vet assistant and kennel assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Compassionate Kennel Assistant dedicated to delivering comprehensive care to boarded animals. Highly educated in animal behavior and dietary needs. Skilled in monitoring and evaluating the health of different domestic animals, including dogs and cats. Dedicated Vet Assistant with ample experience in providing care to animals. Demonstrated skill in monitoring behaviors, keeping areas clean and updating daily documentation. Clear and open communicator with good observational and multitasking skills.

  • Exercising and playing
  • Brushing and grooming
  • Nutritious Feeding
  • Equipment and Instrument Sterilizatoin
  • Scheduling
  • Bathing
  • Patient Care
  • Cleaning
  • Medication Administration
  • Meal Preparation
  • Appointment Setting
  • Patient Bathing
  • Animal care
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Written Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Self-Motivated
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Excellent Communication
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
Work History
11/2018 to Current
Vet Assistant and Kennel Assistant Arbor Terrace Fulton Fulton, MD,
  • Monitored animal playgroups for aggressive behaviors in order to maintain safety of pet participants.
  • Kept animals clean and free of contaminants to promote optimal health.
  • Carefully clipped nails and trimmed hair around pads and paws, using gentle approach for anxious pets.
  • Monitored kennels for toy safety and removed choking hazards.
  • Stocked kennel and cleaning supplies to maintain proper inventory for daily performance.
  • Provided post-operative care, collected specimens, cleaned instruments, and filled prescriptions to assist veterinarians.
  • Minimized animal injury risk by monitoring behaviors and eliminating safety hazards.
  • Educated clients and answered questions regarding dietary products, medications and supplies.
  • Monitored and maintained food and water of boarded animals according to animal dietary health guidelines.
  • Administered care for animals and reported signs of illness, disease, and injury to veterinarians.
  • Completed animal intakes to board animals, labeling all home items and toys properly.
  • Performed grooming activities for boarded and hospitalized animals.
  • Contributed to client retention by consistently providing outstanding customer service to both clients and pets.
  • Mixed and administered special food formulas to individual animals based on unique dietary needs.
  • Performed basic wound care and other medical aid, working with veterinarians to handle advanced cases.
  • Completed daily cleaning of kennels, cages and public areas using disease control protocol to provide sterile environment.
  • Recorded information such as feeding schedules, appearance, behavior of boarded or hospitalized patients to monitor stay.
  • Answered telephones and performed administrative duties to assist receptionist during busy periods.
  • Kept animal coats clean and healthy with regular washing, grooming and trimming.
  • Restocked supplies and rotated items to maintain efficient operations and prevent expiration of perishable goods.
  • Kept cages, kennels, play yards and grooming areas neat and clean.
11/2018 to Current
Receptionist Alcatraz Cruises New Orleans, LA,
  • Answered central telephone system and directed calls accordingly.
  • Managed multiple tasks and met time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Confirmed appointments, communicated with clients and updated client records.
  • Monitored premises, screened visitors, updated logs and issued passes to maintain security.
  • Provided clerical support to company employees by copying, faxing and filing documents.
  • Resolved customer problems and complaints.
  • Greeted incoming visitors and customers professionally and provided friendly, knowledgeable assistance.
  • Kept reception area clean and neat to give visitors positive first impression.
  • Answered large volume of incoming calls daily to resolve customer issues and schedule appointments.
  • Corresponded with clients through email, telephone or postal mail.
  • Answered phone promptly and directed incoming calls to correct offices.
  • Scheduled and confirmed appointments and meetings for senior management team.
  • Restocked supplies and placed purchase orders to maintain adequate stock levels.
06/2017 to 06/2018
Server Joes Inn City, STATE,
  • Replenished food items, paper products and canned goods to keep pantry well-stocked during busy periods.
  • Arranged and prepared tables for customers to offer memorable experiences to guests and foster repeat business.
  • Kept register accurate through correct billing, payment processing and cash management practices.
  • Applied comprehensive knowledge of wine, cider and beer to increase daily beverage sales.
  • Checked identification for minimum age for sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • Worked with POS system to place orders, manage bills and handle complimentary items.
  • Explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns.
  • Bussed and reset tables to keep dining room and work areas clean.
  • Moved and set up seating, prepared extra silverware and notified kitchen prior to arrival of large groups.
  • Collected payment for food and drinks served, balanced cash receipts and maintained accurate cash drawer.
  • Carried out complete opening, closing and shift change duties to keep restaurant working efficiently and teams ready to meet customer needs.
  • Processed orders and sent to kitchen employees for preparation.
Expected in 06/2017 to to
High School Diploma:
James River High School - Midlothian, VA
Expected in to to
No Degree: Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor
Penn Foster Career School - Scranton, PA
Expected in 05/2026 to to
Bachelor of Science: Pre Vet Med
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ
  • Certified Dog obedience/instructor trainer

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School Attended

  • James River High School
  • Penn Foster Career School
  • Arizona State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Vet Assistant and Kennel Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Server


  • High School Diploma
  • No Degree
  • Bachelor of Science

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