(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary

Veterinary Technician with over 19 years of successful experience in Internal Medicine and Purchasing. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in the veterinary industry. Strengths in detail, compassionate care, and critical thinking skills backed by on the job training in specialty referral veterinary medicine.

  • Pricing structures
  • Purchasing
  • Tenacious
  • Eye for detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to reconcile differences
  • Relational skills
  • Trend assessment
  • Competitor analysis
  • Vendor negotiation
  • Goods procurement
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork
  • Detail-oriented
  • Basic math
  • Procurement
  • Closed-chest CPR
  • Urine sample collection and urinalysis
  • Cytocentesis
  • Nail trimming
  • Thoracic and abdominal radiograph
  • Intravenous injection
  • Catalase testing
  • Jugular intravenous catheterization
  • Ear sample collection
  • Emergency and preventive care
  • Canine and feline intubation
  • Lab operations
  • Clinical research
  • Wound treatment
  • Euthanasia
  • Fluorescein stain test
  • Diagnostic sampling
  • File and records management
  • Dietary recommendations
  • Instrument pack sterilization
  • General anesthesia monitoring
  • Surgical procedures and support
  • Animal behavior observation
  • Surgical scrubbing procedures
  • Medication Administration
  • Infection Control
  • Heartworm diagnostic testing
  • X-ray review
  • Customer service
  • Reading comprehension
  • Troubleshooting
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Intravenous Catheter Placement
  • Urinary catheter placement
  • Administration of chemotherapeutic drugs
  • Drug calculations
  • Preform CT scans
  • Teach others valuable job skills
  • Decision making of emergent situations without supervision if need be
  • Compassionate support during end of life decision making
  • Aftercare and preparations of patient remains
  • Delegating tasks to capable individuals
  • Being a non-intimidating buffer for clients who are embarrassed to ask Doctor or unable to understand what Doctor is saying
  • Keeping adequate inventory without waste
Jefferson County Community Collage Louisville, KY, Expected in No Degree : Nursing - GPA :
Waggener High School Louisville, KY Expected in 05/2001 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Modern Animal - Primary Purchaser
Pasadena, TX, 05/2009 - Current
  • Negotiated policies and contracts with vendors to achieve optimal pricing and consistent availability.
  • Collaborated with buyers for special events and seasonal promotions to maintain adequate product stock.
  • Maintained focus and organization to regularly complete tasks with precision, timeliness and flexibility to accommodate fluctuating inventory needs.
  • Negotiated with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.
  • Researched suppliers based on availability, quality, selection, and price.
  • Checked items received against items ordered by verifying receipts.
  • Adjusted procedures as needed to maximize department effectiveness.
  • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.
  • Communicated with vendors regarding inventory needs and negotiated prices to maintain profit margins.
  • Implemented policies to reduce cost and eliminate waste.
  • Determined lowest possible cost, factoring in quality and reliability and negotiated favorable contracts.
Ethos Veterinary Health Llc - Veterinary Internal Medicine Technician
Roseville, CA, 03/2005 - Current

Managed the schedule of appointments and procedures on a daily basis to maintain efficiency.

  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to Doctors and other staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medications and diets to inform clients of patient care and progress.
  • Reviewed patient progress to document effects of any prescribed medication.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Interacted with patients and monitored vital signs during time of admission to report details to Doctor.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Gathered, charted and analyzed patient history data and discussed key points with Doctors.
  • Furthered skills by actively taking part in employee trainings and taking classes in subjects to improve new advancement in the field.
  • Documented observations and baseline measurements in medical records.
  • Interacted effectively with patients, owners, staff and other hospital department staff to deliver high level of customer service and teamwork.
  • Answered calls to give owner updates.
  • Wiped down equipment with proper cleaning products after each patient to reduce instances of infection.
  • Reviewed available supplies, identified deficiencies and located necessary materials to meet treatment demands.
  • Maintained aseptic and unobstructed field throughout any procedures.
  • Monitored patients throughout surgical procedures and tests by using devices such as surgical monitors, ECGs, and ECO2 monitors.
  • Collected, evaluated and set up both sterile and non-sterile surgical supplies, instruments and equipment.
  • Used expertise in Phlemboyomy, Radiology and Ultrasonography areas to help diagnose and treat injuries, diseases and other acute and chronic concerns.
  • Educated clients about procedures, answered questions and provided comforting words to control anxiety and enhance procedure results.
  • Optimized machinery and obtained consistent, accurate results through proper equipment calibration.
  • Checked patient identifying information against records to uphold strict security, safety and regulatory standards.
  • Reported any unusual or urgent circumstances in patients' condition or environment immediately to Doctor.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Assisted in maintaining conducive environment for patients by adhering to infection control policies.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to Doctor to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Managed the schedule of appointments and procedures on a daily basis to maintain efficiency.
East Louisville Animal Hospital - Veterinary Technician
City, STATE, 08/2002 - 03/2005
  • Triaged incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Assessed paws, ears and eyes for injuries or infections as part of initial evaluation.
  • Managed medical intervention and therapy for animals in collaboration with veterinarian.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, equipment and kennels to prevent spread of disease, control odors and maintain healthy environment.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Walked pets outside multiple times per shift to prevent accidents in group play areas and on bedding.
  • Bathed and dipped dogs afflicted with mange or parasitic infestations and applied specific medications for itch relief.
  • Answered owners' animal health questions and educated on healthy animal care practices.
  • Collected specimens from patients for laboratory analysis for parasites, blood analysis and culture.
  • Administered oral or topical medications to boarding patients as specified by veterinarian in animal's medical record.
  • Carefully clipped nails and trimmed hair around pads and paws, using gentle approach for anxious pets.
  • Established intravenous drips for ongoing hydration in treatment of canines suffering from parvovirus infections.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
  • Performed dental cleanings using ultrasonic scaler.
  • Administered medications to animals in treatment on regular, scheduled basis and documented any changes in condition.
  • Conducted preliminary patient workups including gathering patient history information, description of symptoms from owner, and documenting presenting condition.
  • Performed ophthalmological procedures such as tear production testing, topical anesthetic application, fluorescein staining of cornea and tonometry.
  • Assisted RDVM in performing basic exams and tests such as fecal and blood analysis for all species of patients.
  • Swabbed ears to remove wax and dirt, removing extra hair to allow air to circulate freely and avoid infection.
  • Monitored urine and fecal output, completed weight checks and observed appetite during feeding.
  • Greeted pet owners and performed intakes to go over array of available services, outline costs and determine special needs of animal while in care.
  • Cared for animals pre-surgery, including administering anesthetics.
  • Assisted veterinarian with wound treatment, administration of vaccines and operations.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, questions and concerns, education on treatment protocol and general procedures.
Fenwick Animal Clinic - Kennel Assistant
City, STATE, 08/2001 - 08/2002

In hospital care of dogs and cats

Bathing pets

Walking, feeding, and medicating boarded pets

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