veterinary technician resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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I am a hardworking surgical vet tech who is dedicated to constantly expanding my knowledge base through use of C.E.s and individual study outside of work time. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a calm and warm demeanor in high stress situations. Detail oriented individual who is accomplished in building relationships with clients while providing empathetic and exceptional animal care.

  • Great interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build rapport with clients.
  • IV Catheter placement and venipuncture.
  • Safely restrain cats and dogs.
  • Radiographic positioning and digital processing.
  • Complete in house processing of specimens including reading fecal floats, ear cytology's, urinalysis, and skin scrapes. Running chemistries, complete blood cell counts, PCV/TP, and urine specific gravity.
  • Monitoring anesthesia and vitals for patients undergoing procedures.
  • Assisted in administration and proper waste handling of chemotherapy medicine for patients.
  • Fill and dispense medications with the appropriate client education.
  • Take case history and prepare patientsfor initial physical examination.
  • Dental Radiographs, charting, scale and polish teeth
  • Laser therapy
  • Cysto dogs and cats
Surgical Technician, 05/2022 to Current
City Of San Antonio, TxSan Antonio, TX,
  • Collected and prepared tissue specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Used diagnostic equipment and monitored patients during procedures using specialized machines.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • Assessed procedure requirements and procured appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Maintained and appropriately used oxygen and anesthesia equipment and machines
  • Dental Radiographs, routine scale and polish of teeth, dental charting
  • Organized and cleaned surgery suite to make the most efficient use of space and time
Veterinary Technician, 09/2019 to 05/2021
Gila Regional Medical CenterSilver City, NM,
  • Proficient in use of Avimark to maintain accurate and detailed patient records.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and educate clients on parasite control, different preventatives, vaccine protocols, administration of medication, post-surgical care, and wound/bandage care.
  • Performed initial physical examinations, gathered accurate case history, and recorded TPR, weight, and other vitals.
  • Comfortable administering a variety of different oral and topical medications as well as types of injections including intravenous, intramuscular, and subcutaneous.
  • Successful placement of iv catheters, endotracheal intubation of patients for surgical procedures, and venipuncture for sample collection.
  • Monitored patient's vitals during anesthesia.
  • Completed routine dental cleanings, polishing and scaling teeth.
  • Use of IDEXX machines to run in house lab work including, chemistries, complete blood cell counts, snap reader, and PCV/TP.
  • Read fecal floats, ear cytology's, skin scrapes, and urinalyses.
  • Maintain the care and medications of in-house patients, as well as weekend treatments for hospitalized patients.
  • Fill prescriptions for patients and educate clients on correct use and any potential side effects of the medications.
  • Correctly position for digital radiographs.
Phlebotomist, 09/2013 to 06/2015
BiolifeSaint Louis, MO,
  • Data entry via insurance, personal information, test codes, and diagnoses.
  • Drawing, labeling, processing, and logging of patient specimens in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Cross data confirmation with ordering physicians and patients
  • Specialty in pediatric draws
  • Set up and break down of assigned lab area with appropriate supplies and equipment while complying with OSHA safety standards
  • Completed chain of custody drug testing
Pet Nurse, 08/2006 to 01/2010
Banfield The Pet HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Prepared patients for surgery and monitored vitals during anesthetic procedures.
  • Completed routine dental cleaning and polishing.
  • Obtained relevant information and history from clients to maintain proper and completed medical charts
  • Ensured the safety of pets, clients, and associates by following standard protocols and maintaining clean and sterile treatment rooms and labs.
  • Placed iv catheters, performed venipuncture, and collection of other samples for processing.
  • Read fecal slides, skin scrapes, and ear cytology's.
  • Consistently presented a friendly, calm demeanor to help ease patient and client anxieties.
  • Educate clients on appropriate preventative care, as well as medication usage and side effects.
  • Correctly position and take digital radiographs.
  • Run in house bloodwork and laboratory testing.
  • Administered vaccines, as well as oral and injectable medications.
Education and Training
: Veterinary Dentistry, Expected in 11/2021 to Brett Beckman Dental Course - Orlando, FL
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts And General Studies, Expected in 01/2013 to St. Petersburg College - Clearwater, FL
State Certified Phlebotomist: Phlebotomy, Expected in 07/2012 to Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater - Clearwater, FL
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2003 to Tarpon Springs High School - Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Graduated from the Veterinary Technician magnet program.
: Fine Arts, Expected in to University Of Florida - Gainesville, FL
  • August 2003 - December 2006
: , Expected in to Continuing Education Credits - Online,

Completed CE courses on:

  • IDEXX Radiography: Proper Positioning for Dogs and Cats
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Our Evolving Understanding or Their Effects on the Body
  • Zoetis : 1)Fleas; Prevention and Treatment of Associated Conditions and 2)Itch, Scratch, Repeat: Case Based Dermatology
  • Virbac : 1)Feline Periodontal Disease 2) Canine Periodontal Disease 3)Periodontal Therapy
  • Hills : 1)Elbow Dysplasia Pathophsiology and Treatment 2)Summary of Canine and Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease: When Nutrition Matters
  • FeLV: Understanding Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Prognosis
  • Low Stress Curbside Service
  • Managing Otitis
  • Think Anesthesia: Interpreting ECGs

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School Attended

  • Brett Beckman Dental Course
  • St. Petersburg College
  • Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater
  • Tarpon Springs High School
  • University Of Florida
  • Continuing Education Credits

Job Titles Held:

  • Surgical Technician
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Pet Nurse


  • Associate of Arts
  • State Certified Phlebotomist
  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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