QUALIFICATIONS: • • • • • • Licensed Veterinary Technician with 25 years of experience in animal care and welfare Proficient with various diagnostic equipment Ability to prioritize and remain focused on the essence of an issue Excellent with customer support services and communications Skilled at learning new concepts quickly while working well under pressure Proficient/Familiar with Microsoft Office suite of services, Pet Point, Cornerstone, Woofware, Vetport, and DVMax. Michelle Raye Miller, LVT 903 Frazier Dr, Walla Walla, Washington 99362 Phone: 509-540-8085 E-mail: email@example.com
EXPERIENCE: 07/15/20 - present Assisted Senior Living- College Place, WA (due to injury) maintaining License thru Continuing Education
05/01/2017 - 07/20 General Veterinary Practice, Kennewick,WA Licensed Veterinary Technician • Perform all tasks required of a veterinary technician in a busy, full service small animal veterinary clinic/rabbit surgical clinic. • Tasks included but not limited too; client education, handling of lab samples, all aspects of surgery. Acquiring detailed histories from clients, explaining detailed treatment plans/discharge instructions, client follow up communications, post orthopedic follow up exams, in house diagnostics, teaching clients about difficult home care, and in clinic patient care. • Carrying out all of the doctors treatment plans; blood/urine collection, radiographs, ear flushes, wound bandaging, dental radiographs/procedures, scrubbing in when needed, medication administration/prescriptions, and various other tasks. • Surgical prep and monitored anesthesia for all routine and complicated surgical procedures when needed. ie: spay, neuter, exploratory, cystotomy, enterotomies, orthopedic, and other high risk surgeries. 05/2015 - 08/2017 General Veterinary Practice , Richland, WA Licensed Veterinary Technician • Perform basic tasks of a veterinary technician as previously mentioned. • Prep of animals for euthanasia with their owners. This includes filling out appropriate documentation, placing a catheter in the room with the client, collecting payment, aftercare once client has left including clay paw prints. 05/2010 - 03/2015 Humane Society, Walla Walla, WA Director of Animal Care/Licensed Veterinary Technician • Oversee all aspects of daily operations for a busy, mission-driven non-profit humane society that provides care for over 2,500 animals annually. Manage a staff of ten (10) people including animal care providers and customer service representatives. (until 2013) Responsibilities include scheduling; animal care decisions and direction; providing continuing education; maintaining open, positive communication; responding to staff questions and concerns. • Establish protocol, schedule all surgeries, perform/delegate/record vaccination of all shelter animals. Determine/provide essential medical treatment as needed for shelter animals under the advisement of the shelter veterinarian. • Schedule, coordinate and ensure that all shelter animals are sterilized, vaccinated and in good health prior to adoption, placement in foster care or off-campus training programs. • Provide surgical assistance including anesthesia for surgeries performed within the facility. Order, record, store and strictly monitor all medications, vaccinations and controlled substances in accordance with current state and federal requirements. • Make and explain decisions to pet owners related to available space for owner surrenders. • Determine, establish protocol for and perform euthanasia when it is in the best interest of a shelter animal. • Prepare and conduct monthly Shelter Committee meetings in order to keep the Board of Trustees involved and informed of issues that affect the daily operations of the shelter. • Maintain positive inter-agency relationships with veterinary clinics and other animal welfare agencies. • Take a positive, pro-active role to provide public awareness and education about animal welfare and our mission.
• Help schedule, discharge, and perform all technician duties of the Trap-Neuter-Return program that worked out of the shelter for several years (Cat Management Coalition) that was responsible for spaying/neutering, vaccinating, micro- chipping, feral/community cats. Most if not all kittens were then transferred “ownership” via my position as manager to the shelter for adoption. • Played a key role in developing the Offender Based Kitten Program at the Washington State Penitentiary “Kitties in the Clink”. 12/2005 - 05/2010 General Vet Practice, Walla Walla, WA Vet Assistant until becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician in June, 2007 01/ 2000 - 09/2005 Michigan Veterinary Specialists and 24 Emergency, Southfield, MI Veterinary Assistant with specific specialties in Radiology, Dermatology and Surgery