Veterinary Assistant resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Enthusiastic animal care professional who is able to successfully manage various responsibilities in fast-paced settings. Knowledgeable in AVImark software and Abaxis and IDEXX Labs. Calm in crisis situations with skill to reassure owners while providing urgent care. Highly values proper communication with colleagues to ensure a smooth running and safe environment

  • Animal restraint (cats, dogs, rodents)
  • Pre-anesthetic patient preparation
  • Acute and chronic treatment
  • Experience with AVImark
  • Operating Vimago Pico HU CT Scanner
  • Operating Digital Radiography Vet Ray Technology
  • Operating and maintaining Abaxis and IDEXX Lab Equipment
01/2016 to Current Veterinary Assistant University Of Florida | Gainesville, FL,
  • Reviewed pet records from daily visits and appointments, entering all important data into system.
  • Reviewed vaccination records, and prepare and administer vaccinations according to clinic protocols.
  • Performed initial physical examinations and record case history, weight, temperature and other vitals.
  • Checked animals for injury and illness, writing detailed notes regarding symptoms.
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to safeguard against accidental injuries.
  • Assisted veterinarian with treatment of wounds, vaccination administration and operations.
  • Prepared and labeled medications and informed client of administration techniques.
  • Listened to clients' questions and concerns regarding pets and delivered timely responses and information on treatment protocols and procedures.
  • Triaged incoming patients arriving for scheduled appointments or on emergent bases to route to appropriate Veterinarian or treatment area.
  • Collected urine by palpated bladder expression or catheterization.
  • Collected blood samples from cats and dogs by jugular vein, cephalic vein, saphenous vein, and femoral vein.
  • Successfully placed many IV Catheters in routine procedures and urgent instances.
  • Used in house IDEXX lab to analyze blood samples to diagnose conditions and diseases.
  • Used in house Abaxis lab to analyze blood and urine samples to diagnose conditions and diseases.
  • Provided canine and feline rehabilitation services such as Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, and Hydrotherapy to assist in recovery from injury and surgery.
  • Administered and monitored anesthesia for surgeries and operations.
  • Operated anesthesia machines, oxygen equipment and monitoring equipment.
  • Operated Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber HP600
  • Operated Digital Radiography Vet Ray Technology machine and Vimago Pico HU CT Scanner.
  • Treated animals afflicted with skin conditions with therapeutic bath treatments and medications.
  • Performed external and internal anal gland expression and routine nail trims.
  • Cleaned and disinfected kennels and common areas to reduce spread of illness from infected animals.
  • Maintained a clean and functional workspace by sweeping, mopping, washing bowls, doing laundry, disinfecting surfaces, organizing, and making sure equipment is ready to be used.
01/2016 to 01/2018 Kennel Attendant Vetcor | San Jose, CA,
  • Bathed animals to remove dust, debris or contaminants and maintain wellbeing.
  • Stayed on top of housekeeping requirements such as laundry, sweeping and disinfection during slow periods.
  • Monitored safety and security of every animal to prevent injuries from other animals or environmental hazards.
  • Unloaded and organized supplies and product inventory to maximize team efficiency.
  • Addressed healthcare needs of animals by coordinating with veterinarians and following orders.
  • Supported animal health by keeping all areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
  • Maintained clean and orderly play yards, kennels and cages.
  • Prepared food and formulas to meet individual needs of animals under care with safe and nutritious meals.
  • Removed animal waste from kennels, runs and exercise areas, placing in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems.
  • Walked animals outside for bathroom breaks 4-5 times per shift to avoid accidents in play areas and on bedding.
  • Laundered soiled animal bedding immediately to reduce infection using appropriate chemicals.
11/2015 to 01/2017 Massage Therapist Prime Inc. | Dallas, TX,
  • Collected detailed client information to create individualized plans to relieve pain, improve circulation, rehabilitate injuries and increase relaxation.
  • Discussed body treatment needs and expectations with clients to maintain customer satisfaction.
  • Worked with 4-6 clients per week performing variety of therapeutic massages including Sports, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and Swedish.
  • Gave clients individualized suggestions for stretching, strengthening, postural and relaxation techniques.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
Education and Training
Expected in 2015 California Massage Therapy Council Certification | Massage Therapy California College Of Physical Arts, Huntington Beach, CA, GPA:

800+ Hours of classes including; Massage Technician, Massage Therapist I, Massage Therapist II, Sports and Medical Massage Training, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Business Practices Practicum, Advanced Therapeutic Techniques, Self-Care for the Massage Therapist, Advanced Curriculum (Test Prep), Intro to Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Hands on clinical hours with clients.

Expected in | Veterinary Technology Penn Foster College, Scottsdale, AZ GPA:

Currently attending

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School Attended

  • California College Of Physical Arts
  • Penn Foster College

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Kennel Attendant
  • Massage Therapist


  • California Massage Therapy Council Certification
  • Some College (No Degree)

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