kennel staff assistant resume example with 1+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

I am a dependable and hard working animal care assistant skillful in handling animals up to 90 pounds. I have demonstrated qualities like building strong client relationships and bonds with pets within my steadily growing career. I maintain order when caring for multiple animals with diverse temperaments and behaviors. I am well-versed in animal behavior, basic veterinary knowledge and understanding, basic dog training, and animal care. With my background in fostering I have gained a vast understanding of animal behavior and how dogs try to communicate with people. I have also learned how to be extremely patient when working with dogs, and how to be confident and authoritative.

  • Animal Training
  • Critical Thinking
  • Injury and Illness Treatment
  • Animal Grooming
  • Treatment Documentation
  • Feeding and Watering
  • Animal Exercising
  • Food Intake Monitoring
  • Work Planning
  • Animal Behavior Education
  • Decision Making
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Animal Training
  • Equipment Disinfection
  • Relationship Building
  • Human and Animal Safety
  • First Aid and Immunizations
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Customer Communication
  • First Aid
  • Time Management
  • Basic Animal Care
  • Work Prioritization
  • Facility Laundry and Cleaning
  • Physical Condition Monitoring
  • Meal Preparation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Interpersonal Relations
01/2022 to Current
Kennel Staff Assistant Country Side Veterinary Hosp City, STATE,
  • Performed pet intake to gain necessary information concerning health, behaviors, potential allergies and other details to provide complete records and methods of owner contact.
  • Protected animals from care errors by maintaining clear and secure tags.
  • Restocked supplies and rotated items to maintain efficient operations and prevent expiration of perishable goods.
  • Kept animals clean and free of contaminants to promote optimal health.
  • Minimized animal injury risk by monitoring behaviors and eliminating safety hazards.
  • Collected animal waste produced on walks and discarded in trash or approved receptacles.
  • Followed specific food and water schedules for different animal species.
  • Kept cages, kennels, play yards and grooming areas neat and clean.
  • Managed facility laundry, cleaning, dishes and restocking.
08/2020 to Current
Dog Fosterer Operation Delta Dog City, STATE,
  • Provide loving environment for rescue dogs.
  • Record behaviors for the individual dogs.
  • Provide 24 hour care for the dog that is being fostered.
  • Stick to a routine for food, water, and medication.
  • Providing proper exercise and mental stimulation while the dog is in my care.
  • Provide both physical and mental stimulation and support.
  • Help with basic training. Ex: Polite leash walking, polite introductions, basic manners.
  • Transport dog back and forth from our home to the Delta facility.
  • Transport dogs to vet appointments if needed.
  • Communicate and connect with Kennel and Volunteer manager.
  • Maintaining a strong connection with trainers and managers.
  • Understand and connect with each dog.
  • Learn each dogs behavior and understand what is normal and what is not.
  • Understanding some dogs take more time to adapt and respecting the dogs nerves and anxieties if any are present.
06/2021 to 08/2021
Camp Counselor in Training Camp Calumet Lutheran City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with other camp counselors to design fun and enriching learning activities for campers.
  • Taught campers outdoor-focused skills such as kayaking and sailing to increase campers' self-reliance and confidence.
  • Developed age-appropriate arts and crafts activities to encourage campers' artistic skills development and creative expression.
  • Mediated disputes or conflicts between campers to maintain peaceful environment.
  • Taught younger campers how to problem solve and communicate with .
  • Cared for campers of all ages when counselors had days off.
  • Monitored activity and made sure they were safe.
  • Kept campers under control, and helped defuse stressful situations.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2023 to to
High School Diploma:
Nashoba Valley Technical High School - Westford, MA,

Nashoba Tech2019-2020 School Year

  • Honoree of Honors English
  • Honoree of Honors Biology

2020-2021 School Year

  • Honoree of Honors English
  • Honoree of Honors Physics
  • Honoree of Honors Geometry

2021-2022 School Year

  • Honoree of Ap English 101
  • Honoree of Honors Algebra II
  • Honoree of Honors Chemistry

Over the past year and a half I have fostered 8 different dogs from Operation Delta Dog, with each having their own personality and temperament. I have worked through the challenges and struggles each of those dogs has presented. The main struggles being polite leash walking an introductions. I worked with each dog on basic skills like sit, down, wait, stay, and heel. In my academic life I have stayed in higher placement or honors classes since my freshman year, and have kept my grades up all of high shool. I have been the captain of my school soccer team since my sophomore year. This position has helped me strengthen my leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. When working with both the dogs and people I have learned how to be patient and stay calm in stressful situations.

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School Attended

  • Nashoba Valley Technical High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Kennel Staff Assistant
  • Dog Fosterer
  • Camp Counselor in Training


  • High School Diploma

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