receptionist vet assistant resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
  • Management Skills
  • Works well under stressful situations
  • Ability to work in team-oriented positions or independently
  • Efficient Multi-tasker
  • Experience with animal restraint and giving medications
  • Knowledgeable about animals and their care
  • Experience with animals including exotics
  • Experience with emergency situations.
  • Compassionate Care
  • Computer Literate: Microsoft Office/Google Drive
  • Organization And Time Management
  • Flexible And Adaptable
Work History
10/2018 to Current
Receptionist / Vet Assistant Hastings Mutual Insurance Co Hastings, MI, Powhatan, VA
  • Trained new staff on office procedures, programs used in hospital, and medical terminology. (5-7 employees reception department)
  • Triaged incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Data Entry (client history, medical history, vitals, medications, vaccines)
  • Managed multiple tasks and met time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Handled and restrained animals. Obtained vitals.
  • Cleaned and maintained kennels, holding areas, and surgical rooms.
  • Filled medications.
  • Operated radiographic equipment.
  • Assisted veterinarians in examining animals.
  • Fed and watered animals in care, following special diets and regular medication administration schedules.
  • Answered phone calls and responded to questions while taking messages for staff veterinarians.
  • Supported euthanasia procedures and discussed with clients body care options.
  • Assisted veterinarians during procedures and examinations, calming animals and handing instruments.
  • Assisted with puppies/kittens post-c-sections.
  • Restocked and sanitized exam rooms.
  • Draw up vaccines.
  • Set up lab samples to run cytologies in house or prepped to be sent out to another lab.
12/2016 to Current
Receptionist/ Assistant Winterfield Veterinary Hospital City, STATE, Midlothian, VA
  • Filled prescriptions
  • Sell OTC products and knowledge of products
  • Greeted incoming visitors and customers professionally and provided friendly, knowledgeable assistance.
  • Answered central telephone system and left messages for treatment staff as needed.
  • Draw up vaccines.
  • Walk patients/Cleaned out kennels/ Fed pets that were boarding and gave medications.
  • Data entry in computers (patient's history, vitals etc)
  • Triaged incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Collected and prepared specimens/samples for outside labs or to be run in house.
  • Managed multiple tasks and met time-sensitive deadlines
01/2017 to 10/2018
Receptionist Animal Medical Center City, STATE, Midlothian, VA
  • Data entry in computers
  • Trained employees on programs used and veterinary protocols, terminology. (5-7 employees in reception)
  • Fill prescription and sell over-the-counter products with knowledge of products/
  • Triaged incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Send emails/confirm appointments/contact former vet offices for history on patients
  • Answered multiple line phone system for busy animal care facility and responded to questions regarding pricing and services.
  • Scheduled appointments and maintained and updated appointment calendars.
07/2009 to 08/2016
Inventory & Pricing Manager /Customer Advisor Petco City, STATE, Midlothian, VA
  • Train staff on all departments and on daily animal care. (15-20 employees)
  • Responsibility to open/close store
  • Completed physical inventory counts each week including products and animal counts.
  • Planograms/Merchandising
  • Performed animal care: (cleaning husbandry/food & water, check health) (weekly snake feedings/check weights) (hourly animal checks)
  • Knowledgeable about strict feeding requirements of different animals (reptiles, birds, fish, small animals, dog & cats)
  • Administering medications post vet visits/take animals to vet when needed.
  • During stressful periods am able to calm animals down.
  • Participated in adoption events/education events.
  • Knowledgeable of illnesses and their symptoms for small animals, reptiles, birds, fish, dog & cats.
  • Reptile Specialist for store.
  • Help educate people on proper pet nutrition, proper grooming techniques and product education to help customers with their specific situation
  • Advise customers on obedience training for dogs
Expected in 01/2026 to to
Bachelor of Science: Animal Health & Behavior
Unity College - Unity, ME
Expected in 06/2005 to to
High School Diploma:
Clover Hill High School - Midlothian, VA

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School Attended

  • Unity College
  • Clover Hill High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Receptionist / Vet Assistant
  • Receptionist/ Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Inventory & Pricing Manager /Customer Advisor


  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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