Results-focused team player with M.S. in Biological Sciences eager to offer broad scope of animal
care, veterinary support, field research / studies, and data / records management experience
toward maximizing your progressive facility s success within a growth-oriented role.
Veterinary Tech Operations
Samples Extraction / Analysis
Pre- / Post-Surgery Medications
Surgical Support / Instrumentation
Patient Relations / Communications
Medication / IV Fluids Administration
Nest-Marking / Color Bands
GPS Units / Radio Transmitters
Field Data / Records Management
Top performer who offers 10+ years of combined experience within veterinary / animal care technician, field research, instructional, and volunteer roles, including contributing proven talents in initiating forward-thinking methods to achieve key goals.
Ambitious self-starter who demonstrates superior attention-to-detail and sharp analytical abilities in coordinating, evaluating, and interpreting statistical data to effectively plan, prioritize, and manage targeted biological studies and / or animal care requirements.
Excellent communicator who seamlessly interfaces among veterinarian professionals, field teams, biology peers, and clientele.
Veterinary Technician / Receptionist
Utilize broad scope of industry knowledge to assist veterinarians during surgeries, including preparing / disinfecting instruments; preparing pre- / post-surgery pain medications, administering sedation medications, and monitoring patients throughout process.
Clean and care for hospitalized animals; take and record patient temperature, respiration, and pulse; prepare and analyze fecal samples; and extract, test, and analyze blood for diseases, along with preparing necessary prescribed medications for patients.
Demonstrate solid communication abilities toward liaising between patients, caregivers, and veterinary staff, including assisting in restraining animals, obtaining patient history, scheduling appointments, and providing critical instructions for home-based care.
Bird Banding Technician
Located Mountain Plover nests across agricultural fields, used GPS units to mark nests, and performed nest-marking with stakes.
Tracked plovers using radio telemetry, captured adult birds with walk-in cages and banded them with USGS and color bands, applied radio transmitters, and floated plover eggs as necessary, along with maintaining and updating detailed field data sheets.
Animal Care Technician
Contributed strong multitasking abilities toward cleaning and caring for boarding animals; administering medications as required; assisting with training endeavors; and supporting the maintenance of a clean, orderly, and peaceful day care environment.
Veterinarian Assistant (Roles Held Separately)
Extracted, tested, and analyzed blood for diseases; prepared blood for lab runs and fecal samples for analysis; and administered medications and IV fluids, along with proactively assisting veterinarian during surgeries and preparing / disinfecting instruments.
Optimized organizational efficiency by handling patient appointments and recording individual data within comprehensive files.
Cleaned and cared for boarding and / or hospitalized animals, including large animals such as horses, as well as various wildlife.
Cultivated a reputable store image via the responsible cleaning and caring for of small mammals and birds, including cleaning fish tanks, performing necessary stocking of inventories, responding to customer inquiries, and handling cash register operations.
Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Illinois State University
Concentration: Biology, Behavior, Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Sequence
Thesis: Attractiveness and Paternal Care in House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon)
Biostatistics Lecture / Laboratory • Evolution • Avian Biology • Population Ecology
Evolution / Systematics Seminar • Systematic Biology • Conservation Biology Seminar • Ethology
Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences
Indiana University, Bloomington
Concentration: Biology, Minor: Animal Behavior / Psychology
Organic Chemistry • Biochemistry • Molecular Biology • Genetics • Biology of Birds • Marine / Terrestrial Ecology
Evolution / Diversity • Biological Mechanisms • Psychology • Statistics • Behavioral Neuroscience • Biology Laboratory
Built and repaired on-site House Wren nestboxes, checked nestboxes daily, and recorded routine data (e.g. egg 1 day day of first egg laid in nest, clutch size, brood day 0 date first nestling hatched in nest, mass of nestlings at brood day 4 and 11, tarsus length of nestlings at brood day 11, fledgling date of nestlings), including entering data into a House Wren-specific DOS program.
Caught and measured adult mass and tarsus length, banded adult and nestling birds with U.S. Fish and Wildlife bands, and banded males with unique colorband sequences, along with attracting and identifying males using colorbands, conducting nest observations using spotting scopes and digital cameras, collecting adult blood samples and using a centrifuge to separate components, measuring hematocrit percentages, conducting gel electrophoresis, and using a densitometer to identify plasma protein levels.
Entered daily data into an Excel-based file and used Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) to expertly conduct tests on data encompassing studies on failure time analysis, linear regression, multiple regression, two-factor analysis of variance, three-factor analysis of variance, split-plot analysis of variance, contingency tables, and repeated-measure split-plot analysis of variance.
Summarized data within tables and graphs constructed and delivered findings within PowerPoint presentations to scientists.
Teacher s Assistant
Planned, organized, and delivered innovative PowerPoint presentations for each lab, including teaching lab content, conducting related activities, and constructing and grading quizzes and homework, as well as driving students to field sites for lab activities.
Effectively handled diverse responsibilities in the cleaning and caring for of horses, including tacking horses before lessons, feeding and watering horses, cleaning barn and horse stalls, and assisting riders and leading horse during therapy lessons, along with instructing additional volunteers on PALS processes and helping during mock lessons to ensure seamless services.
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I am currently seeking a challenging [ Insert Job Title ] role, and am submitting my resume for your review.
I am excited to build a rewarding career with your facility, and am confident that my professional skills, research experience, and academic credentials can help to achieve your objectives. I can offer 10+ years of combined experience in Animal Care, Veterinary Support, Field Research / Studies, and Data / Records Management, and have completed extensive studies in Biostatistics, Animal Behavior / Psychology, Molecular Biology, Marine / Terrestrial / Population Ecology, Evolution, Systematics Sequences, Conservation Biology, Ethology, and Avian Biology, among other areas.
To complement my background, please note that I hold a Master of Science in Biological Sciences (4.0 GPA) from Illinois State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences (3.79 GPA) from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Currently, as a Veterinary Technician for Arbor View Animal Hospital, I utilize my broad scope of industry knowledge to assist veterinarians during surgeries, including preparing / disinfecting instruments; preparing pre- / post-surgery pain medications, administering sedation medications, and monitoring patients throughout processes. Within this role, I clean and care for hospitalized animals; take and record patient temperature, respiration, and pulse; prepare and analyze fecal samples; and extract, test, and analyze blood for diseases, along with preparing prescribed medications for patients as necessary.
Prior to this, I served as a Bird Banding Technician for the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory which encompassed locating Mountain Plover nests across agricultural fields, using GPS units to mark nests, and performing nest-marking with stakes. During this time, I tracked plovers using radio telemetry, captured adult birds with walk-in cages and banded them with USGS and color bands, applied radio transmitters, and floated plover eggs as necessary, along with maintaining and updating detailed field data sheets. As this is just a sampling of my job history, please refer to my enclosed resume for additional experience.
You will find me to be a solutions-focused team player who can contribute a track record of organizing complex biological initiatives, defining key research / animal care priorities, and meeting targeted goals. In addition, I can plan, coordinate, and complete high-level biological projects within fast-paced, deadline-driven environments while streamlining processes to increase productivity, efficiency, and quality of end results. For the sum of these aforementioned reasons, I believe I will prove to be an incredible asset to your facility within this growth-oriented role.
I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you in advance for your consideration.
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