Highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic veterinary assistant with more than 10 years experience assisting veterinarians. Ensuring that the facility and equipment are clean and in good working order, monitoring the health of animals within the boarding facility, providing care and treatment to sick and injured animals, preparing animals for veterinary care and surgery, and inventory management. Sound experience in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective and humane manner. Vast knowledge of contemporary clinic maintenance techniques and acceptable sanitary practices. Knowledge of various dog and cat breeds and their characteristics and familiarity with symptoms of diseases common to dogs and cats. Knowledge of care and handling of reptiles, birds, and several other exotic species. In-depth knowledge of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic veterinary treatment of domestic animals. Extensive knowledge of animal behavior. Solid interpersonal, customer service and time management skills. Strong affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the work place.
First Level Qualifying Examination For Veterinary Dental Technicians American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians (1996) 4.0GPA Microsoft Office DVMax operating system IDEXX Cornerstone operating system Intervet operating System IDEXX Laboratories Antech Laboratories IDEXX VetLab Station IDEXX VetAutoread IDEXX VetLyte IDEXX Catalyst IDEXX LaserCyte Antech Imaging Sound-Eklin TruDR eSeries digital x-ray K-Laser Abaxis VetScan i-STAT Ultrasound.
Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant January 2013 to CurrentFairborn Animal Hospital - Fairborn, Ohio
Front desk duties (checked clients out, released surgery patients, reviewed medications and diets, daily accounting).
General office duties (filing, record keeping, etc.).
Assisted Veterinarian when needed.
Veterinary Technician (Assistant) January 2011 to January 2012Lawndale Veterinary Hospital - Greensboro, North Carolina
Assisting veterinarians in a busy multi doctor practice Nutritional advisor Created a nutritional campaign "Got Nutrients" Trained and educated staff and clients on common pet food misconceptions Responsible for maintaining, updating and training staff on in house laboratory equipment Assisted veterinarian with Greensboro Science Center Zoo animals.
Front Desk Receptionist / Kennel Staff Floater January 2010 to January 2011Lucky's Pet Resort & Day Spa - Greensboro, North Carolina
Scheduling appointments Maintaining facility Caring for clients while boarding Creating advertising material Boarding brochure Grooming brochure Furminator advertising campaign General office filing Billing.
Veterinary Assistant / Inventory Manager January 1996 to January 2006Shiloh Animal Hospital, Inc - Dayton, Ohio
Monitored the health of animals on an ongoing basis, rapidly identified any health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral) and immediately reported them to the veterinarian.
Provided treatment and care for animals including vaccination, examination, performance of medical treatments (i.e.
bandaging, nail clipping, ear cleaning etc.), and assisted with euthanasia as needed.
Monitored pre- and post-surgery animals for any difficulty with anesthesia.
Performed laboratory tests.
Maintained patient records by accurately recording treatments and test results on patient charts.
Admitted and released animals in a responsive, courteous, and tactful manner, and informed the staff and the owners of any pertinent medical information about the animal's care.
Maintained inventory of medications; ordered drugs and treatment supplies.
Provided a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment and facilities for the animals and the public.
Responsible for therapy patients; introduced physical therapy treatments and alternative treatment plans using the K-Laser.
Played an important role in bringing the practice to an almost paperless records system.
Wild Ohio Staff / Animal Outreach Education Staff January 1991 to January 1994Boonshoft Museum of Discovery - Dayton, Ohio
Conducted animal outreach and tours.
Monitored the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and immediately reported any health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral) to the veterinarian.
Raised orphaned wildlife for either release back into the wild or if unable, for future display use.