Seeking to leverage background and formal training to advance animal care at a respected veterinary office.
Skilled in fostering relationships with clients and expertly handling animal companions to maximize veterinary visit experience.
Experience with emergency veterinary medicine
Skilled in veterinary general practice and surgical assisting
Patient-focused Veterinary Assistant with a proven background in animal care, client education, and therapy and medication dispensing and administration.
Demonstrated ability to deliver comprehensive care to animals at animal rescue facilities and shelters.
Injectable agent induction
General anesthesia recovery
Intravenous catheter placement
Urinary catheter placement
Post-surgical clean up and OR sanitation
Gowning and gloving procedures
01/2015 to Current
Veterinary/Surgical AssistantHumane Society of Charlotte － Charlotte, North Carolina
Monitored patient vital signs during surgical procedures and notified veterinarian of changes in stability. Prepared animals for surgery, including clipping, scrubbing, and disinfecting operative site. Operated anesthetic machines, oxygen equipment, and monitoring equipment. Initiated emergency interventions such as resuscitative oxygen procedures and external cardiac massage. Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to safeguard against accidental injuries.
Reviewed vaccination records, and prepared and administered vaccinations according to clinic protocols.
Trained and mentored all prospective volunteers on procedures of the spay neuter clinic. Covered and assisted in all duties including office receptionist and registered veterinary technicians' responsibilities of handling and dispensing controlled substances.
08/2014 to 11/2014
Team Lead/ CanvasserCommunity Outreach Group- Planned Parenthood Votes － Charlotte, North CarolinaManaged and coordinated a team of five to six canvassers, assigned locations, acted as point of contact for all teams members. Assisted the canvas director in the conduct of the director's duties.
08/2013 to 05/2014
Service ConsultantAAA Car Care － Charlotte, North CarolinaAssessed automotive problems and services by listening to customers' descriptions, clarified descriptions of problems, and conducted service inspections. Prepared repair orders by describing symptoms discovered as well as repairs and services required as well as entered repair orders into database. Explained and obtained approval for cost estimates on vehicle repairs and maintenance.
09/2012 to 03/2013
Veterinary Assistant Archdale Animal Hospital － Charlotte, North CarolinaPerformed physical examinations and record case history, weight, temperature and other vitals. Completed admission records, including statements made by client concerning patient's problems and history. Performed routine laboratory procedures such as hematology, microbiology, parasitology, exfoliative cytology, blood chemistry, coprology, urinalysis and serology. Interpreted lab results to diagnose veterinary disorders and recommend treatment plans to veterinarian. Recommended products to sustain optimal wellness, including vitamins and supplements, dental cleaning, flea control, geriatric care and dietary measures. Monitored patient vital signs during surgical procedures, and notified veterinarian of changes in stability. Applied casts and splints to immobilize fractures. Administered and applied treatments, drugs, oxygen therapy, medications and immunological agents. Operated x-ray machines and exposed radiographic films.
03/2011 to 10/2012
Overnight ICU Technician/Veterinary AssistantAnimal Medical Hospital － Charlotte, North Carolina
Provided care to overnight hospitalized patients, performed physical examinations and recorded case history, weight, temperature and other vitals. Initiated emergency interventions such as resuscitative oxygen procedures and external cardiac massage durring critical care hours. Completed admission records, including statements made by client concerning patient's problems and history. Prepared and labeled medications sent home with patient and informed client of administration techniques. Prepared and reviewed records and consent forms. Interpreted lab results to diagnose veterinary disorders and recommend treatment plans to veterinarian. Reviewed vaccination records, and prepare and administer vaccinations according to clinic protocols.
Education and Training
Veterinary Assistant Certificate: Veterinary AssistingAnimal Behavior College － Santa Clarita, California, United StatesCertified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Activities and Honors
Volunteered with Charlotte -Mecklenberg Animal Care and Control from 2009- 2011.