animal care technician floater resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

After four years of work and volunteering I have strengthened my skills and broadened my knowledge of animal welfare. I am well versed in practicing proper hygienics and quarantine for a wide variety of mammals and reptiles. My work ethics and ability to adapt to new work environments has helped me to be an effective team member and aid in many animal welfare projects.

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  • Use of sterilization equipment
  • Meal portion planning
  • Experience with handling a variety of animals
  • Industrial cage washer
  • Food preparation and sanitation
  • Weight Charting
  • Animal Restraining
  • Daily Logs
  • Animal Observations
  • Treatment Documentation
  • Physical Condition Monitoring
Work History
Animal Care Technician/Floater, 09/2020 - Current
Mayo Clinic Boyd, WI,
  • Favorite part of the job are the many types of animals I worked with: rhesus macaques, owl monkeys, squirrel monkeys, rats, mice, rabbits, and pigs. I was never shy from accepting and learning the new responsibilities and level of care that came with each one.
  • Prepared the meals, performed and recorded health checks, changed cages, weaned pups, hosed down rooms; performed daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly sanitation for all my rooms according to the SOP of that room.
  • In cage wash I inspected each cage to make sure they were spotless, not damaged, no missing pieces, and that it was ready for immediate use after cleaning. I was also responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance for cage wash by making sure the ph was at the right level, tanks were drained for removal of debris, calcium build up was minimized, and reported any damages.
  • I work very well with all my coworkers no matter their background or ethnicity.
Zoo Keeper Aid at Elephant House, 05/2019 - 05/2020
Marie Galloway City, STATE,
  • Prepared daily diets and helped Zoo keepers distribute them throughout the yards and stalls.
  • Cleaned the yards and stalls by removing excrement and uneaten food. Cleaned equipment and made certain that all equipment was removed from yards and stalls before elephants were allowed access.
  • Cleaned work spaces by wiping down counters and swept floors in kitchen and hay room. Organized hay room by removing partially empty pallets and stacking excess hay bails onto other pallets to make room for future deliveries.
  • Informed zoo keepers if we noticed any health problems that the elephants may have been exhibiting. Answered phone calls and relayed messages when zoo keepers were preoccupied.
  • Learned and practiced safe working habits regarding transmittable diseases with different animals groups.
  • Acted as a Vet Tech so elephants would be more comfortable around strangers during check ups.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain an excellent attendance record, always arrived to work early to start immediately.
  • Additionally, I helped the Amazonian building by observing the behavior of the Titi monkeys to make sure they know their boundaries and did not interact with guests since the monkeys live in a open habitat.
Animal Care Technician, 05/2017 - 05/2019
Dr. Chris Carmichael City, STATE,
  • Responsible for a wide variety of animals such as; juvenile alligators, Blood pythons, Indian water monitor, Gila monsters, Crested geckos, Burmese pythons, turtles, and tortoises.
  • Frequently handled all specimens to observe their physical health and behavior. Also handled them to make sure they were safe for handling during public events.
  • When a specimen was too aggressive we handled him often to make him more comfortable with people and eventually tamed.
  • During special events on campus or at a museum, I displayed Dr. Carmichael's specimens to the public in a safe, engaging, and educational atmosphere.
  • Assisted with lab studies by providing students with equipment they needed and ensuring that the animals were being handled properly and safely.
  • Cleaned and sterilized food bowls, water dishes, cages, snake hooks, and anything else that the reptiles came into contact outside of their cages.
  • Prepared a wide variety of diets: dicing fruits and vegetables, collecting Madagascar hissing cockroaches, super worms, crickets, and thawing out large rats and mice.
  • Trained new technicians and oversaw their responsibilities to make sure they were doing it properly.
Bachelor of Science: Zoo And Wildlife, Expected in 05/2019
Bob Jones University - Greenville, SC
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  • Majored in Biology with and emphasis in Zoo and Wildlife.
  • Dean's List Spring, 2017 & Spring, 2018 and GPA 2.8
  • Member of the Collegian of Biology Association (CBA) Aug. 2016 - Dec. 2018
  • Animal behavior study at the Greenville Zoo observing the Colobus monkeys and the acceptance of a new member to their family.
  • Took Animal behavior class, Vertebrate biology, and Invertebrate biology.
Associate of Arts: General Studies, Expected in 08/2016
College of Southern Maryland - La Plata, MD
Status -
  • Dean's List Fall, 2014 and GPA 3.3
  • Studied at the Tropical Research Ecology Education Center (TREC) in San Pedro, Belize, Central America for 1 week in April, 2015 for a Marine Biology course and another week in April, 2016 for a class that focused on Belize culture.

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School Attended

  • Bob Jones University
  • College of Southern Maryland

Job Titles Held:

  • Animal Care Technician/Floater
  • Zoo Keeper Aid at Elephant House
  • Animal Care Technician


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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