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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Veterinary Technician eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the Veterinary field. Passionate about helping animals, especially in emergency.

Skills
  • Restraint
  • Centrifugation and fecal flotation
  • Thoracic and abdominal radiograph
  • Catalase testing
  • Intravenous injection
  • Urine sample collection and urinalysis
  • Closed-chest CPR
  • Feline cat bag restraint
  • Stomach tube placement
  • Animal behavior observation
  • Canine and feline intubation
  • Vaccinations
  • Fluorescein stain test
  • Diagnostic sampling
  • Anal sac expression
  • Skin scraping
  • Heartworm diagnostic testing
  • Patient Positioning
  • Wound treatment
  • Instrument pack sterilization
  • General anesthesia monitoring
  • Lab operations
  • X-ray review
  • Necropsy
  • Medication Administration
  • Emergency and preventive care
  • Surgical procedures and support
  • Surgical scrubbing procedures
  • Infection Control
  • Euthanasia Placing catheters Drawing Blood, Running Blood
  • Contrast study
  • Gram-stained slide preparation
  • Sternal and lateral recumbency restraint
  • Gowning and gloving procedures
  • Physical examination
  • Injectable agent induction
  • Post-surgical clean up and OR sanitation
  • Feline towel restraint
  • Intramuscular injection
  • Client education
  • Aseptic techniques
  • Pre-anesthetic preparation
  • Suture removal
  • Administering first aid
  • Medical history
  • Maintain controlled drug inventory
  • Prescribing medication
  • Ear cleaning
  • Bolus medication
  • Patient bathing
  • Vital signs
  • Modified Robert Jones bandage
  • Medication dispensing
  • Fecal smear testing
  • Vaginal cytology
  • Monitoring recovery
  • Collecting specimens for analysis
  • Subcutaneous injection
  • General anesthesia recovery
  • Performing ultrasounds
  • Administering subcutaneous medication
  • Maintaining treatment notes
  • Explaining treatment
  • Recording Vitals
  • Ability To Learn
  • Radiography
  • Preparing Samples
  • Compassionate Care
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Cytocentesis
Work History
06/2020 to 12/2020 Veterinary Technician Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA,
  • Provided exemplary customer service to owners by answering animal health questions and educating about positive animal care practices.
  • Administered PO,IV,IM,SQ medications to animals in treatment on regular, scheduled basis and documented any changes in condition.
  • Collected specimens from patients for laboratory analysis for parasites, blood analysis and culture.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Conducted preliminary patient workups including gathering patient history information, description of symptoms from owner, and documenting presenting condition.
  • Greeted pet owners and performed intakes to go over array of available services, outline costs and determine special needs of animal while in care.
  • Euthanized terminally ill patients.
  • Educated caregivers and guardians on animal care, nutrition, medical conditions and disease management.
  • Established intravenous drips for ongoing hydration in treatment of canines suffering from parvovirus infections.
  • Analyzed bloodwork and sample results using IDEXX to diagnose diseases and conditions.
  • Performed ophthalmological procedures such as tear production testing, topical anesthetic application, fluorescein staining of cornea and tonometry.
  • Cared for animals pre-surgery, including administering anesthetics.
  • Induced anesthesia by inhalation or intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injection.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
  • Collected and prepared tissues, cellular or microbiological samples by skin scraping, impressions and other non-surgical methods.
  • Placed endotracheal tub to deliver oxygen and anesthetic gas to patients requiring inhalant anesthesia during surgical procedures.
  • Assessed paws, ears and eyes for injuries or infections upon check-in and notified customers of issues immediately.
  • Positioned animals for diagnostic imaging such as x-rays.
  • Maintained accurate pharmacy records and controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartworm test logs.
  • Trained and mentored other LVT staff.
  • Administered oral or topical medications to boarding patients as specified by veterinarian in animal's medical record.
  • Administered prescribed injectable controlled substances, tranquilizers, sedatives, and injectable or inhalant anesthetics.
  • Collected and prepared specimens and samples for outside laboratory analysis.
  • Assisted veterinarian with wound treatment, administration of vaccines and operations.
  • Maintained daily progress records, surgery logs, x-ray logs, Drug Enforcement Administration logs and routine records.
01/2019 to 06/2020 Veterinary Technician Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA,
  • Provided exemplary customer service to owners by answering animal health questions and educating about positive animal care practices.
  • Assisted Veterinarians in performing basic exams and tests such as cysto and blood work for all of the patients.
  • Developed and facilitated community classes to provide information for pet owners while building hospital's reputation.
  • Monitored health and behavior of animals by looking for urine and fecal output, completing weight checks and observing appetite during feeding.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, questions and concerns, education on treatment protocol and general procedures.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, equipment and kennels to prevent spread of disease, control odors and maintain healthy environment.
  • Evaluated incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Administered PO,IV,IM,S medications to animals in treatment on regular, scheduled basis and documented any changes in condition.
  • Collected specimens from patients for laboratory analysis for parasites, blood analysis and culture.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Conducted preliminary patient workups including gathering patient history information, description of symptoms from owner, and documenting presenting condition.
  • Greeted pet owners and performed intakes to go over array of available services, outline costs and determine special needs of animal while in care.
  • Assisted in euthanizing terminally ill patients.
  • Educated caregivers and guardians on animal care, nutrition, medical conditions and disease management.
  • Established intravenous drips for ongoing hydration in treatment of canines suffering from parvovirus infections.
  • Analyzed bloodwork and sample results using IDEXX to diagnose diseases and conditions.
  • Removed partially exposed foreign objects from skin and feet.
  • Performed ophthalmological procedures such as tear production testing, topical anesthetic application, fluorescein staining of cornea and tonometry.
  • Cared for animals pre-surgery, including administering anesthetics.
  • Induced anesthesia by inhalation or intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injection.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
  • Developed education initiatives to educate animal owners on a variety of medical issues.
  • Promoted parasite protection as well as skin and coat health through regular grooming, dietary suggestions and supplement recommendations for pet owners.
  • Collected and prepared tissues, cellular or microbiological samples by skin scraping, impressions and other non-surgical methods.
  • Placed endotracheal tub to deliver oxygen and anesthetic gas to patients requiring inhalant anesthesia during surgical procedures.
  • Assisted veterinarian during immunologic, medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures.
  • Assessed paws, ears and eyes for injuries or infections upon check-in and notified customers of issues immediately.
  • Positioned animals for diagnostic imaging such as x-rays.
  • Fed, walked and bathed animals.
  • Maintained accurate pharmacy records and controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartworm test logs.
  • Trained and mentored other LVT staff.
  • Administered oral or topical medications to boarding patients as specified by veterinarian in animal's medical record.
  • Administered prescribed injectable controlled substances, tranquilizers, sedatives, and injectable or inhalant anesthetics.
  • Collected and prepared specimens and samples for outside laboratory analysis.
  • Assisted veterinarian with wound treatment, administration of vaccines and operations.
  • Swabbed ears to remove wax and dirt, removing extra hair to allow air to circulate freely and avoid infection.
  • Managed medical intervention and therapy for animals in collaboration with veterinarian.
  • Maintained daily progress records, surgery logs, x-ray logs, Drug Enforcement Administration logs and routine records.
  • Assisted veterinarian during surgical procedures by creating and maintaining unobstructive surgical fields and passing instruments.
12/2018 to 06/2019 Veterinary Technician Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA,
  • Provided exemplary customer service to owners by answering animal health questions and educating about positive animal care practices.
  • Developed and facilitated community classes to provide information for pet owners while building hospital's reputation.
  • Monitored health and behavior of animals by looking for urine and fecal output, completing weight checks and observing appetite during feeding.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, questions and concerns, education on treatment protocol and general procedures.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, equipment and kennels to prevent spread of disease, control odors and maintain healthy environment.
  • Evaluated incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Collected specimens from patients for laboratory analysis for parasites, blood analysis and culture.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Conducted preliminary patient workups including gathering patient history information, description of symptoms from owner, and documenting presenting condition.
  • Greeted pet owners and performed intakes to go over array of available services, outline costs and determine special needs of animal while in care.
  • Educated caregivers and guardians on animal care, nutrition, medical conditions and disease management.
  • Analyzed bloodwork and sample results using IDEXX to diagnose diseases and conditions.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
  • Developed education initiatives to educate animal owners.
  • Positioned animals for diagnostic imaging such as x-rays.
  • Walked pets outside several times per shift to prevent accidents in group play areas and on bedding.
  • Fed, walked and bathed animals.
  • Administered oral or topical medications to boarding patients as specified by veterinarian in animal's medical record.
  • Collected and prepared specimens and samples for outside laboratory analysis.
  • Administered prescribed injectable controlled substances, tranquilizers, sedatives, and injectable or inhalant anesthetics.
  • Assisted veterinarian with wound treatment, administration of vaccines and operations.
  • Swabbed ears to remove wax and dirt, removing extra hair to allow air to circulate freely and avoid infection.
  • Assessed paws, ears and eyes for injuries or infections upon check-in and notified customers of issues immediately.
  • Carefully clipped nails and trimmed hair around pads and paws, using gentle approach for anxious pets.
  • Monitored several animals in post-operative care unit for anesthesia recovery, vital signs and activity levels.
  • Administered PO,IV,IM,SQ medications to animals in treatment on regular, scheduled basis and documented any changes in condition.
  • Walked pets outside several times per shift to prevent accidents in group play areas and on bedding.
  • Worked 6 to 12hour shifts with oversight of several animals in kennels or holding pens.
01/2015 to 12/2017 Veterinary Assistant Ascension Health | Santa Rosa Beach, FL,
  • Provided exemplary customer service to owners by answering animal health questions and educating about positive animal care practices.
  • Bathed and dipped dogs afflicted with [Type] mange or [Type] parasitic infestations and applied specific medications for itch relief.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Monitored health and behavior of animals by looking for urine and fecal output, completing weight checks and observing appetite during feeding.
  • Managed medication administration, dispensed prescriptions and replenished inventory, carefully accounting for controlled substances.
  • Worked with local animal rescue organizations, wildlife officers and county shelter to provide veterinary services to animals on pro bono basis.
  • Reviewed pet health history, examined animals, conducted tests and prescribed treatments for diagnosed conditions.
  • Treated average of 60 animals each month.
  • Achieved highest certification by American Animal Hospital Association through implementing and maintaining hospital standards for quality and service.
Education
Expected in 05/1998 to to High School Diploma | Lenape Valley Regional High School, Stanhope, NJ GPA:
Expected in to to No Degree | Liberal Arts And General Studies SCCC, Newton, NJ, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Lenape Valley Regional High School
  • SCCC

Job Titles Held:

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • No Degree

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