veterinary assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Energetic veterinary assistant comfortable with handling dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes. Committed to well-being of animals and peace of mind of owners.

Effective leader and problem-solver which excels at streamlining operations to decrease costs and promote organizational efficiency. Offering hardworking mentality and history of success coordinating and monitoring operations across various departments. Highly committed to ensuring quality of services and products.

Friendly and upbeat physical therapy team member offering strong history of success in providing knowledgeable and conscientious support to all patients. Safety-focused, reliable and skilled at managing any assistance task on behalf of senior personnel, including fitting devices and preparing equipment. Good multitasking, problem-solving and documentation skills.

  • Emergency and preventive care
  • File and records management
  • Administrative support
  • Responsible
  • Compassionate
  • Communication skills
  • Customer assistance
  • Payment collection
  • Inventory management
  • Information collection
  • Clerical writing
  • One-on-one instruction
  • Pre- and post-surgical care
Simon Kenton High School Independence, KY Expected in 06/2016 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
American Veterinary Group - Veterinary Assistant
Switzerland, FL, 07/2019 - Current
  • Evaluated incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Collected specimens from patients for laboratory analysis for parasites, blood analysis and culture.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Provided exemplary customer service to owners by answering animal health questions and educating about positive animal care practices.
  • Monitored up to 20 animals in post-operative care unit for anesthesia recovery, vital signs and activity levels.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, equipment and kennels to prevent spread of disease, control odors and maintain healthy environment.
  • Followed all pet care instructions, including dietary needs and medication regimens.
  • Conducted preliminary patient workups including gathering patient history information, description of symptoms from owner, and documenting presenting condition.
  • Utilized ultrasound and x-ray to perform imaging and interpret results.
  • Weighed and examined animals and recorded information in files.
  • Filled prescriptions and coordinated refills for clients.
  • Assisted veterinarian with wound treatment, administration of vaccines and operations.
  • Assisted with euthanizing sick and injured animals when appropriate.
  • Cleaned kennels, examination and operating rooms and animal loading and unloading facilities.
  • Exercised and fed animals in isolation and boarding.
Select Medical Corporation - Therapy Aide
Des Moines, IA, 03/2018 - 07/2019
  • Restocked supplies, cleaned common surfaces and replaced linens between appointments.
  • Offered expert mobility assistance with physical support, wheelchairs and other strategies.
  • Enhanced practice efficiency by completing basic administrative tasks such as answering calls, scheduling appointments and arranging files.
  • Established staff schedules and assignments based on facility needs and equipment availability.
  • Responded to Code Red pages and followed through on disposition of patients.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, hygiene and grooming.
  • Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas, and intracranial hematomas.
  • Provided patient education.
  • Ensured patient privacy by following all federal and local regulations.
  • Maintained a working knowledge of insurance codes, Medicare procedures and other referral processes in order to assist patients.
  • Maintain a clean and functional area for treatment and exercise areas.
  • Transport patients to and from therapies safely.
  • Coordinate with referring doctors and companies.
  • Order equipment to ensure patient return home with everything needed for a safe recovery.
Trek Bikes - Lead Sales Associate
Closter, NJ, 01/2017 - 03/2018
  • Performed training to raise all employees to require level of performance.
  • Responded to issues and created solutions.
  • Kept records of inventory and placed orders to replenish stock.
  • Identified tasks and delegated work.
  • Accepted and processed customer payments in cash, credit cards and checks, checking for validity.
  • Acknowledge customer issues and resolved their problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Greeted customers ad offered them assistance where possible.
  • Informed customers about promotions and sales, encouraging them to take advantage.
  • Created cleaning rotation schedule to keep kitchen and dining areas healthy.
  • Interacted with customers on a daily basis with excellent communication skills.
  • Took orders, prepared quality food and served it to the right customers.
  • Trained new team members on software and different roles needed.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Simon Kenton High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Therapy Aide
  • Lead Sales Associate


  • High School Diploma

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