Veterinary Assistant Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Adaptable professional with 4+ years of experience and a proven knowledge of conflict resolution, customer communications, and client education. Aiming to leverage my skills to successfully fill the Shift Lead role at this company.

  • Reception area maintenance
  • Lab analysis
  • Coaching and training techniques
  • Pharmacology knowledge
  • Indwelling catheter placements
  • Use of muzzles and restraints
  • Spay and neuter surgeries
  • Explaining treatment
  • Client education
  • Collecting specimens for analysis
  • Customer service skills
  • Anesthesia monitoring
  • Preventative care and treatment
Education and Training
Veterinary Technician Institute Houston, Expected in 10/2016 Associate of Science : Veterinary Technology - GPA :
City Of Indianapolis And Marion County - Veterinary Assistant
Indianapolis, IN, 01/2016 - 08/2020
  • Interpreted lab results to diagnose veterinary disorders and recommend treatment plans to veterinarian.
  • Answered pet owner phone calls and responded to questions while taking messages for staff veterinarians.
  • Set up appointments for checkups and scheduled veterinary consultations and surgical visits.
  • Scrubbed, counted, and packed surgical instruments and drapes into surgi-packs for autoclave sterilization.
  • Offered every owner exceptional customer service and support, as well as top-notch care to each animal.
  • Unloaded and organized supplies and product inventory to maximize team efficiency.
  • Collected and documented animal information such as weight, size, physical condition and food intake.
  • Monitored animals' recovering from surgery and notified veterinarians of any changes.
  • Prepared, processed and analyzed lab samples.
  • Administered anesthetics during surgery and monitored effects.
  • Used IDEXX to analyze bloodwork and samples and diagnose conditions and diseases.
  • Administered medicine to animals and monitored health following treatment.
  • Operated diagnostic equipment such as radiographic equipment.
  • Administered vaccinations, prepared tissue samples and developed radiographs.
  • Performed venipunctures and dressed animals' wounds.
  • Restrained and managed scared and active animals.
  • Created blood, urine, cytological and dermatological assays.
  • Monitored animals recovering from surgery and notified veterinarian of any changes.
  • Performed euthanization for injured or sick animals following consultation with owners or per veterinary standards.
  • Treated sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
  • Checked animals' temperature, heart rate and lung sounds.
  • Monitored animals undergoing treatment for changes and signs of improvement.
  • Collected tissue, feces, blood and urine samples for examination and analysis.
  • Assisted customers by phone, including scheduling appointments and treatments.
  • Restrained animals during veterinary procedures.
  • Managed clinic operations, including supervising vet techs, fiscal management, scheduling, and appointments.
  • Processed client payments, sent invoices and placed appointment reminder calls.
  • Assisted veterinarian with treatment of wounds, vaccination administration and operations.
  • Assisted veterinarians in examining animals.
  • Administered vaccines to animals and delivered blood and lab results.
  • Vaccinated animals and administered medications orally and intravenously.
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to safeguard against accidental injuries.
  • Provided direct care for animal patients in post-operative recovery, closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
Vca Antech, Inc. - Pet Care Specialist
Minneapolis, MN, 03/2015 - 01/2016
  • Supported animal health by keeping all areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
  • Offered every owner exceptional customer service and support, as well as top-notch care to each animal.
  • Removed animal waste from kennels and placing in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems.
  • Unboxed new merchandise and restocked shelves in appealing and organized arrangements to promote items.
  • Educated customers on product and service offerings.
  • Earned good attendance record and built reputation for being on time and ready to work.
The Culinary Institute Of America - Lead Line Cook
Saint Helena, CA, 08/2013 - 03/2015
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Restocked all food items throughout shift to guarantee cooks had all necessary ingredients needed for service.
  • Improved employee performance by providing constructive suggestions and encouragement.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Recorded and reported status of various ingredient stock levels to notify manager to reorder products.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for use in different meals and recipes.
  • Sanitized workstation at end of shift to prevent foodborne illnesses.
  • Set up work stations prior to opening to minimize prep time.
  • Put together multiple, concurrent orders during customer rushes, including dinner and lunch hours.
  • Implemented conflict-resolution tactics by cooperating with clients and staff to achieve team objectives.
  • Increased customer satisfaction by following up on any negative feedback and taking appropriate measure to resolve complaints.

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School Attended
  • Veterinary Technician Institute
Job Titles Held:
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Pet Care Specialist
  • Lead Line Cook
  • Associate of Science

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