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Kennel Technician

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San Rafael, CA

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KENNEL TECHNICIAN\r\rA Canine Welfare/Neonatal Technician I provides care to dogs that are being kenneled at our facilities for reasons other than formal training. Requiring solid teamwork and communication skills, this work entails feeding, bathing and medicating dogs; maintaining a clean kennel and enriched environment and adhering to strict biosecurity protocols; assisting with breeding and whelping; providing care to newborn puppies, as well as some data entry and reception duties related to dogs coming into or leaving our kennel facilities. The Neonatal Department is staffed 24/7.\r\r\r\r\r\rKENNEL TECH POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:\rProvide basic care of kenneled dogs and puppies independently, including: weighing, preparing and feeding a variety of diets, bathing, and medicating dogs; reporting behavioral changes, as well as walking dogs or transporting them by van to other locations. Uphold stringent cleaning standards in individual kennels, play yards and kennel complex facilities.Adhere to proper procedures regarding biosecurity when entering restricted kennels or dealing with sick or quarantined dogs.Observe, record and communicate pertinent information verbally, electronically and in hard copy to a variety of constituents. Keep precise records relating to medications administered and prescribed, conditions under observation, and care given to the dogs and puppies in the kennel.Assist with whelps under supervision of senior staff, learning how to perform an ultrasound, take an x-ray, and administer injections. Provide basic and specialized care to neonates while under the supervision of a senior staff member. Tasks may include weighing puppies, assist nursing, bottle and tube feeding and physical therapy. Carry out treatment plans and cross-over cleaning process in whelping kennel independently.Use positive reinforcement techniques to elicit and maintain quiet behavior of dogs in kennels and support training path of each dog.

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Entry level position\r\rthree month paid training offered

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PeopleReady, the largest industrial staffing company in North America, provides customers with the best match of dependable, hardworking employees. Because many of our team members used to work in our customers’ industries, we work closely with customers to provide solutions that help you do work well. Whether you need 2 people or 200, today of next week, anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, we’ll connect you with the associates you need. We specialize in matching your needs with our workers in a variety of industries: construction, hospitality, manufacturing and logistics, marine, transportation, warehousing and distribution, waste and recycling. We provide workers who have been screened for employment eligibility and trained to work safely.

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