animal care technician and trainer resume example with 8+ years of experience

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

Patient Dog Trainer with in-depth understanding of dog behavior and needs, with thorough planning skills to create training plans to teach dogs good behavior and correct bad habits. Outgoing worker, readily interacts with owners and families to learn about pet tendencies and build lasting customer relationships. Well-versed in animal training procedures focused on Positive Reinforcement Training and calmly approaches every animal and situation with a level head and experience-based strategies.

  • Breed and Species Knowledge
  • Animal Training
  • Crisis Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Effective Verbal and Written Communication
  • Customer service
Work Experience
10/2017 to Current
Animal Care Technician and Trainer Butterfly Effects Miami, FL,
  • Expanded enrichment program to optimize daily usage of time in order to provide maximum stimulation to all animals every day.
  • Ran enrichment program and helped manage dozens of enrichment volunteers daily.
  • Ran training program for adopted dogs providing post-adoption support
  • Taught in-shelter dogs sit, stay and other basic commands to improve their adoptability and provide enrichment.
  • Taught in-shelter cats to target to improve adoptability and provide enrichment.
  • Socialized animals to prepare for adoption.
  • Worked closely with Behaviorist to carry out specific behavior modification plans to improve animal's quality of life and adoptability.
  • Provided client services by educating owners on essential animal care practices, answering questions, and processing payments.
  • Screened individuals interested in adopting pets.
  • Promoted high customer satisfaction by resolving problems with knowledgeable and friendly service.
  • Administered medications to animals.
  • Adhered to pet care plans, medication requirements and dietary restrictions as part of quality care.
  • Cleaned dog and cat kennels daily.
  • Trained and managed cleaning volunteers daily.
01/2017 to 01/2018
ABA Technician Des Moines University Des Moines, IA,
  • Assembled, maintained and analyzed data gathered during student sessions.
  • Completed daily treatment logs and consistently submitted timely written progress reports for myself and other ABA Technicians on team.
  • Designed, developed and updated specific social or communication programming for individual clients according to presenting needs.
  • Performed behavioral interventions one-on-one to teach communication, social and daily living skills, and reduce problematic behaviors in home, community, and school settings.
  • Identified and analyzed delays in student progression toward set goals and implemented optimum changes to stimulate student success.
  • Consulted supervising BCBA to assist in treatment implementation on difficult patients.
  • Delivered individualized treatment for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders using applied behavior analysis principles.
09/2014 to 12/2016
Animal Caretaker MSU Dairy Teaching And Research Facility City, STATE,
  • Shifted animals between grazing areas to foster sufficient access to food.
  • Administered medications and vaccinations to calves.
  • Drove trucks and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.
  • Assisted with feeding, tagging and treating calves.
  • Assisted in birth of calves when necessary.
  • Made sure calves got colostrum in timely manner.
  • Mixed formula for calves and helped transition them from bottle to bucket for more efficient feeding.
  • Provided precise and accurate feeding measurements for every calf on property.
  • Made sure all cows on property had access to their food at all times.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2016 to to
Bachelor of Science: Zoology
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Expected in 06/2012 to to
High School Diploma:
Central High School - Traverse City, MI

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School Attended

  • Michigan State University
  • Central High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Animal Care Technician and Trainer
  • ABA Technician
  • Animal Caretaker


  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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