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veterinary technician resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Summary

Caring Veterinary Technician with 13 years of extensive experience assisting veterinarians with procedures and tasks. Polished in administering injections and treatments, taking x-rays and recording and updating records. Compassionate and responsible professional with sound knowledge of veterinary medical procedures and animal care techniques.

Client-focused with proven history of excellence in anesthesia, pathology and surgery. Self-motivated and caring individual accomplished in delivering excellent care to felines, canines and other domesticated animals. Commended for outstanding work ethic and sound knowledge of veterinary medical procedures and techniques.

Reliable and possessing a friendly demeanor and sound judgment to handle diverse daily tasks. Well-versed in preparing surgical equipment, collecting and preparing specimens and performing initial physical assessments. Diverse and versatile professional knowledgeable about animal health and regulatory compliance.

Highly interactive with sound knowledge of all canines, felines, and exotics. Patient, friendly and understands pet nutrition. Detail-oriented and delivers great customer service.

Education and Training
Sebring High School Sebring, FL Expected in 05/2005 High School Diploma : - GPA :
South Florida State College Avon Park, FL Expected in : - GPA :
Skills
  • Schirmer tear test
  • Sternal and lateral recumbency restraint
  • Physical examination
  • Post-surgical clean up and OR sanitation
  • Gram-stained slide preparation
  • Pre-anesthetic preparation
  • Gowning and gloving procedures
  • Halter placement
  • Intramuscular injection
  • Administering first aid
  • Maintaining treatment notes
  • Elizabethan collar application
  • Monitoring recovery
  • Medical history
  • Feline towel restraint
  • Vital signs
  • Explaining treatment
  • Patient bathing
  • General anesthesia recovery
  • Suture removal
  • Subcutaneous injection
  • Maintain controlled drug inventory.
  • Tonopen tonometry method
  • Prescribing medication
  • Parasitic visual exams
  • Medication dispensing
  • Medication labeling
  • Administering subcutaneous medication
  • Client education
  • Collecting specimens for analysis
  • Bolus medication
  • Ear cleaning
  • Fluent in ASL
  • Knowledgeable with Antech, Idexx, and vcheck machines.
  • Experience with Avimark and Infinity operating systems.
Experience
Airport Animal Hospital - Veterinary Technician
Duluth, MN, 12/2019 - Current
  • Surgery technician (drug log, anesthesia, etc)
  • Receptionist
  • Dental technician
  • Animal welfare
  • Exotics technician (reptiles, birds, other)
  • Wildlife technician (birds of prey)
  • Lead rescue technician (assistance with animal evaluations, medical treatments, and transport health certifications)
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to prevent injuries.
  • Prepared and labeled medications and instructed client on administration.
  • Performed physical examinations and recorded weight, temperature and other vitals.
  • Operated anesthesia, oxygen and monitoring equipment.
  • Monitored vital signs during surgery and notified veterinarian of changes.
  • Administered and monitored anesthesia for surgeries and operations.
  • Prepared and reviewed records and consent forms.
  • Assisted with polishing, removing stains and other dental procedures.
  • Removed waste from kennels, runs and exercise areas and placed in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems.
  • Scrubbed, counted and packed surgical instruments and drapes for autoclave sterilization.
  • Triaged scheduled or emergency patients to route to appropriate surgeon or treatment area.
  • Cared for animals in post-operative recovery by closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Shaved surgical areas and placed IV catheters in preparation for surgery.
  • Tracked and scheduled follow-up appointments for animal treatment.
  • Used high-tech equipment to assist in diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures.
  • Obtained relevant health history and information from clients to maintain medical charts.
  • Prepared and administered medications and vaccines as prescribed by veterinarian.
  • Supported veterinarians to drive quality care, advocate for pets and educate clients.
  • Assisted with diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems by performing lab tests on specimens.
  • Examined animals for injury or illness and documented symptoms for veterinarian review.
  • Addressed healthcare needs of animals by coordinating with veterinarians and following orders.
  • Delivered excellent service to pet owners to drive repeat business.
Pathway Senior Living - Veterinary Technician and Office Manager
Country Club Hills, IL, 03/2008 - 12/2019
  • Restrained and stabilized animals during examination and treatment to prevent injuries.
  • Prepared and labeled medications and instructed client on administration.
  • Performed physical examinations and recorded weight, temperature and other vitals.
  • Monitored vital signs during surgery and notified veterinarian of changes.
  • Administered and monitored anesthesia for surgeries and operations.
  • Partnered with IDEXX to analyze blood samples and diagnose conditions and diseases.
  • Prepared and reviewed records and consent forms.
  • Assisted with polishing, removing stains and other dental procedures.
  • Removed waste from kennels, runs and exercise areas and placed in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems.
  • Scrubbed, counted and packed surgical instruments and drapes for autoclave sterilization.
  • Triaged scheduled or emergency patients to route to appropriate surgeon or treatment area.
  • Cared for animals in post-operative recovery by closely monitoring vital signs and progress.
  • Shaved surgical areas and placed IV catheters in preparation for surgery.
  • Tracked and scheduled follow-up appointments for animal treatment.
  • Obtained relevant health history and information from clients to maintain medical charts.
  • Prepared and administered medications and vaccines as prescribed by veterinarian.
  • Supported veterinarians to drive quality care, advocate for pets and educate clients.
  • Assisted with diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems by performing lab tests on specimens.
  • Addressed healthcare needs of animals by coordinating with veterinarians and following orders.
  • Oversaw receiving and organizing correspondence, answering and forwarding calls and creating business letters and records.
  • Maintained impeccable office organization to support efficiency, professionalism and performance objectives.
  • Managed office inventory and placed new supply orders.
  • Managed, scheduled and coordinated office functions and activities for employees.
  • Created notices and advertisements for available vacancies on job seeker websites.
  • Used judgment and initiative in handling confidential matters and requests.
  • Monitored payments due from clients and promptly contacted clients with past due payments.
  • Reviewed files and records to obtain information and respond to requests.
  • Implemented corporate or departmental policies, procedures and service standards in conjunction with management.
  • Interpreted and communicated work procedures and company policies to staff.
  • Coded and entered daily invoices with in-house accounting software.
  • Implemented and maintained company protocols to facilitate smooth daily activities.
  • Coordinated office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance with company policies.
  • Negotiated with vendors to determine optimal material purchase pricing.
  • Automated office operations, managed client correspondence and tracked records.
  • Prepared and made daily deposits and assisted with invoice processing and bank reconciliation.
  • Supervised front desk to manage check-ins and check-outs, verify insurance and collect payments.
  • Checked on employee work regularly to verify compliance with OSHA, HIPAA and office-specific standards governing quality patient care.
  • Helped coordinate balanced clinical office schedules for 5 clinical staff members.
  • Organized and maintained documents, files and records.
The Palms Of Sebring - Certified Nursing Assistant
City, STATE, 04/2006 - 10/2008
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Conducted routine checks on patient vitals, blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Rendered hands-on nursing care under direct RN supervision, adhering to medical center policies and procedures.
  • Maintained accurate, timely flow of information by completing thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patient status.
  • Collected specimens, monitored vitals and maximized patient comfort to maintain optimal environment.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Used mobility devices to transport patients.
  • Documented activities and recorded information in EMR system.
  • Administered medications to patients and performed follow-ups regarding prescriptions and supplements.
  • Examined and treated patient lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms and referred patients to other medical professionals.
  • Turned and repositioned residents using proper body mechanics to prevent pressure ulcers.
  • Supported non-ambulatory residents in range of motion exercises.
  • Assisted residents with bathing and dressing to promote personal hygiene.
  • Answered signal lights, bells or intercom systems to determine resident needs.
  • Helped residents walk with or without self-help devices.
Wreds Wildlife Rehabilitation Center - Wildlife Rescue Volunteer
City, STATE, 05/2002 - 10/2005
  • Performed daily feeding and watering and cleaned animal enclosures for rescued animals.
  • Cared for animals and provided enrichment activities to promote well-being.
  • Cleaned animal enclosures and distributed bedding materials to maintain sanitary conditions.
  • Supported veterinary team with procedures and preventive care.
  • Treated animal injuries and diseases and studied sickness transmission.
  • Collected specimens, handled testing and analyzed results.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Sebring High School
  • South Florida State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Technician and Office Manager
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Wildlife Rescue Volunteer

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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