Veterinary Assistant resume example with 5 years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Multitasking Veterinarian Assistant willing to work any shift and offering great work ethic with excellent job attendance. Animal lover with many years of experience in handling large and small animals all while providing compassionate care. Committed to learning new tasks and considered highly motivated employee with aspirations of meeting one's full potential.

  • Animal Euthanasia Assistance
  • Customer Billing
  • Attention to Detail
  • Relationship Building
  • Veterinarian Assistance
  • Time Management
  • Equipment Preparation
  • Prescription Filling
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Clinical Symptom Monitoring
  • Emergency Response
  • Immunization Administration
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Equipment Sterilization
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Specimen Collection
  • Proper Animal Restraint
  • Client Education
  • Medication Administration
  • Basic Animal Care
  • Animal Biosecurity Management
  • Problem Resolution
  • Patient Check-Ins
  • Medical Terminology
  • Decision Management
  • Animal Waste Disposal
  • Patient Discharge
  • Animal Care
  • Equine Experience
  • Experience Working with Clients
  • Equestrian Teaching
  • Customer Service
  • Phone triage
  • Kennel Experience
Work History
05/2021 to Current
Veterinary Assistant County Of Ventura Ventura, CA,
  • Greeted patient owners and went over available services, outlined costs, and determined special needs of patients under care.
  • Processed new patients and updated client records with key information using standardized registration systems and encrypted databases.
  • Triaged incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Answered owner animal health questions and advised on best care practices.
  • Recorded symptoms and documented medical observations from veterinarian to inform owners of treatment decisions.
  • Assisted veterinarian during immunologic, medical, and diagnostic procedures.
  • Assisted senior staff with performing basic exams and tests; including blood analyses and physical assessments.
  • Administered medications to animals in treatment.
  • Positioned animals for diagnostic imaging such as x-rays and scans.
  • Restrained animals of different sizes and temperaments during appointments.
  • Educated patient owners and guardians on animal care, nutrition, medical conditions, and disease management.
  • Adept at filling prescribed medications for patients and explaining how to administer medications.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas to prevent diseases and control odors.
09/2020 to 05/2021
Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant Compassion 4 Paws Veterinary Healing Center City, STATE,
  • Receptionist and veterinary assistant in emergency and urgent care clinic setting for small animals.
  • Uses professional phone etiquette when answering any calls.
  • Well organized and able to preform multi-tasks in administration reception position.
  • Proficient at explaining client invoices and processing payments.
  • Successfully triaging patients over phone and asking correct questions pertaining to possible condition.
  • Stays calm, positive, and direct when giving reassure to emotional clients in emergency situations.
  • Proficient at communicating with clients through prognosis for patients given by veterinarian.
  • Provides compassionate customer service in times of euthanasia for patients.
  • Skilled at asking clients questions to get pertaining history on presenting patients.
  • Experienced in triaging incoming patients based on urgency of care needed.
  • Assisted veterinarian during immunologic, medical, and diagnostic procedures.
  • Assisted senior staff with performing basic exams and tests; including blood analyses and physical assessments.
  • Uses proper restraining techniques for small animals in situational purposes.
  • Adept at filling prescribed medications for patients and explaining how to administer medications.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Assisted veterinarian during surgical procedures by creating and maintaining unobstructed surgical fields and passing instruments.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, surgical equipment, and kennels to prevent diseases and control odors.
02/2018 to 03/2020
Veterinary Assistant Intern Fedore Vet Services City, STATE,
  • Interned at Fedore Vet Services working directly with Dr. Garry Fedore and Dr. Abby Brown.
  • Attended Fedore Vet Services on one day a week basis to gain work experience and knowledge in large animal veterinary practice.
  • Asked questions on case study basis to gain knowledge and understanding of medical conditions and treatment services.
  • Helped with cleaning basic equipment and handling animals for treatment and diagnostic purposes.
  • Practiced proper handling techniques for nervous or fractious animals.
  • Present for over 20 surgeries ranging from castrations, cryptorchids, caesarean section, abdominal exploratory, and tooth extractions.
  • Developed knowledge about inner workings of business management in large animal practice.
06/2016 to 08/2020
Horseback Riding Instructor and Caretaker Ann Cole Training Center City, STATE,
  • Horseback riding instructor and daily caretaker for western based horse facility with over 20 horses.
  • Working with many different personalities and types of horses on a daily basis including doing ground manners and rides under saddle.
  • Interacted with all horses on farm to increase familiarity with human voices or contact.
  • Prepared horses for specific competitions or tasks.
  • Tracked metrics such as overall health, behaviors, and diet to isolate and address concerns.
  • Treatment minor horse injuries.
  • Managed general stable procedures and communicated issues or significant maintenance requirements to management when necessary.
  • Maintained clean, neat, and hazard-free animal areas to protect individual health and wellbeing of horses.
  • Inspected, prepared, cleaned, disinfected, and maintained comfortable horse stalls and outside enclosures.
  • Taught proper communication and riding commands for optimal control and safety around horses.
  • Instilled basics of horsemanship and riding in beginners, first-time or occasional riders, refining knowledge and skills of more advanced riders.
  • Supported riders' pursuit of advanced equestrian goals such as speed events and skilled horsemanship training techniques.
  • Diffused potentially dangerous situations between horses and students with practices instilled through experience and repetition.
  • Educated students on proper daily care of horses including hoof care, body condition, food supplements, proper environmental conditions for horse health, and basic equipment necessary.
  • Helped students meet course goals by establishing clear objectives for lessons.
  • Conducted classes and workshops for students on special topics of interest.
  • Observed students to assess abilities, interests, and learning objectives for personalized lesson planning.
  • Optimized instruction based on student feedback and assessments of lesson progression.
  • Organized activities to promote learning and increase student enjoyment.
  • Met needs of different students by adapting teaching materials and methods.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency, and productivity.
  • Served clients in a friendly and efficient manner.
  • Received training directives from horse and stable owners and provided oral reports of horses' progress towards training objectives.
  • Advised students on standard riding gear; different types, degrees of quality, proper use, basic care, and maintenance.
  • Fit gear for horses and specific riders.
  • Provided a safe and including teaching environment for all students to meet full potential.
  • Advised clients regarding purchases of specific horses based on overall goals with future horse and rider team.
Expected in 05/2022
Bachelor of Science: Animal Science
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Expected in 12/2019
Associate of Science: Biology And Medical Pre-Professional
Southwestern Michigan College - Dowagiac, MI
Expected in 06/2018
High School Diploma:
Edwardsburg High School - Edwardsburg, MI

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School Attended

  • Michigan State University
  • Southwestern Michigan College
  • Edwardsburg High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant Intern
  • Horseback Riding Instructor and Caretaker


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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