Technician Skills:

  • Anesthetic Induction
  • Anesthesia Monitoring
  • Basic laboratory tests (PCV, TP, UA, cytology staining, fecal analysis)
  • Blood Draws
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Central Line Placement
  • Client Communication
  • CRI Calculations
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Cystocentesis
  • Drug Dose Calculations
  • History Taking
  • Intramuscular Injections
  • Intravenous Injections
  • Intravenous Catheter Placement
  • Intubation
  • IV Fluid Rate Calculation
  • Recording Vital Signs
  • Subcutaneous Injections
  • Surgical Monitoring and Set-Up
  • Triage
  • Training Education
  • Urinary Catheterization

    Areas of Interest:

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Telehealth
Will Practice:
In Home State
Day ShiftsSwing ShiftsWeekdaysWeekends
Experience: 10-20 years
States I'm Licensed in:
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I've been a Relief Vet or Nurse/Tech For : Less than 1 year
Professional Memberships: FVTA, AHVMA
Willing to consider full or part-time employment:
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Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technicology

2002-2004 A.A.S.

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Roo Vet Relief

07/2020 - Current CVT

Primarily Specialty and Emergency relief

Coral Springs Animal Hospital

02/14 - 12/16 CVT

ICU and ER technician.
Involved with a wide variety of emergency situations and conditions, including; neurological, surgical, traumatic, toxic, and respiratory emergencies with a Board Certified Criticalist.
Excel in the ability to cross train and work in any specialty area within the facility when assistance is needed.
Strong ability to determine abnormal mentation, lung and/or heart sounds, signs of shock and intervene quickly to provide life sustaining .support
Responsible for the most critically ill cases in ICU with strong ability to thrive and remain focused under pressure

*Left clinic setting for job for husband’s job transfer to California and sabbatical for birth of our son*

Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Center - Toronto

10/2012 - 12/2013 RVT - Emergency and ICU

Worked side by side with Board Certified Criticalists assigned to the daily caseload in ICU. Sample cases included: HBC, post-op thoracotomies, septic abdomen, manual ventilation of neurological patients, anemic and thrombocytopenic patients and post-arrest supportive care.

Provided immediate stabilization and performed sensitive diagnostics to critical patients presenting through the ER service.

Spent several weeks training with the Internal Medicine department working with endoscopy procedures and learning specific diagnostics for patients requiring extensive work up.

Florida Veterinary Referral Center

04/2011 - 01/2012 CVT -Head ICU Technician

Provided leadership in the development of the flow and daily operation of the Intensive Care Unit.

Duties included caring for patients admitted through the Surgical, Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Emergency services. Care varied from neurological observation to extensive monitoring of the laterally recumbent and/or comatose patient, blood sampling to administration of blood products, and notifying veterinarian of patient status or behavioral changes.

Supervised new technicians and assistants in obtaining diagnostics and provided proper nursing care protocols

BluePearl Veterinary Partners -Tampa

06/2006 - 03/2011 ER and ICU Technician

Responsible for many levels of critical care in our ICU ward. Experienced in placing central catheters, performing and directing CPR procedures, interpreting ECG readings, handling and administering blood products for transfusions and stabilizing post surgical and neurological patients. Requires multitasking under intense pressure both alone and as a team member

Emergency service responsibilities include triage, pulling blood and running diagnostic tests, taking patient radiographs, inducing and monitoring anesthesia, calculating drug doses and administering intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications and communication to clients effectively under high stress situations

Care Animal Hospital

09/2004 - 03/2006 CVT

Responsibilities included: Monitoring anesthesia, performing dental prophylaxis, provided intensive, emergency and basic nursing care, performed diagnostic laboratory procedures, venipuncture, surgical nurse and educating clients.