veterinary nurse resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

A kind and attentive Veterinary Nurse with at least 3 of

experience helping pet owners care for their beloved animals in times of need. I'm dedicated to guaranteeing each patient and client gets the necessary attention, information and best care at each visit to our clinic.

I'm knowledgeable in animal behavior and wound care; as well as a, dedicated Veterinary nurse professional with a history of meeting company and client goals utilizing consistent and organized practices.

I'm skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand. I'm an enthusiastic Veterinary Nurse eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail, dedication, and excellent organizational skills. I have a clear understanding of basic health evaluations; including weight monitoring capillary refill time, heart rate and respiratory rate; as well as, trained in advanced anesthesia monitoring to watch for lower heart rates, temperatures, declining blood pressure and respiratory rates. I am seeking to maintain a full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.


Received multiple commendations from clientele stating that I did well with their patient even though said patient was "scared of males, didn't interact well away from the clients or was 'aggressive'".

  • Emergency First Aid
  • Physical Examinations
  • Client Counselin
  • Animal Health
  • Emergency Situations
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Treatment Administration
  • Pet Food Recommendations
  • Animal Interaction
  • Vital Sign Assessment
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Reliable and Responsible
Work History
08/2019 to Current Veterinary Nurse The University Of Oklahoma | Norman, OK,
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, surgical equipment and kennels to prevent diseases and control odors.
  • Answered owner animal health questions and assisted in best care practices.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Administered medications to animals in treatment and documented changes in condition.
  • Collected patient biopsies and blood samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Processed new patients and updated records with key information using standardized registration systems and encrypted databases.
  • Recorded symptoms and documented medical observations to inform treatment decisions.
  • Triaged incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Inoculated animals to prevent rabies, distemper and parvo; as well as, fvrcp and feline leukemia.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
  • Administered oral or topical medications to boarding patients as specified by veterinarian in animal's medical record.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, questions and concerns, education on treatment protocol and general procedures.
  • Maintained daily progress records, surgery logs, x-ray logs, Drug Enforcement Administration logs and routine records.
  • Processed financial transactions for clients.
  • Administered prescribed injectable controlled substances, tranquilizers, sedatives, and injectable or inhalant anesthetics.
  • Performed dental cleanings using ultrasonic scaler.
01/2009 to 08/2013 Cashier Penske Automotive Group | Toms River, NJ,
  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs.
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items and join reward programs.
  • Answered questions about store policies and addressed customer concerns.
  • Promoted customer loyalty and consistent sales by delivering friendly service and knowledgeable assistance.
  • Collected and authorized payments of guests.
  • Worked closely with shift manager to solve problems and handle customer concerns.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies in daily totals.
  • Replenished sales floor merchandise and organized shelves, racks and bins for optimal appearance.
  • Reconciled cash drawer at start and end of each shift, accounting for errors and resolving discrepancies.
  • Maintained cash drawer of $100 minimum or more per shift.
  • Operated cash register to record transactions accurately and efficiently.
  • Maintained current knowledge of store promotions and highlighted sales to customers.
06/2009 to 06/2012 Enlisted Soldier U.S. Army Active Duty | City, STATE,
  • Secured and protected military property, assets and personnel.
  • Implemented tactics, procedures, and techniques for defense systems.
  • Engaged targets in low-light conditions with night vision equipment.
  • Oversaw utilities manual records to perform stock control and accounting duties.
  • Upheld code of conduct and maintained professionalism in stressful situations.
  • Coordinated with unit leadership and direct superiors for taskings and managed subordinates to execute.
  • Trained in conflict resolution among subordinates, equals and superiors.
  • Maintained awareness of subordinates' personal problems and shortcomings, supporting personal and professional growth.
  • Worked in dirty and uncomfortable conditions, sometimes in dangerous, deployed locations.
Expected in 07/2019 Certificate of Completion | Veterinarian Assisting Weatherford College, Weatherford, TX GPA:

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School Attended

  • Weatherford College

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Cashier
  • Enlisted Soldier


  • Certificate of Completion

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