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Kent, OH


To obtain a position in a small animal practice with a focus on practicing high quality medicine, 
teamwork, and community involvement, and which allows me to further develop my surgical and 
emergency medicine skills.

Work Experience

Student Representative

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Knoxville, TN

Mar 2009May 2013

  • Served as a liaison between Nestlé Purina and the school to coordinate the student pet feeding program, educational seminars, and company involvement in school related activities and fundraisers.
  • Participated in three, one-week long nutrition related student representative training seminars.

Surgical Extern

Village Veterinary Hospital, Maryville, TN

Dec 2012Mar 2013

(6 weeks total)
  • Performed an average of 3-5 unassisted surgical procedures per day, including juvenile and adult spays and neuters, in heat and pregnant spays, minor laceration repairs, minor mass
removals, and dental extractions.
  • Assisted in numerous additional advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries daily, including exploratory laparotomies, cystotomies, fracture repair, and cruciate lateral stabilization repair.
  • Participated in training sessions for, and assisted with the transition from, a paper record
system to ImproMed Infinity computer system.
  • Completed the Companion Therapy Laser training orientation.

Student Volunteer

Feral Fixin' Trap, Alter, & Release Program, Knoxville, TN

Sep 2009Mar 2010

  • Performed physical examination, blood collection, vaccination, and anesthesia of feral cats.
  • Assisted in spay and neuter procedures.

Veterinary Assistant, Surgery Assistant, Receptionist

Stow-Kent Animal Hospital, Kent, OH

Nov 2003Jul 2009

  • Assisted veterinarians during office calls, surgery, and daily care of hospitalized patients.
Collected and processed samples for in-house and external laboratory analysis. Served regularly as an emergency and on call technician. Scheduled appointments and surgical procedures and completed client call backs. Processed client payments.
  • Developed extensive client and interpersonal communication skills. Learned techniques for managing high tension situations. Assisted in the training of new staff members.
  • Gained experience with the use of manual and digital radiography systems, the AVImark
software system, and various in-house laboratory analyzers.


Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN


B.S in Zoology

Kent State University, Kent, OH


Additional Information

Nutrition, Soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, Emergency and critical care 
Photography, Reading, Camping 
Diane Mawby, DVM, DACVIM  
University of Tennessee, Emergency Medicine 
Knoxville, TN  
(865) 974-8387 
Cheryl Cross, DVM, DACVP, CVA (IVAS)  
University of Tennessee, Integrative Medicine  
Knoxville, TN  
(865) 974-8387 
Ed Lehman, DVM or Chris Lehman, DVM 
Village Veterinary Hospital 
Maryville, TN  
(865) 240-2364
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