Dedicated to caring for pets and their general happiness, health, and well-being. Prepared to continue working with animals, and combine my experiences from owning pets my whole life with the skills I learn every day from working in the animal care field.
Handling animals by walking, getting in/out of kennels, putting into carriers, and fitting to new collars and harnesses
Reading animal body language
Experience with bathing pets
Current pet owner and caretaker
Strong written and verbal communicator
Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Premiere Pro
09/2016 to Current
Adoption CounselorRichmond SPCA
Assisted customers with choosing a perfect fit for a new member of their family.
Explained pets' medical paperwork to potential adopters, including ongoing medical conditions, medication, and special diets.
Processed adoptions by changing the legal owner of the pet from the Richmond SPCA to the new adopter, and going over this paperwork in detail with the new adopter.
Advised owners regarding animal care and supplementary training at home.
Exercised pets by walking, playing, and working with trainers to organize shelter pet "playgroups".
Learned to read animal body language in dogs and cats in order to gauge the pet's comfort levels with surrounding activity and handling.
Observed animals' physical conditions to detect illness.
Brushed, bathed and conditioned animals' coats.
04/2016 to 10/2016
Retail AssociateRichmond SPCA
Worked with the retail department of the Richmond SPCA to provide adopters with appropriate supplies for their newly adopted pets.
Advised customers on varying styles of collars, food, toys, bedding, carriers, cleaning products, etc.
Demonstrated to new owners how to properly fit collars and harnesses on dogs.
Processed adoption payment and donations to the organization.
Maintained general organization of the store, and updated seasonal displays.
Opened and closed the shop singlehandedly, including counting money, reorganizing displays, and doing inventory to assist my supervisor.
08/2015 to 05/2016
Craft and Material StudiesVirginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, Virginia
General office duties such as organization, filing, scanning, and copying.
Answering the phone.
Delivering and receiving mail and packages.
Monitoring the fiber area and maintaining cleanliness.
Hanging up/removing relevant posters and media.
05/2015 to 03/2016
CashierMartin's Food Markets – Richmond, VA
General cashier duties.
Warmly greeting and interacting with customers.
Ensuring an efficient checkout process.
Restocking items in near proximity.
Maintaining cleanliness in the workspace.
03/2014 to 06/2015
Team MemberChick-fil-A – Richmond, VA
Provided clear communication and excellent customer service to guests.
Served customers through the phone to file contact information for catering orders and handled
Received and recorded orders through the drive-thru headset.
Performed guest check-ins in the dining area.
09/2013 to 01/2014
Sales AssociateJourneys – Richmond, VA
Conducted sales with customers
Assisted customers by retrieving requested items in storage.
Provided customers with information over the phone regarding items in stock.
Navigated store computer for inventory details.
Completed the online ordering process on the store computer by recording customer
information and selecting the desired item(s).
High School Diploma: James River High School -
School of the Arts: Kinetic Imaging Virginia Commonwealth University -