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Veterinary Technicians work for animal care facilities and take care of patients. Their responsibilities include assisting Veterinarians, cleaning and wrapping wounds, checking vital signs, collecting test samples, administering treatments, preparing animals for surgery, and communicating to pet owners. Based on our most successful resume samples, these professionals should demonstrate clinical skills, empathy, decision making abilities, communication, and time management. Those interested in a Veterinary Technician career should highlight in their resumes an Associate's Degree in veterinary technology.

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1

Veterinary Technician- Volunteer

Assisted veterinary technicians and 3 Veterinarians in the emergency, surgical, and health care of a variety of small and companion animals

  • Supported an average of 10 animal surgeries per week by preparing the animals, maintaining surgical equipment, and monitoring animal condition following surgery
  • Aided in physical examinations of animals by recording basic vital signs such as temperature, pulse, and respiration data
  • Maintained clinic records including pet treatment and laboratory documents, research updates, and medicine, equipment, and supply inventory
  • Prepared, administered, and reported medications, vaccines, and other treatments as prescribed by veterinarians
  • Performed laboratory tasks such as taking and developing radiographs and X-Ray images as well as testing blood and bodily fluids to diagnose health problems
  • Administered general and emergency first aid by dressing wounds and performing emergency resuscitation
  • Guaranteed clinic cleanliness for all facilities including holding areas, surgery suites, and examination rooms to prohibit the spread of infection and disease
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
2

Veterinary Technician

Diplomatic and tactful first point of contact in a high volume emergency animal hospital.

  • Assessed overall health of animals using advanced medical problem solving practices (SOAP/TPR) and reported with accuracy to doctors.
  • Applied keen insight into medical history and diagnostics of patients and utilized compassionate listening skills to understand concerns of pet owners. Interpersonal skills were key in simplifying complex medical terminology.
  • Monitored anesthesia during surgical operations and performed general dental cleanings.
  • Cleaned and maintained lab equipment to AAHA standards.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Biology
3

Veterinary Technician

From February 2010, provided leadership to attain owner's vision within a new specialty hospital adding service as emergency technician.

  • Educated receptionists on surgery and emergency department services to ensure quality client care and customer experience.
  • Learned new software. Taught front and back of hospital portions of applicable software.
  • Created inventory and ordering system. Input inventory. Created and modified forms. Installed additional computer station for digital radiography when delivered late to prevent delays.
  • Surgery technician with traveling surgeon.
  • Wrote and edited press releases.
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Animal Science
4

Veterinary Technician and Receptionist

Assisted in surgeries; performed dental procedures, radiographs, and laboratory testing

  • Performed venipuncture and intubation of animals; prepared animals sterilely for surgery
  • Prepared prescriptions, gave medication to patients and explained post-visit procedures to owners
  • Provided wellbeing of animals during periods of treatment, recovery, and boarding
  • Educated pet owners about preventative care and health issues. Consulted with clients prior to exams and procedures. Explained hospital services and associated pricing. Provided excellent customer service to clients in all aspects of the life and health of their pets.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Animal Sciences And Industry
College Preparatory
5

Veterinary Technician

Administered care for a wide variety of animal species in a fast-paced environment using techniques that include but are not limited to: venipuncture, monitoring vital signs, tonometry, Schirmer tear testing, fluoroscein staining and applying medications.

  • Procured an extensive knowledge of ocular anatomy, physiology and disease.
  • Prepared animals for and assisted doctor with surgical procedures.
  • Managed the clinic pharmacy.
  • Contributed to all clerical duties: answering multiple phone lines, patient check in and check out, effectively communicating as a liaison between the doctor and client and maintaining patient records.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Biology And Chemistry
MS
Applied And Environmental Microbiology
6

Veterinary Technician

Maintained excellent communication between doctors and clients while offering options for the best optimal care.

  • Observed the behavior and condition of animals and monitored their clinical symptoms.
  • Restrained animals during exams and procedures.
  • Performed laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalysis or blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illness in animals.
  • Collected, prepared, and labeled samples for laboratory testing, culture, and microscopic examination.
  • Cared for and monitored the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
  • Administered anesthesia to animals under the direction of a veterinarian and monitored animals' responses to anesthetics so that dosages could be adjusted.
  • Maintained controlled drug inventory and related log books.
Candidate Info
9
months in
workforce
9
months
at this job
C
Technology
7

Practice Manager / Veterinary Technician

Performed laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems

  • Cared for and monitored the condition of animals recovering from surgery
  • Trained and managed five veterinary assistants, 6 receptionists, and achieved significant improvements in their productivity
  • Ordered inventory, schedule writing, handled customer complaints
  • Performed Anesthetic Dental cleanings
  • Took and developed diagnostic radiographs, using x-ray equipment.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Zoology
8

Registered Veterinary Technician

Performed total patient assessments; managed intravenous sites/lines; placed peripherally inserted central catheters; obtained central venous pressure readings; placed and operated arterial lines; treated post-operative surgical and trauma wounds; managed tracheostomy tubes, urinary catheters, nasogastric tubes, percutaneous endoscopic gastrotomy tubes, and chest tubes.

  • Utilized clinical judgement and efficient triage techniques to manage priorities of care in a high volume setting.
  • Performed critical thinking for and provided compassionate care to oncology, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, emergency and surgical patients.
  • Demonstrated effective interdisciplinary collaboration with a team of medical and health care professionals comprised of doctors (including residents and interns), veterinary technicians, 4th year veterinary students, and veterinary technician students to improve patient outcomes.
  • Performed and understood the importance of accurate charting procedures.
  • Taught 4th year veterinary students and veterinary technician students the technical skills needed in the clinical setting including proper participation in the code blue experience.
  • Instructed others and performed proper administration of oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous medications, blood and plasma transfusions.
  • Instructed others to both set up and titrate medications delivered via constant rate infusion, along with recognizing and dealing with complications.
  • Induced, intubated and monitored patients under anesthesia for both emergent and planned procedures.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Small Business Ownership
AS
Registered Veterinary Technology
AS
Nursing
9

Veterinary Technician

Assist in surgical procedures including sedation, obtainment of vitals, collection and aliquot of blood, sanitization and used Vet Scans and HM2s.

  • Gained experience in handling of various animal types from rodents to chimpanzees.
  • Analyzed animal data and input in to Computerized Animal Management Program.
  • Conducted surgical and research procedures or hazardous materials and biological agents in Bio Safety Level 4 Lab.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
10

Veterinary Technician

Acted as an extra eye, ear and hand for veterinarian to make sure the best quality pet care was given.

  • Ensured safety of pets, clients and associates by utilizing safe restraining techniques.
  • Maintained the cleanliness and sterilization of the surgical area and surgical instruments.
  • Administered vaccines, medications and anesthetics.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job

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