VCA Kennel Supervisor in South Weymouth, Massachusetts

Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.

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VCA South Shore Animal Hospital is a well-established, AAHA-accredited, 24-hour emergency and specialty practice in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.

VCA South Shore Weymouth Animal Hospital at http://www.vcahospitals.com/south-shore-weymouth is seeking a Kennel Supervisor to work at our busy, 24-hour emergency/referral/multi-specialty and general practice in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.

You will be supporting our leadership team by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our boarding patients. In addition, you will help direct and grow our team of kennel and ward attendants. You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload. As a member of the VCA family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. You will sharpen your leadership skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.

Day to day responsibilities of the kennel supervisor include : overseeing the kennel and ward attendants, staff scheduling, hiring and training of new employees, feeding and caring for dogs and cats, administering medication. Essential skills for the kennel supervisor include: knowledge of proper handling techniques of dogs, cats and exotics, proper husbandry techniques for dogs and cats, delegating and supervising subordinates, hiring, training and development of staff.

Candidates for this position must have prior supervisory experience, be organized, flexible, able to work independently in addition to being a team player. We manage high caseloads in a fast-paced environment so it is also important that the candidate be able to work efficiently in times of stress.

Must have a flexible schedule and be available to work weekends and some holidays.

We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for F/T employees only), 401(k), generous personal pet care discounts and more!

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!