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We are currently looking for a Part Time 
Animal Caretaker
(Evenings and Weekends)


     We are in search of a person with energy self-motivation, high ethical standards, who is thoughtful, compassionate, thorough and has a good sense of humor. 

     We are one of the largest, full service small animal hospitals in the Capital District.  We currently have 10 doctors and over 60 staff.  We care for about 22,000 pets from 13,000 families.  We see about 120 patients and perform 10-15 anesthetic procedures a day.  We strive to provide the best of care for every patient.  We act as a referral hospital for some diagnostic and surgical procedures for other local hospitals.

     In addition to a "going rate" salary, for full time employees we offer benefits of 3/4 of your personal health insurance premium, we combine vacation, sick and personal days into one category, and we pay you for 6 holidays a year.  There is a substantial employee benefit for your own pet care.  We are an education oriented, fun-loving, pizza-eating, group of people who love doing what they do and are proud of being one of the premier veterinary hospitals in the Capital District.  And we need you!!  Burnt Hills is a great place to live and work and even raise a family! Full time position includes days, evenings, weekends and holidays a must.

Primary Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for overall cleanliness of facility. Sweeping, moping, and vacuuming of all areas.  Attention to floors twice daily at noon and after hours.  Empty trash throughout the facility.  Disinfect all surfaces using appropriate cleaning agents.
  • Walk all dogs every three to four hours. 
  • Clean all dog and cat kennels and runs.
  • Feed all cats and dogs.
  • Mark cage cards indicating observation of animal eating, urinating, vomiting, defecating, or diarrhea.
  • Bath animals as needed. Maintain patience and self control while handling all animals (no roughness)
  • Wash all food and water dishes
  • Launder all towels and bedding and restock appropriate areas.
  • Maintain all areas in neat manner (free of odor and fire hazards)
  • Properly disposes of all recyclable.
  • Incinerator cares - follow proper guidelines regarding cremation of animals, collection of remains, proper labeling and disposal of ashes.
  • Appropriate use of personal safety devices (gloves, aprons etc)
  • Stocking of all pet food deliveries.  Restocking of hospital supplies, animal feed and litter in appropriate areas.
  • Proper use of Steam and Gas Autoclaves.
  • Properly prepares surgical packs etc.
  • Maintain safe walkways (Shoveling, Salting)
  • Clean up animal feces on Hospital Grounds.
  • Water flowering plants and shrubs.
  • Assist in animal restraint in any area of the facility as requested.
  • Practice good Customer Service Skills.
  • Perform grocery, hardware, and pharmacy pickups as directed.
  • Perform special projects as requested.

Job Specifications:

  • Education: No minimum level.
  • Licensure: None Required.
  • Experience: Prior experience helpful but not required.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Excellent skills dealing with the public and co-workers. Likes working with animals.  Demonstrates good judgment. Requires individuals who are self - motivated and look for additional jobs as time permits.  The ideal person should demonstrate good problem solving abilities.
  • Physical Effort: Lifting, Bending, Pulling, and standing for periods are required.
  • Hours of work: Variable length shifts designated to meet the needs of the facility.
  • Holidays and weekends are required. 

If you are interested in the above position please apply in person. Or send your resume to Julie Kennedy Patient Care Manager

Our E-mail address: bhvet@burnthillsvethosp.com

US-Mail:  Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital
             145 Goode Street
             Burnt Hills, NY 12027

Fax Number 518-399-3370

 Call us at 518-399-5213 to schedule an appointment!

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