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Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technicology
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Roo Vet Relief
07/2020 - Current
Primarily Specialty and Emergency relief
Coral Springs Animal Hospital
02/14 - 12/16
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
Responsibilities included: Monitoring anesthesia, performing dental prophylaxis, provided intensive, emergency and basic nursing care, performed diagnostic laboratory procedures, venipuncture, surgical nurse and educating clients.