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BluePearl Kennel Assistant in Renton, Washington

Kennel Assistant




BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital is seeking a dedicated Kennel Assistant to join their team in Renton, WA. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in an environment with small animals and available for a opening schedule of Thursday-Saturday 5:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Kennel Assistant Pay: $18.55 - $22.40 / hour

We offer competitive pay with night and weekend shift differentials and opportunities for growth!

  • Are you looking for a change?

  • Are you looking to get your foot in the door at a busy and state of the art Emergency and Specialty animal hospital?

  • Do you like working in a fast-paced environment?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, we want to hear from you!

A Kennel Assistant supports the team by restocking supplies and cleans the hospital facility, tools, and equipment. The role is heavily focused on cleaning and is a great opportunity to learn the flow of an emergency and specialty veterinary hospital from the ground up.

The Renton team is very much a family who cares deeply about one another. We do our best to have fun every day while providing the highest quality veterinary medicine. We consider ourselves a teaching facility and take great pride in watching staff reach their highest potential. As a Kennel Assistant, you will play a huge part in helping the team be prepared for any emergency.

As a Kennel Assistant, you will:

  • Learn the signs of health concerns, be aware of these, and report to senior staff.

  • Clean and disinfect areas of the hospital as often as is necessary to maintain high standards of care.

  • Effectively clean and maintain hospital equipment and tools.

  • Remove and wash soiled laundry and keep clean laundry stocked.

  • Ensure cleanliness by completing deep cleaning tasks to maintain hospital sanitization, help maintain safety standards of the hospital, and maintain hospital organization by restocking.

  • Perform other job duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work in a busy hospital environment and proactively identify tasks required to ensure hospital cleanliness.

  • Demonstrated calm demeanor.

  • Communication skills

  • Basic knowledge of safe domestic animal husbandry skills, or ability to develop knowledge quickly. We will train the right applicant without experience.

Why BluePearl?

  • Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food. 

  • We encourage you to grow with us. Our associates are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in their career. 

  • To transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals. 

  • We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following: 

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options. 

  • Flexible work schedules 

  • 401k and retirement planning  

  • Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off and floating holiday plans 

  • A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment 

  • We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets. 

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.