veterinary assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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Resilient Emergency Medical Technician with 23 years of experience delivering compassionate care and respect to every patient. Expert at responding to emergency calls and offering services ranging from cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to wound treatment. Also offering psychological experiences from losing a child in a fire, to almost being killed by their partner. Being a volunteer at the New hope Center has also helped me learn a lot about domestic/sexual violence. Effective communicator with calm demeanor. I am one that wants to help others and be there in all different types of situations.

  • Technologically savvy
  • Letter writing
  • Confidentiality understanding
  • Meeting planning
  • Active listening
  • Sensitive material handling
  • Emotional awareness
  • Gowning and gloving procedures
  • Reception area maintenance
  • Lab animal restraint
  • Pre-anesthetic preparation
  • Proficient in Avimark, Word, excell
  • Safety precautions and measures
  • Medical charts and records
  • Pet medication
  • Patient relationship management
  • Client rights advocacy
  • Database updates
  • Life skills development
  • Violence prevention
  • Emergency response training
  • Strategic planner
  • Grief processes
  • Training and development
  • Client support and assistance
  • Leadership
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Developing presentations
  • Organizational skills
Education and Training
University Of Phoenix Tempe, AZ Online, Expected in 04/2014 Bachelors in Science of Psychology : Social Work/psychology - GPA :
SUNY Broome Community College Binghamton, NY Expected in Associate in Human Services : Social work - GPA :

Internship was done at The Rise (known as SOS Center)

University Of Florida - Veterinary Assistant
Gainesville, FL, 11/2017 - Current
  • 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 Veterinarian.
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to safeguard against accidental injuries.
  • Reviewed pet records from daily visits and appointments, entering all important data into system.
  • Provided direct care for animal patients in surgery as well as post-operative recovery, closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Scrubbed, counted, and packed surgical instruments and drapes into surgi-packs for autoclave sterilization.
  • Set up appointments for checkups and scheduled veterinary consultations and surgical visits for approximately 20 animals per day.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, education on treatment protocols and general procedures.
  • Provided assistance and support to owners during end-stage pet illnesses, delivering comfort, compassion and kind words.
Berkshire Fire Department - Emergency Medical Technician/Firefighter/Instructor
City, STATE, 09/1998 - Current
  • Monitored patients from scene to hospital transfer while conducting in-transit care.
  • Secretary experience within fire department, search and rescue
  • Running meetings, running fundraisers, note taking
  • Lectured full classrooms of EMT/CPR students on needed skills.
  • Evaluated patients' medical status and monitored vital signs during transit.
  • Assessed emergency situations and prioritized medical care for patients.
  • Rendered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
  • Observed and assessed incident scenes upon arrival to determine level of safety for all first responders.
  • Operated emergency vehicles with caution to keep patients, public and first responders safe.
  • Delivered emergency care to individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents, falls, fire's, assault incidents, and many more.
  • Documented all calls in reports detailing type of incident and course of treatment.
  • Trained newly hired EMT's or fire police by offering insight into job duties and assessing shift performance.
  • Explained to conscious patients steps involved for medical evaluations and need for possible hospital transport.
  • Performed CPR and used cardiac defibrillator to revive patients in cardiac arrest or arrythmia.
  • Run monthly meetings, trainings and special meetings/classes that are needed.
  • Help provide psychological care for people in distress on either ambulance calls, fire calls or even within our department after 'bad' calls.
  • Have training in CISM (Criticial incident stress management)
  • CPR/AED training
  • Located and reserved classroom space to coordinate classes.
Meadowridge Veterinary Hospital And Boarding Barn - Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
City, STATE, 10/2014 - 09/2017
  • Greeted visitors, assessed needs and directed to appropriate personnel.
  • Answered and directed incoming calls using multi-line telephone system.
  • Directed clients to appropriate personnel to address concerns, resolve complaints or answer account-related questions.
  • Received incoming packages and mail, dispersed parcels and correspondence and shipped outgoing items daily.
  • Scheduled and confirmed appointments.
  • Maintained daily calendars, set appointments with clients and planned daily office events.
  • Assisted veterinarian with appointments by restraining animals, and helped administer care that was needed
  • Comforted clients when needed for end of life situations or during difficult decisions for animal care
  • Assisted my boss with making monthly and weekly reports
Additional Information

I did my internship at the SOS center, which is now known as The Rise. I helped assist clients with finding homes and jobs so that they can start to get back on their feet. I have also helped the New hope Center in Owego with many different things such as fundraisers, getting supplies and other things that people need to get back on their feet. Being an EMT has given me more experience in domestic/sexual violence than I ever thought it would as well.

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School Attended

  • University Of Phoenix
  • SUNY Broome Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician/Firefighter/Instructor
  • Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist


  • Bachelors in Science of Psychology
  • Associate in Human Services

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