DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital is seeking full-time Swing Kennel Assistants to join our team in the ER.


As a Kennel Assistant, you will be responsible for maintaining a clean and sterile work environment. Tasks will include laundry, garbage services, kennel cleaning, exam room and isolation protocol cleaning, maintaining supply levels throughout the hospital, providing animal care for patients such as walking and providing clean water, assisting with animal restraint, and transporting patients safely from the parking lot to the hospital and back, as well as other miscellaneous tasks.

A genuine love of and respect for all animals is required, as is an appreciation of the human-animal bond.

Wage: $16-18 hourly, plus weekend and overnight differentials for qualifying shifts.

Schedule: Kennel Assistants work 3/4 rotating schedules with 10 hours shifts. This means you have a consistent schedule that makes planning the rest of your life easy, and you get 3 or 4 days off in a row every week!

Currently hiring for Swing shifts.

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Knowledge of veterinary practice safety measures.
  • Understanding of animal behavior and knowledge of safe animal handling and transport practices.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, clients, and vendors in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule and work varied shifts as needed, including holidays and on-call.
  • Experience or education equivalent to a High School diploma.
  • Experience in a veterinary facility preferred.

What you can look forward to at DoveLewis:

  • We live up to our mission of providing the best emergency, critical, and specialty care to our patients.
  • Advancing your emergency and critical care skillset at a teaching hospital dedicated to the growth of our employees.
  • As a nonprofit with community-focused services your work makes a difference to the animal-loving community and to individual pet owners on a daily basis.
  • Work alongside a talented team including 6 specialties under one roof.
  • Student debt repayment assistance (qualify in your first month!)
  • Equitable benefits, including $0 mental health copays, preventative care, LGBTQIA-friendly providers, and options for families.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, you MUST complete the online application and upload a resume. Resumes received without a completed online application will not be considered.

DoveLewis is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen required.