You may think working at a veterinary clinic, especially in the boarding kennel, means we play with puppies and kittens all day. However, we often have older, sick pets that need lots of medications, assistance walking, and frequent potty breaks. We comfort worried parents that are hesitant to leave their loved ones. Pets can be nervous or scared, and we have to do everything in our power to make them feel comfortable during their Club Vet vacation. A lot goes into being a great member of our team!
Club Vet is the only veterinary supervised boarding facility in our area. This means the services provided are under the supervision of the veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians here at Oakview. The kennel team goes through a significant amount of training to monitor for any medical concerns, as well as monitoring eating, drinking, potty habits and weight.
While our main focus as a kennel attendant is the care of your pets while you are away, we also do a lot of unnoticed jobs around the clinic. We take pride as a team to make sure the clinic is clean and presentable each day, from scrubbing toilets and floors to disinfecting benches and washing windows. We do A LOT of laundry and often times get asked to help with various other tasks in the clinic.
Many of our Club Vet attendants start out in kennels to work their way into the veterinary fields as assistants, technicians or doctors. Follow us over the next few weeks to be introduced to our kennel team and learn why they love what they do!
Check out Club Vet on our website!
written by Nikki Getzloff
Nikki started working at Oakview in July of 2014 and we are so very glad she did. She brings a smile to work everyday.
Nikki shares her life with her son, canine friend Finn and her horse Bristol.
Her outside interests include horseback riding and trap shooting.