Dog Groomer Assistant - Veterinary Practice

Pismo Beach, CA

Company Profile: 

Founded in 1996, Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic has long been a center for premium veterinary care on the beautiful Central Coast.  We respect the human-animal bond and strive to treat our clients and our patients like members of our own family. We are driven by a passion for veterinary medicine, education and providing an extraordinary customer experience. 

Job Summary:

Pet Groomer Assistant

Duties / Responsibilities:

Provide exemplary cosmetic care to pets by cleaning, freshening and washing pet hair with shampoo and conditioner;

Calm anxious and difficult pets with patience, gentle handling and care; 

Maintain overall pet hygiene by clipping nails, brushing teeth and cleaning ears;  

Maintain clean workstation by sanitizing and sweeping before the arrival of each new client and at the end of each work day;

Deliver outstanding customer service to pet owners; communicate clearly and honestly; bring/maintain a positive attitude to work each day;

Protect the best interests of clients and their pets, by notifying clients of any concerns regarding their pet, including skin abnormalities, ear infections, ticks and fleas;  

Maintain and strengthen client relationships, in an effort to continue to grow and obtain repeat business.

Skills and Qualifications:

Must be comfortable working with animals, including anxious and difficult animals; 

Ability to stand for at least 2 hours at any given time and be able to lift heavy animals over 50 pounds; 

Willingness to learn new skills and techniques on the job; 

Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;

Astute organizational, time management, attention to detail, multi-tasking and customer service skills  

Prior bathing experience preferred, but willing to train;

Experience working with animals in a professional or volunteer capacity.

Working Hours:

4 days a week – Monday – Sunday - 8:00AM – 5:00PM with flexibility on the schedule 

Compensation:

$16.00 - $18.00 per hour, DOE, plus benefits package and paid time off for this non-exempt, full-time position. 

Location:

Pismo Beach, CA