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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Diligent, dedicated Oregon State University upperclassman earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a strong background in animal care. Experience working in both zoo and aquarium settings, with emphasis in safe marine mammal husbandry practices as well as informal and formal presentation skills. Additional experience in wildlife rehabilitation care setting with competency in animal behavior observation, food preparation, and safe restraining techniques.


Animal care, communication, public speaking, time management

Expected in 2016 | Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR GPA:

Senior | Biology Major | Chemistry Minor | Pre-Veterinary Option

04/2008 to 01/2016 Kennel Assistant Ethos Veterinary Health Llc | Lebanon, NH,
  • Cleaned kennels, dog runs, food dishes, floors, and counters.
  • Assisted with holding animals during treatment by veterinarian.
08/2015 to 11/2015 Researcher/Student Delray Beach, Florida | Delray Beach, FL,
  • Implemented visual surveys of habitats and marine species.
  • Analyzed collected data using Jump and Microsoft Excel.
10/2014 to 09/2015 Marine Mammal Husbandry Volunteer Alamogordo Public Schools | Alamogordo, NM,
  • Gave formal presentations to the public about the animals and training.
  • Prepared food and enrichment items for sea otters, harbor seals, and sea lions based on predetermined diet boards and enrichment schedule.
  • Cleaned kitchens and prep areas according to AZA and USDA standards.
03/2014 to 07/2015 Volunteer Delray Beach, Florida | Delray Beach, FL,
  • Listened to the needs of veterinarians and acting accordingly.
  • Assisted with procedures and miscellaneous tasks as directed by veterinarians and upper year veterinary students.
05/2014 to 07/2014 Education Assistant Bimbo Bakeries Usa | Pikeville, KY,
  • Responsible for educating children 4-9 yrs old about conservation and general knowledge of all species at the Woodland Park Zoo through tours of zoo grounds and interactive activities.
2014 to 05/2014 Volunteer Eastgate Veterinary Clinic | City, STATE,
  • Took temperatures of patients recovering from surgery.
  • Assisted with miscellaneous tasks directed by DVMs and technicians.
09/2013 to 05/2014 Animal Care Volunteer Chintimini Wildlife Center | City, STATE,
  • Prepared food for animals based on predetermined diet, feed animals, and observe and record concerns with patient.
  • Trained to safely capture animals from enclosures to be weighed.
  • Cleaned habitats and enclosures on a daily basis, clean dishes, laundry.
07/2012 to 08/2013 Retail Clerk Maser's Pet Boutique And Grooming | City, STATE,
    Assisted customers in person and over the phone concerning products and answered questions regarding concerns with pet behavior or products.

Member, OSU Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (Oct 2013-present)

Member, C.ore Freeride Ski and Outdoor Adventure Club (Oct 2014-present)

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School Attended
  • Oregon State University
Job Titles Held:
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Researcher/Student
  • Marine Mammal Husbandry Volunteer
  • Volunteer
  • Education Assistant
  • Volunteer
  • Animal Care Volunteer
  • Retail Clerk

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