**Southfield BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital is hiring!**
**BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Southfield, MI, is seeking a dedicated Kennel Assistant to join our growing team! This is a full time position, working five 8 hour shifts per week, 10pm to 6am in the Emergency department. Some weekend and holiday availability is required.**
+ Do you have a passion for animals?
+ Are you looking to improve your skills and learn more about the veterinary health industry?
+ Would you enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, then we would love to hear from you.
A Kennel Assistant attends to the basic needs of animals that are patients of the hospital and cleans the hospital facility, equipment, and tools. The role may include assistance with basic patient care such as safe restraint of patients during treatment.
**As a BluePearl Kennel Assistant:**
+ You observe patients for obvious signs of health concerns and report any findings to senior staff.
+ You will clean and disinfect areas of the hospital as often as is necessary to maintain high standards of care.
+ You prepare patient meals, clean patient cages and bedding, and maintain litter boxes.
+ You will safely approach and restrain cooperative patients as needed during treatments.
+ You will provide routine attention to patients, including walking dogs.
+ You can effectively clean and maintain hospital equipment and tools.
+ You will quantify patient voids and report findings to senior Veterinary Assistant or Technician.
+ You will remove and wash soiled laundry and keep clean laundry stocked.
+ You will patrol facility regularly to ensure cleanliness.
**BluePearl is the next step in your career!**
+ Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food. You also have the opportunity to bring your dog to work.
+ We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in his/her career.
+ In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.
+ We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.
+ We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following:
+ Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options.
+ Flexible work schedules.
+ Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off and floating holiday plans.
+ A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.
_BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace._