Part Time or Full Time - Any experience level considered
Dearborn Animal Hospital, Decatur GA – We are looking for a full time Kennel Manager and additional Kennel staff. We are a busy 6 doctor, small animal practice with emphasis on doctor/ client relationships. Dearborn was started in 1948 in Decatur: we moved into a new, larger, state of the art hospital in November 2013, and we became AAHA accredited in April of 2014.
We are looking for team members that enjoy a fast paced environment, hands on skills, and the ability to build great relationships with our clients. We have a very diverse clientele, so having the ability to assess the situation and work with the doctors and staff in any situation based on the client is very important.
We offer boarding for cats and dogs for mainly short-term (1 day to 1 week) We offer bathing and two outside exercise yards for the dogs. We have a room for cat boarding with condos and 2 kennels with runs and cages for smaller pets.
Applications are available at the front Desk at Dearborn Animal Hospital or please contact us
Our Kennel team take care of primarily our boarding animals. We have daily cleaning, feeding and exercise schedules for our kennels. We ask all of our Kennel team members to check in pets with our clients and staff to make sure we are fully aware of the needs of the pet during their stay at Dearborn. Kennel staff work with vet assistants and doctors to make sure we are providing proper care for pets in our care.
The Kennel Manager oversees the kennel operations and the team of 4-5 members
Each Kennel staff should have basic understanding of pet needs and care. They work with all sizes and temperament of pets and should have a loving and caring manner.
Our Kennel staff are responsible for the maintaining of a clean and pleasant work environment in the Kennel and Hospital.
About Dearborn Animal hospital
Dearborn Animal Hospital
Dearborn Animal Hospital has been serving Decatur, Avondale Estates and the Atlanta Metro area since 1948. We are a privately owned hospital with 5 full time doctors. We are a very busy small animal based practice.
After 65 years in the same location we have relocated close by, to a new state of the art, larger hospital. We have 6 exam rooms, large treatment area, digital x-ray (dental and full body), in house lab equipment, full hospitalization and boarding facilities.
The average tenure of our vets is 10+ years with our newest associate graduating 3 years ago. Our associates work on average 4 days (35 scheduled hours) a week and every other Saturday. We set one appointment every hour and take walk-in appointments from 9 – 5:30 so over 70% of our office visits are walk-ins. Our surgery and appointment schedule are booked out about two to three weeks but we are always ready for emergencies and plan accordingly.
We have a very diverse client base, varying from people who know very little about pet care or medical care to Emory Medical School Professors, from people on public assistance to people who have no financial limits for pet care. W...e also work with several rescue groups and clients that bring in animals that they have found. We stress owner education as well as preventive care during all of our office visits. We want our clients to build relationships with our hospital as well as the doctors, and are on the third generation of some families bringing their pets to us. We are a higher volume / lower cost practice and we can be very busy, even hectic at times. We strive to keep costs practical as we can so as to not price patients out of the care they need.
The practice has been privately owned since 1948. Dr. Ellington is the current owner and has been at the practice for over 10 years and the owner for the past 3 years, during which we have seen continued growth in the practice and continue to make improvements to the practice under her direction.