veterinary assistant resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -
Compassionate veterinary assistant  focused on providing the best animal care possible. Brings medical knowledge from coursework in veterinary studies, experience in specialist field, and working with several species of animals. 
  • Pharmacology knowledge
  • Recording and charting procedures
  • Radiology
  • Indwelling catheter placements

  • Routine physical exams
  • Anesthesia monitoring
  • Detail-oriented
  • Animal opthalmalogy 
  • Supervised team of eight staff members.
  • Managed a high-volume ophthalmology practice, seeing  more than 50 patients each day.
  • Created and ran a rescue for Pit bulls and other breeds while a full time undergraduate student. Placing over 500 animals into new homes.
08/2013 to Current
Veterinary Assistant Ascension (System Office) Naperville, IL,
  • Filled prescribed medications to treat eye diseases and infections.
  • Analyzed test results to develop proper eye care treatment plans.
  • Obtained detailed medical and personal data for patient charts and records.
  • Tested for intraocular pressure, cataracts, ulcers, and Keratoconjunctivitis sicca.
  • Administered medicine to animals and monitored health following treatment.
  • Collected blood via jugular vein for serum treatment.
  • Assist in various surgeries. 
02/2011 to Current
Veterinary Assistant Ascension (System Office) O Fallon, MO,
  • Cared for animals with special medical needs, including diabetes.
  • Conducted physical exams and other routine health care procedures.
  • Prioritized animal safety and comfort at all times.
  •  Educated the public about diseases that are spread from animals to humans.
  • Prepared, processed and analyzed lab samples.
  • Processed client payments, sent invoices and placed appointment reminder calls.
  • Educated the community about responsible pet ownership and wildlife care.
  • Laid out surgical equipment and passed instruments and materials to veterinarian during surgical procedures.
  • Operated diagnostic equipment such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment.
  • Vaccinated animals and administered medications orally and intravenously.
  • Collected tissue, feces, blood and urine samples for examination and analysis.
  • Administered medicine to animals and monitored health following treatment.
  • Assisted customers by phone, including scheduling appointments and treatments.
  • Administered anesthetics before surgery and monitored effects prior to surgery.
  • Monitored animals recovering from surgery and notified veterinarian of any changes.
  • Created blood, urine, cytological and dermatological assays.
  • Performed venipunctures and dressed animals’ wounds.
  • Checked animals’ temperature, heart rate and lung sounds. 
01/2010 to 05/2010
Volunteer Coast Community College District Costa Mesa, CA,
  • Assisted in Laming process.
  • Provided general care, feeding watering.
  • Assisted in breeding.
  • Certified in FAMASHA testing.
10/2009 to 03/2011
Intern Amerisourcebergen Corporation - Corporate Mansfield, MA,
  • Assist veterinarians in handling small animal emergency patients Assist veterinarian technicians Obtain temperatures, record blood test results in computer Assist in x-raying animals Observe surgeries Obtain blood samples Performed clerical work.
09/2007 to 11/2008
Volunteer Coast Community College District Costa Mesa, CA,
  • Educated the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans.
  • Adhered to high standards of safety, cleanliness and professionalism.
  • Achieved detailed grooming including eye care, cleaning wrinkles and dental care.
  • Assisted veterinarians in examining animals.
  • Provided feeding, general care, medical conditions and treatment options. 
08/2009 to 05/2011
Volunteer Worker Corteva, Inc. Norman, OK,
  • Temperament test animals Administer vaccinations and dewormers Provide special care and proper treatment for animals in need Administer injections Organizing adoption days Perform clerical work.
08/2008 to Current
Intramurals Scoring Official Berry College City, STATE,
  • Keeping score and statistics for various sports.
  • Ensure safety of players.
  • Work collaboratively with field officials and players.
01/2004 to
Research Assistant Sea Life Park City, STATE,
  • Organized experiments to determine level of intelligence with whales and.
  • dolphins.
  • Preformed experimental intelligence test.
  • Collected and analyzed data.
Expected in May 2011 to to
Bachelor of Science: Animal Science /Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Berry College - Mount Berry, Georgia
Minor in Chemistry  
Animal Care, Organizing, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Husbandry, Client Communication, Leadership 
Additional Information
  • Awards Berry College Cheerleading Team Captain (2010) Certificate of Recognition in the 8th Annual Symposium on Student Scholarship at Berry College (2008) Athletes Bettering the Community member, Cheerleading Representative, Community service member.

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  • Berry College

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  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Volunteer
  • Intern
  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer Worker
  • Intramurals Scoring Official
  • Research Assistant


  • Bachelor of Science

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