Kennel Assistant

Kennel Assistant Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 8,193 Kennel Assistant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing A Kennel Assistant Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Bathe Dogs, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Kennel Assistant Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Kennel Assistant CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Kennel Assistants, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on kennel assistant resumes is bathe dogs, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: facility laundry. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a kennel assistant.
Top Skills for a Kennel Assistant
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1


  • Load uniforms into washers and dryers, select proper washing formula & drying temp.for each load.
  • Operated industrial washers and dryers.
  • Operated boiler, fluid bed dryer, and vacuum evaporators.
  • Certificate Training Seminars: Medical Management//Front Desk Administration/Billing/ CPT Coding Location: Greenbelt MD 1991, 1992
  • Maintained the cleanliness of buses which included the up keep of appearance of the bus with the washing of the bus.

Example # 2

Kennel Assistant

  • Use idexx blood machines and digital radiology .Input notes, patient overview and details into computer.
  • Work closely with the veterinarian to ensure the best quality Pet care and to maximize the veterinarian's productivity.
  • Collected specimens, processed them and analyzed lab samples..
  • Administered medications and fluid IV, SQ, IM, and PO.
  • Prepared routine in-house laboratory testing (canine heartworm, feline leukemia, FIV, and canine parvovirus).

Example # 3

Kennel Assistant

  • Restrain animals; perform TPR'S, blood draws, place IV catheters, SQ fluids, etc.
  • Assisted in check in of patients; obtain TPR, history, weight and symptoms.
  • Use idexx blood machines and digital radiology .Input notes, patient overview and details into computer.
  • Assist the DVM as needed in the clinic.
  • Experienced in radiology, blood draw, restraint, catheter placement, fecal, ear cytology, idexx machines, ect.

Example # 4

Kennel Assistant

  • Assisted Kennel Manager in ensuring the kennel operations comply with all contractual canine medical and general requirements of DOD contractual requirements.
  • Maintained scheduled nutritional plans and feedings for each specific type to tenant in the Resort on any given day.
  • Assisted during surgery and prepped for surgery Cleaned the dental, exam, and surgery rooms Restrained animals to receive vaccinations
  • Cared for the animals boarded at the hospital Took care of many of the janitorial needs of the hospital
  • Feed and give water to all pets boarding.

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How much work experience does the average kennel assistant candidate have?
The average kennel assistant resume contains 1.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your kennel assistant skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from kennel assistant resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a kennel assistant, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Kennel Assistant roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of kennel assistant resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained