Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Hard working and compassionate veterinary technician who always strives to provide the best care possible. Team-oriented with a love for all animals and an understanding of the human/animal bond. Brings good team moral and support to co-workers and the work atmosphere, while maintaining a thirst for knowledge.

  • Organization
  • Stress-free restraint techniques
  • Collecting samples for analysis
  • Remaining calm under pressure
  • Running lab work
  • Relationship development
  • Hard-working and dependable
Veterinary Medical Assistant, 06/2019 - Current
American Veterinary Group Granite Falls, NC,
  • Recorded case history, weight, temperature and other vitals prior to veterinary examination.
  • Reviewed vaccination records, and prepared/administered vaccinations according to clinic protocols.
  • Took electrocardiograms to test heart activity using doppler machine and petMAP.
  • Stained and prepared different types of slides for microscope examination.
  • Obtained blood samples via jugular, cephalic, and saphenous venipuncture using syringes and butterfly needles.
  • Collected, labeled and stored lab samples according to laboratory specifications.
  • Used ProCyte Dx to analyze hematology samples and used a hematocrit centrifuge to manually test HCT.
  • Changed stain packs and reagent kits for ProCyte Dx.
  • Used Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer to run in house blood chemistries along with SDMA and CRP levels.
  • Performed upwards of 20 SNAP tests per shift including 4DX, FelV, cpL and fpL.
  • Recorded, reported and posted specimen results in Cornerstone software.
  • Processed tens of hematology and chemistry samples daily.
  • Operated x-ray machines and sent x-ray reports to Idexx.
  • Positioned patients properly for radiographs while maintaining the most stress-free environment possible.
  • Treated animals afflicted with ringworm and mange skin conditions with therapeutic bath treatments and medications.
  • Administered SQ fluids and injections and IV injections via catheter port.
  • Monitored patient's vital signs when recovering from anesthesia.
  • Fit and made up Elizabethan collars for pets of all sizes.
  • Made up medication and discharge sheets for patients post surgery.
  • Reviewed inventory levels during shifts and placed orders to replenish supplies, including pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and vaccination stock.
  • Scrubbed, counted, and packed surgical instruments and drapes into surgi-packs for autoclave sterilization.
  • Pitched in with laundry duties, including washing, drying and folding towels.
  • Optimized team performance by training new hires on use of equipment, standard procedures and organizational policies.
  • Assisted in sending out potential rabies specimen for testing.
  • Assisted in post euthanasia care to assure courier pick up goes smoothly.
  • Provided care, comfort and patience to clients upon the loss of their pet.
Kennel Technician, 08/2012 - 01/2019
Old Derby Animal Hospital City, STATE,
  • Met with pet owners, explained lodging, grooming and daily care services and cross-sold services such as extra play time, walks, or socialization time.
  • Adhered to all pet care plans, medication requirements and dietary restrictions while providing care.
  • Calculated payments by keeping accurate daily log of time spent with dogs, detailing activities and services provided.
  • Prepared food and formulas to meet individual needs of animals under care with safe and nutritious meals.
  • Walked animals outside for potty breaks three times per shift to avoid accidents in play areas and on bedding.
  • Assisted grooming staff with nail clipping, fur blow drying and combing out matted fur during high-volume periods, including holidays.
  • Brushed coat, cut nails and cleaned ears to promote animal health and wellness.
  • Treated basic wellness issues such as superficial wounds and called in veterinarian assistance for more complex concerns.
  • Maintained clean kennels and play yard space in accordance with health code requirements to ensure sanitary environment for animals.
  • Laundered soiled animal bedding immediately to reduce infection using appropriate chemicals.
  • Applied knowledge of animal husbandry to meet each animal's needs and help minimize stress while the pet is away from their owner. This included caring for pets with special needs such as blind and/or deaf pets, diabetic pets, and pets with cognitive disorders.
Veterinary Assistant Intern, 01/2016 - 06/2016
New Hampshire SPCA City, STATE,
  • 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.
  • Observed shelter animals for unusual symptoms indicative of medical or behavioral problems, reporting issues to shelter manager.
  • Performed daily care, including feeding, watering and cleaning animal enclosures for rescued animals.
  • Completed pre-examinations for stray cats which included checking mucous membranes, estimating age based on dental examinations, drawing blood and performing SNAP 4DX tests, microchipping, and exercising safe restraint techniques on feral cats.
  • Refilled shampoo bottles, sanitized clippers, combs and brushes and placed clean towels at each station following shift completion.
  • Pitched in with laundry duties, including washing, drying and folding towels during busy periods, ensuring consistent workflow.
  • Brushed coat, cut nails and cleaned ears to promote animal health and wellness.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Zoology, Expected in 05/2019
University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH
  • Completed coursework in Animal Behavior, Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals, Animal Nutrition and Fundamental of Animal Health.
Associate of Applied Science: Animal Sciences, Expected in 05/2016
University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH,
  • Minor in Companion Animal Care
  • Completed coursework in Clinical Animal Nursing, Breeds & Behavior and Human/Animal Bond

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