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VCA Animal Hospitals Kennel Supervisor & Training Coordinator in Latham, New York

At VCA Shaker Animal Hospital we are seeking a motivated and experienced animal behavior professional to join our leadership team as our Kennel Supervisor and Training Coordinator.

What makes the VCA Shaker Animal Hospital different? You do!

Culture is really important to us because we value each person individually. There’s something special about you and we are excited to learn more!

About Us

VCA Shaker Animal Hospital is a busy general practice offering boarding, grooming and daycare services. As the Kennel Supervisor and Training Coordinator on our team, you will work with a talented kennel and technical team to form strong trusting relationships. Our leadership is here to help our hospital flourish so you can provide exceptional care to every patient, deliver an outstanding client experience and nurture a supportive work environment for all.

Why We Want You

You’ve worked hard to gain the experience you have and we want you to use the knowledge that you’ve invested your time and talent in. This position is ideal for someone interested in advancing their career as a supervisor and trainer.

About the Position

The Kennel Supervisor and Training Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our boarding and daycare programs while maintaining the well-being and safety of the staff and all pets in our care. The Kennel Supervisor and Training Coordinator will accomplish this by:

· supervising and training kennel staff on day-to-day operations of our boarding and daycare programs

· structuring and supervising the evaluation and integration of boarding and daycare dogs

· developing and supervising a program to provide obedience and training services to clients

· monitoring the behavior, care, feeding, and medication schedules of boarding pets, in conjunction with hospital technical staff

· providing excellent customer service while booking appointments, during drop off and pick up

· ensuring facilities are clean, organized and well maintained

· managing completion of daily, weekly and monthly checklists for housekeeping duties

The successful candidate will:

· Have a minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience with direct team management

· Have certification as a trainer with a proven track record of success

· Have advanced knowledge of dog behavior and socialization

· Be comfortable around all different dog breeds, ages, sizes and behaviors

· Be organized and task-oriented, with strong time management skills

Why Join The VCA Family?

We are passionate about supporting our staff and are committed to your personal career development. We create and support an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve.

Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA team:

· Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community

· Leadership opportunities

· Career development programs

· Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities

· Tuition support and sponsorships

· Free wellness subscriptions (Head Space/Lyra)

· Referral bonuses

· Competitive wages

· Medical, dental & vision insurance

· Life, long and short term disability insurance

· Paid parental leave

· Paid vacation and sick time

· 401(k)

Your compensation will consist of:

· Hourly wages of $18-20

· Commission of 50% of net revenue for obedience and training classes

If you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse Jobs.

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 associates 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)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at