123 Main Street • Atlanta, Georgia • 30339
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Objective: Seek the Position of Veterinary Assistant
SUMMARY: Highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic Veterinary Assistant with more than four years experience assisting licensed Veterinary Technician and Veterinarians as needed, ensuring that facility and equipment are clean and in good working order; monitoring the health of animals in the shelter, providing care and treatment to sick and injured animals, and preparing animals for veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery.
Summary of Qualifications
Sound experience in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective and humane manner, especially larger and untrained animals.
Huge knowledge of contemporary clinic or shelter maintenance techniques and accepted sanitary practices.
Great knowledge of various dog breeds and their characteristics and familiarity with symptoms of diseases common to dogs and cats.
Profound knowledge of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic veterinary treatment of domestic animals.
Immense knowledge of animal behavior.
Solid interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.
Strong affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the work place.
Immense ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
Strong attention to detail.
Remarkable ability to work in the busy, demanding environment of a veterinary clinic.
Excellent ability to read, write and understand English.
Pet Home Clinics, Minneapolis 2002 - Present
Thoroughly clean clinic and animal areas daily, including cages, floors, dishes, bedding, etc.
Spot clean animal and public areas throughout the day.
Feed the animals, including providing special diets as needed.
Monitor the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identify any health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral)and immediately report it to the supervisor or veterinary technician.
Medicate animals as directed.
Provide treatment and care for animals including vaccination, examination, performance of medical treatments (i.e. bandaging, nail clipping, ear cleaning etc.), and assist with euthanasia as needed.
Monitor pre and post surgery animals for any difficulty with anesthesia.
Perform laboratory tests.
Maintain patient records by accurately recording treatments and test results on patient charts and other medical records.
Admit and release animals in a responsive, courteous and tactful manner and inform the volunteers, staff, and the public of any pertinent medical information on the animal's care.
Maintain inventory of medications, order drugs and treatment supplies.
Do laundry, cleaning medical equipment, dishes, washing windows, cleaning and mopping as needed.
Provide a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment and facilities for the animals and the public.
Provide transportation for animals as needed, to and from vet appointment, for adoption events, to other shelters, etc.
Associate Degree in Veterinary Science University of New York (2002)