lead veterinary technician resume example with 6+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Multi-talented Veterinary Technician with significant expertise in anesthesia, surgery, and client relationships. Demonstrated history of building strong rapport with clients and bonding with their pets. Proficient in handling various pet breeds and temperments, and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel!



Administering IV and urinary catheters

Calculating IV fluid rate

Surgical preparation and scrubbing

General anesthetic monitoring

Canine and Feline intubation

Calculation of controlled drugs

Thoracic, abdominal, and limb radiology

Closed- chest CPR

Feral cat handling

Nail trims

Anal gland expression

Ear cleaning

Sanitary Shave, trimming paw pads, plucking ears


Collecting blood, urine, and fecal samples

Fluorescein stain test

Ear and skin cytology


Staining slides

Specific gravity/ In house urine testing

Detecting ear mites, demadex, yeast and bacterial ear infections


Blood glucose

Operating in house blood machine (Samsung PT10V)

Safe restraint, muzzling, and handling of dogs and cats

Experience with Covetrus, Idexx, Zoetis, and Antech

Reconstituting medications and vaccines

Scheduling, data entry, record keeping
Inventory management

Client Communication/ Customer Service

Detail Oriented

Calm in stressful situations


Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Shawnee Mission, KS Expected in 05/2014 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS Expected in 12/2018 Associate of Arts : - GPA :
University of Kansas Lawrence, KS, Expected in 2022 BBA : Accounting - GPA :
Certifications & Volunteer Work

Fear Free Certification Program (February 2020)

  • Community Outreach Work (2018-2020)
    Feral cat spay/ neuter clinic
    Job Responsibilities-
    Calculate and administer anesthesia to 80 plus feral cats
    Give SQ fluids, convenia injections, address and treat minor wounds
    Maintain detailed surgical and drug logs
  • Humane Society of Greater Kansas City Dog-N-Jog (2018)
  • Hawthorne Animal Hospital Howl-O-Ween Haunt (2017)
Work History
Thrive Pet Healthcare - Lead Veterinary Technician
Kissimmee, FL, 06/2017 - Current

Surgical Work Shift:
• Prepared surgical instrument packs
• Monitored health and behavior of animals
• Administered medications to animals in treatment on regular, scheduled basis and documented any changes in condition.
• Calculated and administered anesthesia by intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injection.
• Assisted veterinary surgeon in a variety of surgeries and procedures including but not limited to spays (dystocia, pyometra, in heat/ obese), neuters (abdominal/ inguinal cryptorchid, scrotal ablation), foreign body, cystotomy, enucleation, entropion repair, limb amputation, and wound repairs
• Placed endotracheal tubes, IV catheters, urinary catheters, and prepped the patient for surgical procedures.
• Completed dental cleanings using ultrasonic scaler and performed dental extractions with no periosteal elevation, no tooth resectioning, and no bone resectioning.
• Maintained patient charts, surgical forms, surgery and anesthesia drug logs, and invoiced all surgical charges through Avimark.

Clinic Work Shift:
• Interacted with clients regarding animal health, questions and concerns, education on treatment protocol and general procedures.
• Create estimates for low income clients and invoice all charges performed through Avimark
• Educated clients in depth about prevention and treatment of parvovirus, heartworm disease, feline leukemia and FIV, and performed testing using idexx snap tests.
• Calculated dosages and administered parvovirus outpatient treatment care to patients.
• Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, equipment and kennels
• Conducted preliminary patient workups including gathering patient history information, description of symptoms from owner, and documenting presenting condition.
• Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
• Collected blood, urine, and feces for in house testing or prepared samples for laboratory testing.

National Veterinary Associates - Kennel Assistant
Agoura Hills, CA, 07/2016 - 06/2017
  • Maintained clean and organized boarding areas.
  • Protected animals from care errors by following strict safety procedures, including maintaining clear and secure tags.
  • Mixed and administered medications and special food formulas to individual animals based on unique dietary needs.
  • Cleaned and sanitized animal areas, including managing laundry and collecting waste.
  • Coordinated with vets on the health of boarding patients and notified them of any changes. (appetite changes, urine/stool output, injuries)
  • Stocked kennel and clinic areas to maintain proper inventory for daily performance.
  • Completed daily cleaning of kennels, cages and public areas
  • Recorded information such as feeding schedules, appearance, behavior of boarded or hospitalized patients to monitor stay.
  • Performed grooming activities including baths, trimming nails, and shaving for boarding patients
  • Discharged boarding patients
  • Observed playgroups to ensure safety of pet participants.
Minot Public School - Playground Supervisor
Minot, ND, 10/2014 - 07/2016
  • Sanitized dishes and toys
  • Prepared and administered food and medications to dogs
  • Observed on average 30-50 dogs during indoor and outdoor playtime
  • Maintained daily logs outlining observations, meals and any medications administered for acute or chronic conditions.
  • Wrote report cards for all daycare and boarding dogs
  • Laundry and Trash
  • Greeted clients and walked their dogs to the appropriate play room for the day
  • Checked dogs in for boarding and logged all of their belongings
  • Kept indoor and outdoor play area sanitary by picking up feces and cleaning up urine.
  • Maintained a safe play area and broke up any altercations between dogs
  • Performed physical checks at the beginning and end of every day to observe for wounds and injuries.
  • Memorized the first and last names of all boarding and daycare dogs in my room for the day, and if those dogs had any alerts (kennel aggression, anxiety, gate jumpers, other dogs they do not get along with)

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School Attended

  • Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
  • Johnson County Community College
  • University of Kansas

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Veterinary Technician
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Playground Supervisor


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Arts
  • BBA

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