Sample Job Description for Kennel Assistant

A sample job description template for the position of Kennel Assistant is given below:

Job Title: Kennel Assistant

Location of the Job: Houston, TX 77076

Years of Experience: 3+ to 5 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: High School or equivalent

Job Summary:

Supports animal care by determining animal requirements; assisting during examinations; feeding and caring for animals; maintaining supplies and equipment.​

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains animal records by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating database.​
  • Maintains animals by feeding and watering animals; cleaning animals’ rooms, cages, and equipment; changing cages; administering medications; collecting samples.​
  • Determines animal requirements by reviewing care plans and records.​
  • Maintains safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by sanitizing and disinfecting holding and support areas; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.​
  • Supports animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments; securing and bringing animals to examination room; restraining animals; providing assistance as directed; explaining animal’s status to customer.​

Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Animal Behavior, Animal Husbandry
  • Verbal Communication
  • Documentation Skills
  • Inventory Management
  • Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
  • Action Oriented
  • Multi-tasking
  • Energy Level, Patience, Lifting

Salary: $10.00 – $15.00 Hourly DOE