Seasoned Groomer and Caregiver with multiple years in pet sitting and animal care. Reliable, patient and trustworthy. Compassionate Pet Sitter with over 5 years years providing in-home care to dogs, cats, birds and other animals. Devoted Veterinary Assistant versed in balancing administrative responsibilities with providing quality veterinary care. Focused on creating calm, inviting office setting to put pet owners and pets at ease. Also reliable animal-lover, with demonstrated history of creating bonds with pets and positive relationships with owners. Proficient in basic obedience training and commands. Handles dogs between 50-80 pounds and maintaining good behavior on group walks.
Cared for animals with special medical needs, including diabetes. Developed humane training solutions to address animal behavior problems. Consulted with owners and made recommendations on the individual grooming needs of their pets. Fed and cared for a multitude of cats while their owners were traveling. Talked to animals to soothe them and familiarize them with the human voice. Cleaned cages, keeping the workplace tidy, etc. Fed animals twice daily and made sure they had access to fresh water at all times.
Prioritized animal safety and comfort at all times. Walked large dogs and restrained physically strong or aggressive dogs. Walked around 3 dogs each day, responding to each dog's individual needs while keeping an eye on the whole group. Released animals to public for redemption or adoption. Collected and documented animal information such as weight, size, physical condition and food intake. Restrained animals during veterinary procedures.
Provided onsite training. Monitored multiple databases to keep track of all company inventory. Planned and executed daily walking, grooming, and feeding of many breeds of dogs. Vast hands-on experience of cleaning cages and keeping food/water plentiful. Assisted veterinarians in examining animals. Removed animal waste from kennels, runs and exercise areas, placing in trash receptacles or in-ground septic systems. Corrected problem behaviors through understanding of Pack Dynamics, Canine Psychology and Positive Reward Based Training.
Assisted in handling of small, medium and large canines and felines. Provided direct care for animal patients in post-operative recovery, closely monitoring vital signs and progress. Assessed incoming patients arriving for scheduled appointments or on emergent bases to route to appropriate surgeon or treatment area. Supervised waiting area, mopped floors, maintained boarding, hospital, isolation and kennel facilities.
Roughly four months of in-depth and invasive, hands-on procedures, examples, pictures, tests, written papers, and other schooling-centered activities that lead up to a final exam that covered the entirety of the course. Currently enrolled in the second half of the course as of 5/17/2019, and will get certification for each portion. Copy of certification included with current resume.
Coursework in Animal Husbandry and Animal Nutrition. Coursework in Animal Psychology. 3.80 GPA. Attended Dog Handling workshop. Member of Literature Club and Student Council.
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