My professional background is anything but narrow. I have had the luxury of starting in the veterinary profession as a young adult and being versatile within my choices in obtaining that goal. I have experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine from the supportive roles to my current status as a Medical Director. I have traveled overseas and within the states, lived in a different country, adapted and embraced other customs and cultures. All of these leaving an imprint and creating the leadership style and adaptability that I consider my best trait. I stand to offer outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. In addition, be a high-energy, results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude.
Service Quality Improvement
Training and Development
Broad knowledge base
Streamline and implement medical treatment standards for the practice.
Pursue thirty hours of continuing education each year.
Developed the practice from a three doctor to a four doctor practice with a 20% increase in overall revenue and hospital contribution. Currently ahead of yearly budget by 12%.
Promoted a well-received program of professional development courses for all staff.
Participate in corporate led incentive and service promotions to increase same store sales and revenue goals.
08/2012 to Current
Medical Director, VeterinarianVCA Appalachian Animal Hospital － East Ellijay, Georgia
40 Hours a week
Independently and collaboratively manage medicine and surgery cases within a four doctor practice.
Maintain open communication with clients.
Create and present custom medical plan options.
Educate staff and clients about medical conditions, including diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Actively research current trends and therapies in a variety of topics not limited to veterinary medicine.
Document and supervise concise, complete electronic medical records.
Interpret and convey information obtained from radiographs, ultrasound and blood chemistries.
Participate, plan and listen in monthly staff meetings.
Consult with the hospital manager in creating monthly budgets, operating costs, and oversee product ordering.
Maintain proper hospital conduct with ethical and current medical standards.
Schedule vaccination clinics for the surrounding communities.
Devise monthly doctor schedules, assist in daily scheduling and conflict areas.
Ambassador for customer service, quality, and the value within services provided.
Awarded Best Client experience hospital within the southeast sector 2014 and 2015.
Completed VCA sponsored coursework in advanced client communications and experience.
Prepare hospital enhancement programs and share information quarterly with regional supervisors.
09/2015 to 06/2016
Associate Professor, Anatomy and PhysiologyUniversity of North Georgia － Dahlonega, Georgia
25 hours a week
Created and performed lectures with facilitated collaborative learning experiences for pre-nursing Freshmen thru Seniors.
Held weekly lectures with two lab sessions.
Evaluated work performed by students, adjusted lesson plans according to progress and comprehension.
Received positive reviews from students for enthusiasm and practical knowledge within the job skillsets.
Became proficient in soft tissue and sterilization techniques using Force Triad surgical seal equipment.
Prepared and interpreted cytological slides.
Maintained open communication with clients.
Participated in local elementary and high school career days and educational seminars.
Managed on-call emergency services covering multiple hospitals and communities.
07/2010 to 11/2010
Veterinary InternNorth Carolina Veterinary Specialists － Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Multi-specialty practice including internal medicine, ophthalmology, and surgery.
Co-managed medicine and surgery cases with board-certified specialists.
Independently examined and managed emergency cases.
Skills included therapeutic and diagnostic thoracocentesis, CPR, intravenous catheterization, fluid and blood product management.
Prepared medical records and setup patient orders.
Participated and attended medical rounds with focus on collaborative learning.
Veterinary MedicineLouisiana State University, College of Veterinary Medicine － Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Dean's List: Fall and Spring Semesters of 2007, 2008, 2009, and Spring 2010.
Top 15% of class
Veterinary MedicineSt. Georges University － St. Georges, West Indies, Grenada
Dean's List: Fall Semester of 2005, Spring and Fall of 2006, and Spring of 2007.
I was accepted into St. Georges University with an Exceptional Candidate partial scholarship and was elated. The education was stellar, the island, a dream. Unfortunately, family circumstances led to my choice in transferring to a college that was not distance challenged. Please feel free to ask me about that learning experience and circumstances that brought me here.
Bachelor of Science: Animal and Dairy ScienceAuburn University － Auburn, Alabama, USA
Undergraduate StudiesFaulkner State Community College － Bay Minette, Alabama, USA
Current Georgia Veterinary license and USDA Accreditation.
Current DEA license.
Actively participate in community education with volunteering at local schools for career days and vaccination clinics in underserved areas.
Rural Area Veterinary Services, RAVS; worked in rural Tennessee providing care to those in financial and geographic need of basic veterinary services.
Worked with a variety of students and veterinarians in the delivery and setup of a mobile fully operational surgical and basic care facility.
Member of American Veterinary Medical Association 2010 - Present
Member of Phi Zeta, a veterinary academic society that accepts the top 25% of graduating seniors