veterinary assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Experienced Veterinary Assistant versed in balancing administrative responsibilities with delivering quality veterinary care. Focused on creating calm, inviting office setting to put pet owners and pets at ease. Excellent time management and relationship-building skills with animals and people alike.

  • Prescription Filling
  • Medication Administration
  • Attention to Detail
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Equipment Sterilization
  • Proper Animal Restraint
  • Examination Room Oversight
  • Emergency Response
  • Client Education
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Time Management
  • Routine Examinations
  • Equipment Preparation
  • Relationship Building
  • Sales and Upselling
  • Immunization Administration
  • Clinical Symptom Monitoring
  • Animal Behavioral Changes
  • Animal Euthanasia Assistance
  • Specimen Collection
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Post-surgical Monitoring
  • Patient Recordkeeping
  • Hospital Staff Support
  • Patient Discharge
  • Fecal, Urine and Blood Testing
  • Vital Signs Measurement
  • Medical Charting
  • Patient Care Plans
  • Venipuncture and Phlebotomy
  • Patient Check-Ins
  • Anesthetic Administration Assistance
  • Dental Care
  • Dental Procedures
  • Preventive Care
  • Customer Service
  • Medical Terminology
03/2021 to Current
Veterinary Assistant Ascension Health Oneonta, AL,
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to prevent injuries.
  • Organized operating room ahead of procedures and assisted veterinarians during surgeries.
  • Administered immunizations, blood plasma and other medications to animals as prescribed by veterinarians.
  • Scrubbed, counted and packed surgical instruments and drapes for autoclave sterilization.
  • Cared for animals in post-operative recovery by closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Trained new veterinary staff on office procedures and requirements.
  • Assisted veterinarians in examining animals.
  • Operated diagnostic equipment such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment.
  • Helped veterinarians examine animals and identify behavioral changes or clinical symptoms suggesting illness or injury.
  • Stocked treatment rooms with appropriate supplies, scheduled appointments, answered phones and processed customer payments to boost office efficiency.
  • Documented patient information with precision to maintain records accuracy.
  • Administered vaccines to animals and delivered blood and lab results.
  • Educated clients and public on animal health, treatment protocols and general procedures.
  • Explained disease and condition diagnoses, prognoses and treatment options to pet and animal owners to provide information for decision-making concerning care.
06/2019 to 12/2020
Customer Service Representative Vector Security Chesapeake, VA,
  • De-escalated problematic customer concerns, maintaining calm, friendly demeanor.
  • Documented conversations with customers to track requests, problems and solutions.
  • Supported animal health by keeping all areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
  • Maintained clean and orderly play yards, kennels and cages.
  • Stayed on top of housekeeping requirements such as laundry, sweeping and disinfection during slow periods.
  • Monitored safety and security of every animal to prevent injuries from other animals or environmental hazards.
  • Prepared food and formulas to meet individual needs of animals under care with safe and nutritious meals.
  • Removed waste from kennels, runs and exercise areas and placed in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems.
  • Followed consistent safety procedures, including maintaining visible animal identification and checking tags to minimize care errors.
  • Pitched in with laundry duties, including washing, drying and folding towels during busy periods, ensuring consistent workflow.
  • Observed animals and conducted examinations to identify signs of injury, illness or disease.
  • Walked animals outside to avoid accidents in play areas or bedding.
  • Applied knowledge of animal husbandry to meet livestock needs and minimize disease risk.
01/2019 to 06/2020
Dietary Aide Chelsea Jewish Lifecare Chelsea, MA,
  • Served specific meals to patients with special dietary needs.
  • Helped with meal prep for daily meals, following strict sanitation and food handling guidelines
  • Assisted patients with special needs to eat meals, providing kindness and patience.
  • Set tables before patients arrived to maintain meal plan productivity.
  • Cleaned and maintained dining room during and after each meal service.
  • Adhered to administrative departmental policies and procedures, including safety, health and confidentiality.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and garnishes to assist kitchen staff.
  • Arranged place settings with fresh tablecloths, tableware and flowers to create appealing tables.
  • Completed cleaning duties by sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming carpet and tidying up server stations.
09/2016 to 10/2018
Dietary Server Burton's Ridge Assisted Living Lima, OH,
  • Maintained cleanliness and organization of kitchen stations and storage areas.
  • Maintained order and cleanliness of work areas to conform with health codes.
  • Cleaned utensils, dishes and glasses for consumer use.
  • Plated meals in appealing arrangement and placed in designated areas to deliver to patrons.
  • Kept dishware, glasses and utensils ready for all customer needs by quickly scraping, washing and restacking items.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized kitchen areas to promote efficiency.
  • Loaded and unloaded dishwashers, washing by hand large pots or items used on continuous basis.
  • Developed great team spirit with other personnel by pitching in and helping with task completion.
  • Prepared food orders, focusing on dietary restriction requests.
  • Helped with meal prep for daily meals, following strict sanitation and food handling guidelines
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2018
High School Diploma:
Arts Academy in The Woods - Fraser, MI
Expected in
: Veterinary Assistant
Ross Medical Education Center - Madison Heights, MI

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School Attended

  • Arts Academy in The Woods
  • Ross Medical Education Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Dietary Aide
  • Dietary Server


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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