kennel assistant resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
I began as a groomer's assistant in 2007, working there two summers in a row. After Cross Country practice (unpleasantly enough, at 630 every morning) I would head over to Laree's Grooming in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota to complete a day of anal gland expressing, bathing, and other chores of that nature. I eventually moved on from this job to the jewelry industry, working at Merritt Jewelers in Pequot Lakes for two years. In time I realized the family business might be for me, so I left Merritt Jewelers and worked for my family's utility locating business as an administrative assistant, managing bills and payment, inputting, and providing assistance to the company's one-hundred employees and countless customers over the phone and in person. I finally decided my life long dream of becoming a veterinarian would be the only occupation to suffice, and so far my newest job at Granite City Pet Hospital and Surgical Center has been my favorite job yet. Unfortunately a majority of my tasks there involve boarding animals, and still being in my three-month training phase, I've decided I want to focus entirely on Veterinary Medicine instead of boarding and daycare mixed with Veterinary Medicine. My title at the moment is kennel assistant and I'm hoping to find a job as a veterinary assistant, as it will focus more on my career choices.
  • Muzzles and restraints
  • Safe animal restraints
  • Recording and charting procedures
  • Invoicing and collections
  • Computer-literate
  • Sales expertise
  •  Excel spreadsheets
  • Medical terminology
  • Inventory control familiarity
  • Opening/closing procedures
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  •  Careful groomer
  • Gentle and caring
  • Detail-oriented
  • Active listening skills
  • Efficient multi-tasker
  • Animal lover
  • Strong work ethic
  • Diligent
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Clear-headed under pressure
  • Physically strong and agile
  • Charismatic
  • Adaptable
  • Dependable
  • Respectful
I'm an A/B average student, working hard to become an A only student. I've never been fired from a job, I've only experienced promotions and raises. I've managed to have a job every year since age fifteen, and at age twenty-three I'm looking to settle down at a clinic or hospital and hopefully provide veterinary services to this place in years to come. My life revolves around family, school, and work; this being said I need my employer to understand that I'm in it for the long haul and I'm a hard working individual looking to better myself through work and for work.
03/2015 to 08/2015 Kennel Assistant Ethos Veterinary Health Llc | Portsmouth, NH, Potty hospital/boarding dogs. Maintained daily records of activities, behaviors, meals and naps. Cared for animals with special medical needs, including diabetes. Prioritized animal safety and comfort at all times. Talked to animals to soothe them and familiarize them with the human voice. Walked large dogs and restrained physically strong or aggressive dogs. Fed and cared for many cats while their owners were traveling. Fed animals twice daily (at least) and made sure they had access to fresh water at all times. Administered medicine to animals and monitored health following treatment. Monitored animals recovering from surgery and notified veterinarian of any changes. Restrained and managed scared and active animals. Monitored animals undergoing treatment for changes and signs of improvement.
04/2012 to 02/2015 Administrative Assistant Saic | Flexwork, VA, Managed the receptionist area, including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information. Designed electronic file systems and maintained electronic and paper files. Maintained the front desk and reception area in a neat and organized fashion. Planned meetings and prepared conference rooms. Organized files, developed spreadsheets, faxed reports and scanned documents. Created weekly and monthly reports and presentations. Created and maintained spreadsheets using advanced Excel functions and calculations to develop reports and lists.
04/2007 to 08/2009 Groomer's Assistant Petco | Gloucester, MA, Consulted with owners and made recommendations on the individual grooming needs of their pets. Tailored salon services to breed appearance standards, especially for show pets. Transported animals throughout the grooming facility. Identified and reported signs of illness in dogs during bathing and grooming. Anal Gland Expressions.
to Jeweler's Assistant Merrit Jewelers | City, STATE, Answered customers’ questions and addressed problems and complaints in person and via phone. Maintained visually appealing and effective displays for the entire store. Consulted with customers on the latest styles and trends. Kept the showroom clean and maintained neat, orderly product displays. Operated a cash register to process cash, check and credit card transactions.
Expected in 2015 to to Associate of Arts | Generals St. Cloud Technical College, St. Cloud, MN GPA:
Expected in 2017 to to Bachelor of Science | Pre-Veterinary Medicine St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud , MN GPA:
I'm enrolled in the Biomedical program this fall at St. Cloud State University. My hopes are to graduate and apply to the U of M for my D.V.M. degree. Until then I hope to find my bearings working under respectable veterinarians, giving my best in hopes of obtaining hands on experience in the field, and providing more advanced services over time as my degrees and experience permits.

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School Attended

  • St. Cloud Technical College
  • St. Cloud State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Kennel Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Groomer's Assistant
  • Jeweler's Assistant


  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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