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About Me

Vet Tech Student. Tech Junkie. Creative Writer. Blogger. Amateur Photographer. Runner & Mountain Biker. Outdoorsman. Animal Enthusiast. Objective: Obtain a position as a Veterinary Assistant working primarily with exotic animals

Education: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology with Business Minor at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis, NE Graduation Expected May 2012

Specialized Courses: “Animal Care”, “Nursing I”, “Intro to Animal Science”, “Parasitology”, “Facility Management”, “Nutrition”, “Medical Terminology”, “Radiation Safety”, “Equine Safety”, “Fur and Feather”, “Pharmacy and Anesthesia”, “Anatomy and Physiology”, “Intro to Vet Office”, “Radiology I”,“Radiology II”, “Large Animal Clinical”, “Special Interest—Sea Life”

High School Diploma—Bennington Secondary School, Bennington, NE Graduation May 2007

Work Experience: Pet Emergency Treatment, Anchorage, AK Veterinary Assistant Intern July-September 2010
Performed physical exams and communicated with clients face-to-face and over the phone
Ran X-ray machine and developer and restrained patients
Performed blood, urine and fecal tests and blood draws
Gave intravenous and subcutaneous injections and set up and monitored fluid pumps
Worked 12am-8am, 8am-4pm, 4pm-12am shifts and worked 360 Hours
Maintained composure, under pressure in stressful and emergency situations

Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Lincoln, NE - 120 hours June 2010 Zoo Keeper Intern

Vector Marketing Corporation, Omaha, NE Senior Advisor/ Assistant Manager Intern June 2009-June 2010
Created over $17,000 in personal career sales and promoted five times
Presented a high quality line of cutlery to customers through in-home demonstrations
Attended leadership conferences developing time management and goal setting skills

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis, NE Student Ambassador November 2008-May 2009
Resident Assistant August 2008-May 2009

Frontier Technologies, Curtis, NE
Equipment Technician February-May 2008
Operated and maintained patented ultrasound holographic equipment
Trained in computer software and machine operation

Verner Veterinary Clinic/ Eastridge Animal Clinic, Fremont, NE – 80 hours Spring of 2007
Volunteer/ Shadowed
Shadowed the Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician for Senior Project
Used time to determine career decision

Living Landscapes, Omaha, NE
Lawn Care Worker June 1999-July 2009
Maintained lawns: mowing, cleanup, tree work and seasonal maintenance
Constructed landscapes, ponds and retaining walls

Skills: Computer Technology
Familiar with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems
Computer troubleshooting and maintenance, social media and internet security
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook
Social Media Marketing

Veterinary Technology
Reptile and amphibian husbandry
Radiation Safety Certificate
Emergency medical care

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I'm passionate about

Animals, computers, communication, ideas, business, tech, reptiles, outdoors, travel, writing


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