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head veterinary technician resume example with 11+ years of experience

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

Reliable Veterinary Technician possessing friendly demeanor and sound judgment to handle diverse daily tasks with over 20 years hands on experience. Have worked for large multi doctor practices as well as small single doctor practices and referral only surgical centers. Well-versed in preparing surgical equipment, collecting and preparing specimens and performing initial physical assessments. Diverse and versatile professional, knowledgeable about animal health, medical terminology and regulatory compliance. I am a very quick learner, a team player, honest and professional. I have so much knowledge to offer any veterinary clinic and any coworkers that I may have the pleasure of working with. I would be more than thankful to be able to demonstrate my experience and knowledge that I have earned over the last 20 years. Would be grateful for the opportunity to work in an established veterinary hospital and have career longevity. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Skills
  • Equine tail wrap
  • Sternal and lateral recumbency restraint
  • Pre-anesthetic preparation
  • Schirmer tear test
  • Fluorescene dye test
  • Gowning and gloving procedures
  • Physical examination
  • Gram-stained slide preparation
  • Injectable agent induction
  • Post-surgical clean up and OR sanitation
  • Halter placement
  • Maintaining treatment notes
  • Monitoring recovery
  • Administering first aid
  • Clinical pathology
  • Subcutaneous,Intramuscular, and Intravenous injection
  • Bolus medication
  • Tonometry
  • Parasitic visual exams
  • Fecal testing and interpretation
  • Suture and staple removal
  • Aseptic techniques
  • General anesthesia recovery
  • Medication labeling
  • Medical history
  • Elizabethan collar application
  • Bandage application, changes, and removal
  • Interpret diagnostic test readings/ findings
  • Modified Robert Jones bandage
  • Explaining treatment/ client education
  • Vital signs
  • Medication dispensing
  • Collecting specimens for analysis: blood, urine, dermatology samples, cytology samples, fine needle aspirates and slide staining, etc..
  • Patient bathing
  • Maintain controlled drug inventory.
  • Feline towel restraint
  • Venipuncture and phlebotomy
  • Computer skills and proficiency
  • Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel
  • Supervision
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Organizational skills
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Multitasking
  • Clerical
  • People skills
  • Active listening
  • Troubleshooting
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Job readiness training
  • Scheduling proficiency
  • Data entry experience
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Unit administration
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Vaccine protocols knowledge
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Intake and discharge
  • Diabetes management
  • Diagnostic tools experience
  • Interpretation of radiographs
  • Communication
Education and Training
Athens Technical College Athens, GA Expected in 06/2007 Associate of Science : Veterinary Technology - GPA :
Oglethorpe County High School Lexington, GA Expected in 05/2001 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Ranked in Top 5% of class
  • Beta Club Member
Experience
Western Veterinary Partners - Head Veterinary Technician
Santa Rosa, CA, 09/2020 - 09/2021
  • Cleaned and disinfected kennels and common areas to reduce spread of illness from infected animals.
  • Scrubbed, counted and packed surgical instruments and drapes for autoclave sterilization.
  • Triaged scheduled or emergency patients to route to appropriate surgeon or treatment area.
  • Cared for animals in post-operative recovery by closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Walked animals outside to avoid accidents in play areas or bedding.
  • Explained lodging, grooming and care services to pet owners and cross-sold specialty products.
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to prevent injuries.
  • Prepared and labeled medications and instructed client on administration.
  • Performed physical examinations and recorded weight, temperature and other vitals.
  • Monitored vital signs during surgery and notified veterinarian of changes.
  • Operated anesthesia, oxygen and monitoring equipment.
  • Administered and monitored anesthesia for surgeries and operations.
  • Partnered with IDEXX to analyze blood samples and diagnose conditions and diseases.
  • Prepared and reviewed records and consent forms.
  • Assisted with polishing, removing stains and other dental procedures.
  • Leveraged ultrasound and x-ray equipment for imaging and interpreted results.
  • Examined animals for injury or illness and documented symptoms for veterinarian review.
  • Delivered excellent service to pet owners to drive repeat business.
  • Received, evaluated and scanned in new inventory, updated computer database and proactively resolved variances.
  • Kept technology platforms updated with accurate product descriptions and available levels to inform front-line personnel of current inventory.
  • Directed cycle counts every day and full audits every weekly.
  • Conducted monthly, quarterly and yearly inventories of warehouse stock.
  • Researched item history to identify root cause for discrepancies between inventory and stock records.
  • Upheld company guidelines, compliance standards and quality control procedures.
  • Trained newly hired top talent to fill key positions and maximize productivity.
  • Handled diverse needs for clients in-person, by phone or through email.
  • Coordinated appointment calendar and balanced schedules to promote optimal productivity.
  • Maintained office supply inventory and placed orders to meet demand.
  • Input new documents, expenses and orders into system for timely recordkeeping.
  • Obtained and processed payments from clients for products and services.
  • Operated multi-line telephone system to handle high volume of daily calls to veterinary office.
  • Reviewed, sorted and responded to select email correspondence on behalf of senior staff.
  • Supported office staff with multifaceted administrative assistance and technical troubleshooting for software and equipment issues.
  • Scheduled and confirmed appointments.
  • Answered and directed incoming calls using multi-line telephone system.
  • Delivered administrative support to team members by making copies, sending faxes, organizing documents and rearranging schedules.
  • Processed payments and updated accounts to reflect balance changes.
  • Sorted incoming mail and directed to correct personnel each day.
  • Oversaw office inventory by restocking supplies and submitting purchase orders.
  • Provided assistance and support to owners during end-stage pet illnesses, delivering comfort, compassion and kind words.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, education on treatment protocols and general procedures.
  • Educated clients and public on animal health, treatment protocols and general procedures.
  • Liaised with pet owners, asking appropriate questions and listening carefully to understand symptoms and explain treatment options.
  • Supervised inventory management and placed medication orders to ensure adequate supplies at all times.
  • Explained disease and condition diagnoses, prognoses and treatment options to pet and animal owners to provide information for decision-making concerning care.
  • Treated wide array of small animals and exotics for disease and injuries and provided preventive health care treatments such as vaccinations, parasite prophylaxis and nutrition options.
  • Assessed health conditions, symptoms and history of animals and delivered treatment.
  • Advised animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions and treatment options.
  • Vaccinated animals and administered medications orally and intravenously.
  • Prioritized hygiene and workplace safety to avoid animal infections and accidents.
  • Determined whether animals could undergo surgery by assessing pre-surgery health statuses.
  • Reviewed healing and health vitals of animals after surgery.
  • Led and motivated up to 7 employees through supervision, training and coaching on duties and daily operational activities.
  • Updated procedures necessary for compounding, mixing, packaging and labeling medications.
  • Formulated and implemented testing and interpretation practices and procedures to maintain standards of care and quality assurance benchmarks.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Created and maintained sterile operating fields to minimize infection risks.
  • Provided surgical support to help veterinary surgeon execute safe operations and procedures resulting in positive patient outcomes.
  • Assisted physicians during diagnosis and treatment, as well as assisting during surgery.
  • Organized instruments and supplies to optimize surgical team efficiency.
  • Performed pre-operative and post-operative examinations to check patients' vitals and health status.
  • Organized supply room and ordered supplies and equipment.
  • Exhibited confidence to work extremely well under pressure and with variety of physicians of different temperaments.
  • Assisted surgeons in variety of minor and major surgical procedures.
  • Communicated with patients after surgery to assess recovery and mitigate complications.
  • Dressed wounds with antiseptic compounds and sterile coverings to protect surgical sites and promote healing.
  • Analyzed patient chart data and identification to verify accurate information.
  • Sanitized and maintained surgical instruments and equipment to minimize infection risks.
  • Obeyed established surgical techniques and procedures during operations.
  • Helped prepare team by assisting with gowning and gloving of staff.
  • Follows complex and comprehensive verbal and written instructions.
  • Transported patients to holding area to prepare for operating procedures.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Managed and maintained surgical suites by sterilizing and organizing equipment.
  • Updated patient files to record medications prescribed and medical histories.
  • Actualized inventory management procedures to control medications and supplies as well as to rotate stock and remove expired medications.
  • Demonstrated appropriate techniques to assist surgeons with closure of incisions.
  • Controlled bleeding during surgical procedures by clamping and ligating blood vessels.
  • Executed remarkable dexterity assembling and monitoring tools to be used during surgery procedures.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Reviewed physician orders to appropriately count and dispense pre-operative and post-operative medications.
  • Assessed patients, performed diagnostic tests and documented preliminary medical histories.
  • Used diagnostic equipment and monitored patients during procedures using specialized machines.
  • Adhered to HIPAA guidelines and maintained integrity of hospital policies and procedures.
  • Captured and developed images following physicians' orders allowing proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • Reviewed diagnostic image quality and filed diagnostic images in appropriate patient records.
  • Operated mobile imaging equipment to capture medical information at patients' bedsides, operating and emergency rooms.
  • Reduced exposure to radiation using beam-restrictive devices and patient shielding techniques.
  • Maintained inventory and supply levels for contrast materials, film, catheters and other medical items, checking inventory stock and reordering items running low.
  • Administered IV contrast materials, radiopharmaceuticals and antispasmodics to patients.
  • Positioned radiology equipment using clinical judgment to capture quality images.
  • Generated precise images of target body areas to aid physicians in diagnosing patients' issues.
  • Promoted commitment to patients by providing assistance, remaining professional and actively responding to questions and concerns.
  • Prepared examination rooms between appointments by cleaning surfaces and restocking supplies.
  • Performed diagnostic imaging procedures by operating x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans.
  • Tested equipment regularly to identify malfunctions and calibrate settings.
  • Adhered to strict HIPAA guidelines to maintain patient and medical record confidentiality.
  • Maintained imaging equipment, assessing for issues and proper functionality after each use, troubleshooting concerns and escalating major issues to maintenance staff.
  • Monitored vital signs during medication administration to quickly identify complications.
  • Greeted patients and families with enthusiastic, compassionate attitude to establish long-term professional relationships.
  • Assessed patient needs in response to medications.
  • Observed patient vital signs and medication reactions and reported health concerns or behavioral changes.
  • Organized and administered medications on schedules to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • Initiated oxygen and administered life-saving drugs in emergency situations.
  • Monitored medications for patients with various conditions and kept watchful eye for side effects.
  • Supported daily living activities by serving meals, feeding, ambulating and turning over and positioning patients.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Administered medications and educated patients and families on correct at-home administration.
  • Collected blood, urine, cytology, fine needle aspirate, and dermatology samples to complete diagnostic tests for patient, checking for changes that indicated potentially dangerous conditions.
  • Prepared examination and patient rooms for examination procedures, checking supply availability and laying out instruments.
  • Produced accurate and detailed daily reports for processing and measuring progress.
  • Monitored and controlled performance of data processing equipment, providing alerts for discovered faults and discrepancies.
  • Responded to equipment failures and errors by finding and terminating or correcting problematic software and processes.
  • Generated archival backups of requested data for long-term storage of digital assets.
  • Conducted routine maintenance on servers and systems, keeping networks fully operational during peak periods.
  • Troubleshot system alerts and issues to rectify issues.
  • Monitored data inputs to manage and maintain accuracy.
  • Backed up servers and information according to strict schedules.
  • Directed account management and customer training on company technical software and tools for new accounts and new users.
  • Monitored safety and security of every animal to prevent injuries from other animals or environmental hazards.
  • Stayed on top of laundry, sweeping and disinfection during slow periods.
  • Bathed animals to remove dust, debris or contaminants and maintain wellbeing.
  • Restrained and managed scared and active animals.
  • Maintained clean and orderly play yards, kennels and cages.
  • Prepared food and formulas to meet individual needs of animals under care with safe and nutritious meals.
  • Adhered to pet care plans, medication requirements and dietary restrictions as part of quality care.
  • Offered every owner exceptional customer service and support as well as top-notch care to each animal.
  • Brushed coat, cut nails and cleaned ears to promote animal health and wellness.
  • Identified animal health concerns and discussed problems with owners.
  • Administered treatments to sick or injured animals and consulted veterinarians to handle more complex concerns.
  • Administered basic treatments to sick or injured animals and worked with veterinarians to secure advanced care.
  • Helped pet owners improve care of animals by advising on individual animal needs.
  • Followed precise feeding instructions and schedules for animals under care.
  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment and surfaces to protect animal and staff health.
  • Ordered, received, unloaded and stored feed and supplies for animals under care.
  • Observed animals and conducted examinations to identify signs of injury, illness or disease.
  • Unloaded and organized supplies and product inventory.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Kept team on track by assigning and supervising their activities and giving constructive feedback.
  • Handled delegated tasks.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new revenue opportunities.
Firehall 4 Animal Hospital - Head Registered Veterinary Technician
City, STATE, 04/2010 - 06/2016
  • Managed departmental inventory and supply ordering.
  • Processed hematology and chemistry samples.
  • Supervised supplies in inventory and notified supervisor of low stock levels.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Same duties and responsibilities as the previous job experience entry.
Athens Veterinary Surgery Center - Veterinary Technician
City, STATE, 04/2003 - 06/2007
  • Prepared and labeled medications and instructed client on administration.
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to prevent injuries.
  • Performed physical examinations and recorded weight, temperature and other vitals.
  • Monitored vital signs during surgery and notified veterinarian of changes.
  • Operated anesthesia, oxygen and monitoring equipment.
  • Administered and monitored anesthesia for surgeries and operations.
  • Partnered with IDEXX to analyze blood samples and diagnose conditions and diseases.
  • Prepared and reviewed records and consent forms.
  • Assisted with polishing, removing stains and other dental procedures.
  • Removed waste from kennels, runs and exercise areas and placed in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems.
  • Leveraged ultrasound and x-ray equipment for imaging and interpreted results.
  • Scrubbed, counted and packed surgical instruments and drapes for autoclave sterilization.
  • Triaged scheduled or emergency patients to route to appropriate surgeon or treatment area.
  • Cared for animals in post-operative recovery by closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Examined animals for injury or illness and documented symptoms for veterinarian review
  • Same duties and responsibilities as previous job experience entry.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Athens Technical College
  • Oglethorpe County High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Veterinary Technician
  • Head Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Technician

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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