Veterinary Assistant Resume Example

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

Ambitious student currently enrolled in The Surgical Technology Program at Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. I am adaptable and driven with a strong work ethic and the ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings. I am hardworking, reliable and punctual and would appreciate the opportunity to join the Surgical Tech team .

  • Exceptional Customer service
  • Practiced gowning and gloving for procedures on animals
  • Pre-anesthetic preparation for animals
  • Animal restraint
  • Knowledge of medical charts and records
  • Preventative care for animals
  • Emergent animal care
  • Technologically savvy
  • Acute and chronic treatment
  • Equipment set up and operation
  • Preparing for surgeries
  • Safely disposing of needles
  • HIPAA proficiency
  • Passing surgical tools
  • Disposing of biohazardous waste
  • Aseptic and sterilization techniques
  • Workplace safety
  • Team building
  • Microsoft Office
  • Collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Diagnostic tools experience
  • Laparoscopic procedures familiarity
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Basic math
  • Relationship building
  • Planning
  • People skills
  • Problem resolution
06/2021 to Current Surgical Technologist Extern Ascension (System Office) | Kyle, TX,
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Effectively supported surgeons in fast-paced healthcare environments, resulting in better patient care and less pain medication post-surgery.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Assisted surgeon with patient preparation for total joint replacement procedures.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
10/2019 to Current Veterinary Assistant La Madeleine, Inc. | Dallas, TX,
  • Provided direct care for animal patients in post-operative recovery, closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Scrubbed, counted, and packed surgical instruments and drapes into surgi-packs for autoclave sterilization.
  • Triaged incoming patients arriving for scheduled appointments or on emergent bases to route to appropriate surgeon or treatment area.
  • Answer pet owner phone calls and responded to questions while taking messages for staff veterinarians.
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to safeguard against accidental injuries.
  • Provided assistance and support to owners during end-stage pet illnesses, delivering comfort, compassion and kind words.
  • Reviewed pet records from daily visits and appointments, entering all important data into system.
  • Educated clients on animal health, treatment protocols and general procedures.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, education on treatment protocols and general procedures.
05/2019 to 10/2019 Cashier Old Navy | City, STATE,
  • Operated cash register, collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Assisted with purchases, locating items and signing up for rewards programs.
  • Completed daily recovery tasks to keep areas clean and neat for maximum efficiency.
05/2017 to 10/2017 Cashier, and Cleaning LeBounce | City, STATE,
  • Sanitized frequented areas and equipment using
  • Operated cash register, collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Transported trash and hazardous waste to appropriate disposal area.
  • Learned roles of other departments to provide coverage and keep store operational.
05/2013 to 09/2013 Pool Concession Worker City Of Scott City, Mo | City, STATE,
  • Maintained exceptional standards of customer service during high-volume, fast-paced operations.
  • Pleasantly served fresh food and beverages to customers at the City swimming pool concession stand.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2022 Surgical Technology Program | Southeast College of Nursing And Health Sciences, Cape Girardeau, MO, GPA:
Expected in 05/2021 Associates Degree | General education Three Rivers Community College, Sikeston, MO, GPA:
Expected in 05/2019 High School Diploma | Scott City High School, Scott City, MO, GPA:
  • 3.7 GPA
  • A + Scholarship Recipient
  • Honor Roll 2016 thru 2019
  • Promoted from intern to Veterinary Assistant in less than 1 month
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings which resulted in several pay increases.

Dr. Erin Perry: 573-489-0291

  • Equestrian Professor at Southern Illinois University

Lance Amick : 573-579-8561

  • Scott City High School Principal

Amanda Rhyne: 573-450-0832

  • Registered Nurse

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School Attended
  • Southeast College of Nursing And Health Sciences
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Scott City High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Surgical Technologist Extern
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Cashier
  • Cashier, and Cleaning
  • Pool Concession Worker
  • Surgical Technology Program
  • Associates Degree
  • High School Diploma

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