veterinarian resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Private practitioner providing relief for small animal and equine practitioners. Providing internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, sports injury, neurology, dentistry, physical care, pharmacology, behavioral health care, and physical therapy. Competent with laboratory tests, radiology and ultrasound interpretation, problem solving and analytics for diagnosis of disease processes. Heavy experience with spay and neuter surgeries, dentistry, and equine gelding. Utilize the human animal bond for animal welfare and client communication. Staff training and public speaking when requested. Detailed animal records. Expert witness for court trials in animal neglect cases: chain of evidence recording, preservation of evidence, working in partnership with district attorneys and law enforcement. Body condition scoring, recognizing abuse and neglect, vs. uninformed owner education. Client animal nutrition, pet care, and training for court directed mandatory education and/or community service.

  • Pet diagnosis, diagnostic tests: physical and lab assisted
  • Acute and chronic Illness identification and treatment
  • Surgical techniques, anesthetics, analgesia, recovery
  • Pain management for disease processes
  • Preventive and Emergent animal care
  • Pharmaceutical protocols, scheduled drugs; scripting online, written, in-clinic
  • Operation of isoflurane anesthesia, digital radiography, ultrasound, class IV laser, tonopen, microscope
  • Detailed electronic and hand-written medical records
  • Client/Patient relationship management and written communication
  • Team management, human resources
  • Employee development
  • Windows based software programs
Veterinarian, 10/2020 - Current
Modern Animal West Hollywood, CA,
  • Small animal / Large animal /Miniature Horse Relief and Vacation support practice.
  • Complete full health assessments and diagnostics, averaging 20-38 appointments daily: internal medicine, sports medicine, ultrasound, emergency critical care, soft tissue surgery, digital radiology, dentistry; field internal medicine and surgery, anesthesia, pregnancy ultrasound and palpation.
  • Provided assistance and support to owners during end-stage pet illnesses, delivering comfort, compassion and kind words.
  • Explained disease and condition diagnoses, prognoses and treatment options to owners, providing clients knowledge for informed decision-making concerning ongoing care and costs associated with disease processes.
  • Competent with complex and simple surgeries, including dentistry for canine, feline, equine, rabbits, bovine, caprine.
Owner, 12/1990 - Current
American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Gainesville, FL,
  • Owned a variety of equine breeds, trained OTTBs, in addition to serving as rider, designing exercise and training programs for horses preparing to show.
  • Evaluated horses and discussed suitability with owners based on factors such as temperament, age, trainability, training techniques and estimated timeline to meet owner goals.
  • Accustomed each animal to feel and sight of equipment by introducing devices, saddles, bridles, obstacles, arenas, trails and steadily increasing use.
  • Establishing and implementing innovative breeding and training program for pro-level show horses. Trained and rode horses across wide age range and exhibited excellent horse handling and hauling skills.
  • Protected animal health and wellbeing by keeping areas clean, organized and free of hazards.
  • Monitored and documented animal health, diet and behaviors to identify and address trends.
  • Observed animals' physical conditions to detect illness and unhealthy conditions requiring medical care.
Veterinarian, 03/2009 - 01/2010
Modern Animal Studio City, CA,
  • Non-profit shelter veterinarian for 700 animal shelter (on average). Worked with staff including three veterinarians, 4 CVTs and 15-20 animal care workers. Interim Veterinary Operations Manager.
  • Diagnose and treat a wide array of small animal, large animal and pocket pets for disease and injuries
  • Complete 20-40 surgeries daily for companion animal sterilizations to prevent overpopulation
  • Provide preventive health care, parasite prophylaxis and nutrition options for shelter animals prior to adoption
  • Emergency response for animals in crisis, emergencies, and disasters; expert witness in court
  • Provide emergency and critical care, cruelty and neglect intensive care, and manage isolation protocols
  • Diagnose bear, bobcat, avian, and reptiles. Provided treatments in partner with zoo/exotic pet veterinarians
  • Partner with animal behaviorist for animal personality / behavior diagnostics for home placement
  • Educated public on animal health, treatment protocols and general procedures
Veterinarian, 04/2008 - 02/2009
Modern Animal San Francisco, CA,
  • Diagnosed and treated wide array of small animals, camelid and equine for disease and injuries.
  • Explained disease and condition diagnoses, prognoses and treatment options to pet and animal owners to provide information for decision-making concerning care.
  • Prescribed medications for endocrine, internal medicine, dermatologic conditions after diagnostics, conversing with pet owners, reviewing health history and owner ability to complete recommended treatment protocol.
  • Provided preventive health care treatments such as vaccinations, parasite prophylaxis and nutrition options.
  • Practiced large animal veterinary services for camelid, sheep and goat farm operations, equine stables and large animal/equine breeding businesses.
  • Advised animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions and treatment options.
  • Performed euthanasia services for in-clinic and in-home clients' pets.
Veterinary Intern, 07/2006 - 12/2007
Vca Antech, Inc. Newtown Square, PA,
  • Triaged animals to efficiently accomplish service goals as a walk-in only clinic, seeing 40-60 patients daily.
  • Diagnosed and treated canine and feline for disease and injuries, provided preventive health care treatments such as vaccinations, parasite prophylaxis and nutrition options.
  • Explained disease and condition diagnoses, prognoses and treatment options to pet and animal owners to provide information for decision-making concerning care.
  • Conducted simple surgeries on canine and feline animals including OHEs, neuters, amputations, intestinal blockage procedures.
  • Performed diagnostic radiology, processed film with dunk tanks
  • Assisted in layout design of new clinic reception area, footpath between working areas, records, breakroom, radiology, surgery, treatment, and exam rooms.
Education and Training
Awareness Certification: Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, Expected in 11/2021
TLAER - Macon, GA,
Status -
Human Animal Bond Certificate, Scientific Basis of The Human Animal Bond: Human Animal Bond, Expected in 10/2020
Human Animal Bond Research Institute, Inc. - Washington, D.C.,
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Emergency Disease Response : Statewide Reportable Animal Diseases, Expected in 01/2014
OVERT, Oregon Department of Agriculture - Salem, OR,
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USDA Accredited Veterinarian: Animal Reportable Disease And Tests, Expected in 05/2006
USDA - APHIS - Tacoma, WA,
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Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine: Veterinary Sciences/Medicine/Surgery, Expected in 05/2006
Oregon And Washington State University - Corvallis, OR,
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/Surgery/Veterinary Clinical Sciences/Equine Externships/General, Portion of education

Bachelor of Animal Science, Minor in Chemistry: Pre-Veterinary Medicine; Animal Sciences, Expected in 06/2001
Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR
Status -

Member Alpha-Zeta. Multiple Dean's List Certificates

Certificate Office Systems/Assistant: Business, Expected in
San Diego State University - San Diego, CA,
Status -
Websites, Portfolios, Profiles
Activities and Honors


Oregon Veterinary Medical Association

American Association of Equine Practitioners

Oregon Veterinary Emergency Response Team

Yamhill County Sheriff Dept. Volunteer

-Animal Emergency/Crisis/Disaster Planning for County

American Miniature Horse Association

American Quarter Horse Association

Oregon State University Alumni Association


OVMA Animal Welfare Award - 2012


  • DEA Licensure - renew Dec 2023
  • OVMEB Licensure - renew Dec 2021
  • Certified TLAER - Nov 2021 (permanent)
  • Certified Human Animal Bond 2020 (permanent)
  • Certified Community Emergency Response Team 12-2016
  • Certified FEMA 100 700 Emergency Management 12-2016
  • Texas Board of Veterinary Medicine Licensure - 12-2009 (inactive)
  • Certificate Equine Proficiency, OSU - 2006
  • Certificate Camelid Medicine and Surgery, OSU 2005

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School Attended

  • Human Animal Bond Research Institute, Inc.
  • OVERT, Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Oregon And Washington State University
  • Oregon State University
  • San Diego State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinarian
  • Owner
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Intern


  • Awareness Certification
  • Human Animal Bond Certificate, Scientific Basis of The Human Animal Bond
  • Emergency Disease Response
  • USDA Accredited Veterinarian
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Animal Science, Minor in Chemistry
  • Certificate Office Systems/Assistant

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