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.
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.
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.
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.
Completed the 26 week Docent Training Class and was a touring docent for three years.
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
Minor in History
Coursework in physical and cultural anthropology, primatology and archaeology, history of anthropological theory, Greek and Roman History, Art History, Philosophy
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