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Technician Assistant

Location:
Ashland, New Hampshire, United States
Posted:
October 06, 2016

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HEATHER I. LOCHER, LVT

P.O. Box ***

** **** ** *** *

603-***-****

Ashland, New Hampshire, 03217

acwx7r@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

To utilize my LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN expertise to foster the human-animal bond.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Loyal & Qualified professional with over 19 years as a LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN & ASSISTANT with expertise in:

oMulti-Doctor Practices

oEmergency Patient Triage, Admitting, Catheter Placement, Drug Calculation & Administration, Pre, Intra, & Post-op Care, Discharge & Client Consultation

oPhlebotomy, Laboratory procedures, Radiology, Induction, Intubation, Anesthesia, Recovery, Laser therapy & dentals

oEquipment Operation & Maintenance

Motivated Team-Player with proficient TECHNICAL, ORGANIZATIONAL, ORAL/ WRITTEN COMMUNICATION & LEADERSHIP skills: Maintaining Inventory & Quality Controls; Ensuring Strict Adherence to OSHA & Company Safety Regulations, as well as Safe & Sanitized Working Environment; Preparing Accurate Documentation & Reports; Training & Overseeing Personnel; Working Well under Pressure of Workloads & Fast-Paced & High-Volume Environments.

Computer Skills: Cornerstone & Infinity Systems; Windows 8, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Custom Software.

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS

oVeterinary Technician License, State of New Hampshire: Active

oVeterinary Technician License, State of Nevada: Previously Active

oCPR & Anprolene Gas Sterilization Key Operator Certifications: Active

EDUCATION & SPECIALTY TRAINING

oCollege of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE in Veterinary Technology. (AVMA Accredited)

oUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; Major-General Studies.

oHawthorn College, Claremont, NH: Major-Accounting.

oNevada Veterinary Medical Association, Las Vegas, NV; New Developments in Using Various Anesthetic/Analgesic Agents.

oWestern & North American Veterinary Conferences, NV & FL: NAVC Laparoscopy Conference (3-Days); Advanced Ultrasound & Alternative Medicine Labs; Endoscopy; Sexual Harassment Awareness.

oCraig Road Animal Hospital, Las Vegas, NV: Laser Therapy; CPR Certification; Safety in the Workplace; Parvo Virus Knowledge & Awareness; Quality Controls; Custom Grade Testing & Cornerstone & Infinity Client & Procedure Database; Ordering & Purchasing; Self-Improvement; Family Medical Leave Act. Hualapai Animal Hospital, Las Vegas, NV: Safety in the Veterinary Practice; OSHA & HazMat Regulations; Custom Software.

oGentle Doctor Animal Hospital, Las Vegas, NV: Dental Training.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

5/15- NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY, Laconia, New Hampshire

7/16 CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Responsible for medical concerns of all animals per doctors instructions. Performed Incomings, Triage, Communication with part-time doctor, Facilitate instructions of doctor in her physical absence. Surgery prep, Packs, Recovery, Filling/labeling prescriptions, Fecals, venipuncture, catheter placement, Vaccinations, Administering medications, Nursing, Inventory, Monitoring. Assisting Doctor, Representative of medical staff on safety Committee, Implemented Zoonotic disease chart and information to employees, Changed MSDS system to SDS system. member of Federation of Humane Societies, Emergency call person for fosters.

11/09 - CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL, Las Vegas, Nevada

4/15 LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Responsible for providing high-quality overnight emergency veterinary care for dogs and cats in support of on-call doctor at 11,000 sq. ft. AAHA accredited hospital featuring 24-Hour Emergency Services, digital radiology, ultrasound with color flow Doppler, in-house lab, surgical unit, laparoscopic, endoscopic and dentistry surgical suites, oxygen cages, paperless medical computer records system, telemedicine capabilities and full date library. Provided all procedures, from customer service, triage, phlebotomy and radiology to include: Caring for caseload of up to 100 incoming, hospitalized and boarded dogs and cats nightly; Examining and assessing incoming emergency patients, utilizing CPR and emergency response skills as needed; Operating Infinity System to generate treatment care estimates; Reviewing medical histories; Taking vital signs, blood, urine (cystocentesis) and tissue samples; Calculating and administering drugs; Placing IV catheters for induction and intubation; Inserting urinary catheters; lab procedures, X-rays, dentals. Assisting with exploratory surgery, C-Sections, GDV, Pyometra, laceration repairs and other surgeries; Administering and monitoring anesthesia as well as preparation and recovery of patients; Providing post-operative care to include monitoring critically ill patients; Utilizing Smart DR Digital and Tigerview Dental Mobile X-Ray Software; Operating Abaxis Vetxcan5, CBC/Chem/IStats/PT-PTT, GE Healthcare Logic P6 Vet, Companion Laser Therapy, Snyder O2 Oxygen Cage, Cardell Vitals Monitoring, Karl Storz Endoskope Endoscopy, Vetroson V-10 Electrosurgical Cautery Unit, Baxter Syringe Infusion Pump, pulse-ox, Tonopen and Doppler Blood Pressure machines and equipment; Communicating with and educating pet owners; Processing client payments; Filling and labeling prescriptions; Maintaining surgical equipment and rooms; Documenting medical records; Sterilizing instruments and rooms ensuring clean and sanitary clinic environment; Monitoring and maintaining supplies; Assigning and supervising 1 Assistant; Training 10 new personnel in wrapping and autoclaving surgical packs, x-ray procedures, safety and quality client relations.

Accomplishments:

Recommended numerous clinical operational procedures that were implemented.

Helped develop Training Manual, Policies and Procedures.

Maintained “Perfect Attendance Record” and received “Employee of the Month Award” as well as several “Letters of Appreciation” from clients and “Letter of Recommendation” from company.

5/08 – WESTERN VETERINARY CONFERENCE – Las Vegas, Nevada

9/09 LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN & INSTRUCTOR

Performed diversified duties for major Veterinary Education School with classrooms and wet labs as well as Host to “Largest Annual Western Veterinary Conference “ and AVMA Bi-Monthly Foreign Veterinary Clinical Proficiency Exams including: Picking up, transporting and boarding living and necropsy animals; Taking blood draws, administering medication, caring for, preparing for testing and returning donated animals utilized for clinical tests by foreign students applying for United States certifications; Monitoring and evaluating performance of students during testing phases of small animals to include radiology, diagnosis, anesthesia and surgery; Informing firm’s doctors of student deficiencies; Utilizing custom Grade Testing Program to enter/access data; Coordinating and assisting with annual 5-day conferences to include obtaining equipment and supplies, setting up tables, chairs, signs, informational material, stages, ultrasound equipment and animals providing hands-on assistance in wet labs. Contacting vendors to order donated and temporary use supplies;

Accomplishments:

Helped design and implement large clinical lab design for AVMA Development Program.

Received “Letter of Recommendation.”

6/03 – HUALAPAI ANIMAL HOSPITAL – Las Vegas, Nevada

6/07 LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Began tenure as Kennel Technician maintaining caseload of 50 hospitalized, kenneled and boarded animals. After obtaining licensure, promoted to Licensed Veterinary Technician providing support for 5 doctors with duties same as above to include conducting facility tours, utilizing Cornerstone Database, maintaining log books and training 2 new personnel in kennel and other procedures.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

1 Year VCA DECATUR ANIMAL HOSPITAL – Las Vegas, Nevada

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT

Assisted with all animal care from developing radiographs, animal prep for SX, animal husbandry, inventory control, log books and support for reception staff to conducting facility tours.

2 Years ANIMAL KINDNESS ANIMAL HOSPITAL – Las Vegas, Nevada

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Greeted and discharged clients, maintained equipment and performed standard assistant duties for Holistic Veterinary Hospital.

1 Year NEVADA SPCA – Las Vegas, Nevada

KENNEL ATTENDANT

Assisted Adoption Agent/Supervisor, educated adoption clients, maintained kennel as well as helped with intakes and cared for all animals.

AFFILATIONS

oAmerican Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) & American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): Active 14-Year Member

oFederation of Humane Societies Past 1 year

oNational Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA): Past 3-Year Member &

Las Vegas Chapter Board Member

oHeaven Can Wait Spay/Neuter Clinic, Las Vegas, NV: Active 10-Year Volunteer

oLas Vegas Humane Society, Las Vegas, NV: Past 1-Year Volunteer

oFLOCK (For the Love of Cats & Kittens), Las Vegas, NV: Past 1-Year Volunteer

NOTE: -Current: Nevada Immunization Registry Record (ATD, MMR, Rabies)

-Flexible Hours: Able to Work Overnight, Weekends & Holidays

HEATHER I. LOCHER, LVT

20 Main St. Apt 5

P.O. Box 568

603-***-****

Ashland, New Hampshire, 03217

acwx7r@r.postjobfree.com

Dear Sir or Madam:

In the interest of establishing employment with your organization, I have enclosed my Resume for your review and consideration.

Definitive details of my over 20 years as a Licensed Veterinary Technician and Assistant are specifically revealed as they apply relative to the demands required in a position with your Company. I feel my abilities will not only allow me to meet the challenges presented in a position, but also to become an asset to your firm.

I would appreciate your review of my Resume. If a position needing a professional with my qualifications is currently available, or if you anticipate an opening in the near future, I would welcome a personal interview. Please feel free to contact me any time at the above numbers. I am available at your convenience.

Thank you for your time, consideration and forthcoming response.

Sincerely,

Heather I. Locher, LVT/CVT

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