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veterinary assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Enthusiastic animal care professional successfully manages various responsibilities in fast-paced settings. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word with terrific time management and relationship building skills. Calm in crisis situations with skill to reassure owners while providing urgent care.

Skills
  • Reception area maintenance
  • Lab animal restraint
  • Technologically savvy
  • Gowning and gloving procedures
  • Pre-anesthetic preparation
  • Acute and chronic treatment
  • Breed and species knowledge
  • Illness identification and treatment
  • Medical charts and records
  • Safety precautions and measures
  • Emergent animal care
  • Pet medication
  • Animal surgery
  • Pain management
  • Muzzles and restraints
  • Preventative care
  • Animal vaccinations
  • Patient relationship management
  • Pet diagnosis
  • Pet first aid and CPR certified
  • Positive pet interactions
Experience
08/2018 to Current Veterinary Assistant Modern Animal | San Francisco, CA,
  • Scrubbed, counted, and packed surgical instruments and drapes into surgi-packs for autoclave sterilization.
  • Provided direct care for animal patients in post-operative recovery, closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Triaged incoming patients arriving for scheduled appointments or on emergent bases to route to appropriate surgeon or treatment area.
  • Answered pet owner phone calls and responded to questions while taking messages for staff veterinarians.
  • Reviewed pet records from daily visits and appointments, entering all important data into system.
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to safeguard against accidental injuries.
  • Set up appointments for checkups and scheduled veterinary consultations and surgical visits for approximately forty five animals per day.
  • Supervised waiting area, mopped floors, vacuumed and rearranged magazines to maintain office.
  • Prescribed medications for conditions after speaking with and listening to pet owners, reviewing health history and observing symptoms.
  • Educated clients and public on animal health, treatment protocols and general procedures.
  • Liaised with pet owners, asking appropriate questions and listening carefully to understand symptoms and explain treatment options.
  • Explained disease and condition diagnoses, prognoses and treatment options to pet and animal owners to provide information for decision-making concerning care.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, education on treatment protocols and general procedures.
  • Supervised inventory management and placed medication orders to ensure adequate supplies at all times.
  • Provided assistance and support to owners during end-stage pet illnesses, delivering comfort, compassion and kind words.
06/2016 to 04/2018 Ice Cream Server Nemacolin Woodlands Resort | Farmington, PA,
  • Performed end-of-day duties by balancing payments and receipts in cash register.
  • Provided information to customers regarding ice cream flavors, ingredients and nutritional information.
  • Memorized seasonal menu options and flavors to provide customers with updated information on new items and offerings.
  • Upsold products to customers and made recommendations based on staff and customer experience.
  • Leveraged product knowledge to make recommendations for indecisive customers.
  • Managed POS register to complete customer transactions.
  • Suggested new flavors and special offers to management based upon customer input.
  • Created eye-appealing, delicious-tasting ice cream treats to keep customers coming back.
  • Handled cash and credit card transactions quickly and accurately.
  • Cleaned counters, tables and fountain equipment thoroughly to keep sanitary, following quality checkpoints.
  • Greeted guests pleasantly, discussing specialty flavors and answering allergen concerns.
  • Restocked ice cream disposable supplies, glass serving dishes and utensils.
  • Served and scooped ice cream, following sizing specifications.
  • Memorized menu items, identifying allergens to streamline service to customers.
  • Informed shift leaders or management of any obstacles or issues during each shift.
  • Cleaned and organized all areas, including utensil and napkins station and restroom facilities.
  • Used POS system expertise to complete sales transactions with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Assembled and prepared ice cream-based drinks, following recipes to produce consistent products.
  • Maintained cleanliness of showcase, lobby and patio area, remaining attentive to trash, tables and chairs.
06/2016 to 02/2017 Dairy Farm Worker Post Holdings | Emeryville, CA,
  • Interacted with vets, farm advisers, and other contractors.
  • Used all-terrain vehicles to patrol expansive land holding, pastures, and grazing areas to monitor animal activities.
  • Conducted daily exercises for more than three hundred animals under care, identified behavioral and health concerns and implemented corrective strategies.
  • Fed, watered and monitored large animals to keep all stock in peak health and optimal reproductive status.
  • Operated trucks, tractors and other large farm equipment to distribute feed to animals, move supplies and transport stock.
  • Milked over three hundred cows, investigating machine issues and hand-milking when necessary.
  • Fed and watered over three hundred animals daily, closely monitored behavior and noted health changes.
  • Examined animals to detect illnesses, injuries or disease, as well as monitor both anticipated and undesirable physical changes.
10/2015 to 11/2015 Poultry Farm Assistant Blake Hockman | City, STATE,
  • Patrolled holding habitats and grazing areas to monitor animal safety and make timely repairs to equipment, gates and pens.
  • Used all-terrain vehicles to patrol expansive land holding, pastures, and grazing areas to monitor animal activities.
  • Fed, watered and monitored poultry animals to keep all stock in peak health and optimal reproductive status.
  • Examined animals to detect illnesses, injuries or disease, as well as monitor both anticipated and undesirable physical changes.
  • Fed and watered over five hundred poultry animals daily, closely monitored behavior and noted health changes.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2020 to to High School Diploma | Rockbridge County High School, Lexington, VA GPA:
  • 3.1 GPA
  • FCCLA Member
  • Completed coursework in Culinary Arts and Small Animal Care.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Rockbridge County High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Ice Cream Server
  • Dairy Farm Worker
  • Poultry Farm Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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