veterinary technician resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Experienced Certified Nurse Assistant with over 7 years of experience in nursing home and rehabilitation. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction.

  • Urine sample collection and urinalysis
  • Nail trimming
  • Stomach tube placement
  • Veterinary office administration
  • Patient Positioning
  • Wound treatment
  • File and records management
  • Emergency and preventive care
  • General anesthesia monitoring
  • Ear sample collection
  • Surgical scrubbing procedures
  • Infection Control
  • Heartworm diagnostic testing
  • Animal behavior observation
  • Fluorescein stain test
  • Lab operations
  • X-ray review
  • Canine and feline intubation
  • Medication Administration
  • Intraperitoneal injection
  • Clinical research
  • Skin scraping
  • Vaccinations
  • Instrument pack sterilization
  • Surgical procedures and support
  • Anal sac expression
  • Dietary recommendations
  • Intravenous injection
  • X-Rays
  • Centrifugation and fecal flotation
  • Equine lower leg wrap
Work History
Veterinary Technician, 03/2015 - 07/2018
Vca Antech, Inc. Fountain Valley, CA,
  • Assisted Veterinary in performing basic exams and tests such as temperature and heartrate for all species of patients.
  • Evaluated incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, questions and concerns, education on treatment protocol and general procedures.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Provided exemplary customer service to owners by answering animal health questions and educating about positive animal care practices.
  • Collected specimens from patients for laboratory analysis for parasites, blood analysis and culture.
  • Monitored health and behavior of animals by looking for urine and fecal output, completing weight checks and observing appetite during feeding.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, equipment and kennels to prevent spread of disease, control odors and maintain healthy environment.
  • Swabbed ears to remove wax and dirt, removing extra hair to allow air to circulate freely and avoid infection.
  • Assisted veterinary surgeon in neutering, spaying and dental extraction surgeries and procedures across variety of domestic and exotic species of animals.
  • Administered prescribed injectable controlled substances, tranquilizers, sedatives, and injectable or inhalant anesthetics.
  • Collected and prepared tissues, cellular or microbiological samples by skin scraping, impressions and other non-surgical methods.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
  • Cared for animals pre-surgery, including administering anesthetics.
  • Supported clinic operations, including mentoring vet techs, managing finances, and coordinating schedules and appointments.
  • Performed dental cleanings using ultrasonic scaler.
  • Carefully clipped nails and trimmed hair around pads and paws, using gentle approach for anxious pets.
Patient Care Coordinator, 12/2012 - 03/2015
Northwest Hospital Downtown, WA,
  • Completed documentation of care, hospital actions and patient activities.
  • Worked with patients and families to develop future plans and discuss care actions.
  • Connected patients with available community and charitable resources.
  • Worked with patients to schedule tests and procedures.
  • Updated policies and procedures, leading continuous improvement of resident assessments and care.
  • Sent and handled electronic requests for new medications and medication refills.
  • Encouraged patients to schedule recommended tests and procedures.
  • Updated documentation and reports detailing patient activities, care actions and hospital determinations.
  • Explained upcoming treatment preparation, instructions and other facts to patients.
  • Monitored ongoing care and proactively corrected problems.
  • Worked closely with patients to deliver excellent and direct individualized patient care.
  • Maintained confidentiality of patient data and condition at all times to safeguard health information.
  • Delivered excellent patient experiences and direct care.
  • Resolved problems with communication and billing to foster seamless services.
  • Resubmitted claims after editing or denial to achieve financial targets and reduce outstanding debt.
  • Posted payments to accounts and maintained records.
  • Verified client information by analyzing existing evidence on file.
  • Assured timely verification of insurance benefits prior to patient procedures or appointments.
  • Made contact with insurance carriers to discuss policies and individual patient benefits.
  • Maintained strong knowledge of basic medical terminology to better understand services and procedures.
  • Carried out front office duties utilizing data entry skills in framework of medical database.
  • Successfully scheduled patient appointments and placed reminder calls to deliver exceptional customer experience.
  • Coordinated patient scheduling, check-in, check-out and payments for billing.
  • Coordinated front office duties, including customer service, patient scheduling and billing.
  • Maintained office supplies inventory by checking stock and ordering new supplies as needed.
  • Frequently double-checked patient histories and current information while scheduling follow-ups and other appointments.
  • Organized paperwork such as charts and reports for office and patient needs.
  • Documented patient medical information, case histories and insurance details to facilitate smooth appointments and payment processing.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 05/2005 - 07/2011
Touchstone Communities Penitas, TX,
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Delivered individualized patient care by recording vital signs, documenting observations, administering breathing treatments and evaluating patient needs.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Helped patients effectively manage routine bathing, grooming and other hygiene needs.
  • Oversaw and maintained patients' rooms, group living areas and nurse stations.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
GED: N_A, Expected in 05/2002
Challenge High School - San Antonio,
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School Attended

  • Challenge High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Patient Care Coordinator
  • Certified Nursing Assistant


  • GED

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