veterinary assistant resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Ambitious student pursuing Veterinary Technician licensing eager to contribute developed knowledge in animal nursing role. Skilled in client support and medical care of pets in clinical settings. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and motivation to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.

  • Immunization Administration
  • Prioritization and Time Management
  • Multi-Line Phone Systems
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Customer Service
  • Specimen Collection
  • Clinical Symptom Monitoring
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Proper Animal Restraint
  • First Aid
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Medication Administration
  • Animal Euthanasia Assistance
  • Customer Billing
  • Equipment Preparation
  • Prescription Filling
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient Care Monitoring
  • Microchip Administration
  • Preventive Care
  • Diagnostic Imaging
Veterinary Assistant, 12/2021 - Current
University Of Florida Gainesville, FL,
  • Assisted veterinarians in examining animals.
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to prevent injuries.
  • Obtained information and history from clients to maintain medical charts.
  • Released patients to owners with care directions from veterinary staff.
  • Communicated with veterinarians and staff members to maintain patient flow.
  • Cared for animals in post-operative recovery by closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Assisted doctors and technicians by soothing upset or frightened animals.
  • Addressed healthcare needs of animals by coordinating with veterinarians and following orders.
  • Documented and tracked treatment activities.
  • Delivered attentive, courteous service to promote overall patron satisfaction.
  • Trained new veterinary staff on office procedures and requirements.
  • Administered immunizations, blood plasma and other medications to animals as prescribed by veterinarians.
  • Operated radiographic and ultrasound equipment.
  • Cleaned and maintained kennels, holding areas and surgical rooms.
  • Assisted veterinarians during procedures and examinations, calming animals and handing instruments.
  • Fed and watered animals in care, following special diets and regular medication administration schedules.
  • Handled and restrained animals following safety requirements and procedures.
  • Restocked and sanitized exam rooms for ample supplies and disease control.
  • Answered pet owner phone calls and responded to questions while taking messages for staff veterinarians.
  • Reviewed pet records from daily visits and appointments, entering important data into system.
  • Offered every owner exceptional customer service and support as well as top-notch care to each animal.
  • Performed laboratory tests, x-rays and other diagnostic tests to check animal health.
  • Supported euthanasia procedures and disposal following regulations and owner preferences.
  • Collected fluids from animals for laboratory testing.
  • Administered immunizations and treatments following veterinarian instructions.
  • Advised clients on animal care, nutrition and behavior problems.
  • Examined animals for behavioral changes or clinical symptoms indicating illness or injury.
  • Clipped animals' claws and polished teeth to maintain hygiene.
  • Interpreted lab results for heartworm testing, parasites and skin scrapings.
Pet Care Specialist, 04/2021 - 12/2021
Vca Antech, Inc. Bountiful, UT,
  • Kept facility areas clean, neat and sanitized for optimal animal health and well-being.
  • Fed pets on-schedule and with appropriate food for developmental or health requirements.
  • Communicated positively with clients to understand and meet pets' unique needs.
  • Administered medication and treatment as prescribed by veterinarian to optimize animal health.
  • Monitored pets for signs of distress, injury and illness and coordinated caring responses.
  • Cuddled and snuggled, making pets feel safe and loved in owner's absence.
  • Monitored pets for stress, behavioral and health issues, fostering safety.
  • Supported enrichment activities to promote, encourage and evaluate pet behaviors.
  • Assessed dog behavior in group play to provide positive and fun experience for dogs.
  • Participated in animal handling and manipulation training to reduce animal pain and distress and improve animal welfare.
  • Played with dogs and cats to maintain socialization and reduce stress.
  • Maintained clean and orderly play yards, kennels and cages.
  • Walked and exercised dogs during owner absences.
  • Promoted high customer satisfaction by resolving problems with knowledgeable and friendly service.
  • Bathed and groomed pets using gentle techniques.
  • Emptied litter boxes, refilled with fresh litter and cleaned animal bedding.
Childcare Provider, 09/2019 - 04/2021
The Boar's Head Charlottesville, VA,
  • Cared for 3 year old child diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Prepared and administered breathing treatments at specific times throughout the day.
  • Prepared meals, snacks and refreshments for children according to dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Assisted children in development of social, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Instructed children on good sanitary habits when washing hands, using bathroom or eating.
  • Supported children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
  • Sanitized toys and tables to maintain clean, safe environment.
  • Planned and implemented engaging activities to encourage creativity and expression.
  • Communicated daily with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors and related issues.
  • Instilled discipline and maintained order with children by using simple and commanding directives.
  • Organized and planned age-appropriate reading, crafts and music lessons.
Education and Training
Associate Degree in Animal Nursing: Veterinarian Assisting, Expected in 03/2023
Pima Medical Institute - Chula Vista, CA,
Status -

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School Attended

  • Pima Medical Institute

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  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Pet Care Specialist
  • Childcare Provider


  • Associate Degree in Animal Nursing

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