certified veterinary technician resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

State-Certified Veterinary Technician with progressive experience in animal hospitals and clinics. Commended for outstanding work ethic and sound knowledge of veterinary medical procedures and techniques. Compassionate provider dedicated to providing professional and proactive care.

  • Reception area maintenance
  • Technologically savvy
  • Patient bathing
  • Detail-oriented
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Safe animal restraints
  • Customer service skills
  • Gentle and caring
  • Physical examination
  • Pre-anesthetic preparation
  • Schirmer tear test
  • Gram-stained slide preparation
  • Sternal and lateral recumbency restraint
  • Injectable agent induction
  • Gowning and gloving procedures
  • Halter placement
  • Explaining treatment
  • Elizabethan collar application
  • Tonopen tonometry method
  • Aseptic techniques
  • Medical history
  • Medication labeling
  • Administering first aid
  • Medication dispensing
  • Collecting specimens for analysis
  • Subcutaneous injection
  • Administering subcutaneous medication
  • Intramuscular injection
  • Tonometry
  • Feline towel restraint
  • Vital signs
  • Monitoring recovery
  • Ear cleaning
  • General anesthesia recovery
01/2023 to Current Certified Veterinary Technician Western Veterinary Partners | Chico, CA,
  • Interviewed owners regarding animal symptoms to ascertain potential conditions and illnesses.
  • Filled prescriptions for patients and explained possible side effects to pet owners.
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to prevent injuries.
  • Prepared and labeled medications and instructed client on administration.
  • Obtained relevant health history and information from clients to maintain medical charts.
  • Performed physical examinations and recorded weight, temperature and other vitals.
  • Supported veterinarians to drive quality care, advocate for pets and educate clients.
  • Cared for animals in post-operative recovery by closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Operated anesthesia, oxygen and monitoring equipment.
  • Addressed healthcare needs of animals by coordinating with veterinarians and following orders.
  • Prepared and reviewed records and consent forms.
  • Triaged scheduled or emergency patients to route to appropriate surgeon or treatment area.
02/2020 to 03/2021 Emergency Veterinary Assistant Veterinary Emergency Group | Clifton, NJ,
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to prevent injuries.
  • Organized operating room ahead of procedures and assisted veterinarians during surgeries.
  • Scrubbed, counted and packed surgical instruments and drapes for autoclave sterilization.
  • Communicated with veterinarians and staff members to maintain patient flow.
  • Assisted veterinarians in examining animals.
  • Addressed healthcare needs of animals by coordinating with veterinarians and following orders.
  • Fed and watered animals in care, following special diets and regular medication administration schedules.
  • Handled and restrained animals following safety requirements and procedures.
  • Cleaned and maintained kennels, holding areas and surgical rooms.
  • Unloaded and organized supplies and product inventory.
03/2013 to 09/2020 Assistant Farm Manager/Trainer Vca Antech, Inc. | Fern Creek, KY,
  • Managed a farm of 30+ horses on a daily basis including but not limited to, feeding, riding, training, communicating with owners, and managing other employees
  • Taught owners how to direct and manage horses
  • Took unbroken/un-ridable horses and brought them through various levels of training as requested by their owners
  • Groomed horses before competitions
  • Prepared horses for travel
  • Helped to run and organize on site farm events
  • Cared for livestock and monitored health and living spaces.
  • Managed farm schedules for livestock and special events.
03/2017 to 09/2017 Working Student Jbs Usa | Elberton, GA,
  • Monitoring general health and condition of more than a dozen horses including lesson horses and private boarders
  • Tacking up and preparing horses for lessons
  • Treating and monitoring ill or injured horses and communicating developments with owners and veterinarians
  • Maintaining a clean and organized farm overall including, but not limited to stalls, paddocks, fields, riding rings, tack room, water troughs, and feed room
  • Learning from farm owner and other trainers how to advance my equitation and business skills
12/2010 to 10/2012 Veterinary Assistant Schulhof Animal Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Assisted veterinarians in examining animals.
  • Adhered to high standards of safety, cleanliness and professionalism.
  • Restrained and managed scared and active animals.
  • Administered medicine to animals and monitored health following treatment.
  • Monitored animals recovering from surgery and notified veterinarian of any changes.
  • Restrained animals during veterinary procedures.
  • Monitored animals undergoing treatment for changes and signs of improvement.
  • Define techniques and coach owners how to modify aggressive behavior, inappropriate urination and separation anxiety.
  • Assisted veterinarian with treatment of wounds, vaccination administration, and operations.
07/2007 to 01/2009 Assistant Farm Manager Timber Hill Farm | City, STATE,
  • Treat animal illnesses or injuries, following experience or instructions of veterinarians
  • Maintained clean and orderly yards and stalls.
  • Monitored horses' health and temperament for signs of injury and illness.
  • Followed precise feeding instructions and schedules for animals under care.
  • Helped pet owners improve care of animals by advising on individual animal needs.
  • Adhered to pet care plans, medication requirements and dietary restrictions as part of quality care.
  • Certified Veterinary Technician
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2022 to to Associates of Veterinary Technology | Veterinary Technology Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT GPA:
Expected in 08/2019 to to Associate of Science | General Studies Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT GPA:
Expected in to to | Equine Science SUNY College of Agriculture & Technology At Morrisville, Morrisville, NY GPA:

Completed coursework towards Equine Science and Management

English 101

Equestrian Team Member

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School Attended

  • Norwalk Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • SUNY College of Agriculture & Technology At Morrisville

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Veterinary Technician
  • Emergency Veterinary Assistant
  • Assistant Farm Manager/Trainer
  • Working Student
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Assistant Farm Manager


  • Associates of Veterinary Technology
  • Associate of Science

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