veterinary assistant resume example with 1+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire 05/29/2021

I have always had a passion for animals and have been working consistently with horses for 4 years now, in 3 states and under many different situations, and recently my interest in veterinary care has led me to look for a job where I can get more experience in the world of rescued animals. My professional and recreational experience with horses often overlap, as I enjoy the work I do and have worked for a barn and ridden for fun at the same time. I dedicate my free time mostly to spending time with the horses I currently lease/care for, and over time I have taken jobs which have given me lots of experience with all kinds of breeds, temperaments, and ages of horses. Caring for animals and subsequently providing their owners with comfort and support is one of my greatest joys, and I always give my best effort when it comes to that care. Not only do I have prior stable care experience, I have learned much about veterinary care from my time with Tacoma Equine. I have past experience communicating with clients and customers, and keep my personal and professional life fairly organized and detail-oriented. Anything that I do not already know, I would happily invest myself in learning as thoroughly as possible. With my experience, hard working mindset, and enthusiasm for learning, I have no doubt I would be a valuable asset to your team. Below is a more extensive explanation of my equine-related experience. If need be, I am happy to clear up any questions and reply most quickly through my phone number. Thank you for your consideration, and know I am looking forward to hearing back from you. Kindly, Jessica Claire

Enthusiastic and hardworking animal lover dedicated to promoting animal health and wellness through diligent care and health monitoring of animals. Able to organize and maintain equipment and facilities, familiar with hands-on experience and interested in learning new strategies for improving an animal’s welfare from rescue to adoption. Flexible to working in a team or independently with guidelines. Fast learner and in-depth experience working with horses.

  • Physical and mental stamina
  • Experience caring for horses ages 0-40
  • Machinery upkeep and handling, including tractors and ATVs
  • Livestock care and handling
  • Quick problem resolution, such as loose horses
  • Inventory management and neat stocking
  • Exceptional standards of cleanliness
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Illness identification and treatment
  • Breed and species knowledge
  • Equine animal expertise
Education and Training
Sumner High School Sumner, WA Expected in 2020 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Pierce College, Some College Puyallup, WA Expected in : - GPA :
Ascension Health - Veterinary Assistant
Chilton, WI, 10/2020 - Current
  • Fed and watered horses of all size under all degrees of health and communicated unusual conditions to veterinarians in charge.
  • Maintained sterile or clean environments around the clinic, including offices, stalls, paddocks, and operation rooms, to ensure the health of animals and comfort of visitors.
  • Provided care for animal patients in post-operative (surgical or sedative) recovery, closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Restrained and stabilized often scared, injured, or unruly animals during examination and treatment to safeguard against injuries to all involved.
  • Exercised horses for veterinarians to evaluate lameness in different situations.
  • Managed horses and equipment for procedures such as dentals, xrays, ultrasounds, scopings, and euthanasias.
  • Maintained medical equipment to the highest degree of cleanliness and operation.
  • 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.
  • Managed clinic inventory and notified GM of low stock to ensure adequate supplies at all times.
  • Worked collaboratively with 4 different veterinarians on a rotating schedule and memorized their methods and organization of their individual trucks.
Dartmouth College - Farm Hand
Hanover, NH, 09/2019 - Current
  • Conducted daily exercises for 2 horses under care, identified behavioral and health concerns and implemented corrective strategies such as changing tack, researching and recommending new equipment and care, and experimenting with training methods.
  • Rode and trained these horses to meet healthy weight and fitness requirements, while teaching new moves and resolving behavioral issues under saddle and on the ground.
  • Cleaned and/or bathed horses before and after riding or lunging.
  • Adhered to all care plans, medication requirements, and dietary restrictions while providing care.
  • Fed, watered, cleaned enclosures of, and turned out/in 12 equines, closely monitoring behavior and noting health changes such as weight loss/gain, tenderness, and visual injury.
Melissa Smith - Farm Hand/Camp Counselor
City, STATE, 05/2019 - 07/2019
  • Helped restrain horses for medical procedures, wellness checks, and farrier visits, and administered oral and topical medications.
  • Unloaded hay, grain, and other goods to neatly store in proper location.
  • Handled, walked, fed, and cleaned horses of all ages, whether healthy, in pain, or with temperament issues.
  • Aided in repairing, maintaining, and installing farm equipment including watering/feeding facilities, gates and fences, and farm vehicles.
  • Pitched in with various other duties, including washing towels, feed buckets, grooming supplies, and tack, ensuring workflow.
  • Groomed animals, gathered supplies, and aided in other preparations proceeding horse shows.
  • Maintained saddles, bridles and riding gear and helped fit to specific horses.
  • Supported animal health by keeping all areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.

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School Attended

  • Sumner High School
  • Pierce College, Some College

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Hand/Camp Counselor


  • High School Diploma

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