Christine G., CVT
Please note that Vet-1-1 requires all employees to pass a background screen and 5-panel drug test (screens for opiates, cocaine, marijuana, phencyclidine or PCP, and amphetamines/methamphetamines).
To perform quality medicine in preventive and reactive situations, to improve the lives of animals through excellent client education and support.
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
Certified Veterinary Technician
Animal Emergency and Specialty Center - Parker, CO
May 2018 to Present
- Administered medications, IV fluids, and performed treatments in a timely manner in a self-motivated setting with little oversight.
- Managed critical patients with a wide variety of disease processes on a daily basis.
- Monitored vitals on critical patients with the aid of ECG, BP, and while in oxygen therapy.
- Maintained detailed, thorough, and accurate medical records of each patient.
- Managed the care of nasogastric tubes, nasoesophageal tubes, tracheostomies, chest tubes (including MILA brand a s well as three-way stopcock), Jackson-Pratt drains, and urinary catheters.
- Balanced efficiency with thorough, quality treatment of patients and clients.
- Calculated drug dosages, dilutions, IV fluid additives, urine output, and blood transfusion rate s on a daily basis.
- Performed prompt and accurate laboratory tests, including, but not limited to: CBC, EPOC, PCV/TP, chemistries, urinalysis, fecal analysis, and numerous varieties of cytologies.
- Collaborated successfully with multiple departments, doctors, and other staff in a friendly, professional manner.
- Placed peripheral IV catheters and performed successful venipuncture on numerous patients daily.
Grand Valley Veterinary Emergency Center
April 2016 to February 2018
- Assisted with medical emergencies, including placing intravenous catheters, performing CPR, administering emergency drugs, performing expedited diagnostics - radiographs, ultrasounds, blood work - numerous times.
- Performed care of hospitalized patients, including but not limited to: set up and maintenance of intravenous fluids, drug calculations, accurate administration of a variety of medications, regularly obtaining vitals, obtaining laboratory samples, managing patient cleanliness, and keen observation of patient well-being.
- Prepared critical patients for surgical procedures, anticipating possible interventions including colloid and emergency drug administration.
- Successfully ran anesthesia on critical patients hundreds of times for a variety o f procedures, such as, GDV surgery, splenectomy, foreign body removal, abdominal hernia repair, laceration repair.
- Performed blood transfusions accurately, obtaining regular TPRs to monitor for reactions.
- Successfully communicated with clients in high-stress situations, explaining prognoses, diagnoses, recommended procedures, and the reasoning behind them.
CVT - Grand Junction, CO
March 2015 to July 2017
- Performed pre-medication, intubation, and sterile preparation of surgical patients over 500 times.
- Ran anesthesia on elective and non-elective procedures successfully, including appropriate monitoring before, after, and during the procedure.
- Communicated medical courses of action to clients, as well as costs, risks/benefits, and alternative courses of action to clients o n a regular basis.
- Restrained animals expertly for a variety of medical procedures.
- Wrote accurate medical histories, including correct spelling/grammar for thousands of patients.
- Maintained all lab equipment, including installing new machines, performing monthly maintenance, troubleshooting problems, and some inventory management from March 2015 - April 2017.
- Ran accurate laboratory procedures including, but not limited to: CBC, chemistry, electrolytes, urinalysis, fecal flotation, fecal cytology, ear cytology, skin scraping, fine needle aspiration, vaginal cytology, blood smear evaluation.
- Assisted multiple doctors in punctuality of appointment flow, by anticipating needs and expediting simple procedures.
- Implemented fear-free techniques with restraint and animal handling as much as possible.
- Maintained a professional demeanor in appearance and deportment at all times.
Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Christine's Skills Assessment:
Veterinary Technician Skills Assessment
This self evaluation is for assessing your experience in specific clinical areas. This self evaluation will not be a determining factor in accepting your application to become an employee of Vet-1-1.
- Limited = No Experience
- Basic = Some Experience
- Intermediate = Intermittent Experience
- Advanced = Experienced
- Expert = Very Experienced
Communication with Clients / Medical Records
Acquire a patient history
Maintain Patient Records
Provide client information regarding vaccination protocols
Provide client information regarding medication administration
Provide client information on care of bandages and orthopedic devices
Provide Client information regarding Post-surgical care
provide client information regarding dental prophylaxis
Determine and know normal values of TPR
Auscultate heart and lungs using stethoscope
Ability to recognize and triage emergencies
Assist in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Place Intravenous Catheter
Apply temporary bandage
Collect, prepare label and submit specimens for hematology
Collect, prepare label and submit specimens for cytology
Collect, prepare label and submit specimens for urinalysis
Collect, prepare label and submit specimens for microbiology
Collect, prepare label and submit specimens for blood chemistry
Perform fecal evaluation for endoparasites
Perform Standard Tests for Heartworm
Perform Complete Blood Count Including:
Total white blood cell count
total differential white blood cell count
red blood cell morphology
Perform Urinalysis Including:
Evaluation of sediment
Produce diagnostic radiographs and other electronic images
Understand and implement acceptable safety protocols
Implement knowledge of aseptic technique in preparation of instruments, patient and self
has assisted in and understands principles of application of splints and casts
Has assisted in and has knowledge of techniques and patterns relevant to suturing of skin wounds
Has assisted in and has knowledge of procedures and risks associated with intravenous and inhalational induction of general anesthesia
Understands how to safely administer a general anesthetic intravenously and intramuscularly
maintain and monitor a patient under general anesthetic with knowledge and awareness of physiologic changes
perform endotracheal intubation
understands principles of safety for both patient and personnel
Restrain patients with understanding of safety for patient, client and personnel
administer oral and parenteral medications
apply and maintain bandages
provices for basic physical and physiological needs of the patient
assist in counseling clients regarding animal nutrition
feed patient according to nutritional requirements
Has basic knowledge for the assessment of dental health
perform supragingival and subgingival scaling and polishing
has assisted in and has knowledge of techniques for dental extraction
has understanding of accurate dental charting
Has knowledge, skills and ability to recognize normal vs. abnormal behavior and respond appropriately
Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Prepare and dispense medication
recognize drug classification
recognize adverse reactions
knowledge of regulation regarding safe handling of biohazard materials
Please list computer software systems you are comfortable working with
Cornerstone, Petware, Avimark, Ezyvet, Smartflow