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Veterinarian

Fort Collins, CO

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Work Experience

Animal Health Technician

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Fort Collins, CO

May 2008Current

Analyzing data collected through national surveys of disease prevalence production practices
  • Assisting veterinarians and epidemiologists in developing fact sheets using results of disease studies
  • Conducting extensive literature searches on various domestic and exotic animal diseases
  • Assisting veterinarians, epidemiologists, and economists in developing risk assessments involving livestock and livestock imports

Pre-Clinical Research Associate

Aeris Therapeutics, North Grafton, MA

Dec 2005Jul 2007

  • Helped to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Trained in and implemented Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) in start-up biotech company
  • Worked extensively with the rat and sheep animal model. Responsibilities included, but not limited to: performing and assisting with bronchoscopy, anesthesia induction and maintenance, collecting biological specimens, animal nursing, IV catheterizations and phlebotomy, administering drugs, restraining, and assisting with euthanasia and necropsies
  • Helped with large animal studies. Responsibilities included, but not limited to, collection and analysis of data, meticulous laboratory notebook keeping, report writing, and troubleshooting /calibration of laboratory equipment

Certified Veterinary Technician

Rutland Veterinary Clinic, Rutland, MA

Mar 2002Jul 2007

  • Animal-related activities involving dogs, cats, and pocket pets included: surgical assistance, anesthesia induction and maintenance, phlebotomy, injections, animal nursing, exposing radiographs using conventional film, and restraint
  • Prepared and analyzed laboratory specimens (blood, urine, tissue, and other biological samples)
  • Prepared medications and vaccines
  • Handled front desk responsibilities (i.e.: receptionist duties, cashing out clients, balancing the daily receipts, etc.)

Apprentice Optician

Lenscrafters, Marlboro, MA

May 1999Jan 2006

  • Trained to fit, manufacture, and dispense eyewear under the supervision of sponsoring optician as well as working in sales
  • Learned strong customer service skills

Department of Clinical Sciences Research Technician

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA

Jul 2004Dec 2005

  • Supported multiple clinicians in various laboratories, predominantly the Orthopedic and Pulmonary Research Labs, and with various research projects using sheep, horses, pigs, and rats as animal models
  • Responsibilities required broad range of technical skills, ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, time management skills, excellent organizational skills, and ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Developed IACUC protocols; prepared statistics and manuscripts/reports; instructed students
  • Purchased lab supplies and equipment; prepared and managed project budgets; maintained and troubleshot laboratory equipment
  • Animal-related activities included animal handling, post surgery monitoring and care, anesthesia induction and maintenance, surgical assistance, performing simple surgical procedures unsupervised, physiological data collection, pulmonary function testing, animal nursing, radiographic imaging, and performing euthanasia /necropsies

Spay Lab Coordinator

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine , North Grafton, MA

Jul 2004Dec 2005

  • Taught students proper techniques in surgical scrubbing, gowning, patient draping, and surgical techniques in the third-year veterinary student mandatory canine survival spay laboratory
  • Responsible for coordinating and running the spay lab, including obtaining dogs from both shelters and private owners, creating and maintaining the clinic budget, stocking the lab, maintenance of surgical packs and anesthesia equipment, and support for the students

Radiology Veterinary Technician

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine , North Grafton, MA

Apr 2003Jul 2004

  • Provided teaching support and supervision to fourth year veterinary students on clinical rotations
  • Radiological activities included, but not limited to, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, computed topography, and assisting with special procedures such as myelograms, IVPs, and cystourethrograms

Anatomy Lab Custodian (P/T)

Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Fort Collins, CO, North Grafton, MA

Apr 2002Apr 2002

April 2002: 3-course equivalent. Worked in a 4-person team to design, prototype, and test an external fracture fixation device used for tibial fractures that allowed for controlled axial micromotion at the fracture gap. Worked in conjunction with an orthopedic surgeon from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA.

Other Paid Work Experience
Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Fort Collins, CO
Anatomy Lab Custodian (P/T) August 2007-May 2008
  • Responsible for nightly cleaning and stocking of both the veterinary and human anatomy labs

Education

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2011

Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

2003

Skills

Clinical/Laboratory: Basic small and large animal surgery and clinical skills, bone-density scanning, basic biology and chemistry lab skills Computer: Proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, ArcGIS, and AviMark. Have used many different laboratory software programs Communication: Intermediate Spanish proficiency, excellent client communication skills Time Management: Worked full-time throughout undergraduate and graduate school and part-time throughout veterinary school while maintaining a strong GPA and class rank

Additional Information

Non-Paid Veterinary Experience

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association Field Services Program, Pine Ridge, SD
(Formerly known as Rural Area Veterinary Services) July 2010
Veterinary Student Volunteer
  • Helped to provide veterinary services to over 150 small animals on Native American Reservations in Pine Ridge, SD. Services included wellness/illness physical exams, vaccinations, spays/neuters, and basic lab/parasite work-ups

Short Course on Modern Poultry Production, Fayetteville, Arkansas
University of Arkansas June 2010
  • Short course provided framework for understanding the US poultry industry through lectures, wetlabs, and field trips visiting all aspects of poultry production

Intensive Veterinary Spanish Immersion and Agricultural Course at Proyecto Asis, Quesada, Costa Rica
Veterinary Student Volunteer July 2009
  • Fifteen day course included:
- 4-5 hours of daily Spanish classes emphasizing language pertaining to agricultural and veterinary industries
- Field visits to various beef and dairy farms, slaughterhouses, wildlife refuges, research centers, and wildlife rehabilitation centers
- Cultural immersion through a home-stay program
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