wellness coach resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Adept at leading groups and individual coaching sessions to promote wellness. Excellent educator adept at working with people at all skills levels to improve holistic health, well-being and resiliency. Enthusiastic Wellness Coach experienced in personal support and group training and/or facilitated discussion on well-being concepts ands skills, particularly in an effort to support the thriving of veterinary professionals and teams. Hardworking and dedicated team player with excellent communication and relationship-building skills. Known for personable demeanor, relatability, and compassionate nature.

  • One-on-one coaching & Group Instruction
  • Lecture +/- workshop preparation and delivery to small and large number of participants
  • Program development & support
  • Prevention strategies and skill development training
  • Collaboration
  • Computer Skills including ability to effectively provide virtual coaching and engage with individuals and groups via Microsoft Teams or Zoom
Work History
03/2018 to Current Wellness Coach Blessing Health System | Macomb, IL,
  • Built strong relationships with members to promote health, wellness and available services.
  • Coordinated with veterinary social workers to provide mental health and holistic well-being support to veterinary associates as well as to create/provide well-being lectures, training and resources
  • Organized and led seminars (including Mental Health First Aid training) and classes for veterinary associates, providing tips and advice for lifestyle changes and healthy living.
  • Provided individual health coaching to help supportive overall self-care and to optimize personal and professional choices
  • Developed the BluePearl Clinicians In Training initiative (house officer and EmERge clinician well-being program)
  • Co-created and delivered 12 episodes for the Shucking Oysters podcast providing mindfulness and well-being knowledge, resources, and skill building (
  • Co-created and supported the Wellness Ambassador Program for individual practices to have in-house, trained wellness champions who coordinate support and resourcing with the BluePearl Veterinary Social Work Team
  • Content exploration and creation with a 4-person Student Mentorship workstream to support bold goals of the Mars Veterinary Health DEI Council
12/2016 to 05/2020 Veterinary Clinician Recruiter Vca Antech, Inc. | Dayton, CA,
  • Sought and placed matching qualified veterinarians to support Emergency, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Rehabilitation, Medicine, and Avian/Exotics Services for BluePearl Veterinary Practices nationwide
  • Engaged with larger veterinary community and prospective candidates as a Clinician Talent Acquisition team member at major national veterinary conference events
  • Developed well-being initiatives and began building the framework for career pathing network between Mars Veterinary Health businesses
  • Actively participated in the creation and on-going support of the novel emergency immersion training program, EmERge, at BluePearl Veterinary Partners. Included teaching clinical and well-being lectures throughout the year (2018-present).
06/2003 to 12/2016 Emergency Veterinarian Vca Antech, Inc. | Elk Grove, CA,
  • Emergency Team Lead for ER clinicians supporting 3 ER/Multi-Specialty referral clinics in the Tampa Bay region
  • Triaged/Stabilized critically ill patients, provided high-quality emergency care for small animal/exotic patients, co-managed care for hospitalized ER & Specialty patients
  • Performed routine emergency procedures and surgeries such as AFAST/TFAST, abdominal exploratories, thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, urethral deobstruction, wound repair, fracture stabilization.
  • Evaluation and treatment of local wildlife presenting for care with goal of release to licensed rehabilitators
  • Mentored rotating and specialty interns while on their emergency rotations providing oversight and coaching on primary care of emergent cases
  • Attended national and international continuing education conferences yearly
  • Non-clinical activities included: training of new ER staff, Intern Selection Committee, Developed/implemented new protocols for the ER service in conjunction with other specialty services and practice management, provided CE to referring veterinary community
07/1997 to 06/2003 Emergency Veterinarian Alexandria Veterinary Emergency Services | City, STATE,
  • Included in emergency duties: Examination and treatment of incoming emergencies; Formulation of treatment plans; Client communication and education.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures: Central line placement, female and male urinary catheter placement (feline and canine), thoracocentesis, pericardialcentesis, abdominocentesis, chest tube placement, peritoneal dialysis catheter placement, phlebotomy
  • Performed emergency surgeries including: Wound management, GDV, splenectomy, gastrotomy, enterotomy, cystotomy, GI exploration +/- biopsy, pyometra/spay.
  • Member of the emergency department’s surgery on-call team.
  • Included in treatment duties: Examination and treatment of all hospitalized patients; Management of the ICU; Client communication; Specialist case transfers and rounds; Referring veterinarian communication and updates.
Expected in 05/1997 Rotating Small Animal Internship | Small Animal Medicine/surgery SouthPaws Veterinary Referral Center , Springfield, VA , GPA:
Expected in 05/1996 Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine | Veterinary Medicine Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Vet Med , Blacksburg, VA, GPA:
  • Professional development included preparation in aquatic, marine mammal, and exotic animal medicine/surgery (in preparation for possible zoo career)
Expected in 05/1992 Associate of Science | Biology Barnard College, New York, NY GPA:
  • International Association of Veterinary Social Workers
  • Washington State Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Association
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

2021-2023 Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program

Certification will be completed in February 2023

2021 Mental Health First Aid Certified Instructor- Adult Program

2020 AVMA Workplace Well-being Certificate Program (includes QPR training)

2019 Green Cross Academy in Traumatology – Certified Compassion Fatigue Trainer

2017 Completed training in: Emotional CPR (Course provided in partnership with the University of TN – Veterinary Social Work program)

2017 Johnson & Johnson Corporate Athlete – Energy for Performance

2016 Certified Facilitator for Leadership Development through the Hay Group

2002-Present Les Mills Certified Group Fitness Instructor (5 formats)

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School Attended

  • SouthPaws Veterinary Referral Center
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Vet Med
  • Barnard College

Job Titles Held:

  • Wellness Coach
  • Veterinary Clinician Recruiter
  • Emergency Veterinarian
  • Emergency Veterinarian


  • Rotating Small Animal Internship
  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Associate of Science

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