Meet our Kennel Staff
What is a kennel attendant?
Kennel attendants provide professional animal care services and care for pets in the absence of their owners. They clean cages and dog runs, replenish food and water supplies, and exercise animals. Other duties entail basic animal health care and some grooming services along with assisting in some obedience training.
What does a kennel attendant do?
On a typical day a kennel attendant working with small animals in a clinical practice will:
- Care for hospitalized patients, such as walking dogs
- Maintain a clean hospital inside and outside
- Clean patient and boarder cages / kennels
- Laundry duties
- May help to restrain patients for the doctors
- Restock the hospital supplies
- Assist any members of the veterinary team throughout the day
Job Title: Groomer, Kennel Attendant
Length of time you’ve been with South Towne: 12 years (as of 3/18)
Reason for choosing this field: It allows me to act on my beliefs of making a difference for the greater good. I Hope that I somehow bring a comfort & joy to animals.
What do you like most about South Towne and/or your favorite parts of the day: Family bond with co-workers
Hobbies/interests/family/pets: Mixed media handmade bookmaking, live music at small venues, genealogy, visiting family in Italy, wild bird watching/feeding, knitting.
Job Title: Kennel Attendant
Length of time you’ve been with South Towne: 20 years (May 1998)
Education/Degrees: High School ’74, worked at Kodak from ’74-2006 doing construction field painter. Monroe Community College 2002 Tooling & Machining Certificate, Monroe Community College 2004 Tooling & Machining AAS (Associates in Applied Science). EOC (Educational Opportunities Center 2007 Certificate as medical secretary (30 week program)
Professional Interests: Ballroom dancing and senior bowling tour although I don’t see any of this happening.
Reason for choosing this field: I enjoy the company of the animals. It keeps me young!
What do you like most about South Towne and/or your favorite parts of the day: The staff is a good group to work with. We have great doctors that know their stuff.
Hobbies/interests/family/pets: Family-I am single and loving it. I have my church family-core of existence through Bible study-Christ Centered Life. I fish on any day that ends in “Y”, bowl throughout the year (its good exercise), play euphonium in wind ensemble Sept-May (38 years), Numismatists-read a lot, cross word puzzles. I do trap, neuter and release work in my neighborhood. I have one Red Bone Coon Hound named Rex and 12 cats- A dozen doesn’t sound like that many does it?
Job Title: Kennel Attendant
Length of time you’ve been with South Towne: 7 months this time, and various periods over the years. (as of 3/18)
Education/Degrees: 3 years of a biochemistry degree at Florida Institute of Technology
Professional Interests: The Pharmacological Industry (research and jobs related)
Reason for choosing this field: I have been working around animals my whole life. It is a good part time job while I get ready to go back to school.
What do you like most about South Towne and/or your favorite parts of the day: The quality of care we provide the animals is very high. The staff is welcoming and the comradery is nice.
Hobbies/interests/family/pets: I am a gym and video gaming enthusiast. I have two dogs; Yankee and Rebel. I also have a bird named Odee.