Head Veterinary Technician resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Innovative and goal-oriented veterinary technician committed to professional development and expert leadership of veterinary practice. Operates well in high-volume, stressful settings with great multitasking and conflict resolutions skills.

  • Client Relations
  • Client Counseling
  • Surgery and Procedure Preparation
  • Treatment and Research Records
  • Medication Administration
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Wound Dressing and Suturing
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Humane Animal Restraints
  • Diagnostic Equipment
  • Post-surgical Monitoring
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Anesthesia Administration
  • Animal Vaccinations
  • Staff Training
  • Dental Procedures
  • Drug Inventory Oversight
  • Physical Examinations
  • Medical Equipment Maintenance
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Parasitic Visual Exams
  • Specimen Collection
  • Client Education
  • Medical Terminology
  • IV Fluid Administration
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Responsible and Reliable
  • Laboratory Assay Analysis
  • Patient Discharge
  • Dental Radiology
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Expected in 05/2003 Bachelor of Science : Biology Ecology And Evolution - GPA :
  • Effectively cut costs by implementing stricter inventory management measures such as keeping tight inventory but not running out.
  • Developed and implemented laboratory procedures and best practices, training guidelines, and safety protocols.
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
Work History
Hunter Animal Hospital - Head Veterinary Technician
City, STATE, 01/2010 - Current
  • Promoted parasite protection as well as skin and coat health through regular grooming, dietary suggestions and supplement recommendations for pet owners.
  • Answered owner animal health questions and advised on best care practices.
  • Recorded symptoms and documented medical observations to inform treatment decisions.
  • Carefully clipped nails and trimmed hair around pads and paws, using gentle approach for anxious pets.
  • Managed medical intervention and therapy for animals in collaboration with Doctors.
  • Processed new patients and updated client records with key information using standardized registration systems and encrypted databases.
  • Aided veterinary surgeon with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries and procedures for domestic and exotic species with complex requirements.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, surgical equipment and kennels to prevent diseases and control odors.
  • Administered medications to animals in treatment and documented changes in condition.
  • Assisted senior staff with blood analyses and physical assessments.
  • Walked pets outside throughout each shift to prevent accidents in group play areas and on bedding.
  • Greeted pet owners and went over available services, outlined costs and determined special needs of animals under care.
  • Swabbed ears to remove wax and dirt, removing extra hair to allow air to circulate freely and avoid infection.
  • Assessed paws, ears and eyes for injuries or infections as part of initial evaluation.
  • Triaged incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Collected patient biopsies and blood samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Established intravenous drips for ongoing hydration in treatment of canines suffering from parvovirus infections.
  • Implanted subcutaneous identification microchips into animals.
  • Provided care for animals before surgeries, administering anesthetics as necessary for overall comfort and health.
  • Performed ophthalmological procedures such as tear production testing, topical anesthetic application, fluorescein staining of cornea and tonometry.
  • Performed dental x-rays, cleaning and extractions including tooth resectioning.
  • Chemo-therapy
  • Culture sensitivity in house
  • Microscopic identification of fecal, urinalysis, skin and ears, and cancers. Microscope care.
  • Managed inventory, dealt with sales representatives developed relationships.
  • Training of staff
  • Managing surgery schedule.
  • General facility maintenance
  • IT trouble shooting computer issues
  • Trouble shooting lab machines, dental machine, x-ray.
  • Working with doctors to develop anesthetic protocols, and treatment protocols.
  • Experienced with Cornerstone and Avimark (set them both up for hospitals)
  • Have taken special CE for Dentistry and Anesthesia.
  • Monitoring anesthesia with ECG, SPO2, BP. Troubleshooting monitoring equipment and informing doctors of potential problems.
Salt Lake Veterinary Services - Head Veterinary Technician/Office Manager
City, STATE, 06/2003 - 01/2010
  • Manged Inventory
  • Managed and troubleshoot computer system.
  • Pick up and drop off animals for surgery.
  • Monitored Surgery
  • Answered phones
  • Restocked the van every morning.
Little Dogs Resort - Kennel Tech/Weekend Manager
City, STATE, 03/2001 - 04/2004
  • Cleaned facility
  • Caring for pets, feeding, playing with them and moving them in and out of the building.
  • Trained new staff
  • Administered medications and insulin.
  • Kept records of pets belongings.
  • Informed managers of any issues with pets.
Portuguese :
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated :
Spanish :
Limited Working
Negotiated :

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School Attended

  • University of Utah

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Veterinary Technician
  • Head Veterinary Technician/Office Manager
  • Kennel Tech/Weekend Manager


  • Bachelor of Science

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