Certified Veterinary Technician Resume

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Career Objective:

Detail-oriented, empathetic, and certified ‘Veterinary Technician’ with 5+ years of experience in providing quality care to ailing and sick animals. Capable of collecting required samples, giving anesthesia, and observing uncommon behavior post treatment/ surgical procedures to notify the veterinarian or owner. Expertise in carrying out sterilization of medical equipment, maintaining up-to-date records in the database, and handling administrative duties using excellent organizational and communication skills.

Summary of Skills:

  • Sound knowledge of veterinary medicine procedures, animal care techniques, and surgical assisting methods to provide optimum treatment for sick or ailing pets

  • Skilled in observing behavior of animals, and identify uncommon attitude

  • Adept in carrying out catheterization and anesthesia procedures to assist the veterinarians during surgical procedures and give quality treatment

  • Capable of holding and restraining ferocious pet animals during clinical checkup, and collaborating with team for appropriate treatment on animals

  • Expertise in taking x-rays, feeding and bathing the animals as well as giving timely medication as per the prescription

  • Possess good physical stamina, and capable of lifting pets during surgical procedures

  • Proficiency in working with database records, and maintaining updated details using applications such as MS Office Suite, spreadsheets, etc.

  • Ability to work in a team using excellent organizational and communication skills

Work Experience:

Certified Veterinary Technician

Whistle Veterinary Clinic, Richmond, VA

November 2017 – Present

  • Assisting veterinarians in performing complex veterinary procedures, including diagnostic testing, surgeries, anesthesia, and peri-operative care

  • Working under the supervision of veterinarians to execute care tasks, and manage quarantine programs

  • Serving as an assistant to anesthetist during the surgical procedures, and responsible for assessing the biological and physical status of animals to be operated

  • Coordinating with the pet owner to help, prepare and hold large animals for treatment procedures, including catheterization and intubation

  • Helping the team to carry out general functions in the surgical suite, post-operation recovery area, and observing recuperation process in injured and sick animals

  • Giving injured animals nursing care or first aid, and assisting the veterinarian to perform diagnosis and treatments

  • Maintaining sterility of various surgical supplies and instruments through proper cleaning, sterilization, and storage of the equipment

  • Responsible for compiling and entering data in database as per the federal regulations

Veterinary Technician (Junior)

YTO Animal-Care Clinic, Richmond, VA 23228

April 2015 – November 2017

  • Observed the behavior and condition of pets post surgery, and informed veterinarian regarding strange actions

  • Assisted in performing veterinary medical procedures, including diagnostic laboratory tests on feces, blood, urine and other specimens to give accurate reports

  • Coordinated with co-workers to collect, prepare, and label samples collected from the animals for laboratory testing, culture or microscopic examination

  • Took blood samples, placed catheters, provided assistance during surgery, administered anesthesia, and medications to pet animal as instructed by the veterinary doctor

  • Worked with the lab assistants and other personnel for monitoring, feeding, and cleaning of the facility

  • Managed various tasks such as maintaining surgical equipment, cleaning procedure areas, and keeping veterinary testing supplies stocked at the pet-care center

  • Performed various tasks such as feeding the animals, cleaning the room, sterilizing equipment, and other routine tasks as assigned


Veterinary Lab Assistant

Frontage Pet Hospital, Richmond, VA

July 2013 – March 2015

  • Perform various duties such as taking body temperature of pets, feeding them, and measuring weight

  • Coordinated with the veterinary team to provide nursing care to pets before and after the surgery

  • Ensured proper cleaning and disinfection of cages, and other facilities at the hospital

  • Took x-rays, assisted in routine laboratory tests, and performed other tasks such as preparing equipment for surgery

  • Helped for the medical checkup of pets, and coordinated with fellow assistants to hold the animal to restrict their movements during collection of blood, urine or tissue samples

  • Performed administrative duties and maintained up-to-date records of animals in the database, and send a reminder to the owners related to regular medical checkup

  • Maintained and sterilized the testing equipment at the pet-care center to avoid infection

  • Coordinated with other personnel at the hospital to feed and bathe animals undergoing treatment


  • Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology

    Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA



  • Certified Veterinary Technician, 2014


  • The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) – Member since 2014
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association – Member since 2014


On request.