animal care assistant resume example with 15+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Responsible and dedicated animal care professional with proven abilities in maintaining a surgical suite, a sterile environment and equipment, managing supplies and meeting animal needs by leveraging compassionate nature and love for every creature. Offering excellent time management, multitasking and organizational skills.

  • Animal care
  • Organization
  • Inventory management
  • Project organization
  • Care and empathy for people and animals
  • Training (several different types)
Education and Training
Monroe Community College Rochester, NY Expected in 05/1998 Associate of Applied Science : Travel & Tourism - GPA :
Aza - Animal Care Assistant
Nashville, TN, 07/2008 - Current

Set up and clean ORs for specific surgical procedures.

Cleaning surgical equipment after surgery.

Packing instrument packs for sterilization.

Sterilizing equipment and packs (using steam and EO gas).

Assisting with induction of patients prior to surgery.

Clipping surgical site and doing dirty scrub before rolling into the OR.

Assisted in attaching monitoring leads to patient.

Did the sterile scrub in the OR.

Tied in surgeons.

Opened equipment for surgeons once they were tied in.

Occasionally scrubbed in with surgeons to assist with holding abdominal wall or other surgical procedure.

Responsible for scheduling maintenance of autoclaves and sterilizers.

Wrote SOPs for autoclaves, Gas sterilizer, and Scope tower.

Responsible for ordering of all gasses for the hospital.

Ordering of implants.**

On call rotations for Fridays and weekends.

Assist with restraining for procedures.

Assist with treatments as needed on Emergency.

Occasional interaction with owners.

Processed pets after being euthanized, some for cremation and some to go home with owners.

Walked patients outside.

Changed bedding as needed.

Iced incisions and did range of motion.

Administered oral medications as directed.

Trained new staff members.

The Edge Fitness Clubs - Childcare Provider
Newark, DE, 11/1999 - 08/2000
  • Promoted physical, emotional, intellectual and social development through educational lessons, games and outside activities.
  • Incorporated music and art activities to encourage creativity and expression.
  • Used techniques such as positive reinforcement and behavior modeling to instill discipline in children.
  • Secured indoor and outdoor premises to protect children under care.
  • Helped prepare meals, snacks and refreshments for children, accounting for individual dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Assisted children in development of social, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Enforced rules to teach manners and maintain safe environment.
  • Kept children safe and secure at all times.
  • Discussed new developments, misbehavior and concerns with parents or guardians.
Sunpro - Corporate Travel Agent
Macon, GA, 03/1998 - 11/1999
  • Coordinated travel arrangements, including booking hotel rooms, car rentals and airfare for staff traveling to domestic and international locations.
  • Organized details and related paperwork for travelers.
  • Booked flights, reserved hotels and set up ground transportation for individual travelers and groups of different sizes.
  • Contacted airlines, hotels, transportation companies and other service providers to resolve problems.
  • Set up private jet and commercial flights, arranged cars and managed arrival services for corporate and VIP clients.
  • Handled travel arrangements for groups, couples, executives and special needs clients.
  • Established base of loyal clientele due to excellent listening and research skills and keen understanding of travel budgets.
  • Took payments via credit and debit cards and handled all sensitive information with professionalism and discreteness.
  • Increased bottom-line revenue, monitoring travel competitor activity to maintain most competitive rate.
  • Mitigated financial discrepancies, accurately collecting customer fees, managing refunds and providing accurate travel documentation.
  • Cultivated strong value-added relationships with customers daily by delivering accurate travel itinerary and knowledge to drive business development.
  • Explained security issues and protocols with individuals traveling to highly insecure areas like China.
  • Sustained operational efficiencies, coordinating domestic/international customer travel accommodations while managing airfare, hotel bookings and rental car reservations.
  • Responded immediately to clients' questions, issues, and complaints and found effective solutions when required.
  • Communicated security issues and protocols to clients traveling to unstable countries or locations.
  • Asked open-ended questions to best understand client needs and determine best travel offerings.

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School Attended

  • Monroe Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Animal Care Assistant
  • Childcare Provider
  • Corporate Travel Agent


  • Associate of Applied Science

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