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Seek the Challenging Position of Senior Veterinary Technician
A highly talented Veterinary Technician with huge experience in training, coordinating and participating in a variety of routine and complex technical procedures and activities related to the care of various animals.
Summary of Qualifications
More than eight years experience as Veterinary Technician.
Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to animal health.
Considerable knowledge of treatment, prevention, and control of the common diseases of animals.
Profound knowledge of practices used in animal husbandry, farm management, and livestock marketing.
Deep knowledge of, but not diagnosis of, the pathological, physiological, and biological conditions observable in ante and postmortem inspections.
Remarkable knowledge of the techniques involved in the performance of animal necropsies.
Uncommon ability to assist in the pathological examinations of animals and animal tissue.
Great ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Sound ability to recommend corrective actions to supervisors, regarding violators of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to animal health activities.
Excellent ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to work.
In-depth ability to handle and restrain animals, including livestock, companion animals, and exotic species.
Excellent ability to communicate effectively with others.
Great ability to maintain favorable public relations.
Immense ability to organize and coordinate the work of others.
Remarkable ability to establish priorities, assign, and evaluate the work of lower-level Veterinary Technicians.
Uncommon ability to perform the most complex veterinary technician assignments.
New York University, NY 1997 - Present
Veterinary Technician II
Participate in the inspection of livestock suspected of disease, by collecting diagnostic samples and specimens (blood, urine, and tissue) under the direction of a Veterinarian.
Restrain animals for testing or sample collection by a Veterinarian.
Package animal specimens and delivers to the Department of Agriculture laboratory or other appropriate laboratory.
Administer animal vaccinations, treat animals for disease, and perform euthanasia on livestock, or other animals as appropriate, under the direction of a Veterinarian.
Assist the Veterinarian in inspecting horses at horse racing facilities.
Inspect and audit records of sale yards to monitor the movement of animals.
Obtain animal identification information by examination of animals and records, including breed, sex, age, ear tag numbers, and brands.
Identify animals by a variety of methods including ear tagging, tattooing, and branding.
Conduct investigations of alleged animal law violations and document evidence obtained so corrective actions can be taken.
Write narrative reports on each apparent animal law violation describing the evidence, interview findings, and other relevant facts.
Recommend to supervisor corrective action such as, written warnings, corrective orders, and prosecution, and inform supervisor of all actions to correct minor violations.
Impose and release quarantines under the direction of supervisor.
Assist in the inspection of animal facilities such as dog pounds, horse racing facilities, pet stores, riding stables, and research facilities to investigate the welfare of animals.
Provide general disease control information to involved parties and inform them of where information can be obtained.
Perform related work as assigned.
New York University, NY 1995 - 1997
Veterinary Technician I
Performed and participated in routine and standardized technical tasks such as the feeding and the monitoring of health status to provide for the health care of animals.
Evaluated potential problems relating to the health and social welfare of animals; notified supervisor of perceived problems.
Assisted in the organization and scheduling of events to facilitate the performance of procedures related to research projects; coordinated and participated in the performance of routine and standardized tests to include weighing animals, obtaining specimens, and observing behavioral patterns.
Served as liaison to the veterinarian in providing health care to the animals; administered daily treatments and medications for animals as instructed or required; assisted in or provided routine and emergency medical treatment.
Reported and took action to correct changes in environmental conditions which affect the well-being of the animals.
Formulated and administered special diets to ensure adequate vitamins and trace mineral elements; determined animal food needs and place regular food orders with vendors, ensuring optimum cost and variety in diet; fed and watered animals according to schedule. Ensured complete and accurate maintenance of all animals' records.
Assisted in processing health inspections and related requirements for interstate and international shipment of animals; transported animals, supplies, and materials; operated motor vehicle as required.
Anesthetized animals as required and served as circulating nurse during procedures requiring anesthetized animals; assisted in animal surgery as requested. Administered routine, post-operative and daily treatments to animals as instructed, prescribed and required; assisted in diagnostic treatments such as performing routine hematologic and parasitologic tests and collecting blood and other diagnostic specimens.
Performed other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Education and Professional Training
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
New York University, NY Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology (1995)