Top VET Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a VET Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of VET Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 11.8% of VET Assistant resumes contained Routine Laboratory Tests as a skill. Let's find out what skills a VET Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on VET Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Routine Laboratory Tests

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Here's how Routine Laboratory Tests is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Performed routine laboratory tests and diagnostic tests, such as taking x-rays and operating diagnostic instruments
  • Performed routine laboratory tests and responsible for ordering laboratory testing materials.
  • Collect biological samples and perform routine laboratory tests.
  • Do routine laboratory tests; assist in collect samples such as urine, or tissue for testing, assisted in shots.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests, such as urinalysis and setting up microscopic slides for the veterinarian.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests, such as taking x-rays and running IDEXX Catalyst or ProCyte equipment.
  • Conducted general exams and routine laboratory tests (blood chemistry, fecal floats, bacterial stains).
  • Perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests, such as taking or developing x-rays.
  • Administer and run routine laboratory tests, such as taking x-rays and blood work.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests on urine, blood and feces.
  • Do routine laboratory tests, such as taking x-rays and SNAP tests.
  • Assist in routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests such as taking x-rays.
  • Do routine laboratory tests, such as helping with x-rays.
  • Collect lab samples and perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests Administer anesthetics during surgery and monitor the effects on animals.
  • Collect samples such as blood, urine, or tissue for testing Do routine laboratory tests, such as taking x-rays
  • Perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests Prepare examination or treatment rooms by stocking them with appropriate supplies.
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  • Perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests, such as taking or developing x-rays and running bloodwork using Idexx machines.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests or dianostic tests such as taking xrays, veinupuncture, placing IV Catheters.

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2. Animal Care

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Here's how Animal Care is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Experienced in balancing animal care while providing a basic knowledge of veterinary medicine and treating each patient individually.
  • Assisted 4 veterinarians with animal care, preparation of treatment rooms for examination and sterilization of equipment.
  • Participated in any/ all aspects of animal care including administering medication and preparation of animals for surgery.
  • Assisted a licensed veterinarian and a certified veterinarian technician in a wide variety of animal care tasks.
  • Assisted veterinarians with surgery monitoring and prep and animal care, including medicating and immunizing.
  • Communicated with guests to ensure happiness with services rendered and provided education on animal care.
  • Provided professional and technical support to veterinarians in order to guarantee optimal animal care.
  • Educated owners on proper animal care, post surgical instructions and medication administration.
  • Assist Veterinarian with animal care Responsibilities included assisting Veterinarians in exam rooms.
  • Assisted veterinarians in various procedures related to veterinary animal care and surgery.
  • Trained several employees/interns for other hospitals in basic animal care techniques.
  • Aided veterinarian staff in duties involving animal care and administrative work
  • Educated owners on doctor recommended animal care and disease prevention.
  • Provided excellent internal and external communication regarding animal care.
  • Communicated with clients and provided education on animal care.
  • Supported Primary Veterinarian with daily duties of animal care.
  • Educated clients regarding preventive animal care and follow-up appointments.
  • Assisted veterinarian with routine medical and animal care procedures.
  • Provided general animal care and managed emergency cases.
  • Provided Animal care and restraint during routine examinations.

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3. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Doctors in animal handling and treatment administration, scheduling appointments, pharmacy responsibilities, client education and clinic maintenance.
  • Provided administrative assistance when needed, including answering phones, scheduling appointments, and general customer service interactions.
  • Received incoming phone calls for scheduling appointments and surgical treatments in a veterinary hospital.
  • Performed administrative duties including answering telephones, greeting clients, and scheduling appointments.
  • Established customer relationships via answering telephones, scheduling appointments, and billing.
  • Performed general secretarial duties including scheduling appointments, account maintenance and bookkeeping.
  • Documented patient details while scheduling appointments including the treatments and personal details.
  • Managed front-desk responsibilities, including answering phone calls and scheduling appointments.
  • Performed various administrative tasks, including scheduling appointments and collecting payment.
  • Provided clerical support and reception duties like scheduling appointments.
  • Routed routine and emergency calls scheduling appointments accordingly.
  • Aided receptionists with answering phones and scheduling appointments.
  • Assisted potential patients with scheduling appointments.
  • Assisted the veterinarian in scheduling appointments.
  • Greeted customers in person and on the telephone, using computer programs for scheduling appointments, sending reminders and maintaining records.
  • Implemented higher sanitation standards for hospital, while also excelling at administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and managing patient flow.
  • Perform office reception duties: scheduling appointments, helping customers, check in and check out appointments, and billing.
  • Handled front desk duties such as scheduling appointments, billing, and payments, using the Cornerstone soft- ware suite.
  • Performed office reception duties such as scheduling appointments, helping customers purchase food, medical supplies and filling medication prescriptions.
  • Complete receptionist tasks such as answering phones, making calls, scheduling appointments, advising clients, and maintaining paperwork.

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4. Exam Rooms

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Here's how Exam Rooms is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained kennels Restrained animals for examinations Maintained exam rooms for cleanliness Constant care and attention to animals while in the office
  • Assist veterinarian and vet techs, provide safe/clean environment, set up procedures/exam rooms/surgery
  • Cleaned and prepared exam rooms for clients/veterinarians including preparing immunizations as needed.
  • Sanitized surgery and exam rooms; assisted during examinations and surgeries.
  • Assisted General Veterinary practice with preparation and clean-up of exam rooms.
  • Stock exam rooms/pharmacy/surgery/treatment with needed supplies.
  • Assist doctor in exam rooms/procedures/surgeries.
  • Adhered to hospital standards that keep pets safe, and the treatment area, exam rooms, labs clean and organized.
  • Placed owners into exam rooms, weight/ temp for patients and received a brief history before the Veterinarian entered the room.
  • Help assist doctors and vet tech with prep for surgeries, vaccinations, and with clients and patients in exam rooms.
  • Well I assist in exam rooms with the veterinarian as well as feeding and walking dogs and cleaning the kennel area.
  • Set up appointments with clients, talk with clients in exam rooms to notify doctor of reason of patient/ client visit.
  • Maintained aesthetically pleasing and safe environment for clients and patients by routinely cleaning exam tables, exam rooms and waiting area.
  • Vet Assistance - assisted Veterinarians in exam rooms during examinations, pharmacy, assisting with services done by Technicians and Veterinarians.
  • Assisted in stocking items, cleaned exam rooms and cages, helped fill prescriptions, and performed other general clinic duties
  • Helped keep treatment area, exam rooms, lobby and staff areas clean (trash, sweeping, mopping).
  • Assisted In surgery, worked with clients, assisted in the exam rooms, cleaned, checked clients in and out
  • Assisted surgeries, assisted in exam rooms, cleaned kennels, patient monitoring, disposal of deceased, walked dogs.
  • Weighed patients, assisted in giving patients their shots, cleaned exam rooms, and performed other general clinic duties
  • Assisted in exam rooms by restraining during exams, obtaining weights, preparing vaccinations, and administered subcutaneous vaccinations.

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5. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Created and maintained various files and detailed records on all animals, including documenting patient care during hospitalization.
  • Performed skills necessary for basic patient care including, fecal analysis, conventional radiology and surgery assistance.
  • Assisted veterinarians with patient care, monitoring hospitalized animals, and providing treatments to hospitalized animals.
  • Provided exceptional customer service and patient care in 3-doctor veterinary clinic with boarding facility.
  • Communicate with clients and other veterinary professionals regarding proper patient care and management.
  • Provided patient care to critically ill/injured pets under the direction of a Veterinarian.
  • Demonstrated competence in animal restraint, administering medication and patient care.
  • Assisted in surgery, in-patient/out-patient care, restrained patients for Veterinarian.
  • Communicated effectively with superiors regarding patient care and client satisfaction.
  • Provided patient care including medication administration and treatments.
  • Performed general laboratory work and patient care.
  • Prioritized daily patient care according to acuity.
  • Worked closely with boarded and residency trained veterinarians to provide the very best patient care in a specialty medicine atmosphere.
  • Kennel Assistance-Detailed cleaning of the hospital and objects in the hospital; clean and sterilize surgical instruments; patient care.
  • Assisted doctor with patient care, monitor and cared for in hospital patients, dispensed medications, and released wildlife.
  • Assisted technician and/or veterinarian with patient care, cleaned, restrained, fed and moved hospitalized and/or surgical patients
  • Greeted clients, prepped rooms for appointments, prepared medications and assisted veterinary nurse with patient care.
  • Assist in establishing repeat customer base with caring, quality service, Daily patient care and treatment.
  • Give injections, draw blood, place IV catheters, general patient care, monitoring of anesthesia.
  • Performed patient care by walking, giving medication, bathing, cleaning cages and feeding the animals.

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6. Anesthesia

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Here's how Anesthesia is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Compiled patient history and assisted in numerous procedures including IV placement, anesthesia monitoring, vaccine administration, and patient restraint.
  • Assisted in conducting lab tests, assessing animals and partial examination of animals, monitoring animals under anesthesia and administering medications.
  • Assisted in surgeries Performed initial assessments and discharges Assisted with blood draws Performed anesthesia monitoring during surgery Assisted in various endoscopic procedures
  • Assisted in anesthetic procedures by preparing patients for surgery, placing catheters, and monitoring patients under anesthesia/in recovery.
  • Prepare patient for surgical procedure, administer anesthesia, prepare operating room and sterilize surgical utensils when used.
  • Prepared animals for surgery, assisted veterinarian during surgery, monitored anesthesia, and observed patients during recovery.
  • Assisted doctors and technicians during surgery and comprehensive oral health assessments and treatments, and monitored anesthesia.
  • Experience in scrubbing-in, monitoring anesthesia and vitals during surgery as well as assisting veterinarian with surgeries.
  • Monitor patients under anesthesia and provide medical assistance to the doctor during anesthetized and sedated procedures.
  • Set up preoperative area and operating room for patient anesthesia, surgical preparation, and sterilization.
  • Prepared animals for spay and neuter surgeries, monitored anesthesia, and facilitated post-surgery animal recovery.
  • Assisted in surgery, setting up IV lines, performing/monitoring anesthesia and recovery and administering medication.
  • Prepared for and assisted in surgery; performed post-operative care for small animals following anesthesia.
  • Assist Doctor's in surgery which includes handling instruments monitoring anesthesia, and administering medications.
  • Ensured patient safety by careful monitoring of anesthesia and aiding in patient recovery after anesthesia.
  • Monitor hospitalized or surgical patients while under anesthesia, and evaluated by a surgical technician.
  • Prepare patients for surgery and monitoring patient while under anesthesia/sedation during surgery and recovery.
  • Involved in surgeries and emergency crisis procedures including administering anesthesia and post-operative recovery.
  • Prepared dental and surgery areas, assisted with anesthesia, monitoring and recovery.
  • Assisted the veterinarian with anesthesia operations during surgery and monitored the surgical patients.

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7. Surgical Procedures

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Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared patients, medications, and equipment for surgery, and assisted a veterinarian during physical examinations and surgical procedures.
  • Monitored animal health services, administered medications and vaccines, supported surgical procedures, and provided behavioral training.
  • Assisted veterinarians in physical examinations, diagnostic preparations, surgical procedures, inoculations, and care of patients.
  • Prepared patient medications and equipment for surgery, handed materials and instruments to veterinarians during surgical procedures.
  • Assisted veterinarian with examinations and procedures, restrained and positioned animals for exams and surgical procedures.
  • Assisted veterinarians with routine examinations, blood draws and surgical procedures as well as dispensing medications.
  • Assisted veterinarians with surgical procedures, administration of medication and post-treatment care of wild animals.
  • Assisted in surgical procedures with clinicians, including anesthesia, surgical preparation and surgical recovery.
  • Assisted in surgical procedures, monitored anesthesia and ensured uneventful recoveries of anesthetized patients.
  • Assisted with surgical procedures - handling controlled drugs, anesthetic monitoring and surgical recovery.
  • Monitor animals during surgical procedures and recovery, notifying veterinarians of any changes.
  • Assisted veterinarian with routine client visits and surgical procedures after recording patient histories.
  • Supported veterinarians with anesthesia, restraint, and drug administration throughout surgical procedures.
  • Gained experience setting up for and performing surgical procedures in a laboratory setting.
  • Scheduled surgical procedures and assisted veterinarians with surgery during lunch and after-hours.
  • Assist the veterinarian and licensed veterinary technicians in appointments and/or surgical procedures.
  • Perform over 30+ weekly surgical procedures, assisting Veterinarian and other associates.
  • Obtained veterinary medicine knowledge of surgical procedures, medications, and treatment.
  • Assisted in surgical procedures and provided post-operative care under veterinarian's supervision.
  • Demonstrated sterile and aseptic technique while preparing animals for surgical procedures.

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8. Drawing Blood

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Here's how Drawing Blood is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Performed routine clinical and laboratory procedures such as administering medication, drawing blood and analyzing disease test results.
  • Assisted veterinarians in administering exams, drawing blood, performing laboratory tests and giving injections.
  • Assisted Veterinarian with drawing blood and urinalysis.
  • Assist the veterinarian with drawing blood for lab work, administering medications and vaccinations, treating animals, and minor procedures.
  • Gained experience with restraining animals, monitoring surgeries, drawing blood, performing lab work, and cleaning surgical instruments.
  • Performed veterinary assistant duties by preparing animals for surgery, starting IV's, drawing blood, and cleaning kennels.
  • Worked in lab under the supervision of Veterinarian or Technician drawing blood, giving vaccines and running in-house test.
  • Help technicians with everyday tasks such as drawing blood, placing IVs, taking x-rays, and trimming nails.
  • Cross training to become veterinary technician drawing blood, temperature, weight and take specimens and send to lab.
  • Ensured to help with lab work like drawing blood, taking x-rays and performing simple tests for veterinarian.
  • Assisted during appointments (restrained pets during examinations, tests, administering medications and while drawing blood).
  • Assisted doctors in medical procedures such as running blood tests, drawing blood, and placing IV catheters.
  • Assisted veterinarians with tasks such as vaccinations, drawing blood for tests, surgery, and restraining animals.
  • Performed basic tasks: animal care, administering shots, drawing blood, cleaning, & more.
  • Assisted vet-techs with obtaining vital signs, preparation for procedures, drawing blood, and obtain specimens.
  • Obtained medical samples from patients such as drawing blood, obtaining ear swabs, and taking X-RAYS.
  • Provided medical treatment to animals to include exams, obtaining history, drawing blood and placing catheters.
  • Assist with appointments; help hold animals for exams, vaccines, and for drawing blood.
  • Assisted the hospital with restraining animals, drawing vaccinations, drawing blood, and surgery prep.
  • Assisted veterinarian with medical exams including drawing blood and preparing tissue samples, grooming services.

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9. Veterinary Assistant

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Here's how Veterinary Assistant is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Trained and performed most of veterinary assistant/technician responsibilities: Restraints of small animals for procedures as needed by the 2 veterinarians.
  • Worked closely with each veterinarian to provide better communication with co workers to what was expected as a veterinary assistant.
  • Served as Veterinary assistant, providing care and treatment to animals under direct supervision of the veterinarian and technician.
  • Experienced Veterinary Assistant with demonstrated ability to deliver comprehensive care to animals at animal rescue facilities and shelters.
  • Licensed Veterinary Assistant with proven experience supporting Veterinarians to provide the best quality pet care while maximizing productivity.
  • Served as veterinary assistant to answers phones, provided information on veterinary services, and scheduled visits.
  • Certified veterinary assistant; provide support to technicians and doctors in proper animal restraint and procedures.
  • Worked as a veterinary assistant and receptionists assisting in routine examinations, and procedures.
  • Served as Kennel Attendant and building caretaker in addition to resident veterinary assistant responsibilities.
  • Pet handling/restraint as a veterinary assistant, diverse office tasks including vet tech responsibilities.
  • Worked as a relief Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist in a small animal emergency clinic.
  • Experienced Veterinary Assistant versed in balancing administrative responsibilities with providing quality veterinary care.
  • Performed same duties as previous position of veterinary assistant while caring for hospitalized patients
  • Fulfilled multiple positions and duties including veterinary assistant, receptionist, and kennel.
  • Support the veterinary assistants and veterinarians as necessary with everyday clinic duties.
  • Advanced from receptionist to veterinary assistant and veterinary technician student.
  • Supervised and trained veterinary assistants in a three-doctor veterinary hospital.
  • Volunteered as a student Veterinary Assistant at several veterinary clinics/hospitals.
  • Design and develop curriculum for Level III Veterinary Assistant Program.
  • Worked as an emergency veterinary assistant when needed.

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10. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Manage high-level administrative operations for a fast-paced veterinary hospital, including all reception, customer service, billing and scheduling needs.
  • Provided excellent customer service for clients by identifying/anticipating customer needs and effectively helping them understand the various veterinary services available.
  • Performed all aspects of administrative duties to ensure optimal customer service, efficiency and accuracy with all patient encounters.
  • Completed administrative tasks including appointment scheduling, customer service, creating estimates and balancing financial accounts.
  • Provided superior customer service by offering assistance to 4 veterinarians and caring for animals.
  • Performed duties of a veterinary assistant and customer service representative in a one-doctor practice.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service and communication skills while working with team members and customers.
  • Presented excellent customer service skills while dealing with owners and other medical professionals.
  • Provide a sanitary environment for clients and animals to ensure satisfactory customer service.
  • Earned commendations for furthering practice's reputation for friendly, professional customer service.
  • Developed interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.
  • Provided customer service by answering telephones and Offered logistical assistance to customers.
  • Managed daily administrative activities, including scheduling, tracking and customer service.
  • Offered exceptional customer service to veterinary clients and their pet companions.
  • Assisted with customer service coordinators and administrative duties as needed.
  • Delivered excellent customer service and built customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Assisted in various customer service and veterinary assistant duties.
  • Reported to clinic manager and provided superior customer service.
  • Provided customer service through answering questions and explaining procedures.
  • Provide superior customer service and quality medical care.

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11. IV

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Here's how IV is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, and prepare samples for laboratory examination.
  • Corrected problem behaviors through understanding of Pack Dynamics, Canine Psychology and Positive Reward Based Training.
  • Performed administrative functions to ensure all paperwork was processed efficiently and met all compliance requirements.
  • Exhibited strong communication skills with coworkers and customers to manage various task safely and effectively.
  • Closed living environment where humidity, biological and temperature are controlled by my persons solely.
  • Created and maintained individual client/patient records, vaccination certificates, and other appropriate forms.
  • Assist up to five veterinarians in performing preventative, diagnostic and emergency medicine.
  • Report signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity to technicians/veterinarians.
  • Provided comprehensive support to veterinarians before and after surgical and anesthetic procedures.
  • Advised clients about potential negative interactions between medications prescribed to their pets.
  • Authorized to make financial decisions regarding clients and responsible for accounts receivable.
  • Provide education on vaccination, parasitic control and overall preventive care.
  • Educated and advised animal owners on preventive care and medical recommendations.
  • Administered medications & assisted in many other procedures usual to livestock.
  • Motivated and mentored 35 students to participate in Career Development events.
  • Recorded activity and noted any unusually behavior or medical issues.
  • Performed initial examinations on all animals arriving to the shelter.
  • Received payments and suggested additional products/services to benefit customers.
  • Monitor hospital activity through surveillance and payment processing applications.
  • Supported exercise and recreation activities for boarded animals.

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12. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Organize appointments for the day based on strict scheduling; including preparation of files, phone calls, and crisis management.
  • Assist clients in all aspects of their visit including check-in and check-out and answering questions in person and on telephone calls.
  • Answered phone calls from prospective clients, calmly gauged the severity of the situation and guided them through their emergency.
  • Correspond both orally and in writing with primary veterinary clinics, fax documentation, and make follow up telephone calls.
  • Helped maintain the operation of the business by booking appointments and taking phone calls when office assistant was unavailable.
  • Carried out general secretarial work including book keeping, filing, sending reminders, phone calls, and cleaning.
  • Experienced in answering phone calls, making appointments, computer work, data entry, accounting and client compassion.
  • Run front office, payments, phone calls, payment assistance, deposits and cashing out drawer after shift.
  • Answer phone calls, clean around office, file paper work, update clients information, assist in lab.
  • Answer phone calls, schedule appointments, invoice clients, assist with underwater treadmill and hydrotherapy pool use.
  • Worked in the reception area checking patients in and out, taking phone calls, and filing paperwork.
  • Answered incoming phone calls and made outgoing calls to check up on patients and confirm next day appointments.
  • Gathered background information from clients during examinations, scheduled appointments, answered phone calls, and filed charts.
  • Answer phone calls, assist the clients with their animals, assist the vet with surgeries and medications.
  • Answer phone calls, schedule appointments, invoice clients, assist with lab work, surgery and appointments.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls; determine purpose of calls, and forward calls to appropriate personnel or departments.
  • Take phone calls, set appointments, answer basic questions, all while processing incoming and outgoing patients.
  • Answer multiple phone calls during office hours while scheduling appointment, processing credit card payments and helping customers.
  • Aided Veterinarian in appointments and surgeries Over saw care of long term patients Answered phone calls and booked appointments
  • Answered phone calls from judges and state racing officials and answered any and all of their questions.

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13. Surgery Prep

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Here's how Surgery Prep is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Trained all new hires on crash kit protocol, surgery preparation, client communication, medical/veterinary terminology, and inventory.
  • Assisted Veterinarian during surgical procedures, to include placement of IV catheter, anesthesia monitoring and surgery preparation.
  • Provided surgery prep work, including assembling surgery kits and operating autoclave.
  • Performed with surgery prep and assisted Veterinarian in surgery on occasion.
  • Restrained animals for veterinary appointments as well as surgery prep.
  • Assisted the Veterinarian and Technicians with procedures and surgery preparation.
  • Performed surgery prep and monitored anesthesia and recovery.
  • Arranged surgery preparations and sterilized instruments.
  • Assisted veterinary technicians with surgery preparation.
  • Aided veterinarian in surgery preparations.
  • Coordinated appointments and surgery preparations.
  • Perform surgery preparation and assistance.
  • Volunteered and assisted with animal restraint, patient medical care, patient boarding care, euthanasia, and surgery preparation.
  • Assist doctors with patients, assist with surgery prep and surgery, perform lab work, and refill medications.
  • Clipped and cleaned patients under various circumstances (surgery prep, sanitary clip, catheter prep etc.).
  • Answer all phone calls and pages; assist doctors; surgery prep; take care of hospitalized animals.
  • Executed medical tasks including SQ fluids, x-rays, surgery preparation, anesthesia monitoring, post-op recovery.
  • Perform CBC s, urinalysis, x-rays, surgery prep, and assist veterinarian during surgery.
  • Kennel attendant, surgery prep, receptionist duties, patient monthly statements, daily bookkeeping.
  • Handle animals for vaccinations, surgery prep, iv, catheters, and much more.

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14. Animal Health Care

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Here's how Animal Health Care is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Educate clients on new products/medications, animal health care, or nutrition that could enhance their pet's quality of life.
  • Performed a variety of animal health care duties including, animal restraint, nail trim, kennel assisting, etc.
  • Assisted veterinarian in variety of animal health care and duties, including injections, vein punctures, and wound dressing.
  • Provide information or counseling regarding issues such as animal health care, behavior problems, or nutrition.
  • Ensured safe, sanitary, and comfortable facility and kennel operations for animal health care and convalescence.
  • Helped to educated/advised clients on animal health care, nutrition, or behavior problems.
  • Assisted in variety of animal health care duties.
  • Assisted veterinarian in variety of animal health care duties, including injections, venipunctures, and radiology.
  • Educated and sold animal health care products Managed phone reception, answered client inquiries and scheduled appointments Effective collaboration with diverse cliental
  • Take TPR's Answer phones and animal health care questions Set appointments Cashier Administer Medication Assist Doctors

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15. Surgery

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Here's how Surgery is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Veterinarians and Veterinarian Technicians with all surgery, examination and other procedural tasks not regulated by state law.
  • Dispensed post-surgery medications, observed animals for problems or progress and informed the veterinarian of their status.
  • Maintained maximum animal safely and care by preparing animals for and monitoring them during and after surgery.
  • Filled prescriptions for animals and assisted veterinary technicians with preparing animals and operational areas for surgery.
  • Administered anesthetics before surgery, monitored patients after procedures and notified veterinarian of any changes.
  • Assisted veterinarian during surgery, routine examinations, vaccinations, and every day medical practices.
  • Assist Veterinarians in surgery by preparing patients for surgery and monitoring patients under anesthesia.
  • Assisted the veterinarian with patient examination, surgery and laboratory preparation and testing.
  • Assisted veterinarian with surgery, after successful operating room and patient preparation.
  • Administer medication post-surgery and to animals boarded within the facility when required.
  • Handled telephone communications, inclusive of appointment and surgery scheduling.
  • Administered anesthetics before surgery, monitored patients after procedures.
  • Perform proper housekeeping functions including post-surgery clean up.
  • Prepared surgery room and assisted Veterinarian during surgery.
  • Monitored hospitalized pets and pets recovering from surgery.
  • Assist Veterinarian in surgery when necessary and needed.
  • Monitored and recorded anesthesia for animals undergoing surgery.
  • Helped the veterinary technicians prepare animals for surgery.
  • Prepare surgery patients and perform post-surgical monitoring.
  • Record surgery notes while registered tech monitored.

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16. Client Education

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Here's how Client Education is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Provide client education for different vaccines, heart worm and intestinal parasite prevention, preventative medicine and therapeutic monitoring their pets.
  • Patient-focused Veterinary Technician with a proven background in animal care, client education, therapy, medication dispensing, and administration.
  • Documented medical materials and patient histories-compiled and organized client education materials, prepared and filled appropriate medication scripts for patients.
  • Obtain medical history, patient restraint, and responsible for client education regarding vaccination schedule and recommended preventatives.
  • Provided client education on care, handling and training of animals including resourcing and providing medical information.
  • Assisted veterinarians with procedures, provided client education, and participated in monthly mobile vaccine clinics.
  • Generate innovative ideas on promoting new and existing services and advancing client education and compliance.
  • Developed an understanding of preventive medicine and encouraged this through client education.
  • Assisted in client education, ensuring doctor recommendations were fully understood.
  • Maintain file integrity along with dispensing medications and client education.
  • Obtained and delivered client education skills in a veterinary setting.
  • Assisted Veterinarian by holding patients during procedures and client education.
  • Loaded appointments providing client education, recorded patient history.
  • Administer medications/vaccines as directed and review Client Education.
  • Provide client education and trained new Veterinary Assistants.
  • Assisted veterinarians and other technicians with client education.
  • Provide client education regarding medications and treatments.
  • Provide effective client communication and client education.
  • Provide excellent client education on preventative care.
  • Provide client education and surgical discharge instructions.

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17. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Handled animals during physical examinations-Assisted during surgery-Maintained a sanitary work environment in the clinic-Responsible for producing and organizing medical records
  • Assisted veterinarian with medical treatments and surgeries, administered medications, maintained kennel, organized medical records.
  • Collected and manufactured clear medical records by operating and understanding medical computer software used within all hospitals.
  • Maintained legally defensible medical records in cooperation with doctors by noting details discussed during client conversations.
  • Maintained medical records and entered treatments and medications into the computer as recommended by the veterinarian.
  • Prepared computerized medical records providing a smooth transition from paper charts to computerized records.
  • Set appointments filed medical records answered phones assisted vet during surgery basic office duties
  • Followed to required policies and procedures regarding obtaining medical records from other facilities.
  • Maintain privacy of clients information and get proper authorization to release medical records
  • Obtain animal identification information by examination of animals and medical records.
  • Complete accurate medical records, using the proper medical terminology.
  • Maintained and continuously updated medical records into electronic data system.
  • Maintained electronic medical records and protected client and patient confidentiality.
  • Maintained and contributed to medical records and other legal documents.
  • Followed treatment for hospitalized patients as outlined by medical records.
  • Oversee and maintain medical records incorporating attention to detail.
  • Perform laboratory testing and enter results in medical records.
  • Monitor anesthetized patients and update patient medical records accordingly.
  • Keep accurate medical records according to hospital policies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete medical records and documentation.

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18. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Trained as front desk receptionist and veterinary assistant to assist veterinarian and practice manager where needed.
  • Treat and medicate animals as needed.-Front desk receptionist.-Maintenance.-The go to person.
  • Covered/assisted at front desk by answering calls/questions, finalizing services rendered.
  • Front desk receptionist for both veterinary hospital and boarding facility.
  • Front Desk Receptionist Office Manager Practice Manager
  • Front desk duties that includes, answering phone calls, file client/patient records, and greeting/checking-in patients when entering the facility.
  • Served as a Receptionist at the front desk and also worked as an assistant in the back part of the clinic.
  • Front desk receptionist responsibilities, pharmacy tech/mixing and filling prescriptions, setting up specimens in the lab, scrubbing/sterilizing surgical instruments.
  • Front desk representative responsible for customer service including: answering the phone, receiving customers and assisting with intake paperwork.
  • Gained more receptionist skills at the clinic's front desk, facing, phones, money boxes and greeting clients.
  • Front desk duties as well as preparation for exams and surgical procedures, assisting doctor and tending to kennel/boarding pets.
  • Worked the front desk greeting customers, handling incoming and outgoing phone calls, and securing their pets for treatment.
  • Assisted in all Equine and Bovine surgeries, ran the front desk and assisted with Feline and K-9 on Saturdays.
  • Front desk reception: schedule appointments, surgical and dental procedures, boarding reservations, advise and invoice clients.
  • Work the front desk when needed to aide in client information intake as well as other need based activities.
  • Started as a receptionist at the hospital and gained a full year of experience at the front desk.
  • Support front desk clerks by entering charges for client visits into the database and filing patients' charts.
  • Assisted pet owners, managed the front desk, cashier, follow-up calls, and trained new employees.
  • Perform front desk responsibilities: Greet clients, answer phones, schedule appointments, and answer customer inquiries.
  • Started out of high school working at the clinic doing housekeeping which then lead to front desk duties.

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19. Surgical Equipment

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Here's how Surgical Equipment is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Supported surgeries by preparing the patient, monitoring anesthesia during surgery, maintaining surgical equipment and ensuring the patient resuscitated safely.
  • Prepared surgical equipment, administered medications, collected tissue, cellular, and microbiological samples and performed laboratory tests.
  • Maintain surgical equipment, sterilize surgical instruments, and assist the veterinarian and licensed veterinary technician as needed.
  • Collected fecal samples, identified intestinal parasites, administered oral medications, and prepared and sterilized surgical equipment
  • Preformed disinfection of environment in the office as well as sterilizing equipment, environment and surgical equipment.
  • Sterilize surgical equipment and assist veterinarian during surgical procedures such as preparing and monitoring the patient.
  • Sterilized Surgical Equipment and checked dates of previous sterilized equipment to ensure no contamination was present.
  • Assisted with surgical procedures* Sterilized surgical equipment* Helped with feeding, exercising and grooming patients
  • Assisted in surgery with sterilization and preparation of surgical equipment and post-surgery clean-up.
  • Prepare surgical equipment, monitor anesthesia and aid in surgery and recovery.
  • Prepared animals for surgery by shaving animals and sterilizing surgical equipment.
  • Sterilized surgical equipment to ensure quality and safety for all patients.
  • Performed cleaning and sterilization of surgical suites and surgical equipment.
  • Decontaminated, sterilized surgical equipment and prepared room for operations.
  • Performed Post-op recovery duties and responsible for surgical equipment sterilization.
  • Provided vaccinations, sanitized kennels, and surgical equipment.
  • Prepared surgical equipment and assisted veterinarians in surgical procedures.
  • Prepared surgical equipment, and assisted veterinarian during surgery.
  • Prepared and sterilized patients and surgical equipment for surgery.
  • Sterilized surgical equipment using autoclave and decontaminated isolation room.

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20. Filling Prescriptions

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Here's how Filling Prescriptions is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in veterinary procedures including restraint/handling, charting, running lab tests, filling prescriptions and surgical procedures
  • Maintained pharmacy by filling prescriptions and managing inventory.
  • Experience with preparing laboratory work and filling prescriptions.
  • Assisted with answering phones, booking appointments, checking customers in and out, and filling prescriptions in the reception office.
  • Assisted doctor by calling patients in, filling prescriptions, collecting and running tests, developing x-rays, administered medications.
  • Assisted in preparing client invoices, filling prescriptions and preparing medications for patients as directed by the veterinarian.
  • Assisted the technicians by filling prescriptions, trimming nails, restraining patients and cleaning up after them.
  • Assisted Doctor with surgeries, appointments, filling prescriptions, and properly holding animals for treatments.
  • Help doctors with filling prescriptions, holding, taking blood, X-rays, stain, placing catheters
  • Assisted veterinarians with patient care, preparation for procedures and surgeries, and filling prescriptions.
  • Assist veterinarians with patients including medical charting, educating clients, and filling prescriptions.
  • Kennel Cleaning, checking in patients, filling prescriptions, holding/restraining animals for exam,
  • Assisted with purchasing of supplies, including filling prescriptions and processed client orders.
  • Applied attention to detail while ordering and filling prescriptions from the doctors.
  • Assisted in drawing up vaccines, filling prescriptions and checking out customers.
  • Greet clients and process records filling prescriptions as indicated by veterinarian.
  • Administer medication orally or topically, as well as filling prescriptions.
  • Managed the Hospital's Pharmacy desk filling prescriptions as needed.
  • Assisted during surgeries, blood draws, and filling prescriptions.
  • Assisted with billing, check outs, and filling prescriptions.

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21. Nail Trims

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Here's how Nail Trims is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Nail trims/ear hair plucking/fluid administration.
  • Assist Veterinarians and Technicians with blood draws, catheters, surgery, nail trims, EAG, vaccinations, etc.
  • Assisted vets with exams, animal restraint, blood draws, vaccinations, bathing, toenail trims, surgical asst.
  • Assisted with client exam room interaction, blood work, urinalysis, fecal exams, animal restraint, nail trims.
  • Perform hygiene-related duties, such as bathing, nail trims, expressing anal sacs and other minor grooming procedures.
  • Assisted doctors during examination and performed basic duties such as nail trims, blood draws, and specimen collections.
  • Fill and label prescriptions, call in prescriptions, draw up vaccines, do nail trims, clean cages.
  • Assisted with blood draws, nail trims, euthanasia, x-rays, sonograms, and the administration of medication.
  • Assisted veterinarians and technicians in examinations; including animal restraint, nail trims, and other procedures as needed.
  • Perform minor procedures including but not limited to: suture removal, blood draws, nail trims.
  • Assist the veterinarians in various tasks such as blood draws, nail trims, bandaging, etc.
  • Performed routine procedures (nail trims, ear cleaning, bandaging) prepared patients for surgery.
  • Assist Dr.s and techs as needed with restraining patients for nail trims, procedures and exams.
  • Performed blood draws, nail trims, ear cleanings, and other routine services on animals.
  • Perform more simple treatments such as nail trims, clean ears, and install catheters.
  • Administer vaccines, perform nail trims, implant microchips, place catheters and draw blood.
  • Assisted with medical technician and Vet surgeries, nail trims, drawing and administering medicine.
  • Nail trims, some grooming, clean kennels, walk dogs and care for hospitalized animals
  • Give vaccines and do other simple procedures, such as giving fluids or nail trims.
  • Assisted doctors during appointments with restraint, vaccination, nail trims, ear cleaning.

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22. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Administered vaccines, prepared anesthesia, collected blood samples, monitored vital signs, observed animal behavior, and performed post-procedural care
  • Decreased patient risk by accurately monitoring vital signs during surgical procedures and kept the veterinarian aware of changes in stability.
  • Monitored patient vital signs during surgeries: Responsible for critical care and fluid monitoring, dosage calculations and medication administration.
  • Provided care of hospitalized animals taking vital signs, administer medications and explaining discharge medications to pet owners.
  • Monitored patient vital signs during routine and critical surgical procedures and hospitalized patients.
  • Assisted veterinarians during routine and non-routine surgeries while monitoring and recording vital signs.
  • Inspected incoming animals, obtained vital signs, administered medications and collected blood.
  • Assisted in surgical procedures and documented vital signs during and after operations.
  • Monitored and documented vital signs in recovery (postoperative) area.
  • Monitored animal health through regularly checking vital signs and attitude.
  • Administered medications and monitor vital signs of hospitalized animals.
  • Monitor vital signs of hospitalized and recovering surgical patients.
  • Monitor and appropriately document patient vital signs and activity.
  • Assist in medical procedures monitoring animal vital signs.
  • Documented client/patients medical information and vital signs.
  • Monitored patient vital signs during surgical procedures.
  • Obtain patient history and record vital signs, to include blood pressure, temperature and pulse into the veterinary treatment record.
  • Assisted doctors in appointments, including obtaining detailed patient history, performing patient restraint, and acquiring patients' vital signs.
  • Collected laboratory specimens; assisted with radiology and CT scanning studies; took vital signs; restrained animals when necessary.
  • Assisted Veterinarian in-room and with surgery in O.R., documented, obtained vital signs, obtained and performed blood work.

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23. Catheter Care

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Here's how Catheter Care is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Provided IV catheter care; insertion, medication, removal, etc.

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24. Medical Procedures

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Here's how Medical Procedures is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Assist veterinarians with medical procedures on household pets * Liaison between pet owners and veterinarians * Perform and evaluate laboratory tests
  • Maintained Animal boarding facility, exercised animals, performed animal maintenance and grooming, assisted with medical procedures.
  • Determined which medical procedures needed to be performed and completed efficiently in an organized and timely manner.
  • Assist veterinary technicians and veterinarian in medical procedures Dispense medications as prescribed by veterinarian Patient care and maintenance
  • Assisted veterinarians in a variety of medical tests, laboratory analysis, and medical procedures.
  • Perform dental prophylaxis procedures as well perform additional medical procedures as needed in the hospital.
  • Assisted in medical procedures including cleaning and wrapping of wounds and administering medications.
  • Assist veterinarians and others in conducting examinations, medical procedures, and surgery.
  • Interpret estimates pertaining to vaccines, medical procedures, and Veterinarian recommendations.
  • Assisted in daily operations and medical procedures of a busy veterinary clinic.
  • Followed standard protocols to complete various laboratory tests and medical procedures daily.
  • Assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in administrations of medical procedures and medications.
  • Assisted veterinarians with medical procedures, and prepared medications for animals.
  • Assisted veterinary staff with small animal husbandry and routine medical procedures.
  • Experience in assisting with various medical procedures including radiography and surgery.
  • Assisted veterinarian, technicians, and veterinarian students with medical procedures.
  • Performed consistent in high stress situations resulting in successful medical procedures.
  • Assist veterinarians with medical procedures, vaccinations and filling medication.
  • Assist veterinarian with medical procedures and professor with laboratory classes.
  • Presented and explained complex medical procedures and estimates to owners.

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25. Dental Procedures

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Here's how Dental Procedures is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with anesthesia monitoring, catheter placement, calculated and administered medications, filled prescriptions, performed dental procedures.
  • Prepared patients for surgery/dental procedures and ensured hospitalized patient environments were properly maintained and cleaned.
  • Monitor anesthetic procedures during sterile animal surgeries; perform dental procedures; monitor patients post-surgery.
  • Prepare, monitor and assist in surgical/dental procedures under direction of a veterinarian.
  • Monitored anesthesia during dental procedures, anesthesia procedures, and general surgeries.
  • Aided veterinarian with patient restraint, anesthesia monitoring and surgical/dental procedures.
  • Assisted veterinarians in minor dental procedures including extractions and mass removals.
  • Administered anesthetics and monitored patients during surgeries and dental procedures.
  • Monitored and assisted multiple medical surgeries and dental procedures daily.
  • Monitored up two to four medical surgeries/dental procedures daily.
  • Monitored anesthesia for surgeries and dental procedures.
  • Monitored anesthesia and performed dental procedures.
  • Perform dental procedures, wound care, hygiene maintenance, vaccines, blood/urine/fecal collection on patients including domestic and exotic pets.
  • Cleaned kennels, held down dogs for doctors, did stool samples, walked dogs, and assisted with dental procedures.
  • Process payments, filing, inventory, x-rays and assist with dental procedures, check in and check out clients.
  • Assist Veterinary Technician in medical duties when collecting blood samples, administering vaccines, and while performing dental procedures.
  • Assisted in surgeries and responsible for nursing care and support of animals, including dental procedures and x-ray exams.
  • Performed dental procedures, including polishing, and removal of calculus, soft deposits, plaque and stains.
  • Assisted the veterinarians in daily appointments, routine examinations, surgeries, and dental procedures.
  • Assist doctors with appointments, treatment, surgeries, dental procedures, x-rays and euthanasia.

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26. Fecal Samples

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Here's how Fecal Samples is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Analyzed fecal samples using microscopy for signs of parasite infestations.
  • Collected fecal samples using fecal loop for laboratory analysis.
  • Collected fecal samples and examined microscopically for parasitic infections.
  • Collected blood/skin/fecal samples for laboratory and in house examination.
  • Collect and monitor urine / fecal samples, prepare fecal analysis samples, administer snap test, and stain slides.
  • Collected specimens such as blood, urine, and fecal samples and prepared them for lab send out.
  • Administered vaccines and drew blood, ran blood work, spun and read fecal samples through the microscope.
  • Processed laboratory work such as blood tests, urine samples, fecal samples, cytology and cultures.
  • Set up fecal samples, ear cytology's draw up vaccines, stock and fill prescription medicines.
  • Assisted vet techs and veterinarian with procedures such as catheters, fecal samples, and blood draws.
  • Draw up vaccinations, restrain animals during procedures, and set up fecal samples to be tested.
  • Restrained animals and completed wellness exam by obtaining fecal samples, temperature, and respiratory data.
  • Prepared urine samples, blood samples, and fecal samples to send out to the labs.
  • Collect samples from patients for diagnostic testing such as blood, urine, and fecal samples.
  • Perform blood work, urine samples, fecal samples, and other various diagnostic testing.
  • Run Lab work for analysis of blood work, fecal samples, and urine samples.
  • Performed urine and fecal samples, drew blood, administered vaccines, assisted in surgery.
  • Vet assistant including blood draws, vaccinations, sedation, fecal samples, and vitals.
  • Run blood work on patients, read fecal samples and enter all results in computer.
  • Prepared and checked-under microscope- fecal samples, ear smears, urine samples, etc.

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27. Avimark

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Here's how Avimark is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Operated AVIMARK system to create/change/cancel appointments for multiple doctors.
  • Experienced with medical software such as AviMark and IDEXX Laboratories, in conjunction with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Served as receptionist answering phones and using AviMark software to enter data on clients.
  • Take pet information and punch it in the office database(AviMark).
  • General computer skills; fluent in Microsoft Office and AviMark (veterinary database)
  • Assisted the doctors in rooms, took notes in AviMark.
  • Experience with the computer program, AviMark.
  • Operated and entered data in AVIMARK system.
  • Experience with working with AviMark computer system
  • Have experience with AviMark software.
  • Worked with the AVIMARK SYSTEM.
  • Experience in client communications, surgical/dental assistance, assisting in minor procedures, pharmaceuticals, laboratory procedures, Avimark computer systems.
  • Restrained animals, groomed animals, recorded physical conditions and filled standard documents using Avimark systems.
  • Supported practice manager by inputting medical documents and inventory into Avimark.
  • Performed receptionist duties and worked with Avimark veterinary software program
  • Maintain patients charts and documenting daily care using Avimark program and paper chart, while having good attention to detail.
  • Used Avimark computer system, assisted doctor with routine procedures, weights, suture removals, etc.
  • Entered patient charges, created and explained estimate of treatment plans and surgeries via Avimark software.
  • Manage patient records and appointments in AVImark software, and utilize Microsoft Office in day-to-day tasks.
  • Utilized AVImark to set and check the appointments, review patient history, and log prescriptions.

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28. Physical Exams

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Here's how Physical Exams is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared vaccines, maintained/cleaned surgical equipment, assisted vet by restraining animals during physical exams and procedures.
  • Performed medical services assisting the veterinarian as surgical assistant, physical exams, and client management.
  • Performed proper restraining techniques upon animals receiving their physical exams and applied muzzles when necessary.
  • Completed daily physical exams on hospitalized patients and initial exams on ambulatory clients.
  • Performed physical exams, collected cytology specimens and interpreted laboratory test results.
  • Assisted licensed Veterinarian and higher level technicians with physical exams and treatments.
  • Assisted veterinarians and technicians during physical exams and laboratory tests.
  • Provide assistance to veterinarian during physical exams and routine surgeries.
  • Assisted Veterinarian with physical exams and restrained animals if needed.
  • Assist Veterinarian with administrating vaccines and performing physical exams.
  • Assist with administration of medications and physical exams.
  • Assist Veterinarians during routine physical exams.
  • Assist Veterinarians daily with basic procedures including physical exams, vaccines, blood draws/blood work, nail trims and grooming procedures.
  • Assisted with physical exams including restraint, drawing up vaccines, and gathering all other items needed for the exam.
  • Performed regular health checks & routine physical exams, including obtaining patient histories, & educating owners on procedures performed.
  • Assisted veterinarians in the performance of yearly physical exams and maintained results for inspection by regulatory authorities (USDA).
  • Assisted veterinary technicians and Veterinarians in restraining animals for blood draws, intravenous catheters, physical exams, etc.
  • Pet restraint for nail trims, blood draws, physical exams, injections, x-rays, ultrasound and euthanasia.
  • Assist the veterinarian in performing physical exams, administering vaccines, doing blood draws, and filling prescriptions.
  • Perform physical exams, nail trims, prep for surgery, monitor surgery & care for patient after surgery

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29. Treatment Areas

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Here's how Treatment Areas is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Cleaned all kennels, animal treatment areas, operating and x-ray rooms, re-stocked hospital, and all laundry duties.
  • Prepare waiting room, exam rooms, and treatment areas, ensuring cleanliness and availability of necessary equipment and supplies.
  • Clean and prepare surgical instruments and gowns, perform cleaning and restocking duties in kennel and treatment areas of clinic.
  • Maintained the cleanliness of all kennels, dog/cat wards, treatment areas, exam rooms, and surgical suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain clean, sterile and prearranged treatment areas, exam rooms, labs, and instruments.
  • Maintained excellent client service throughout the hospital (front lobby, exam rooms and treatment areas).
  • Assisted all veterinarians within the exam rooms as well as in surgery, x-ray and treatment areas.
  • Created and implemented daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning checklist for the hospital boarding and treatment areas
  • Escorted animals to the appropriate treatment areas, prioritizing animal safety and comfort at all times.
  • Prearranged treatment areas, exam rooms and labs for dental, spay/neuter and other surgeries.
  • Tasked with cleaning and disinfecting examination rooms, treatment areas, and animal housing.
  • Assisted veterinary technicians with patients, sanitized treatment areas, and cared for boarding pets
  • Maintain all treatment areas ensuring appropriate levels of medical supplies stocked in each area
  • Sterilized surgical packs, disinfected surgical suites, exam rooms and treatment areas.
  • Clean and disinfect animal kennels, examine rooms, and treatment areas.
  • Sterilize and clean hospital treatment areas and cages for all in patients.
  • Sanitized surgery room, exam rooms, cages, and treatment areas.
  • Transported animals to and from exam rooms to treatment areas and kennels.
  • Provided assistance as needed in the exam rooms and treatment areas.
  • Maintained clean treatment areas, exam rooms and lab areas.

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30. Pet Owners

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Here's how Pet Owners is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Provided exceptional veterinary care to companion animal patients, while professionally serving clients and pet owners.
  • Utilized interpersonal skills to maintain professional and friendly relationships with pet owners.
  • Explained discharge instructions to pet owners after surgeries and/or hospitalized procedures.
  • Worked closely with pet owners in explaining medical information and procedures.
  • Expressed positive, compassionate professionalism toward pet owners and animals.
  • Helped pet owners in understanding treatment procedures easily.
  • Educate community in responsible pet ownership.
  • Served as a veterinarian assistant to provide care for animals being hospitalized, and help answer pet owners questions and concerns.
  • Educated Clients and staff about new over the counter medications, hospital protocol, responsible pet ownership and wildlife care.
  • Educate pet owners on post-op care and calmly and patiently answer questions in what can be an emotionally charged environment.
  • Responded to client questions and served as doctor/client liaison, including educating pet owners about disease, immunizations and treatments.
  • Educated the public about diseases that are spread from animals to humans also about responsible pet ownership and wildlife care.
  • Educate clients about responsible pet ownership, including puppy/kitten and senior care, diet, exercise, and training techniques.
  • Recorded all inventory brought in by the pet owners, as well as specific medicine instructions for the pet.
  • Eased the pet owners and answer any questions they may have about caring for their pet at home.
  • Provide pet owners with compassionate care for their pets and assisted veterinarian during medical and surgical procedures.
  • Work with a variety of pet owners in order to ensure the proper care of their pet.
  • Educated pet owners on vaccinations the pet is receiving and explaining potential side effects to owners.
  • Greet clients and check-in pet and provide consultation to pet owners about their pet's needs.
  • Consulted pet owners during follow up visits; help with customer retention and new customer acquisition.

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31. Dental Cleanings

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Here's how Dental Cleanings is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Administer dental cleanings under veterinary supervision, following standard protocols for anesthesia dosage and monitoring.
  • Performed routine dental cleanings under anesthesia and assisted doctors with extractions.
  • Performed routine dental cleanings under the supervision of a licensed Veterinarian.
  • Performed anesthetic dental cleanings and monitored pet vitals for other procedures.
  • Performed dental cleanings on sedated animals and assisted for extractions.
  • Perform dental cleanings and anesthetic monitoring on patients during surgery.
  • Performed dental cleanings and x-rays on anesthetized animals.
  • Assisted veterinarian in surgeries and performed dental cleanings.
  • Performed dental cleanings on designated animals.
  • Answered phones, scheduled appointments, faxed documents, dental cleanings on sedated animals, and maintained sterile equipment and facility.
  • Set up anesthesia machine for dental cleanings, ovarian hysterectomies, castrations, mass removals, etc.
  • Assist with surgery preparations, monitor surgeries and perform anesthesia, perform dental cleanings, post-operative care.
  • Performed dental cleanings on various dogs, assisted in taking x-rays and also developed the images.
  • Performed dental cleanings which included scaling and polishing of teeth and alerting veterinarians of any issues.
  • Performed dental cleanings (scaling, polishing, and assisting with extractions)correctly and efficiently.
  • Set up and monitor surgeries (most experience in dental cleanings, spays, and neuters)
  • Blood draw/ Catheter placement, Anesthesia, Dental cleanings, Vaccinations, Pharmacy, General animal care
  • Assisted in surgeries and performed dental cleanings on dogs and cats under supervision of doctor.
  • Assist with x-rays, perform dental cleanings on dogs and cats, run blood work.
  • Assist vet with small surgeries - tag and dew claw removals, dental cleanings.

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32. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared animals for examinations / procedures Worked with a paperless charting system, and continuously performed data entry and organization.
  • Maintained client coordination and education of current medical protocols, scheduling, data entry of treatment estimates, financial/medical advisement.
  • Job description:-handling medications and caring for animals-public service-lab work, inventory and data entry
  • Completed necessary paperwork and performed data entry.
  • Front office experience admitting patients, filing, documenting in patient charts, billing, data entry, and telephone operation.
  • Assisted the office manager by performing general office duties such as; data entry, typing, and filing invoices.
  • Managed, maintained, and ensured accurate processing of patient and client records by ensuring data entry services.
  • Update temperature and weight in chart prior to the appointment through data entry using paper less system.
  • Worked diversely with other departments: data entry, analysis, design, program preparation, etc.
  • Maintain customer accounts to include new customer set-up, data entry of animal records, billing.
  • Assist in areas of administrative work including data entry, receptionist duties, and file organization.
  • Assisted with all office support Answering phones, data entry, filing and any additional task.
  • Execute protocol of computer programs and data entry concerning doctors notes and technician findings.
  • Train employees on animal handling skills, customer service, and computer/data entry.
  • Front office duties including customer service, phone, appointments and data entry.
  • Performed filing, data entry, and other various office tasks.
  • Answered phones, data entry, and appointment setting and vitals.
  • Managed invoice processes including data entry, discounting, and reconciliation.
  • Assist doctor Fill medication Answer phone Schedule appointments Data entry Payment taking
  • Preformed general data entry, record keeping and OTC medication handling.

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33. Idexx

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Here's how Idexx is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Experienced in IDEXX Cornerstone computer program and IDEXX in-house diagnostics laboratory equipment.
  • Worked with IDEXX lab analyst machines, assisted in reading stool and urine samples, and developed x-rays.
  • Conducted lab work such as analyzing blood, urine, and fecal tests using IDEXX equipment.
  • Obtain blood samples for laboratory testing, Laboratories used: ANTECH & IDEXX.
  • Perform diagnostic imaging and lab work using IDEXX machines and technology.
  • Experience with IDEXX blood sample analyzer, running samples and maintenance.
  • Performed lab analysis and SNAP tests using IDEXX test equipment.
  • Maintained and performed quality control on all IDEXX analyzers.
  • Collect specimens and ran appropriate test, Including IDEXX.
  • Worked with ANTECH and IDEXX for advanced diagnostic.
  • Know and follow IDEXX Safety precautions.
  • Order blood work tests from IDEXX.
  • Operate diagnostic equipment such as radiographic equipment, IDEXX and other laboratory equipment.
  • Experienced with Cornerstone Idexx Laboratory Systems
  • Processed all in-house hematology samples, up to 60 samples a day on Idexx equipment, included snap ELISA tests.
  • Perform maintenance on/run IDEXX lab equipment such as Autoclave, U/A, Catalyst, Procyte, Snapshot Pro and EC8+.
  • Perform and facilitate laboratory diagnostics with IDEXX equipment and services such as the Lasercyte, VetTest, and Snap tests.
  • Set up appointments, operated a multiline phone, experienced with Cornerstone and IDEXX software and lab equipment.
  • Experienced in wrapping surgery packs and running autoclave; have run blood work using Idexx Lab Station.
  • Collected data for large-scale veterinary studies, such as IDEXX heartworm prevalence study, and prepared reports.

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34. Diagnostic Tests

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Here's how Diagnostic Tests is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Assist doctors with appointments-Prepare and run diagnostic tests-Restock hospital supplies-Answer phone calls and correspond messages to doctors-Manage scheduling of appointments
  • Performed intake interviews and analyzed information, allowing for rapid determination and administration of diagnostic tests and treatments.
  • Assist veterinarian technicians with diagnostic tests for many pathological diseases.
  • Restrain animals during laboratory tests or diagnostic tests.
  • Obtained laboratory samples and performed diagnostic tests.
  • Performed routine laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  • Assist veterinarian in all phases of health exams and treatments including administering vaccines, perform diagnostic tests, and medicine dispensing.
  • Assist Veterinarian with animal restraint, drawing vaccines, performing diagnostic tests, and filling out vaccine certificates.
  • Perform routine laboratory or diagnostic tests, such as taking x-rays or preparing slides for pathogen identification.
  • Performed routine diagnostic tests; fecal flotation, snap tests, routine blood-work and ear cytology's.
  • Place IV catheters, draw blood, run diagnostic tests, and examine cytology slides.
  • Assist with running diagnostic tests on sick animals to determine what was wrong with them.
  • Performed routine laboratory and diagnostic tests, including CBC, Serum Chemistry profiles and cytology.
  • Performed diagnostic tests: urinalysis, skin testing, complete blood work, fecal floats.
  • Perform fecal tests, blood tests, and assist doctors with surgery and diagnostic tests.
  • Assisted in exams/animal restraint, ran diagnostic tests, and assisted the doctor.
  • Gather samples for various diagnostic tests, and analyze results of those tests.
  • Performed routine laboratory and diagnostic tests, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Performed countless diagnostic tests including radiography, urinalysis, and blood work.
  • Perform routine laboratory and diagnostic tests, took and developed x-rays.

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35. Preventative Care

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Here's how Preventative Care is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Assist veterinarian and veterinary technician with restraining, medicating, surgical procedure, emergency procedures and preventative care of animals.
  • Assisted the veterinarian in providing preventative care services.
  • Accomplished working with hospital employees and Veterinarians in improving the health of sick and injured animals as well as preventative care.
  • Assisted equine mobile veterinarian with preventative care, including vaccinations, dentistry, sheath cleaning and responded to emergency calls.
  • Aided with farm calls, preparation for and assistance in large animal surgeries, preventative care, and pregnancy confirmation.
  • Educated clients of preventative care, treatments, and diagnostic of their pet to provide responsible pet care.
  • Deliver quality care to pets and their owners by knowledge of preventative care, health needs and treatments.
  • Educated clients on the importance of preventative care and the proper ways to care for their pets.
  • Educated clients on preventative care, health needs of their pets, treatment options and hospital services.
  • Worked with contagious diseases and preventative care as well as patients in isolation and intensive care.
  • Educate clients about Optimum Wellness Plans, preventative care, pet health needs and hospital services.
  • Educated clients about preventative care, pet health needs, clinic services and treatments, etc.
  • Educate clients regarding the best wellness plans, preventative care, and pet health requirements.
  • Educated clients about medical procedures, vaccines, surgery and preventative care for their pets.
  • Helped educate clients on preventative care, medications, diets, and post-surgical care.
  • Maintain medical charts while also managing client wellness plans and potential preventative care options.
  • Informed clients about preventative care, which in turn increased sales of optional products.
  • Prepare and go over discharge instructions, including proper preventative care with owners.
  • Educate clients about preventative care, wellness plans, sicknesses, and medications.
  • Educated clients about animal health, vaccination protocols, and preventative care.

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36. DVM

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Here's how DVM is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Assist DVM's and Technicians with patients care for surgery including restraint for catheters insertion (jugular and cephalic veins).
  • Answered telephones while working with practice management software (DVMMGR); set up accounts, appointments, and answer questions.
  • Started out as a kennel tech, and worked my way up to DVM assistant during high school (small animal)
  • Registered clients and their pets; maintained records of services rendered; assisted DVM at Rabies Clinics; assisted with surgeries.
  • Greeted and built a rapport with clients - Escorted clients into appointments and recorded information - Assisted DVM and Vet.
  • See patients in room, assess conditions and report to the DVM, Administer vaccines and medications as needed.
  • Served as an assistant to three DVM's and a small staff of veterinary technicians and fellow assistants.
  • Assist the DVM's, and other Hospital staff with the care, and treatment of hospitalized pets.
  • Performed bill collection calls from a list derived off of DVM manager and accepted payments over the phone.
  • Placed intravenous catheters in patients under the guidance and supervision of an LVT or DVM.
  • Assisted DVM and technicians with radiology positioning, restrained patients for treatment and filled prescriptions.
  • Collected initial patient history and vitals; assisted DVM during examinations, surgeries, and emergencies
  • Provided intake, monitoring and recovery assistance to DVM in the high volume spay/neuter clinic.
  • Assisted all DVM's, Associates and Clientele in all aspects of a Veterinary Hospital.
  • Assisted licensed veterinarian (Dr. Peace, DVM) with dog and cat spay/neuter surgeries.
  • Assisted DVM with patients, cleaned examination rooms, surgical instruments, and kennels.
  • Assist co-workers, groomer and DVM as needed with care and handling of animals.
  • Assisted DVM in examination, treatment, and x-ray of small animals.
  • Assisted DVM in restraint of animals during office visits and home visits.
  • Assisted DVM in patient care, handled laboratory samples and filled prescriptions.

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37. Cornerstone

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Here's how Cornerstone is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Hired as a consultant for administration of Cornerstone practice management software.
  • Schedule and classify client appointments using Cornerstone technology and calendar spreadsheets.
  • Learned and utilized veterinary computer program such as CornerStone.
  • Managed data and records in Cornerstone software application.
  • Experience in navigating and utilizing Cornerstone database.
  • Monitor appointment schedule via Cornerstone software.
  • Leveraged extensive expertise in Cornerstone.
  • Record patient history into Cornerstone.
  • Updated records utilizing Cornerstone software.
  • Answer phone calls, manage client payments, Inform pet owner and manage computerized system (basic knowledge in Cornerstone).
  • Helped with making and confirming appointments, regular call-backs to clients, maintained client records using paperless computer system Cornerstone.
  • Answer the phone, arrange appointments through Cornerstone, and communicate with clients in person and over the phone.
  • Used Cornerstone and Vet Plan software to schedule appointments, make notes, update patient/client information and for billing.
  • General administrative functions of filling, updating client/patient records through computer software system (cornerstone).
  • Answered phones, applied payments, used medical charting as well as cornerstone clinic software.
  • Used veterinary software Cornerstone to enter, access, and retrieve patient and client data.
  • Answer client questions, schedule appointments, and file medical documents using Cornerstone and DVMAX
  • Use of Cornerstone practice management system and paper records for patient orders and invoicing.
  • Assist front office with phones, scheduling, and payments using Cornerstone software along.
  • Scheduled appointments, invoiced services, and entered health records using Cornerstone software.

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38. Urine Samples

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Here's how Urine Samples is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Perform basic laboratory tests including reading cytology slides of ear, skin, and urine samples for diagnosis of illnesses.
  • Filled out test slips, prepared and coded urine samples for tests and air freighted them to Phoenix, AZ
  • Prepared blood, fecal, and urine samples in lab, also developed the x-rays and assisted with surgery.
  • Collected blood, fecal and urine samples for diagnostic purposes, administered medication and recorded and charted procedures.
  • Assisted by taking blood and urine samples and preparing them to be sent out to the lab.
  • Weighed animals, took blood and urine samples, and prepared medications to injured and sick animals.
  • Collected urine samples and performed urinalysis procedure so results could be looked at by the Doctor.
  • Completed laboratory duties such as urine samples, fecal analysis, and most cytology samples.
  • Handled some laboratory work for blood, stool and urine samples and developed X Rays.
  • Collected feces and urine samples to run lab tests on and report results onto chart.
  • Read fecal and urine samples, assisted with blood draws, and feline neuters.
  • Collected tissue, feces, blood and urine samples for examination and analysis.
  • Collected blood, fecal, skin scrapes and urine samples for laboratory testing.
  • Read fecal flotations, urine samples, ear swabs, and blood differentiation.
  • Collected TPR, blood, stool, urine samples and interpreted lab data.
  • Create labels for prescriptions, stool samples, urine samples, etc.
  • Collect skin, fecal, blood, and urine samples to analyze.
  • Prepared, fecal and urine samples for microscopy and interpreted the results.
  • Obtained packaged and shipped urine samples from racing greyhounds for drug testing
  • Use centrifuge to spin down blood and urine samples, urinalysis.

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39. IM

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Here's how IM is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Administer medication, immunizations, or blood plasma to animals as prescribed by veterinarians.
  • Worked cooperatively with other veterinary staff to care for boarded animals and admitted patients.
  • Provided needed restraint with the animals during examinations, laboratory procedures and euthanasia.
  • Assist the attending veterinarian with physical examination for a small animal practice.
  • Help veterinarians administer medications, treatments and prep animals for surgery.
  • Completed routine laboratory testing and cared for and fed laboratory animals.
  • Monitored animals recovering from surgery and notified doctors of any changes.
  • Provide support for veterinarian during surgery and exams of animals.
  • Distribute medication and specialized foods to animals throughout Humane Society.
  • Restrained animals to maintain safety for veterinarian and assisting team.
  • Attended training classes relating to animal vaccinations and behaviors.
  • Restrained animals while the veterinarian examined or treated them.
  • Restrain animals during examination, treatment, or inoculation.
  • Assist veterinarians with medical treatment of animals and restraining.
  • Assist Veterinarians and Technicians: Restrain animals during examinations.
  • Administered vaccinations, medications, and anesthetics to animals.
  • Assist veterinary technicians with Restraining animals for procedures.
  • Gathered and administered medicine to the animals boarding.
  • Prepared examination rooms, restrained animals during procedures.
  • Filled prescriptions and medicated any animals as needed.

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40. SQ

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Here's how SQ is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared and administered SQ injections and medications.
  • Prepared sterile IV fluid lines, prepared and labeled prescription medications, and administered medications IV, IM, or SQ.
  • Administered fluid therapy, antibiotics on hospitalized and incoming patients, as well as, IV, IM, SQ injections.
  • Care for boarding cats, assist veterinarian, process urinalysis and fecal floats, administer SQ injections and fluids, pharmacy duties
  • Cleaned windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water and other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.
  • Administer medications and vaccinations to animals as directed by veterinarian PO, SQ, IM and IV routes.
  • Monitored anesthesia and administered medications via various vectors (IV, SQ, IM and PO).
  • Administer medications and immunizations as directed by veterinarian via PO, SQ, and IM route.
  • Assisted Dr. using various restraint techniques, administering vaccines and medications SQ, IM, IV.
  • Administered SQ and IV medications to patients as directed by the doctor.
  • Administer fluids and injections (SQ only).
  • Administer injections to patients IV, IM, SQ
  • Administered SQ, IM, and oral medications.
  • Administer oral and SQ drugs.
  • Administer injections (IM, IV, and SQ), SQ fluids, and IV fluids, and oral medications.
  • Placed IV catheters, ran routine blood work, and also gave IM, SQ, and IV injections.
  • Administered vaccines (SQ, IM), performed ear flushes, fecal exams, and Gram Stains.
  • Perform injections on a daily basis (IV, SQ, IM).
  • Administered medications and fluid IV, SQ, IM, and PO.
  • Administer vaccines and medication (IV, IM, SQ).

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41. CBC

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Here's how CBC is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted biochemical analysis-CBC/Chem Urinalysis samples.
  • Performed numerous lab tests such as CBC, fecal parasite analysis, ear swab analysis, urinalysis, and SNAP testing.
  • Performed patient check-ins, blood draws, vaccinations, restraint, and various lab duties such as urinalysis and CBC differentials.
  • Can operate CBC machine, IOF, electrolyte machine, centrifuge machine (blood, fecal, and UA).
  • Use the catalysis machine to run CBC, Urinalysis, and Chem's as needed for the patient.
  • Perform diagnostic testing (CBC, chemistry, urinalysis, fecal, snap tests, etc.).
  • Collect blood for CBC and Internal Organ Functions as well as other blood related tests.
  • Run CBC blood work and Diagnostic Panels on LaserCite and Vet Test machines.
  • Obtained blood samples for laboratory testing and ran in-house CDP/CBC blood work.
  • Experience operating Light Microscope and CBC, Electrolyte, and IOF machines.
  • Blood draws, cephalic and jugular, for CBC/CMP/PT/PTT/Phenobarbital levels/T4/etc.
  • Know basic CBC, hematology, urinalysis, blood glucose.
  • Draw blood and run diagnostics on IOF and CBC machines.
  • Run CBC and other laboratory test.
  • Run diagnostics (PCV, Blood Glucose, CBC, Chem, Electrolytes, Urinalysis, Blood Gases, etc.)
  • Help with all appointments, help pull blood from pets for CBC or SMAC tests, etc.
  • Care for animals, draw blood for heart worm test and CBC, SMA, Iv fluids.
  • Run blood work on IOF, CBC and Electrolyte machine.
  • Count white blood cells and run CBC machines.
  • Run Complete Blood Count (CBC).

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42. TPR

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Here's how TPR is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Acquire TPR on horses and cattle, administer IV medications to horses, assist in equine acupuncture and dental floats.
  • Provided treatment and care for animals including TPR, nail trims, ear cleaning, administering medication, etc.
  • TPR'ed clients for the vet to observe, restocked any supplies, balanced the money drawers and controlled drugs.
  • Recorded accurate files and entered them into VetPro software to ensure correct information was available on all patients.
  • Performed all duties of a Veterinary Assistant, including: surgery recovery, TPR, history and recording.
  • Completed patient intakes, including taking medical histories, temperature, pulse and respiration (TPR).
  • Restrained animals for TPR's, blood draw, catheters, ultrasound, X-rays and other procedures.
  • Performed TPR on patient in room and assisted doctors in handling animals, and filling medication.
  • Assisted in check in of patients; obtain TPR, history, weight and symptoms.
  • Experience in setting up exam rooms, getting TPR on patients and history.
  • Assisted doctors during consultations, created SOAP's, obtained TPR's.
  • Assisted veterinarians in surgery, administered vaccines, recorded TPR for patients.
  • Nurse rooms- TPR of animal and medical history to relay to doctor.
  • Obtained a basic history as well as TPR rates for each patient.
  • Get complete history on patients and began with TPR's.
  • Placed patients in rooms and recorded weight and TPR.
  • Performed TPR and obtained histories on patients when needed.
  • Record TPR, medical history, and vaccine history.
  • Assisted veterinary technician with TPR on each patient.
  • Recover surgery patients: monitor TPR's.

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43. Bathe Dogs

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Here's how Bathe Dogs is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Give nail trims, and bathe dogs/cats upon owner request.
  • Walk, feed and bathe dogs in the boarding facility.
  • Walk, feed, and bathe dogs and cats that are boarding or in the hospital.
  • Clean kennels, walk dogs, dishes, laundry, bathe dogs, nail trim
  • Feed, medicate and walk borders, restrain animals, clean kennels, bathe dogs and cats
  • Clean Kennels-Bathe Dogs-Dry Dogs-Check Customers in and out-Book Grooming and Boarding Appointments -Answer and Return Phone Calls

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44. Sterilize Instruments

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Here's how Sterilize Instruments is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment for necessary procedures.
  • Maintain and set up patient rooms, clean surgical site and sterilize instruments.
  • Record keeping, reception duties, restrain, clean, and sterilize instruments.
  • Clean, maintain, and sterilize instruments or equipment inside of mobile truck.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines.
  • Sterilize instruments, clean hospital, assist in restraining.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and materials used for surgery.
  • Clean, maintain, and sterilize instruments or equipment.
  • Assist veterinarians in examining animals to determine the nature of illnesses or injuries.Clean, maintain, and sterilize instruments or equipment.
  • Fill prescriptions Clean/sterilize instruments Manage money Prep patient for surgery
  • Experience using Infinity Software * Assist in surgical procedures * Sterilize instruments used during surgery * Prepare vaccines.
  • Assist doctors when needed Sterilize instruments Maintain clean environment daily Supervise the animals Handling prescribe meds
  • bet holding animalsfill medicationsprepare for surgerysterilize instruments answer phones make appt.send out reminder cardsmonthly client billsfilingclearingall kennel dutiestraining new employees

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45. Client Communication

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Here's how Client Communication is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Observed routine examinations to learn the dynamics of veterinary medicine and client communication.
  • Discovered a new appreciation for the importance of client communication in veterinary medicine.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational and client communication skills at all times.
  • Documented patient histories, initial physical examinations and client communications.
  • Answer phones Data Entry/Invoicing/Basic Accounting Greeting clients/Client communication Assist veterinarians
  • Developed good client communication and education skills.
  • Developed client communication and animal restraint skills.
  • Developed etiquette for client communications.
  • Performed client communications and education.
  • Volunteer position while enrolled in the Serrano High School Regional Occupational Program - Animal husbandry, client communication and hospital maintenance.
  • Perform client communication and education on procedures, veterinary services, wellness exams, vaccinations, and preventative health care.
  • Checked and provided follow up on client communications such as emails, voice mails, and Pet Portal service.
  • Restrain animals, client communication and education, assist people on phone, schedule appointments, and surgeries.
  • Managed client communication, checking in appointment, assisting in treatments, and writing up charts.
  • Worked closely with doctors to discuss specific cases including diagnostic approaches, treatments and client communication.
  • Prepared and expedited all client communications including letters, vaccine reminders, and invoices.
  • Specialized experience with dermatology with the focus on client communications and patient care.
  • Managed client care by booking appointments, handling client communications and organizing billing.
  • Experience in office management, accounts receivable, client communications, A.I.
  • Assisted with office visits, exams and client communication and product sales.

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46. General Care

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Here's how General Care is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Provide general care and administer medication for animals recovering from surgical procedures, and animals being boarded.
  • General care of animals, developed x-rays, maintained veterinarian level sanitation
  • Provided general care of hospitalized patients by feeding and walking animals.
  • Provided general care and administered prescribed medications to patients.
  • Support Veterinarian with general care of hospitalized animals.
  • General care of boarded and hospitalized animals.
  • General care of animals being hospitalized.
  • General care of hospitalized patients.
  • Administered medication, immunizations, and filled prescriptions advising owner of medication use, feeding and general care of animal.
  • Feed or exercise animals or provide other general care, such as cleaning or maintaining holding or performance areas.
  • General care of in-house patients, including feeding, walking, administration of medications, and basic hygienic/grooming activities.
  • Educated animal owners regarding feeding, general care, medical conditions and treatment options during their visit.
  • Consulted clients regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions, and treatment options.
  • Acted as first point of contact for clients and educated pet owners about illnesses and general care.
  • Advised clients regarding in and out of home sanitary measures, feeding, and general care.
  • Provided general care for in-house patients, such as feeding, bathing, walking and grooming.
  • Assisted in medical treatment, provided general care, and applied and reviewed medical test results.
  • Cleaned areas, provided food, shelter and general care to all types of animals.
  • Advised owners about sanitary procedures, feeding and general care to promote health of animals.
  • Answered phones, set up appointments, and answered questions on general care of pets.

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47. Lab Samples

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Here's how Lab Samples is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Collected specimens, prepared lab samples, performed lab procedures and evaluated lab work which expedited medical procedures and treatment.
  • Assisted Veterinarians and Technicians with various needs including restraining for procedures, taking and setting up lab samples.
  • Prepared lab samples, ran lab samples, filled out proper documents, properly documented in charts.
  • Assisted with imaging, performed POC blood and lab work, prepared outbound lab samples.
  • Collected lab samples for lab results and ensure they were sent to correct laboratory.
  • Prepared and submitted lab samples to include biopsies, cultures, and blood samples.
  • Prepared, processed and analyzed lab samples of all through bread race horses.
  • Prepared lab samples such as urinalysis, fecal tests, and blood work.
  • Prepare lab samples such as urine, fecal & blood samples.
  • Aided with collecting lab samples, administering medication and taking x-rays.
  • Prepare lab samples to be sent out for additional testing.
  • Fill prescriptions and prepare lab samples to be analyzed.
  • Collect lab samples, and run labs as necessary.
  • Handled lab samples frequently and maintained patient records.
  • Prepare, and package and mail lab samples.
  • Run blood work and submit lab samples.
  • Prepared lab samples for doctor interpretation.
  • Collected medical lab samples for processing.
  • Obtain lab samples for diagnostic testing.
  • Analyzed lab samples using in-house equipment.

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48. Unusual Changes

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Here's how Unusual Changes is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored and assessed patients in hospital wards along with notifying veterinarian of any unusual changes or symptoms.
  • Monitored animal patients during and after surgery; notified veterinarian any unusual changes or symptoms.
  • Monitor animals recovering from surgery and report any unusual changes to the veterinarian.
  • Monitored animals recovering from surgery and recorded unusual changes or symptoms.
  • Monitor and maintain the heath of animals under the facilities care and notify veterinarians of any unusual changes or symptoms.
  • Monitor animals recovering from surgery and notify veterinarians of any unusual changes or symptoms.

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49. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Checked clients in, accurately completing intake procedures with well-written, legible information to facilitate accurate diagnosis and treatment plans.
  • Educate clients on treatment plans and diagnostic testing* Laboratory testing and data entry* Assist doctors in surgery and vaccine administration
  • Worked independently on executing physical examinations, supplementary tests, initial assessments, and establishment treatment plans.
  • Assisted in performing and recording proper treatment plans and preparatory procedures on outpatients.
  • Implement treatment plans and Veterinarian protocols.
  • Maintained an excellent rapport with clients, as I frequently educated them about their pets' medical issues and treatment plans.
  • Assist Veterinarian and Technicians with hospitalized patients, treatment plans, and appointments while maintaining a clean and stocked hospital.
  • Discussed treatment plans and pricing, medications and proper administration, and the status of pets under care with clients.
  • Processed treatment plans, contracts, and finances that all contributed to the proper admittance of the client and patient.
  • Educate clients on pets' needs, routine procedures, treatment plans, prescribed medications, and common risks.
  • Presented routine and complex treatment plans, while gaining clients trust to provide the necessary care for their pet.
  • Care for hospitalized dogs including intensive care support, surgery recovery and carrying out doctors' treatment plans.
  • Assist doctor with patients, greet clients, schedule and confirm appointments, make estimates and treatment plans.
  • Performed clerical duties while constructing treatment plans and presenting them to the clients and other team members.
  • Implemented the importance of services to clients and non-clients with brochures, handouts, or treatment plans.
  • Assisted in carrying out treatment plans for patients in the emergency department and critical care unit.
  • Educated clients in understanding various care and treatment plans, answered questions and demonstrated procedures.
  • Created treatment plans and cost estimates with veterinarian supervision to discuss treatment options with clients.
  • Followed through with instructions/treatment plans given by doctors and assisting others with their pet patients.
  • Maintained communication with the veterinary staff on treatment plans and how the dogs were responding.

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50. Anal Glands

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Here's how Anal Glands is used in VET Assistant jobs:
  • Assist with blood draws, toe nail trims, expressing anal glands, bandage changes, retrieving temperature from the animals.
  • Apply proper animal restraints as needed, clip nails, clean ears, expression of anal glands and bathe patients.
  • Clip nails, express anal glands, clean ears, brush, and clean out metal runs for current patients.
  • Restrain animals, give vaccines, blood draw, pharmacy, x-rays, husbandry, nail trims, anal glands.
  • Clean kennels, do nail trims and anal glands, give baths, draw blood and restrain for examination.
  • Perform hygiene-related duties such as clipping animals' claws, expressing anal glands, and / or cleaning ears.
  • Restrain patients for blood draws, expelling anal glands, conducting X-Rays, and toe nail trims.
  • Performed grooming duties such as lion cuts, nail trims, anal glands, and baths.
  • Bathed/dried, trimmed nails, cleaned ears, brushed teeth, and expressed anal glands.
  • Bathe animals, clip nails, express anal glands and perform other minor grooming procedures.
  • Expressed anal glands, trimmed nails, maintained cleanliness of kennels/runs and walked dogs.
  • Preformed services that included nail clipping, expressing anal glands, and weighing animals.
  • Assist groomer as needed for expression of anal glands or aggressive patients.
  • Assisted with restraining for blood draws, nail trims and anal glands.
  • Bathe, clip nails, and also expressed anal glands.
  • Express Anal Glands (Internally & externally).
  • Trim nails, express anal glands.
  • Restrained animals for the veterinarian, bathe the animals (expressed anal glands, cleaned ears, trimmed nails, etc.
  • Assist with induction, venipunture, placing IV catheters, taking radiographs, nail trims, expressing anal glands, etc.
  • Communicate orders post-operatively, medication regimens, and follow-up care to pet owner Perform nail trims and express anal glands.

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20 Most Common Skill for a VET Assistant

Routine Laboratory Tests15.7%
Animal Care7.6%
Scheduling Appointments6.8%
Exam Rooms6.8%
Patient Care6.6%
Anesthesia6.2%
Surgical Procedures6.2%
Drawing Blood5.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A VET Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Routine Laboratory Tests
Routine Laboratory Tests
11.8%
11.8%
2
2
Animal Care
Animal Care
5.7%
5.7%
3
3
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
5.1%
5.1%
4
4
Exam Rooms
Exam Rooms
5.1%
5.1%
5
5
Patient Care
Patient Care
5%
5%
6
6
Anesthesia
Anesthesia
4.7%
4.7%
7
7
Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures
4.7%
4.7%
8
8
Drawing Blood
Drawing Blood
4.5%
4.5%
9
9
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
4.3%
4.3%
10
10
Customer Service
Customer Service
4.2%
4.2%
11
11
IV
IV
3.7%
3.7%
12
12
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Surgery Prep
Surgery Prep
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Animal Health Care
Animal Health Care
2.2%
2.2%
15
15
Surgery
Surgery
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Client Education
Client Education
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Medical Records
Medical Records
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
Front Desk
Front Desk
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Surgical Equipment
Surgical Equipment
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Filling Prescriptions
Filling Prescriptions
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Nail Trims
Nail Trims
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Catheter Care
Catheter Care
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Medical Procedures
Medical Procedures
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Dental Procedures
Dental Procedures
1%
1%
26
26
Fecal Samples
Fecal Samples
1%
1%
27
27
Avimark
Avimark
1%
1%
28
28
Physical Exams
Physical Exams
1%
1%
29
29
Treatment Areas
Treatment Areas
1%
1%
30
30
Pet Owners
Pet Owners
1%
1%
31
31
Dental Cleanings
Dental Cleanings
1%
1%
32
32
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
Idexx
Idexx
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Diagnostic Tests
Diagnostic Tests
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
Preventative Care
Preventative Care
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
DVM
DVM
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Cornerstone
Cornerstone
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Urine Samples
Urine Samples
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
IM
IM
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
SQ
SQ
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
CBC
CBC
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
TPR
TPR
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Bathe Dogs
Bathe Dogs
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Sterilize Instruments
Sterilize Instruments
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Client Communication
Client Communication
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
General Care
General Care
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Lab Samples
Lab Samples
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Unusual Changes
Unusual Changes
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Anal Glands
Anal Glands
0.5%
0.5%

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