veterinary assistant resume example with 1+ years of experience

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

I have experience in Veterinary assisting for more than a year. My passion is to help animals live the best life we can give them. I believe i can be a great asset to your team. Multitasking Veterinarian Assistant willing to work any shift and offering great work ethic with excellent job attendance. Animal lover with over 1 year of successfully assisting veterinarians in surgery and taking medical histories. Committed to learning new tasks and considered highly motivated employee. Offering 1-year background conducting pet examinations, maintaining animal care records and preparing animals for surgery. Kind and attentive with helping pet owners care for beloved animals. Knowledgeable in animal behavior and wound care. Energetic and comfortable with handling dogs of all breeds and sizes.

  • Routine Examinations
  • Animal Euthanasia Assistance
  • Time Management
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Equipment Preparation
  • Animal Feed Preparation
  • Sales and Upselling
  • Attention to Detail
  • Specimen Collection
  • Examination Room Oversight
  • Veterinarian Assistance
  • Proper Animal Restraint
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Prescription Filling
  • Customer Billing
  • Supply Ordering and Restocking
  • Patient Recordkeeping
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Post-surgical Monitoring
  • Equipment Sterilization
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Preventive Care
  • Dental Care
  • Fecal, Urine and Blood Testing
  • Wound Care
  • Customer Service
Work History
Veterinary Assistant, 08/2020 - 08/2021
Ascension (System Office) Freeman, MO,
  • Answered owner animal health questions and advised on best care practices.
  • Triaged incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Positioned animals for diagnostic imaging such as x-rays and scans.

  • Provided care for animals before surgeries, administering anesthetics as necessary for overall comfort and health.
  • Administered medications to animals in treatment and documented changes in condition.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, surgical equipment and kennels to prevent diseases and control odors.
  • Bathed and dipped dogs afflicted with [Type] parasitic infections and applied specific medications for itch relief.
  • Collected patient biopsies and blood samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Processed new patients and updated client records with key information using standardized registration systems and encrypted databases.
  • Recorded symptoms and documented medical observations to inform treatment decisions.
  • Assisted senior staff with performing basic exams and tests, including blood analyses and physical assessments.
  • Collected and prepared specimens and samples for outside laboratory analysis.
  • Removed partially exposed foreign objects from skin and feet.
  • Assisted veterinarian during surgical procedures by creating and maintaining unobstructive surgical fields and passing instruments.
  • Educated clients on post-surgical care and nutrition.
  • Assisted veterinarian during immunologic, medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Collected and prepared tissues, cellular or microbiological samples by skin scraping, impressions and other non-surgical methods.
  • Followed all pet care instructions, including dietary needs and medication regimens.
  • Euthanized terminally ill patients.
Receptionist, 08/2020 - 08/2021
Advocates Natick, MA,
  • Answered central telephone system and directed calls accordingly.
  • Confirmed appointments, communicated with clients and updated client records.
  • Managed multiple tasks and met time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Checked-in visitors, distributed visitor badges and managed logbooks to comply with security initiatives.
  • Directed incoming calls to internal personnel and departments, routing to best-qualified department.
  • Answered and quickly redirected large volume of calls on central system.
  • Corresponded with clients through email, telephone or postal mail.
  • Scheduled and confirmed appointments and meetings for senior management team.
  • Greeted incoming visitors and customers professionally and provided friendly, knowledgeable assistance.
  • Restocked supplies and placed purchase orders to maintain adequate stock levels.
  • Answered large volume of incoming calls daily to resolve customer issues and schedule appointments.
  • Kept reception area clean and neat to give visitors positive first impression.
  • Maintained building security by monitoring logbook and issuing visitor badges.
  • Answered phone promptly and directed incoming calls to correct offices.
General Cleaner, 02/2018 - 09/2018
Coborn's Jamestown, ND,
  • Operated and maintained large cleaning equipment including carpet shampoo machines, industrial washing machines and dishwashers.
  • Worked alongside other cleaners to complete jobs in corporate office buildings.
  • Spot-cleaned stains and repaired scuffs or dings to maintain furniture and walls.
  • Emptied trashcans and transported waste to collection areas.
  • Delivered quality customer service to address urgent needs and cleaning requests.
  • Ordered and stocked cleaning supplies based on current workload and upcoming jobs.
  • Handled equipment, chemicals and materials properly and with caution.
  • Completed routine floor maintenance, including stripping, sealing and finishing.
  • Mixed, used and properly stored hazardous chemical cleaners to reduce risk of injury or illness.
  • Worked on cleaning team to service hotels, offices and other commercial buildings.
  • Maintained optimal supply levels to meet daily and special cleaning needs.
Stock Associate, 02/2017 - 04/2017
Marshall Retail Group Windsor Locks, CT,
  • Readied items for sales floor stocking by affixing tags and preparing shelf labels.
  • Blocked and faced products on displays and shelves in accordance with company policy.
  • Placed special customer orders for custom or special order merchandise.
  • Designed and constructed advertising signs to attract customers and promote sales.
  • Removed all debris and packaging from boxes and separated for recycling or disposal.
  • Checked for outdated and overripe grocery items and removed from inventory.
  • Completed scheduled audits with efficient and accurate approach.
  • Attended and participated in sales meetings to stay abreast of current offers and product issues.
  • Managed timely and effective replacement of damaged or missing products.
  • Greeted customers and directed to requested products.
Veterinary Assistance Certified: Veterinarian Assisting, Expected in
Carrington College - Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ
Status -
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2017
Peoria Highschool - Peoria ,
Status -

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School Attended

  • Carrington College - Phoenix
  • Peoria Highschool

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • General Cleaner
  • Stock Associate


  • Veterinary Assistance Certified
  • High School Diploma

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