer in regards to opening up future growth and opportunities within the company"

"Great team and overall organization that takes care of it's members. Feels like a family run team that continues to expand while maintaining that support."

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Join your colleagues and feel the pride of being part of a network of reputable and sought-after practices. You have been empowered to leave your mark on the community, and it is a difference you can feel. Not only does your work benefit the lives of individual pets and their people, but your hard work and dedication has made you a cornerstone of your pet community.

What Our Employees Have to Say

"[We have a] massive impact. It's not just our community either, we have impacts in lots of cities, some that are far away. People know us from a lot of places. People drive from really far away to come and see us."

"It’s a fantastic family friendly organization that delivers multiple opportunities for growth and is very loved by its community. They are diverse in medicine and make/take many opportunities to help learn and grow for their clients and their families."

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Kennel Assistant JobMetropolitan Veterinary HospitalTacoma, WA 53549

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Why You'll Love This Job

Do you adore animals and like having fun on the job? Would you be interested in joining an established veterinary hospital that offers flexible scheduling and great benefits? Then, you should consider this choice Kennel Assistant position with Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility devoted to providing outstanding pet care in Tacoma, WA!  

As a Kennel Assistant with Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, you will work in a positive atmosphere as part of a happy work-family that bands together to help one another achieve success. Learn new and beneficial skills as you float between the front and back of the hospital, assisting in various important duties. Spend quality time with our furry patients who will love the attention you show them. Management will appreciate your efforts and clients will be grateful for your devotion to their beloved pets. We will reward you with generous paid time off, a flexible work schedule, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401k matched by us.

Join a company that fosters a climate of learning, respect and compassionate care! Apply for Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital's Kennel Assistant opening today!

Kennel Assistant Responsibilities

  • Assist in taking radiographs; clean surgical instruments and prepare surgical packs for sterilizations; sample set up and clean up
  • Clean and straighten exam rooms to prepare for incoming patients following OSHA guidelines
  • Refill and restock exam/treatment rooms with appropriate medical supplies and materials
  • Be familiar with infectious and common zoonotic diseases; including prevention, and the steps to reduce or eliminate transmission
  • Assist in restraining pets in a manner that allows procedures to be done with minimal stress to patients, and ensures safety of patients and people 
  • Clean kennels/feed animals as instructed/walk animals as instructed; general hospital janitorial duties

Kennel Assistant Qualifications

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Possess a good attitude and contribute to a positive work environment
  • Animal care, restraints, client/customer interaction experience
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