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Animal Caretaker

Location:
Ames, IA, 50014
Posted:
January 06, 2020

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K E L V I N T H O M A S V A N D E R V E E N

**** *** ******, **** * Ames, Iowa 50014 ada7yh@r.postjobfree.com 712-***-**** E D U C A T I O N

Sibley-Ocheyedan Highschool Sibley, Iowa May, 2014 Iowa State University Ames, Iowa December, 2018

--Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

E X P E R I E N C E

United States Department of Agriculture June 2017 -March 2019

--Animal Caretaker Ames, Iowa

Experience working with dairy cows, bison, pigs, sheep and poultry

Milked control, Johnne’s and mastitis cows

Measured, weighed and made necessary changes to individual cows’ daily diet

Record and maintain accurate daily records

Move, direct, capture and restrain large and small animals for treatment, examination or specimen collection

Assist veterinarians in diagnostic necropsies on postmortem specimens

Practiced biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of disease Solum Inc., August 2019 - Present

--Soil Lab Technician Ames, Iowa

Perform hundreds of soil samples from farms around the country and the world in a timely and accurate manner

Sample preparation, including precise weight measurement, moisture content, homogenizing samples for further processing, and electronic record keeping

Operating state of the art equipment like near-infrared spectroscopes and ovens that reach the temperature of the sun

Arnold's Park Amusement Park May 2015 - August 2016

--Summer Associate Arnolds Park, Iowa

Worked closely with management and CEO

Maintenance- Responsible for various improvement projects throughout the amusement park throughout the year, including repairing a historic 89-year-old wooden roller coaster as well as restoring and remodeling a ferry used for touring the lake.

Bartending- Bartended during concerts organized by Arnold's Park as well as private events reserved here such as weddings or reunions. Each weekend during the summer, a concert would be held by the park, with an average of 2,500+ people attending each show. Responsibilities included taking inventory of liquor and soda each week, serving customers during events, managing inebriated customers effectively, as well as setting up the sound system for concerts and events held. A C C O L A D E S

Chapter Officer of Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA – 2013-2014

Iowa FFA Association Iowa Degree Recipient -2014

Beef Quality Assurance Certified -2016

CPR Certified – 2017

100+ Blood/Plasma donations

R E F E R E N C E S

Paul Amundson Supervisor, United States Department of Agriculture 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames IA 50014

ada7yh@r.postjobfree.com

515-***-****

Sydney Christiansen Caretaker, United States Department of Agriculture 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames IA 50014

ada7yh@r.postjobfree.com

651-***-****

Celia Takachi Supervisor, Land O Lakes/Solum Inc.

615 South Bell Avenue, Ames IA 50011

ada7yh@r.postjobfree.com

515-***-****

Paul Plumb Marketing Director, Arnold’s Park Amusement Park 37 Lake Street, P.O. Box 609, Arnolds Park, IA 51331 ada7yh@r.postjobfree.com

712-***-****



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