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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Dedicated Veterinary Technician with 3 years of relevant experience in handling various pet breeds and temperaments. Recognized for phlebotomy and cytology skills, and dedication to excellent animal care and client service.

Accomplishments

▪ Member of Tau Phi Zeta Beta chapter, 2019

▪ Leader Certificate of Merit, 2019

▪ Sam Martin AALAS Scholarship Award, 2018

▪ Merrill Family Scholarship, 2018

▪ Alumni Scholarship, 2018

▪ Freshman Alumni Scholarship, 2017

Skills
  • Blood and Urine Analysis
  • Coagulation and Hematology Analyzers
  • Microscopic Analysis
  • Aseptic Techniques
  • Blood Sample Collection
  • Humane Animal Restraints
  • Medical Equipment Maintenance
  • Inpatient Care
  • IV Fluid Administration
  • Phlebotomy
  • IV Catheter Placement
Work History
10/2021 to Current
Lab Assistant Allina Health Systems River Falls, WI,
  • Assisted with support duties such as filling products, labeling products, and taking inventory.
  • Maintained lab by calibrating equipment and cleaning surfaces and items used.
  • Managed specimen sample handling, receiving, storage and inventory.
  • Prepared samples for centrifugation, aliquoting and preserving sample integrity.
  • Adhered to various processing methods needed to achieve efficient production.
  • Made sure that products were produced on time and were of good quality.
  • Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
08/2019 to 08/2021
Licensed Veterinary Technician Metropolitan Government Of Nashville & Davidson County Nashville, TN,
  • Answered owner animal health questions and advised on best care practices.
  • Administered medications to animals in treatment and documented changes in condition.
  • 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.
  • Assessed paws, ears and eyes for injuries or infections as part of initial evaluation.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Assisted senior staff with blood analyses and physical assessments.
  • Provided direct care to patients and assisted with procedures such as radiology, dentistry, critical care and anesthesia.
  • Processed new patients and updated client records with key information using standardized registration systems and encrypted databases.
  • Greeted pet owners and went over available services, outlined costs and determined special needs of animals under care.
  • Collected patient blood samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Educated clients on animal health, preventive care and procedures.
  • Walked hospitalized pets outside throughout each shift
  • Promoted parasite protection as well as skin and coat health through regular grooming, dietary suggestions and supplement recommendations for pet owners.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, surgical equipment and kennels to prevent diseases and control odors.
  • Followed effective process for bathing and grooming dogs to remove dirt, loose hair, parasites and hair mats.
  • Assisted veterinarian with wound treatment, administration of vaccines and operations.
  • Swabbed ears to remove wax and dirt, removing extra hair to allow air to circulate freely and avoid infection.
  • Triaged incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Analyzed bloodwork and sample results using Abaxis
  • Established intravenous drips for ongoing hydration
  • Reviewed and filled prescriptions as directed by veterinarian
  • Performed medication administration of cats and dogs
  • Performed phlebotomy using various locations of both cats and dogs for analysis
  • 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.
  • Completed x-rays safely by correctly using shielding equipment following OSHA requirements.
  • Assisted doctor during procedures, helping to run machinery and keep patients comfortable and still.
  • Positioned animals for diagnostic imaging such as x-rays and scans.
  • Collected and prepared tissues, cellular or microbiological samples by skin scraping, impressions and other non-surgical methods.
  • Assisted veterinarian in euthanizing terminally ill patients.
  • Cleaned, sterilized and maintained kennels, operating rooms and surgical equipment.
  • Assisted veterinarian during immunologic, medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures.
  • Inoculated animals to prevent rabies, distemper and parvo.
  • Maintained daily progress records, surgery logs, x-ray logs, Drug Enforcement Administration logs and routine records.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
  • Administered prescribed injectable controlled substances, tranquilizers, sedatives, and injectable or inhalant anesthetics.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, questions and concerns, education on treatment protocol and general procedures.
  • Processed financial transactions for clients.
  • Administered oral or topical medications to boarding patients as specified by veterinarian in animal's medical record.
  • Designed and created client education materials and marketing materials for hospital services.
  • Coordinated patient scheduling, check-in, check-out and payments for billing.
  • Checked patient insurance, demographic and health history to keep information current.
  • Fielded phone calls from pet owners, answered questions and took messages for veterinarians.
  • Greeted pet parents with warm smile and pleasantly asked for sign-ins upon arrival.
  • Entered data from pet records and office visits into computer system.
  • Maintained office and waiting room, keeping common areas clean and tidy.
  • Managed multi-line phone system and pleasantly greeted patients.
  • Offered ample support to team members with creative solutions to complex challenges regarding scheduling, conflict resolution and medical care.
  • Maintained current and accurate medical records for patients.
  • Completed patient referrals to other medical specialists.
  • Transcribed phone messages and relayed to appropriate personnel.
  • Centrifuged blood samples as outlined in clinical protocols.
  • Labeled transfer tubes and followed exact directions for handling and storing specimens for transport.
  • Drew blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe or butterfly venipuncture methods.
  • Place peripheral intravenous catheters in cats and dogs
08/2018 to 05/2019
Peer Mentor Legacy Health System Unavailable, OR,
  • Shared resources, opportunities and activities to support students learning and development.
  • Strengthened residential community by coordinating social and educational events each semester.
  • Advised students regarding course and program selection, class scheduling and registration and career planning.
  • Identified issues that hindered student academic achievement.
  • Helped students develop organizational, time management and study skills.
  • Hosted study sessions before tests using created guides and review material
  • Created special study guides and enrichment materials to boost student knowledge.
  • Provided homework assistance using specific curriculum and materials.
  • Assisted professors in labs to prepare materials needed and help students accomplish tasks
  • Hosted hours in designated study room and labs after class hours for students to study, get homework assistance, or practice hands-on skills
06/2018 to 08/2018
Preceptor Alternate Solutions Health Network Akron, OH,
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect from rabies, parvovirus, distemper, and leptospirosis
  • Administered medications via oral, intravenous, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, and intramuscular injections
  • Maintained personal growth and development through ongoing process of formal and informal education.
  • Worked alongside experienced technicians, veterinarians, and veterinary residents to learn new procedures.
  • Provided care for animals before surgeries, administering anesthetics as necessary for overall comfort and health.
  • Collected patient blood samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Assisted senior staff with blood analyses and physical assessments.
  • Made visits to farms to assist with prophylactic care and facility inspections
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, surgical equipment and kennels to prevent diseases and control odors.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Aided veterinary surgeon with spay/neuter and enucleation surgeries and procedures for domestic and exotic species
  • Administered prescribed injectable controlled substances, tranquilizers, sedatives, and injectable or inhalant anesthetics.
  • Performed dental cleanings using ultrasonic scaler.
  • Assist in teaching students conducting research proper technique for mouse anesthesia and splenectomy
  • Assist in performing physical exams on small and exotic animals
  • Monitored anesthetized animals to maintain correct aesthetic plane
  • Move between various clean controlled environments and maintain proper PPE
Education
Expected in 05/2019 to to
Associate of Science: Veterinary Science Technology
SUNY Delhi - Delhi, NY,
GPA:
Certifications
  • Licensed Veterinary Technician - 2019

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School Attended

  • SUNY Delhi

Job Titles Held:

  • Lab Assistant
  • Licensed Veterinary Technician
  • Peer Mentor
  • Preceptor

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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