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

I have always been intrigued by animals from the day I rode my first pony at Beverly Park and the many trips to the "old" zoo with my father starting when I was five. I have a photograph of being held up to feed the elephant at the old, old zoo location. I have owned dogs, cats and birds and have always cared for them conscientiously. At Pierce College I was able to apply what I learned in my animal science classes to the care of horses, goats and sheep. Following instructions of a large animal veterinarian and anesthesiologist, I assisted in three hours of surgery on a 9 week old goat that had been attacked by coyotes. She survived because I was her nurse for six weeks keeping the wounds free of dirt, encouraging her to eat and drink and driving her to the vet every week to be checked, medications administered and stitches fixed and removed. I can administer sub-cutaneous fluids and have done so with cats and sheep.I am focused, easy to teach, fast to learn and most dependable.

  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Recording and charting procedures
  • Use of restraints
  • Patient and reliable
  • Coaching and training techniques
  • Strong observation skills
  • Very detail oriented
  • Fast learner
  • Dependable
  • Able to teach others
Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA Expected in 2006 Certificate in Equine Science : Animal Science - GPA :

Deans List Academic Achievement Award each qualifying semester

Earned GPA of 3.8

Classes included: Introduction to Animal Science, Equine Production, Equine Husbandry, Animal Health and Disease Control, Equine Health and First Aid, Animal Physiology, Animal Nutrition, Equine Herd Management (5 semesters), Field studies - goat unit (3 semesters),

Beginning Horse Training, Horseback Riding (4 semesters), Care and Training of Mules

San Fernando Valley State College Northridge, CA Expected in 1969 Bachelor of Arts : Anthropology - GPA :

Minor in History

Coursework in physical and cultural anthropology, primatology and archaeology, history of anthropological theory, Greek and Roman History, Art History, Philosophy

  • While working as an insurance customer service representative, in 1986 I completed the docent training at the Los Angeles Zoo and served as a touring docent for three years
  • 1988 Successfully completed the Animal Keeper Training Course a the Los Angeles Zoo and worked as a volunteer animal keeper for over four years
  • 2000 to 2006 I attended Los Angeles Pierce College earning a Certificate of Equine Science
  • 2005 to 2012 Full time employee of Los Angeles Community College District working on the farm at Pierce College as an Agricultural Assistant caring for the daily needs of the horses, goats and sheep.
  • Assisted in the goat and sheep units during kidding and lambing seasons
  • Hand raised both lambs and kids whose mothers were unable to care for them.This entailed preparing milk replacement formulas, feeding the kids and lambs four time daily for twelve weeks, keeping the pens clean and water fresh and observing their general health and well-being and reporting any potential problems to supervisory staff.
Conn's, Inc. - Los Angeles Zoo General Volunteer
Lake Worth, TX, 2013 - Current

Currently enjoying volunteer work in Muriel's Ranch. Assist keeper in cleaning holding areas after animals are on exhibit. Interact with the patrons answering questions regarding the animals in the yard and keep the yard as free of manure as possible while patrons are there.

Various - Insurance customer service representative
City, STATE, 1970 - 11/2000

Participated in many classes to learn all aspects of personal and commercial insurance. Interacted with clients recommending purchase of specific coverages and handling claims. Instrumental in instituting use of computers in two insurance agencies reducing the amount of paper and streamlining data and records storage.

Los Angeles Zoo - Volunteer Animal Keeper
City, STATE, 01/1988 - 05/1992

Enthusiastically completed the Animal Keeper Training Class at the Los Angeles Zoo and worked as a volunteer animal keeper for over four years. I took the civil service test twice, scoring 7th each time.

Los Angeles Zoo - Los Angeles Zoo Docent
City, STATE, 03/1986 - 03/1989

Completed the 26 week Docent Training Class and was a touring docent for three years.

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School Attended

  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • San Fernando Valley State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Los Angeles Zoo General Volunteer
  • Insurance customer service representative
  • Volunteer Animal Keeper
  • Los Angeles Zoo Docent


  • Certificate in Equine Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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