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Top 50 Kennel Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Kennel Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Kennel Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 45.0% of Kennel Assistant resumes contained Bathe Dogs as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Kennel Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Kennel Assistant:

1. Bathe Dogs

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Here's how Bathe Dogs is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Feed, medicate and walk borders, restrain animals, clean kennels, bathe dogs and cats
  • Clean Kennels-Bathe Dogs-Dry Dogs-Check Customers in and out-Book Grooming and Boarding Appointments -Answer and Return Phone Calls
  • Bathe dogs in preparation for grooming, attend to dogs that are currently being boarded.
  • Clean kennels and faculty, feed dogs, bathe dogs, help work service dogs
  • Bathe dogs and cats, trim nails, brush and dry animals
  • Brushed, bathe dogs by appointment, on occasion cats.
  • Answer phones for front office, book appointments, bathe dogs
  • Bathe dogs Clean and Sanitize kennels Walk and Feed dogs
  • Bathe dogs and cats per customer request.
  • Bathe dogs and cats for groomers.
  • Walk dogs, water dogs, bathe dogs going home the following day.
  • Walk, brush, and bathe dogs as needed.
  • Groom and bathe dogs Assist reception by answering calls, prepping patient charts for appointments, and filing
  • Walk, feed, and bathe dogs Assist technicians with lab work
  • Clean kennels, mop, vacuume, feed dogs, bathe dogs, clean parks
  • Provide the highest level of care to animals Walk, feed, bathe dogs; Administer medications Daily cleaning of the facilities
  • Administer medications Keep records of boarding and medicine administration Organize animal belongings Bathe dogs Disinfect kennels and clinic

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2. Facility Laundry

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Here's how Facility Laundry is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Do facility laundry and clean, organize, maintain, and disinfect animal quarters, such as kennels.
  • Do facility laundry and clean, organize, maintain, and disinfect whatever may cause cross-contamination.
  • Do facility laundry and clean, organize, maintain, and disinfect dog kennels.
  • Do facility laundry and clean, organize, maintain, and disinfect animal cages.

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3. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Provided exceptional care for cats and dogs, from medical responsibilities to behavioral assessments to attentive and educational customer service.
  • Vaccinated all pets for adoption customer service assisted in adoption events
  • Maintained shop cleanliness and provided customer service.
  • Provided customer service to the public and assisted them by answering questions about services and/or the stay of their animals.
  • Provide excellent customer service in upscale dog day care that provides great temporary housing and daycare for clients canines.
  • Provided customer service including taking reservations, phone calls, and transactions, and checking dogs in and out.
  • Learned basic skills I needed in the job force including, work ethic, team work and customer service.
  • Provided quality customer service and communication with customers, doctors, and staff.
  • Provide excellent customer service to potential adopters and owners of strays.
  • Learned importance of sanitary protocol as well as customer service skills.
  • Answer phone calls, provide high quality customer service.
  • Provide customer service to the animal's owners.
  • Provided exceptional customer service for clientele in the downtown Staples Center area Coached, trained, walked, and housed dogs.
  • Administered medication to dogs Customer service Caretaker of boarded dogs
  • Assist the doctors Provide customer service to clients Come check on boarders while clinic was closed
  • Assisted in Adoptions/Meet & Greets Cleaned Kennels Customer Service
  • Maintained clean environment Conduct creative activities for boarders Administered medications Customer Service
  • Record keeping *Inventory *Animal welfare *Customer service
  • moved) Customer service Medicated patients General kennel duties
  • Job Duties: Answering telephone calls Opening and Closing facility Customer service Greeting customers Janitorial Services Keeps files

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4. Animal Care

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Here's how Animal Care is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Provided animal care and management; maintained cleanliness of the facility; assisted licensed veterinary technicians in restraint of animals.
  • Attained a management position coordinating animal care and facility maintenance.
  • Keep general areas clean and organized, answer phones, keep proper records of animal care and medical treatments.
  • Assisted in animal care, walks, feedings, for a few days while they needed extra help.
  • Administered animal care and conducted kennel maintenance for more than 20 boarding animals at any given time.
  • Answered phones, greeted customers and interfaced with customers * Provided animal care by walking and bathing dogs
  • Used proficient knowledge in animal care to ensure a safe and healthy work place.
  • Provide basic animal care in environments where greyhounds are caged.
  • Advised owners regarding animal care and supplementary training at home.
  • Provided supervised animal care in a 24 hour boarding business.
  • Assist the veterinarian on duties related to animal care.
  • General animal care and observed general population for illness/injuries Monitored playtime and walked dogs daily
  • Provided basic animal care for dogs being boarded at the facility - Provided customer service and perform office duties
  • Completed Animal Care Recreational Occupational Program 2013 Worked in Food Services Department at Burbank High School 2012-2013
  • provided professional animal care services and cared for pets in the absence of their owners.
  • Handled pre and post-surgery animal care, including kennel care.
  • Clean Facility * Feed and Weigh Small Animals * Assist DVM and LVT with X-rays and Minor Animal Care
  • General Animal Care Maintained OSHA standards O.R.
  • Maintained animal kennels Assisted in teaching obedience and housetraining of pets Handled Cash Register, Sold animal care and food
  • Assisted in evaluation of quality of show dogs Animal enrichment Kennel custodial duties Animal care

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5. Veterinary Assistant

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Here's how Veterinary Assistant is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Offered job as veterinary assistant.
  • Volunteer Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Assistant (1 year) until hired as Kennel Assistant (2 years).
  • Assisted Veterinary Assistants in helping animals, cleaned: surgical instruments, kennels, hospital, and walked dogs
  • Kennel assistant, veterinary assistant, pet care, prepared prescriptions, food stock and cleaning.
  • Report signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity to Veterinary Assistants and Doctors.
  • Care for animals boarding in kennel with some experience as a veterinary assistant.
  • Started as a kennel assistant and was soon promoted to veterinary assistant.
  • Trained in carrying out Veterinary Assistant skills.
  • Started in kennels, quickly promoted to veterinary assistant and receptionist while attendingJoliet Junior College's Veterinary Technology Program
  • Aided vets and veterinary assistants with various procedures Cared for animals pre- and post-surgery and while boarding

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6. Exam Rooms

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Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Veterinary technicians and Veterinarian in restraining animals, preparing equipment, exam rooms and animals for exams and procedures.
  • Assist veterinarian in exam rooms as veterinary technician.
  • Helped out in hospital side restocking exam rooms, cleaning in between exams, calling patients in, and communicate with clients
  • Assisted veterinarians in exam rooms, preformed laboratory duties, secretarial duties, and cleaning duties.
  • Ensured the cleanliness, sanitation and maintenance of all facilities, exam rooms and equipment.
  • Keep treatment area, exam rooms and kennel area sanitary, organized and well-stocked.
  • Cleaned the office, exam rooms, operating room, treatment room and kennels.
  • Clean exam rooms after each visit and preparing for the next client and patient.
  • Perform nightly cleaning of offices, operating/exam rooms and all common areas.
  • Lead the clients and patients into private exam rooms.
  • Assisted Veterinarians in exam rooms when needed.
  • Cleaned cages and exam rooms.
  • Assist doctors in exam rooms.
  • Clean bathrooms, exam rooms, employee lounge, lab, x-ray room, etc.
  • Organize 350 different medications to ensure correct prescriptions Clean 3 exam rooms multiple times a day to maintain a sanitary work environment
  • Assisted the veterinarians and technicians controlling animals, dispensing medicine, and maintaining sanitary and safe exam rooms and kennels.
  • Maintained the safety of patients, clean cages and exam rooms Assisted in restraining patients for the veterinarian and technicians
  • cleaned front of the hospital and exam rooms.
  • Restocked surgery and exam rooms Filed patient's documents
  • Assisted with administering medication and nail clipping Held patients during examination Disinfected and sterilized kennel areas and exam rooms

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7. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in office management, including customer service and scheduling appointments.
  • Operated telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages and scheduling appointments.
  • Front desk duties, scheduling appointments, answering phones, customer service, assisting in pet care and surgery
  • Worked reception area by answering phones, scheduling appointments, and checking guests out after appointments.
  • Greet clients, scheduling appointments, answering phones, filing and processing payments.
  • Perform office reception duties, such as scheduling appointments or helping customers.
  • Assisted clients by phone, including scheduling appointments and treatments.
  • Assist customers in scheduling appointments.
  • Assisted customers by phone, including scheduling appointments and treatments.Restrained and managed scared and active animals.
  • Front desk General duties; answering phones, scheduling appointments, greeting customers, ect.
  • Back up receptionist: answering multi-lined phones, scheduling appointments, and assembling patient/client charts.
  • Watched daycare dogsCheck in clientsManaged the front office scheduling appointments and working directly with clients

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8. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Front desk, Feeding/watering, Cleaning kennel/runs, bathing, watching the baby and caring for customers.
  • Updated client records and added appointments to company calendar and supported front desk staff with administrative needs.
  • Worked at the front desk, welcomed customers and made appointments using Cornerstone computer system.
  • Assist office as needed, either at the front desk or in the exam room.
  • Assisted the front desk including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information
  • Front desk duties included answering phones, scheduling grooming or kenneling, and cashiering.
  • Kennel Reception Supervisor and Kennel Assistant o Manage front desk and lobby area independently.
  • Managed front desk, took phone calls, made and managed appointments.
  • Greet clients and their pets at the front desk for hospital appointment.
  • Supported front desk staff with daily clerical duties and answering phones.
  • Provided guest services and performed front desk responsibilities as needed.
  • Worked front desk and assisted clients with helpful information.
  • Supported front desk staff with administrative needs.
  • Position: Front Desk/Customer Service.
  • Manage front desk during open hours (i.e.
  • Front Desk duties/phones/filing 1998-2008 stay at home mom
  • Provided safe, clean, nurturing environment * Customer service at front desk * Caring for, walking, and socializing dogs
  • Cared for boarded animals Assisted grooming Front desk work consisting of making grooming appointments and boarding reservations
  • Feed Clean kennels Medicate Daily inspections of dogs Play Times Help front desk when needed
  • Clean and care for animals Assist Technician Clean facility Laundry Front desk Cashier

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9. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Execute front desk responsibilities, for instance, answering phone calls, making appointments, and sell retail merchandise.
  • Clean dog runs, answer phone calls, set up appointments, feed animals, give animals their medication
  • Scheduled appointments, answered phone calls, filed papers, made follow up calls to clients.
  • Served at the front desk checking customers in and out and taking phone calls for appointments.
  • Managed the receptionist area, including greeting visitors and responding to phone calls.
  • Answer phone calls, book appointments, as well as take messages
  • Screened telephone calls and inquiries and directed them as appropriate.
  • Answered phone calls from families checking up on their dogs.
  • Answered phone calls, schedule appointments, fill paper work.
  • Answer phone calls and answer questions that are asked.
  • Answered, screened and directed inbound phone calls.
  • Answered phone calls, made appointments, etc.
  • Answered phone calls and provided assistance when qualified.
  • Answered telephone calls and assisted clients.
  • Answer phone calls and schedule appointments.
  • Answer phone calls and take messages.
  • Answer and return phone calls.
  • Provided detailed boarding information Answering phone calls, greeting clients, and scheduling available days Care, feed, and medicate animals
  • Assisted with rescue kennel duties - cleaning kennels, feeding animals Answered telephone calls, assisted customers with questions on adoptions Personal
  • Washed towels an blankets kept kennals clean animals happy answered phone calls an questions.

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10. Nail Trims

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Here's how Nail Trims is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Administered oral and sub-Q medications to boarding patients, performed nail trims, bathed, walked, and fed patients.
  • Assist technicians with physical duties such as holding clients for checkup procedures, administering vaccines, nail trims etc.
  • Assisted doctors and veterinary technicians in everyday procedures such as nail trims, medicated baths, and routine exams.
  • Performed nail trims, anal gland expression (exterior experience only) and ear cleaning.
  • Assist throughout the hospital where needed- Including restraint for nail trims, sedation and physical exams
  • Assist Technicians with blood draws, restraining animals for surgery, and nail trims.
  • Perform daily walks for pets, nail trims, baths, and brushing sessions.
  • Provided assistance to veterinary technicians for vaccinations, nail trims, and blood draws.
  • Position also includes bathing, brushing, and nail trims for grooming dogs.
  • Cleaned kennels and held animals during minor procedures and gave nail trims.
  • Assisted various groomers with nail trims, baths, and hair cuts.
  • Performed baths, nail trims, and anal sac expressions.
  • Assisted with nail trims and gave boarders baths upon departure.
  • Help with holding pets for tests and nail trims.
  • Assisted with nail trims on both cats and dogs.
  • Nail trims, baths and shaves when needed.
  • Assisted with nail trims, obtaining fecals, anal gland procedures, etc.
  • Care for pets, clean runs and play areas, bath, nail trims, give meds.
  • nail trims and dermal -bath and brush
  • Cleaned dog and cat cages Cared for patients before and after surgery Helped restrain animals for checkups and nail trims Cleaned hospital

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11. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored dog day care play, and cleaned kennels to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for our animals.
  • Provided a clean and safe environment for the animals by maintaining kennels at the animal hospital.
  • Maintained safe environment in stressful situations, caring for over 50 dogs each shift.
  • Maintained a clean safe environment for dogs, meeting health and safety standards.
  • Clean and maintain a safe environment for the dogs in daycare/boarding.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for both dogs and cats.
  • Maintained a clean and safe environment.
  • Worked independently to provide a clean and safe environment for animals awaiting adoption.

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12. Cat Care

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13. Surgical Procedures

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Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored patient vital signs during surgical procedures, and notified veterinarian of changes in stability.
  • Cared for animals recovering from surgical procedures, did general cleaning around the hospital
  • Observed numerous surgical procedures, routine wellness examinations and various methods of treatment.
  • Observed medical evaluations, surgical procedures, and laboratory analysis.
  • Assisted veterinarian during medical and surgical procedures.
  • Assist with preparation for animal surgical procedures
  • Assisted in conducting daily surgical procedures.
  • Help animals from surgical procedures recover.
  • Walked and fed patients, cleaned cages, and observed surgical procedures and routine treatments.
  • Help prepare animals for surgical procedures.
  • Assist doctor in surgical procedures.
  • Restrained animals, assisted with blood draws, assisted with surgery set up, pre-surgical procedures, and post surgical procedures.

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14. Animal Hospital

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Here's how Animal Hospital is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted veterinarian in day-to-day animal hospital activities including processing lab work administering medication, performing x-rays, feeding and cleaning patients.
  • Performed veterinary and kennel assistant duties in animal hospital.
  • Maintained the cleanliness of the facility and assisted the Veterinarians & Vet Technicians with the day-to-day functions of the animal hospital.
  • Assisted veterinarians, cleaned animal hospital, checked in on health of animals after close, stocked hospital, cleaned medical equipment
  • Worked with Veterinarians' and the Veterinarian Technicians' in performing various task at the animal hospital.
  • Fed and provided daily care for all animals in the care of the Animal Hospital.
  • AAHA-accredited, #8-ranked animal hospital in United States.
  • Maintained overall cleanliness of the Animal Hospital and kennel.
  • Assisted with transporting animals to the animal hospital.
  • Kennel assistants are also responsible for the twice daily exercise that is required by the Pittsboro Animal Hospital.
  • Cleaned kennels Fed, walked, and bathed animals Assisted veterinarian in treatment of animals Cleaned office in animal hospital
  • Kennel assistant, 09/2016 Tekonsha Animal Hospital Tekonsha, MI

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15. General Care

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Here's how General Care is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Administer medications and general care for animals.
  • Feed or exercise animals or provide other general care, such as cleaning or maintaining holding or performance areas.
  • Advised animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions and treatment options.
  • General care such as baths, nail clipping, collar adjustments, food portions, etc.
  • General care provider for over 200 animals for a full service boarding and grooming kennel.
  • Walked and provided general care to the pets and cage maintenance and maintained stock room supplies
  • Clipped nails, ear cleaning, grooming, daily exercise and general care.
  • Volunteered in dog walking, Feeding, and general care of animals.
  • General care of animals including, feeding and cleaning of animal kennels.
  • Attended to all animals as well as general care.
  • General care of all dogs (feeding/watering/walking/bathing.)
  • Walked dogs and provided general care to cats.
  • Exercise animals and provide other general care.
  • Provide general care for animals.
  • General care for animals, feeding and walking Worked while in High School
  • General care of patients (walking, feeding, watering, etc.
  • General care for all pets,Horses and dogs.
  • General care of animals and their quarters Provided customer service as needed Aided Veterinarian in check in and care of overnight pets

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16. Drawing Blood

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Here's how Drawing Blood is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in doctor visits, including preparing and giving vaccines, drawing blood, and prepping animal and equipment for surgeries.
  • Assisted in trimming nails, drawing blood, and other medical attentions for animals.
  • Trained proper restraint, drawing blood, administrating medication to dogs and cats.
  • Assisted veterinary technicians with drawing blood and clipping nails.
  • Assisted veterinary technicians with drawing blood samples.
  • Help hold off vein fordrawing blood.

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17. Water Animals

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Here's how Water Animals is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Feed and water animals, and clean and disinfect pens, cages, yards, and hutches.
  • Job Description: Clean animal areas, play with/exercise and feed and water animals
  • Clean kennels, bathe animals, medicate animals, feed and water animals
  • Feed and water animals according to schedules and feeding instructions.
  • Feed and water animals daily.
  • Clean Kennels, Feed/ Water animals, Supervise large and small daycamp, TLC's, Perform entrance and exit exams
  • Clean cages, feed/water animals in the kennel and hospital, clean and organize hospital (i.e.
  • Feed and water animals that were boarding at that time.
  • Cleaned insude/outside kennels Walked dogs Cleaned cat room Fed/water animals Clean work area.

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18. Janitorial

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Here's how Janitorial is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Perform many of the routine janitorial tasks such as housekeeping duties, restocking inventory, and some yard maintenance.
  • Performed routine janitorial tasks such as cleaning and disinfecting of all cages and housekeeping duties
  • Worked as a kennel cleaner, dog walker, care giver and janitorial.
  • Feed and exercise animals Maintenance/ janitorial services
  • Store janitorial Merchandise updates (stock/back stocking merchandise, floor sets, visual updates etc.)
  • Feed animals Administer medication Fulfill janitorial duties for the clinic
  • Care for canines and feline/ assist with veterinary duties Filing (patient medical documents) Janitorial duties
  • Clean animal kennels Feed animals Give animals medication Bathe animals Janitorial tasks

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19. Litter Boxes

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Here's how Litter Boxes is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Clean kennels, feed and water dogs and cats, scoop and clean litter boxes, general cleaning and walking dogs
  • Cleaned kennels, walked dogs, cleaned litter boxes, exercised cats, cared for post surgery animals
  • Clean disinfect, dog, cat bowls, litter boxes using commercial steam cleaner.
  • Clean dishes, change litter boxes and clean up messes made by boarding animals.
  • Cleaned cages, feeding bowls, litter boxes, and walked animals as required.
  • Cleaned litter boxes and replenished food and water for cats.
  • Walked dogs, fed animals, changed litter boxes.
  • Clean dog and cat cages and change litter boxes.
  • Clean litter boxes and feed cats.
  • Cleaned cat litter boxes, dog runs, as well as the outdoor yards.
  • Clean cat litter boxes Maintains cleanliness of entire hospital
  • Clean litter boxes Feed animals food & water Clean & organize work environment

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20. Medical Procedures

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Here's how Medical Procedures is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Helped Technicians and Administered Medications o I aided with medical procedures while properly using safe animal restraint methods.
  • Assisted veterinary staff with medical procedures Provided customer service support, and dispensed medicine as prescribed for patients
  • Performed Veterinary Technician duties by assisting veterinarians with medical procedures, vaccines and dispensing medications.
  • Assist with administration of medical procedures, vaccinations, medication application/distribution, etc.
  • Supported veterinarians with medical procedures and other duties as assigned.
  • Assisted veterinarians and vet techs during medical procedures.
  • Transport animals to veterinarian for medical procedures.
  • Handled and restrained animals for medical procedures.
  • Kennel Assistant- feeding/watering patients, administering medication, bathing/grooming, trimming nails, cleaning runs, assisting in some medical procedures.
  • Provided special care to canines having undergone specific medical procedures (spay, neuter, dental, or heat exhaustion.)
  • Restrained patients for examination, EKG's, blood draw, medical procedures and surgical preparation.
  • Fed and cared for animals while recovering from medical procedures and while their owners were traveling.
  • Performed minor medical procedures such as anal sack expressions and ear cleanings.
  • Assist doctors and technicians in patient diagnostic tests and medical procedures.
  • Assisted the veterinarians with minor surgeries and medical procedures.
  • Assisted in handling pets during medical procedures.
  • Aided doctors in medical procedures.
  • Assisted doctors with medical procedures.
  • Assist Veterinarians with animal checkups, x-rays, and medical procedures Walk/feed boarded animals and maintained general clinic upkeep
  • Assist in medical procedures, tail docking , remove dew claws, and assist in surgery at vet clinic for c-sections.

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21. Pet Owners

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Here's how Pet Owners is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Provided personalized service to pet owners.
  • Assure pet owners that their dogs are being well taken care of in their absence by providing quality care.
  • Developed ability to talk to and calm down pet owners in a variety of moods - e.g.
  • Interacted with pet owners offering reassurance as to the quality of care that their pets would receive.
  • Discussed the responsibilities of pet ownership, showed animals to prospective adopters during shelter open hours.
  • Provided direct customer service to pet owners and daily care for up to 40 dogs
  • Interact with pet owners as they are dropping off and picking up their pets.
  • Provided pet owners with excellent customer service and compassionate care for their pets.
  • Learned the importance of good communication skills with co-workers and pet owners.
  • Provide pet owners with daily activity, behavior and progress reports.
  • Utilized interpersonal skills to create a pleasant experience for pet owners.
  • Interacted with pet owners in answering basic animal care questions.
  • Greeted pet owners making them feel comfortable.
  • Collected currency from pet owners.
  • Educated the community about responsible pet ownership.Vaccinated animals and administered medications orally.
  • Advised pet owners on safety and health practices to ensure no disease is transmitted from animals to humans.
  • Provided superior customer service to pet owners Administered medication Performed daily maintenance for boarded clients Conducted Inventory

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22. Fresh Water

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Here's how Fresh Water is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Excelled at caring for animals, fresh water, food, exercise, keeping them and all surrounding areas clean.
  • Assisted with all animal care and well system Duties included cleaning kennels, daily feeding and providing fresh water.
  • Fed animals twice daily and made sure they had access to fresh water at all times.
  • Feed appropriate diets to pets, availability of fresh water at all times.
  • Clean each kennel and provide new bedding and fresh water.
  • Fed animals daily and ensured access to fresh water.
  • Provide them with fresh water and food.
  • Clean cats' kennels, litter boxes, and give them fresh water.

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Here's how IV is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Corrected problem behaviors through understanding of Pack Dynamics, Canine Psychology and Positive Reward Based Training.
  • Provided administrative and technical support in addition to supporting animal care programs.
  • Assisted with immunizations and giving medicine.
  • Cleaned Kennels, bathed and groomed dogs, took them out for daily activities, fed and cared for kenneled pets.
  • Provide animals with clean kennels, help maintain appropriate diets based on animal weights, assist in delivering medications, grooming
  • Observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent.
  • Changed puppy blankets, cleaned the kennel, and played with all the dogs for physical activity.
  • Performed lab work as needed, to include giving shots, fecal tests and the like.
  • Helped to clean individual kennel stalls and reported any possible dog issues to management.
  • Provide comprehensive care for all animals, including exercise, nutrition and bathing.
  • Have given vaccines, fluids, docked tails and dew claws.
  • Interact with clients in a positive and informative manner.
  • Feed and give water to all pets boarding.
  • Kennel assistant for private home owners.
  • Give any medication if needed.
  • Clean the living spaces for the dogs.
  • Receive visitors, house keeping, dog grooming, manage other kennel assistants, administer medications.
  • Clean Kennels, Feed Animals, Give Meds, Groom, Bathe, Etc.
  • Delivered new volunteer orientation Provided on-going training for all volunteers Coordinated adoption events.
  • CROWN POINT Duties Include: Giving medication to animals Walked, fed, bathed and cleaned kennels for the animals Laundry

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24. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Cleaned kernels, fed boarding and sick patients, walked boarding dogs, assisted veterinary technicians, data entry
  • Compiled inventory lists, gathered information of staff hours for payroll, data entry and miscellaneous clerical work.
  • Handled check-in and checkout of animals, answered phones, took reservations and performed data entry.
  • Monitored heath of animals, data entry, medication, and assisting veterinary staff.
  • Managed multiple phone lines as well as data entry and processing of contracts.
  • Complete data entry for each animal entering and exiting the building.
  • Performed data entry with hospital patient care systems.
  • Performed data entry as well as filing.
  • Learned to use basic data entry software (Petware)

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Here's how Surgical Equipment is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared surgical equipment and passed instruments and materials to veterinarians during surgical procedures.
  • Prepared surgical equipment and assisted veterinarians with instruments and materials during surgical procedures.
  • Prepare surgical equipment, instruments and equipment for necessary procedures and sterilize.
  • Prepare surgical equipment or materials to veterinarians for surgical procedures.
  • Sterilize and disinfect cages and work areas, sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment, assist the veterinarians with surgeries.
  • Sanitized and sterilized scales, kennels, surgical equipment, examination tables, and entire hospital space.
  • Cleaned and disinfected cages and work areas, and sterilized laboratory and surgical equipment.
  • Cleaned surgical equipment, operating rooms, kennels and reception area.
  • Clean surgical equipment and wrap equipment to be sterilized.
  • Clean and disinfect surgical equipment.
  • Monitored patients under anesthesia Maintained inventory and the cleanliness of the clinic Autoclaved surgical equipment

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26. Food Intake

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  • Recorded information according to instructions, such as genealogy, diet, weight, medications, food intake and license number.
  • Feed and water tenants; and monitor food intakes and excretory activities as well as administer daily medication.
  • Collect and record animal information such as weight, size, medications given, and food intake.

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27. Food Supplements

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Here's how Food Supplements is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Mix food, medications, or food supplements according to instructions, prescriptions, and knowledge of animal species.
  • Mix food, liquid formulas, medications, or food supplements according to instructions and prescriptions.
  • Mixed food, medications, and food supplements as appropriate.
  • Dispense medication, food supplements, and liquid formulas according to dosage instructions.

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28. Anal Glands

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Here's how Anal Glands is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Pull catheters, bandage animals properly, bathe animals, give medications, express anal glands, and give subcutaneous fluids.
  • Perform animal grooming duties such as washing, brushing, cutting nails, cleaning ears and anal glands, etc.
  • Performed bathing, teeth cleaning, ear cleaning, expressing anal glands, and blow-drying both cats and dogs.
  • Bathe dogs, clip nails, empty anal glands, clean kennels, feed and take care of animals.
  • Assist with nail trims and anal glands, hold to draw blood, and walk boarding animals.
  • Give nail trims, express anal glands, and bathe dogs/cats upon owner request.
  • Trimmed nails, expressed anal glands, removed staples and sutures.
  • Trimmed nails, cleaned ears and drained anal glands.
  • Clip nails and express anal glands.
  • Express anal glands and clean ears.
  • Have given fluids* bathes, anal glands, and nail trims* Filled prescriptions * Filled medication (anesthesia) for dentals
  • Medicated animals as described Bathed, groomed, toe nail trims, anal glands and ear cleaning.

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29. Liquid Formulas

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Here's how Liquid Formulas is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared mixtures of food, liquid formulas, or supplements for an animal's specialized diet.

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30. Observe Animals

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Here's how Observe Animals is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Observe animals in post-operative setting.
  • Observe animals and recognize when a situation needs to be brought to attention.
  • Observe animals to detect signs of illness, disease, or injury.
  • Examine and observe animals to detect sign of illness.
  • Observe animals for any health concerns.

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31. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Administered medications, maintained accurate boarding logs and medical records.
  • Welcomed animal owners by greeting them; obtained information about the condition of their animal; retrieved or initiated medical records.
  • Checked in patients by receiving, reviewing, and processing their medical history or started new medical records for new patients.
  • Keep office books updated with updated shot records, previous payments from owners, and medical records.
  • Maintain patient records by accurately recording treatments and test results on patient charts and other medical records.
  • Assisted any staff members with medical or office tasks, cleaned kennels and prepared medical records.
  • Assisted in checking in clients, created customer files and completed client medical records.
  • Filled out medical records daily and filing them.
  • Maintained all paperwork and medical records.
  • Updated animal medical records Basic housekeeping Weekend care, including basic care of animals, physical therapy, and handling medication

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32. Medical Care

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Here's how Medical Care is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Bathe, groom and provide medical care to puppies to ensure they are healthy before being released to new families.
  • Care for puppies aged 3 months-a year: feeding, bathing, providing medical care when needed, etc.
  • Provided care for boarded dogs including feeding, exercise, grooming, and medical care when needed.
  • Provided daily care for impounded animals, including feeding, watering and obtaining medical care.
  • Provided non-emergency medical care to dogs left in the care of the facility.
  • Administered medical care to the greyhounds as well as the boarders.
  • Assisted technicians and veterinarians with medical care of the animals.
  • Provide medical care on schedule.
  • Provided medical care, administered oral medications, and shots on schedule.
  • Administered medical care to animals of special needs Observed and administered tests involving animal temperaments Provided various maintenance around facility
  • Clean and sanitize kennels Assist in Medical care Responsible for daily exercise/ grooming

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33. Specific Instructions

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Here's how Specific Instructions is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared feed for animals according to specific instructions such as diet lists and schedules.
  • Set up food bowls following the specific instructions provided by the dog's owner.
  • Prepare feed for animals according to specific instructions Maintains and sanitizes kennel area Monitor and document behavior and medical conditions
  • Cleaned cages and building in a systematic manner Prepared food for animals according to specific instructions Spent quality time with animals

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34. Fecal Samples

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Here's how Fecal Samples is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Cleaned, walked medicated, assisted in surgeries, reading fecal samples, spinning blood, and taking urine samples.
  • Cleaned the facility, assisted in surgery, and handled the animals for vaccinations and blood and fecal samples.
  • Packaged urine, blood, and fecal samples to be sent to various labs.
  • Can draw vaccines, prepare fecal samples and use a light microscope efficiently
  • Collected urine and fecal samples for the Vets.
  • Collected fecal samples, and assisted in vaccinations.
  • Collect urine and fecal samples.
  • Set up fecal samples to be sent out to Idexx for testing.
  • Assisted veterinarians and veterinary technicians Monitored, recorded and reported physical signs of hospitalized/boarded pets Collected urine and fecal samples as needed
  • Test blood and fecal samples for diseases like Giardia with snap tests from Idexx.

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35. Animal Quarters

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Here's how Animal Quarters is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Adjust controls to regulate specified temperature and humidity of animal quarters, nurseries, or exhibit areas.
  • Clean, organize, and disinfect animal quarters such as pens, cages, and yards.
  • Cleaned animal quarters such as cages or kennels and holding areas.
  • Cleaned, organized, maintained, and disinfected animal quarters.
  • Cleaned, organized, and sanitized animal quarters.
  • Cleaned animal quarters such as holding areas.
  • Cleaned and sanitized animal quarters Assisted with facilities laundry Fed and watered animals according to schedules and feeding instructions

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36. General Maintenance

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Here's how General Maintenance is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • General Maintenance Including Kennel Cleaning.
  • Provided general maintenance of the boarding and daycare facilities, prepped for pet training courses, and organized kennel prep area.
  • Cleaned airing yards and kept up general maintenance of the building I was assigned to.
  • Developed basic janitorial skills by cleaning, restocking and general maintenance of the clinic.
  • Maintain general maintenance, Assist customers with receiving new dogs/cats in.
  • General maintenance of the building; painting, basic electrical.
  • General maintenance and cleaning of hospital grounds and interior.
  • General maintenance of premises and other assistant duties.
  • General maintenance of facilities and grounds.
  • General maintenance of the hospital.
  • Assisted in accepting animals from Animal Control Officers Performed general maintenance and minor repairs on clinic equipment.
  • general maintenance; answer pages; feed, water & clean animals; hold for treatments/vaccinations; stock & price items
  • Kennel Assistant Daily feeding, cleaning, and general maintenance of all animals.
  • General maintenance and cleaning of kennels - Feeding and upkeep of animals
  • General Maintenance and upkeep of grounds Keeping kennel areas clean Walking, feeding and care of dogs
  • Cared for boarding animals Carried out baths and basic grooming Performed general maintenance of facility Administered medication for boarding animals as needed

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37. Physical Condition

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Here's how Physical Condition is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Collected and recorded information such as physical condition, prescribed medications, and specific nutritional requirements.
  • Observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition.
  • Collect and record animal information, such as weight, size, diet and physical condition, treatments received and medications.
  • Observe animals' physical conditions to detect illness or unhealthy conditions requiring medical care.
  • Observed animals' physical conditions to detect illness.
  • Observe animals' physical conditions todetect illness.

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38. Computer System

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Here's how Computer System is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Managed computer system (Kennel Suite), appointments, kennel care, pet care, and customer service.
  • Input data into their computer systems for quick updates for everyone in the hospital.
  • Checked dogs in the computer system and record all activities in spa sessions.
  • Helped check in and check out clients on the computer system.
  • Entered customer and pet information into the computer system.
  • Updated client information in computer system.
  • Entered patients into the computer systems as they arrived in the lobby or through the after hours receiving area.
  • Experienced in Avimark computer systems for recording an animal's health conditions and history.
  • Medicate and maintain animals Answer phone call and schedule patients using Avimark computer system Assist vet technician is surgeries and patients appointments

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39. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Communicated with customers about behavior, history, and any special needs of animal being adopted.
  • Administer required medications to pets with special needs due to disease or illness.
  • Learn about dog breeds, specific behaviors / special needs of each breed.
  • Have worked with Children's camps and adults as well as special needs.
  • Logged any special needs and request they might have had into our database.
  • Cared for daycare and boarding dogs with a variety of special needs.
  • Cared for animals with special needs including physical abilities.
  • Cared for dogs with special needs.

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40. Water Bowls

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Here's how Water Bowls is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Cleaned and disinfected all food and water bowls, cages, runs and playroom area twice daily.
  • Provided humane care of animals and cleaned feeding bowls and water bowls/buckets.
  • Fed, walked the dogs, refilled and washed water bowls.
  • Clean and disinfect all food and water bowls.
  • Sanitize their food and water bowls.
  • Take out all the dirty bedding and dirty food and water bowls .

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41. Special Diets

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Here's how Special Diets is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Prepare special diets from raw food to homemade food per owner's directions, to special medical diets.
  • Followed instructions for the care of each pet including special diets, supplements and ear treatments.2DOGS Concrete Designs
  • Prepared and administered food, water, and special diets by following client's instructions.
  • Distributed water and food to all animals, in accordance with special diets.
  • Cared for up to, 120 pets with special diets and medications.
  • Feed the animals, including providing special diets as needed.

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42. Veterinary Care

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Here's how Veterinary Care is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Provided medical treatments to animals under veterinary care with monitored supervision from the licensed veterinarian.
  • Bathed and asstisted in veterinary care.

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43. Dog Training Classes

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Here's how Dog Training Classes is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Assist as needed in dog training classes.

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44. Hospital Staff

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Here's how Hospital Staff is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Updated appointment calendars and scheduled meetings and appointments for hospital staff.
  • Supported veterinary hospital staff with duties including bathing animals,laundry, and paperwork filing.
  • Performed general office and clerical duties Administered medication Completed necessary hospital staff duties

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45. Treatment Areas

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Here's how Treatment Areas is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Performed daily set up of animal treatment areas, followed disease control protocol to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Cleaned kennel and treatment areas, did hospital laundry, and cleaned cages.
  • Performed laundry and kept treatment areas stocked with clean bedding and towels.
  • Cleaned kennels, surgery, and treatment areas.

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46. Potential Adopters

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Here's how Potential Adopters is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Counseled potential adopters in selecting a pet that fits their lifestyle.
  • Cleaned kennels , bathed animals, walked and showed animals to potential adopters .

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47. Avimark

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Here's how Avimark is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Keep animals account updated through Avimark.
  • Greet and check clients in for theirappointments Answer phones and make appointments, proficient in using AvimarkSystems Maintain kennel and animals inside

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48. Detect Signs

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Here's how Detect Signs is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Examined and observed animals in order to detect signs of illness, injury, or stress.

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49. Accurate Records

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Here's how Accurate Records is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain paperwork and keep accurate records of all animals at the site.
  • Administered worming and flea medicines while keeping accurate records.
  • Maintained and completed accurate records for payroll.
  • Groom Animals Assist in adoptions of Animals Stock Product Assist in keeping accurate records of adoptions

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50. General Upkeep

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Here's how General Upkeep is used in Kennel Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained general upkeep of animals and provided individualized attention so they stayed healthy and happy.
  • General upkeep of felines in our care and provided individualized attention to them so they stay healthy and happy.
  • Open play session management Administrating vaccinations and medications General upkeep of the facilities

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20 Most Common Skills For A Kennel Assistant

Bathe Dogs

51.9%

Facility Laundry

8.1%

Customer Service

6.6%

Animal Care

4.8%

Veterinary Assistant

4.3%

Exam Rooms

2.7%

Scheduling Appointments

2.5%

Front Desk

2.4%

Phone Calls

2.3%

Nail Trims

2.0%

Safe Environment

2.0%

Cat Care

1.6%

Surgical Procedures

1.2%

Animal Hospital

1.2%

General Care

1.2%

Drawing Blood

1.1%

Water Animals

1.1%

Janitorial

1.1%

Litter Boxes

1.0%

Medical Procedures

0.9%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Kennel Assistant

Rank Skill
1 Bathe Dogs 45.0%
2 Facility Laundry 7.0%
3 Customer Service 5.7%
4 Animal Care 4.2%
5 Veterinary Assistant 3.7%
6 Exam Rooms 2.3%
7 Scheduling Appointments 2.1%
8 Front Desk 2.1%
9 Phone Calls 2.0%
10 Nail Trims 1.8%
11 Safe Environment 1.8%
12 Cat Care 1.4%
13 Surgical Procedures 1.0%
14 Animal Hospital 1.0%
15 General Care 1.0%
16 Drawing Blood 1.0%
17 Water Animals 0.9%
18 Janitorial 0.9%
19 Litter Boxes 0.8%
20 Medical Procedures 0.8%
21 Pet Owners 0.8%
22 Fresh Water 0.7%
23 IV 0.7%
24 Data Entry 0.6%
25 Surgical Equipment 0.6%
26 Food Intake 0.5%
27 Food Supplements 0.5%
28 Anal Glands 0.5%
29 Liquid Formulas 0.5%
30 Observe Animals 0.5%
31 Medical Records 0.5%
32 Medical Care 0.5%
33 Specific Instructions 0.4%
34 Fecal Samples 0.4%
35 Animal Quarters 0.4%
36 General Maintenance 0.4%
37 Physical Condition 0.4%
38 Computer System 0.4%
39 Special Needs 0.4%
40 Water Bowls 0.4%
41 Special Diets 0.3%
42 Veterinary Care 0.3%
43 Dog Training Classes 0.3%
44 Hospital Staff 0.3%
45 Treatment Areas 0.3%
46 Potential Adopters 0.3%
47 Avimark 0.3%
48 Detect Signs 0.3%
49 Accurate Records 0.3%
50 General Upkeep 0.3%
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