Accomplished and energetic veterinary technician with a strong love for animals. Currently working to finish associates' degree and certification. Able to handle high stress situations. Experienced in handling large and small animals. Proficient in animal care, surgical assistance, reception work, and pharmacy work.
IV Catheter placement
Recording medical history
Informing clients of procedure details
10/2013 to Current
Veterinary Technician and ReceptionistOld Hatchie Veterinary Clinic － Bolivar, TN
Observe the behavior and condition of animals and monitor their clinical symptoms.
Maintain controlled drug inventory and related log books.
Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
Administer anesthesia to animals, under the direction of a veterinarian, and monitor animals' responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.
Perform laboratory tests on blood, urine, or feces, such as urinalyses or blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
Administer emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life saving procedures.
Prepare and administer medications, vaccines, serums, or treatments, as prescribed by veterinarians.
Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
Collect, prepare, and label samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.
Take and develop diagnostic radiographs, using x-ray equipment.
Clean kennels, animal holding areas, surgery suites, examination rooms, or animal loading or unloading facilities to control the spread of disease.
Take animals into treatment areas and assist with physical examinations by performing such duties as obtaining temperature, pulse, and respiration data.
Perform dental work, such as cleaning, polishing, or extracting teeth.
Provide veterinarians with the correct equipment or instruments, as needed.
Clean and sterilize instruments, equipment, or materials.
Prepare animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas.
Give enemas and perform catheterizations, ear flushes, intravenous feedings, or gavages.
Provide assistance with animal euthanasia and the disposal of remains.
Supervise or train veterinary students or other staff members.
Dress and suture wounds and apply splints or other protective devices.
Provide information or counseling regarding issues such as animal health care, behavior problems, or nutrition.
Monitor medical supplies and place orders when inventory is low.
Bathe animals, clip nails or claws, and brush or cut animals' hair.
Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments.
Greet persons entering establishment, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destinations.
Receive payment and record receipts for services.
Hear and resolve complaints from customers or the public.
Schedule appointments and maintain and update appointment calendars.