Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care (PVESC), with two locations in Portland, Maine is staffed with19 board-certified veterinary specialists and many experienced emergency doctors. PVESC is proud to offer the highest quality veterinary referral and emergency medicine. Our specialties include surgery, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, neurology, anesthesiology, emergency & critical care, and cardiology.

PVESC has two full-time openings for kennel assistants in our emergency department. The shifts are four 10-hour days,10am to 8pm, and include a weekend day. Part-time will also be considered. Kennel assistants help the hospital in many ways, including walking dogs outside, transporting patients in the hospital, cleaning kennels, helping maintain the general cleanliness of the treatment room, lobby and outpatient areas, washing food dishes and litter boxes, inventory stocking, laundry, and learning a general working knowledge of the emergency department and treatment room flow. If you are interested in joining our growing, multi-discipline specialty and emergency hospital, please forward your cover letter and resume.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Kennel: 1 year (Preferred)

If you think you have the right stuff to join our pharmacy team, taking excellent care of our clients and patients, please forward your cover letter and resume. Previous experience in a veterinary hospital or medical setting is helpful, but not necessary.  Please forward cover letter and resume to