Student with a knack for building positive and lasting relationships with pet owners and pets. Extensive knowledge of handling various types of animals ranging from reptiles , birds, cats, dogs, etc. Strong in people skills, communication, listening, and taking instructions. Can answer the phones, schedule appointments, access technology and computer programs, in addition to communicating with customers and answering questions comfortably. Experience in assisting veterinarians, receptionist, and training dogs.
Hatter Productions requires time management and organizational skills. My responsibilities included calling people and reserving places for events, contracting, invoices, communicating with people, and delegating jobs. I kept up with my job responsibilities and planned events, committing to what I said I would do. As a result I was recognized by the administrators and was given extra jobs and events to plan. By being accountable I was rewarded with bigger events planned for the student body and given extra jobs. I was awarded the "Go Getter" award because I see a job through no matter the consequences and will attempt anything to make an event successful (including tabling, talking with people, spreading the word, etc.). Organizations on campus admire my dedication and commitment, therefore I was offered officer positions in the organizations. Publicist for PAWS for my ability to publicize our events online and through email. Treasurer for APVMA due to my experience with finances and invoices. I can maintain a budget and handle money for the organization and events. As a dedicated student, I was placed on the Dean's list for my academic achievements.
I am currently training a service dog from New Horizons. As the trainer I have completed obedience training classes with Bishop who received the Good Citizen Award. My main focus with training Bishop was socializing him in market places, theme parks, airports, with other animals etc. My responsibility was to train him to behave in public places. At the beginning he barked at everything, pulled on his leash, jumped up on people, became distracted easily by people and objects around him. Seven months later I have successfully transformed his behavior. I can walk with him through grocery stores with him in a heel position on my left side. Additionally he has been to Disney and rode rides and listened perfectly. I can walk with him off a leash and if he begins to walk ahead I can immediately correct him or stop in my tracks and he will be back in heel position with his head next to my left leg. The owners and trainers at New Horizons have complimented me on my work and Bishop's transformation in behavior. He can complete numerous tricks such as : sit, stay, roll over, down, beg, high-five, push open doors, pull doors closed (if a rope is tied on it), retrieve items, hold items in his mouth ( I can fumble and miss the object bumping into his face like someone with less motor function), and he will give items. As a result I have gained experience in handling dogs and can train them if necessary. I can handle unruly dogs and feel confident in dealing with dogs in any way.
At the Sea Bird Rehabilitation Center at the Marine Science Center my responsibilities included :
Handling the birds, removing them from their cages and placing them back, cleaning cages of feces and food, prepared the diet (including vitamins or nutrients if necessary), handled the birds while the veterinarian administered IV, medications, wrapping broken wings, removing hooks from the bird, etc.) Additionally answering phones and dealing with people who brought in injured birds when the staff was unavailable. As a result I developed communication skills, became familiar with medical terms, and learned the importance of determining how a bird defends itself. This can be applied to all animals, learning how they defend themselves shows what to avoid and how to properly hold/restrain an animal.
At the Turtle Rehabilitation Center at the Marine Science Center my responsibilities included:
Laundry, handling sea turtles, handling gopher tortoises, feeding the turtles, cleaning their tanks, weighing food on a scale to see how much was eaten or not eaten, providing medication/vitamins in their food to be digested, handling turtles while the veterinarian administered IV or feeding tubes, helping the veterinarian administer an IV in addition to providing assistance to various medical procedures. As a result I am gaining experience in handling marine life and learning how to handle the marine life when they have particular injuries. I have gained knowledge in hiding vitamins/ medications in food such as squid or fish so that the turtles can receive their nutrients. While holding the marine life I can observe how the veterinarian administers IVs, medications, X-rays, etc.
Hostess Responsibilities include:
Answering phones, making reservations, seating guests, answering questions about the food or restaurant, give directions over the phone if necessary, dealing with difficult customers at times and maintaining a smile and positive attitude the entire time.Similar to the requirements for a receptionist job. As a result, this job has provided me with experience in dealing with negative or difficult people at times and how to handle the situations. At time customers can be rude, however, I must respond politely and never be "snippy" with the customer. It is my job to help them in any way possible or find a manager if I cannot satisfy their requests. As a result I feel confident in any situation dealing with people. I can communicate with others even if it appears to be difficult for some. It is easy to approach someone if they need help and answer any and all questions, if I cannot then I have no issues with finding someone else who could. Irritable people are everywhere, however handling a situation in a professional manner makes a difference.
Operation Catnip is a day long activity where stray cats are trapped the day before and during the day they are spayed or neutered. After recovering from the surgery the cats are released back into the wild. The purpose is to prevent the cats from repopulating and producing more stray cats. As a volunteer, I was placed with instruments where my responsibilities included: cleaning the instruments and placing them in a milk bath to have them dry faster. Collect the instruments from the operating rooms and return clean sets to the veterinarians. There were over 300 cats spayed/neutered in the day alone from 8 am to 6 pm. As a result I learned the differences between the operating instruments, their purpose/function, observe the operating procedures while in the rooms, tell the different types of cats due to color, and observe the anesthesia procedures and recovery procedures even though I was not volunteering in those precise areas.
Minor in Environmental Science. I will attend graduate school for veterinary medicine, preferably in marine mammals. 3.4 GPA. Member of: APVMA(American Pre- Veterinary Medicine Association) 2011-2012 & 2012-2013, APVMA Treasurer officer position 2012-2013, PAWS (Providing Animals with Service) 2011-2012, PAWS Publicist officer position (2012-2013) ,Hatter Productions Street Team 2011-2012, Hatter Productions Board Member 2012, Relay for Life Fundraising Chair / Coordinator 2012-2013, Alpha Xi Delta Member 2011-2013, Alpha Xi Delta External Philanthropy Chair 2012-2013. Was on the Dean's list during the 2012 academic year. Additionally I have received Honor roll during 2011-2013.
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