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BluePearl Summer Student Kennel Assistant in Southfield, Michigan

Summer Student Kennel Assistant



Hospital Support

Opening Statement

BluePearl Veterinary Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in Southfield, MI is now hiring for an energetic, passionate, and driven Veterinary Assistant or Kennel Assistant to join our hospital. This is a temporary summer position for Veterinary Medical students or those that have chosen the Pre-Veterinary medicine path .

  • Do you work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment?

  • Would your peers describe you as patient, respectful, and compassionate?

  • Are you eager to make a difference for animals and provide premier patient care?

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


As a BluePearl Kennel Assistant:

  • Perform digital radiography using proper technique including proper positioning of patients.

  • Provide care for hospitalized patients.

  • Assist the clinicians with diagnostic procedures.

  • Triage and obtain patient history.

  • Have a complete understanding of normal ranges of patient vitals signs, including but not limited to heart and respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.

  • Obtain and interpret blood pressure and other vitals signs and alert Veterinarian to changes and issues.

  • Identify patients at risk for arrest and initiate CPR.

  • Properly calculate medical math and administer medications via appropriate routes and duration.

  • Perform phlebotomy and place intravenous catheters in all peripheral vessels.

  • Prepare prescriptions and communicate discharge orders to clients.

  • Have a passion for mentoring and training others.

  • Have patience and empathy to address client concerns.

We are searching for a Veterinary Assistant who...

  • Enrolled in Veterinary Medical School

  • On the current path of Pre-Veterinary Medicine

  • Has a High School Diploma/GED.

  • Has experience working as a Veterinary Assistant or Kennel Assistant

BluePearl Vet Partners is the next step in your career.

  • Health, vision, dental, life, and pet insurance packages.

  • PTO accrual with flexible work schedules.

  • Opportunities for mentorship and training to continue to learn and grow.

  • Access to 90% paid scholarships with Penn Foster and CE allowances.

  • Referral bonus program.

  • Associate discounts.

  • Member of Mars Petcare Family.

Please see full list of benefits by clicking here : https://careers.bluepearlvet.com/benefits/

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 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.