Manchester Veterinary Clinic

156 Spencer Street
Manchester, CT 06040


Veterinary Kennel Assistant


Cecelia, one of our CVT's answering phones at the front desk - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

Our mission at Manchester Veterinary Clinic is to provide to individualized, thoughtful and practical care for pets and the people who love them.

MVC is an equal opportunity employer.


We are currently accepting applications for an Veterinary Kennel Assistant. Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have experience with animals and/or customer service from work and / or college studies
  • Be available to work shifts that include days, evenings, most weekends and some holidays; applicants available for full-time work will be preferred
  • Demonstrate abilities that include excellent people skills, comfort with computers, attention to detail and critical thinking.
  • Be prepared for a physically challenging job involving frequent lifting, bending and long periods of standing

Toni, one of our many crossed trained nurses giving a nervous dog some treats to make him feel better - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets


Emily, one of our CVT's, playing with a very poofy Ro-An - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

This position first trains the new employee as an Veterinary Kennel Assistant to learn both the basic skills of animal care (including cleaning, feeding, monitoring and handling ) and building maintenance (cleaning, stocking), as well as the basics of our hospital’s operations. This includes becoming familiar with patient flow, computerized records, assisting coworkers, hospital policies and animal health information. 


Once proficiency with nursing duties is demonstrated, cross-training begins for one of our other positions:

  • Exam Room Assistant - Here you are the "go-to" person for your assigned doctor and help them in every aspect of caring for patients and their owners during appointments. You will need to learn a multitude of information to be able to manage questions and educate both clients and newly training nurses. 
  • Receptionist - In this role you are the “face” of our hospital, the greeter for all those who walk in and call in, so natural people skills are a must. Receptionist trainees need to learn much information and a myriad of details so that they will be able to answer client questions, manage and schedule appointments, handle client flow and client contacts and perform payment transactions. 

Dr. Soutter examining a very cute dog - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets


Shannon and Cecelia on a busy Monday morning - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

Training and learning are ongoing processes for all of our employees as there are always new situations and new things to experience. It makes for an exciting workday for the whole team.

Please use Jobvite to communicate with our hiring team. Please no phone calls, as it takes away from our client and patient care.


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