animal care resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Educated Animal Care Technician with background working in team-oriented environments. Knowledgeable in animal behavior and safety regulations. Offering 3 years of working with animals professionally and 5 + years of volunteer experience.

Attentive Waitress with superior knowledge of ethnic dining and dedication to fantastic dining experiences. Trained in POS systems and table-side serving with understanding of food and beverage pairings and great salesmanship. Known for maintaining speed and accuracy in high-traffic times with an upbeat, friendly personality. Caring and competent Childcare Provider experienced in keeping kids safe while nurturing development with age-appropriate activities. Strong verbal and written communication skills, organized nature and proactive approach to solving problems and managing conflict.

  • Animal Restraining/Welfare Health
  • Conflict and Complaint Resolution
  • Team Player/Leadership experience/collaboration talent
  • Specials Promotion and Upselling
  • Menu Memorization and Presentation
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Warm and Friendly/communication skills
  • Order Accuracy and Delivery
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Creativity/critical thinking
  • Customer service skills
Work History
12/2019 to Current
Animal Care Petco Brentwood, TN, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Restrained hundreds of animals safely during exams and procedures.
  • Educated caregivers and pet owners on animal care, nutrition and disease management.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, surgical equipment and cages to prevent diseases and control odors.
  • Collected, prepared and labeled samples for laboratory testing, culture and microscopic examination and shipping.
  • Administered medications to animals in treatment and documented changes in condition.
  • Recorded symptoms and documented medical observations to inform treatment decisions.
  • Answered over 20 phone calls daily concerning owner animal health questions and advised on best care practices.
  • Supported animal surgeries by preparing animals, maintaining surgical equipment and monitoring animal condition after surgery.
  • Mouse husbandry
  • Maintain and monitor mouse health and welfare
  • Continuous physical movement and attention to detail
06/2012 to Current
Childcare Always Best Care Bethlehem, PA, Bangor, ME
  • Maintained effective schedule balance between rest periods, active play and instruction.
  • Sanitized dishes, tabletops, toys and frequently touched surfaces to prevent spreading of germs.
  • Enforced rules and managed behavior through developmentally appropriate discipline.
  • Led children in creative, athletic and educational activities while maintaining safe and orderly group.
  • Introduced children to educational games and activities to boost learning.
  • Observed play activities to identify positive behaviors and areas in need of improvement, implementing behavior redirection where appropriate.
  • Applied positive behavior management techniques to enhance social interactions and emotional development.
  • Prepared healthy foods and beverages for children based on optimal dietary guidelines and individual restrictions.
  • Cared for children ages newborn to 13 in nurturing and age-appropriate way.
  • Instructed children in crafts and other activities to promote gross and fine motor skills.
  • Used positive reinforcement techniques to promote patience and other good behaviors in children.
  • Consulted with families to discuss activities and behaviors of each child.
04/2017 to 07/2019
Waitress/Bar Tender 44 Degrees North Restaurant City, STATE, Milbridge, ME
  • Kept bar presentable and well-stocked to meet customer needs.
  • Performed opening and closing duties, printing sales reports, setting up for incoming shift, preparing cash drawers and taking inventory.
  • Organized bar inventory and storage procedures to keep stock within optimal levels and meet expected customer demands.
  • Followed alcohol awareness procedures.
  • Polished glassware, bussed tables and removed debris to keep customer areas clean.
  • Assisted servers with specialty drinks orders by preparing on-demand items without delay.
  • Up sold menu items to customers, driving up per sale revenues and maximizing profits.
  • Handled simultaneous customer, team and business needs while avoiding unnecessary delays or errors.
  • Delivered food in timely manners.
08/2013 to 05/2017
Waitress/Bartender Texas Roadhouse City, STATE, Bangor, ME
  • Maintained customer satisfaction with timely table check-ins to assess food and beverage needs.
  • Used cash registers and credit card machines to cash out customers.
  • Kept server areas clean and stocked to increase efficiency while working tables.
  • Greeted new customers, discussed specials and took drink orders.
  • Displayed enthusiasm and promoted excellent service to customers, successfully increasing referrals and walk-in business.
  • Shared knowledge of menu items and flavors, enabling customers to make personal decisions based on taste and interest.
  • Resolved guest and employee complaints to maintain complete customer satisfaction and workforce effectiveness.
  • Collaborated with kitchen staff to correctly update customers on unavailable dishes and wait times.
  • Stayed up-to-date on menu changes to help customers make food choices.
  • Inspected dishes and utensils for cleanliness.
  • Upsold drink specialty items, wine selections and desserts to increase overall sales and exceed targets.
  • Suggested appropriate food and drink pairings to increase per-ticket sales.
  • Trainer
Expected in 01/2015
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
University of Maine - Orono, ME
Expected in 06/2011
High School Diploma:
Penobscot Valley High School - Howland, ME

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School Attended

  • University of Maine
  • Penobscot Valley High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Animal Care
  • Childcare
  • Waitress/Bar Tender
  • Waitress/Bartender


  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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