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Summary of Job:

The groomer will be responsible for dog grooming that will be scheduled by the Community Clinic for owned animals as well as those waiting for adoption at the LA/SPCA.   


Essential Functions

  • Interact with owners to understand any requests or special needs; offer additional services or products as appropriate.
  • Perform baths safely including: use of proper water temperature, eye protectants for the patient, proper ear cleaning method, and proper use of dryers
  • Provide additional grooming related services including: clip nails, express animal glands, cleaning ears. 
  • Proper restraint of patient when on the grooming table or when in the washing tub.
  • Identifying when an animal is in distress.
  • Safely grooming sedated patients and monitoring them under sedation.
  • Spot cleaning holding kennels and deep cleaning the kennel after each dog.
  • Enter and update animal records as needed
  • Responsible for maintenance of supplies and equipment provided by LA/SPCA including clippers, blades, and scissors
  • Ensure cleanliness of the work area before the end of shift.
  • Promote and support the LA/SPCA's programs and mission
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor.
  • Work courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all situations.
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Experience preferred.


Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • Animal handling experience preferred
  • Completion of groomer training or certificate; on the job training acceptable. 
  • Successful completion of a criminal background and drug test.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must be personable, patient, and able to get along well with a variety of people.
  • Handle multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to follow directions and be able to work unsupervised.
  • Schedule flexibility including weekends.
  • The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work around all animals.
  • Grooming requires bending, kneeling, standing for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; stand, sit, push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.


Working Environment: (or Working Conditions)

  • Must be aware that the grooming area, at times, will have a constant high noise level, possess strong odors, and involves the use of water.
  • Daily interaction with dogs and cats that may be frightened.
  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.   

  Metro Area New Orleans LA
  Job Location City New Orleans
  Job Location State Louisiana
  Job Location Zip 70114
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Animal Welfare
  Prefered Experience 0 year(s)
  Job Type Part time
  Job Posting Date Nov. 21, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Louisiana SPCA
  Organizational Focus Animal Welfare
  Contact Person Greg Hoover
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
  Web Address

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