Surgery Assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Gifted Veterinary Surgery Assistant in the veterinary field with significant expertise in phlabotamy. A proven history of excellence in anesthesia, pathology and surgery with expertise in treating dogs and cats. Collaborative team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A strong critical-thinker with analytical problem-solving skills to consistently deliver success in the workplace.

  • Venipuncture and phlebotomy
  • Understands medical procedures
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Administrative support

01/2017 to Current
Surgery Assistant Dignity Health Carmichael, CA,
  • Experienced in front and back offices, controlling patient flow, collecting payments and assisting in delivery of quality healthcare.
  • Conducted owner interviews to gather health history of the patient, vital signs and information about current medical issues.
  • Educated patients about medications, procedures and veterinarian's instructions.
  • Provided necessary supplies, support and assistance to medical staff and patients for unit specific procedures.
  • Contacted pharmacies to submit and refill patients' prescriptions.
  • Scheduled appointments for patients via phone and in person.
  • Assisted with technical treatments and entered information in patient records and charts.
  • Tracked and managed inventory for exam rooms and maintained vaccine and expiration logs.
  • Sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies in adherence to OSHA regulations.
  • Assisted Veterinarian by preparing patients for procedures, including but not limited to EKGs, phlebotomy, blood work testing, heart worm testing, fecal exams and pulmonary function tests.
  • Tracked all money owed and past due invoices daily as well as collections for the hospital
01/2008 to 12/2016
Veterinary Assistant Western Veterinary Partners Bend, OR,
  • Answered pet owner phone calls and responded to questions while taking messages for staff veterinarians.
  • Checked animals for injury and illness, writing copious notes regarding symptoms for Veterinarian 's review.
  • Scrubbed, counted, and packed surgical instruments and drapes into surgi-packs for autoclave sterilization.
  • Kept dogs and cats safe by remaining alert to environmental conditions such as MRSA, Lepto and Lepto quarantine/treatment.
  • Laundered soiled animal bedding immediately to reduce infection, using appropriate chemicals.
  • Attended to sick or injured animals by securing veterinary care and notifying owners quickly of pet's condition.
  • Collected urine by expression cystocentesis, or catheterization.
  • Train and mentor other LVT staff.
  • Performed imaging with ultrasound and x-ray and interpreted results.
  • Performed routine laboratory procedures such as hematology, microbiology, parasitology, exfoliative cytology, blood chemistry, coprology, urinalysis and serology.
  • Administered oral and rectal radio-opaque materials.
  • Operated anesthetic machines, oxygen equipment and monitoring equipment.
  • Administered and monitored anesthesia for surgeries and operations.
  • Prepared animals for surgery, including clipping, scrubbing, and disinfecting operative site.
  • Reviewed vaccination records, and prepare and administer vaccinations according to clinic protocols.
09/2005 to 04/2007
Sales Floor Associate Savers Thrifts Stores Fife, WA,
  • Provided every customer with professional and polite support for sales and service needs.
  • Processed payments and maintained accurate drawers to meet financial targets.
  • Maintained current store, product and promotional knowledge to drive consistent sales.
  • Created attractive product displays to enhance customer experiences and boost sales.
  • Calculated pricing, scanned tags, applied discounts, collected payment and offered receipts to process transactions.
  • Welcomed customers, offered to help locate items and suggested merchandise without being intrusive or pushy.
  • Counted cash, made change and stored coupons to keep organized and balanced cash register drawer.
07/1999 to 05/2005
Food Service Worker Beth Israel Lahey Health Lynnfield, MA,
  • Utilized approved food recipes and production standards to ensure proper quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
  • Prepared for busy periods by organizing ingredients and restocking supplies for expected loads.
  • Worked with customers placing large or specialized orders, providing samples and recommendations and responding to requests.
  • Stored food in designated areas following wrapping, dating, food safety and rotation procedures.
  • Prepared orders by slicing, weighing, packaging and pricing meats and cheeses.
  • Cleaned work areas, equipment and utensils.
  • Protected food from spoilage by storing according to safety procedures.
  • Ensured compliance with company service standards, including inventory and cash control procedures.
Education and Training
Expected in
: Court Reporting
Chattanooga State Community College - Chattanooga, TN

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School Attended

  • Chattanooga State Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Surgery Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Sales Floor Associate
  • Food Service Worker


  • Some College (No Degree)

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