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Professional Summary
Highly accomplished Animal Control Administrator, Supervisor, Investigator and Officer with more than 18 years of experience focused on building strong relationships with employees, the community, citizens and all animals involved. Handles difficult situations calmly, compassionately and with professionalism. Strong organizing, planning and people skills. Grant writing and community event organization and planning skills along with financial planning and budget management. Experience with emergency preparedness, planning and shelter operations of high volume facilities. Partnered with over 140 other rescue organizations in order to improve on community relationships. Volunteered at numerous community events and at local veterinary hospitals to strengthen partnerships among community service providers.

Budget management emphasizing cost controls

Effective event planning
Grant writing
Excellent time management

Project management

Flexible and multitasked oriented

Excellent communication skills

Collaboration/Team Building

Fundraising and financial planning

Detail oriented

Volunteer and inmate management

Work History
Administrator of Animal Control, 04/2016 to Current
Polk County Sheriff's Office Winter Haven
Responsible for the day to day operations of the Animal Control Section. This includes a total of 69 employees, 10 inmates, numerous volunteers and an average of 400 animals per day approximately 18,000 a year.    
Animal Control Supervisor, 02/2014 to 04/2016
Polk County Sheriff's Office Winter Haven
Responsible for the day to day operations of the Customer Service unit. This includes the call takers, tag requests, records and adoptions and redemptions. Also the hiring of new employees and managing their training and yearly evaluations.
Animal Control Investigator, 03/2012 to 02/2014
Polk County Sheriff's Office Winter Haven
Responsible for maintaining case files, records and photographic evidence. Prepare and attend court, ensure the enforcement of regulations and ordinances. Investigate calls and complaints. Have professional interaction with other law enforcement agencies.
Animal Control Enforcement Officer, 12/2006 to 03/2012
Polk County Sheriff's Office Winter Haven
Responsible for answering call for service and the enforcement of county ordinances. Impound sick, injured and health animals both domestic and wildlife. Responsible for writing reports, issuing citations and appearing in court.
Veterinary Office Manager, 08/2000 to 10/2006
Grand Valley Veterinary Clinic Orwell, Ohio
Responsible for daily operations and flow of Veterinary hospital. Managed employee training, scheduling and inventory. 
  • Started an onsite adoption program at Pet Supermarket Bartow and Winter Haven in 2017
  • Increased live release rate over the past two years approximately 4% each year
  • Decreased Euthanasia rate over past two years approximately 3% each year
  • Increased community involvement and public awareness.
    • Increased participation in community events by more than 5% versus the previous year. This also included a 34% increase in personal contact.
  • Received a Sheriff's commendation in May 2013 and in August 2014
  • Received a Bureau commendation in August 2014 and in May 2015
  • Runner up for civilian of the year 2013
  • Received a Division commendation in January 2009 , November 2013, March 2017, March 2017 and January 2018
  • Received a Department of Law Enforcement commendation in July 2013 and January 2016
  • Dart Certification 2013
  • Large Animal Rescue Certification 2013
  • Effective Supervisory Practices 2012
  • FEMA Courses ICS-100, ICS-200, G-300, IS-700, IS-775, IS-800, G-191 and ICS-400
Master of Science: Currently Attending , 2019
Warner University - Lake Wales, FL
Certified Public Manager: 2017
Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
Medical Coding Certificate: 2017
Polk state college - Winter Haven, FL
Bachelor of Science: 2015
Polk State College - Winter Haven
Associate of Arts: 2012
Polk State College - Winter Haven
I am a wife of a Deputy Sheriff and a mother of two children. My son is 6 years old and my daughter is almost 3. We also are home to 4 four legged family members 2 dogs and 2 cats. 
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Professional Summary
A motivated and skilled Nursing Assistant with a highly effective communication style. Efficient worker who demonstrates excellent time management and prioritization skills. Strong belief in the importance of support in patient care. Seeking to obtain a responsible position where my skills and knowledge can be utilized as well as enhanced. 
Certifications and Licenses
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
CPR & First Aid Certified 
Skill Highlights
  • Strong knowledge of patient care procedures & medical terminology
  • Great organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Compassionate caregiver
  • Efficient and reliable team player
  • Detail and goal oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to learn new concepts quickly
Professional Experience
Comprehensive Care Group Canton, GA Personal Assistant to Michelle Hays (Co-Owner) 08/2012 to Current
  • Efficiently manage telephone calls, emails, and collect / sort mail.
  • Organize meetings and file documents. 
  • Assist in childcare responsibilities. 
  • Schedule and coordinate creative and educational activities for the children. 
  •  Currently working PRN
Longview Farm Ball Ground, GA Farm Manager 04/2010 to Current
  • Maintain daily horse care such as feeding, cleaning and grooming.
  • Perform nutrition and feed evaluations.
  • Create exercise plans for the horses.
  • Communicate health concerns with owners. 
Calaveras Farm Canton, GA Veterinary Technician 01/2014 to 03/2016
  • Provided care to horses, such as wound care/bandages, eye care and administering medications. 
  • Communicated with veterinary about progress and/or concerns. 
  • Assisted with other procedures as needed. 
Education and Training
BSN (Currently Attending) Brenau University, Gainesville, GA, USA
Certified Nursing Academy 2017 North Georgia Nursing Academy, Flowery Branch, GA, USA
High School Diploma 2011 Creekview High School, Canton, GA, USA
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Core Qualifications
  • Determines animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews; reviewing care plans and records; completing laboratory tests and studies, and diagnostic imaging.
  • Cares for animals by taking vital signs; collecting samples; administering medications, drugs, and vaccines; bandaging and wrapping wounds.
  • Supports animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments; securing and bringing animals to examination room; restraining animals; providing assistance as directed; explaining animal's status to owner.
  • Supports operations by assembling required supplies and instruments; setting-up surgery table instruments; restraining animals; completing local/regional anesthesia; preparing surgical site; placing catheters; obtaining blood gases; cleaning-up post-surgical site; maintaining sterile conditions; obtaining and verifying medications.
  • Maintains animal records by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating database.
  • Maintains equipment by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining equipment supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Maintains safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments; sanitizing and disinfecting holding and operating areas; storing sterile supplies; verifying shelf life; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Maintains animals by feeding and watering animals; cleaning animals' rooms, cages, and equipment; changing cages; observing for clinical signs of disease.
Veterinary Technician 10/2016 to Current VCA Friendship Pompano Beach, FL
Supervisor Veterinary Technician 07/2014 to 05/2015 Shelden Veterinary Louisville, KY
Veterinary Technician 01/2014 to 06/2014 VCA Fairleigh Pet Center Louisville, KY
Veterinary Technician 04/2008 to 01/2014 Gaslight Square Animal Hospital Louisville, KY
Veterinary Technician 03/2007 to 04/2008 Hurstbourne Animal Hospital Louisville, KY
Veterinary Technician 03/2004 to 03/2007 Kentucky Humane Society Louisville, KY
Board Of Veterinary Examiners License
Current -License #0128
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Professional Summary
Hardworking, reliable Certified Veterinary Assistant seeking a full or part time entry level position in a Veterinary Emergency Hospital or Emergency setting. I am actively attending school working towards obtaining my RVT license. I plan to eventually become a Surgical Technician. With a year of experience under my belt I feel that I am ready to obtain a paid job where I can further my knowledge as well as experience.
Work Skills
  • Small animal restraint.
  • Can record as well as obtain temperature, pulse, respiration rate, mm, and capillary refill time.
  • Blood draw, IV injections, IM injections, IV removal.
  • Administering of vaccinations as well as oral medications, insulin, and fluid IM.
  • PCV testing, SNAP testing.
  • Kennel Maintenance.   
  • Efficient in making paw prints after euthanasia as well as logging, tagging, bagging.
  • Can use the Infinity system to check in a patient as well as SOAPS.
  • Can effectively communicate and follow instructions.
  • Can record logs into a patients chart.
Work History
01/2017 to Current
Veterinary Technician Assistant/ Student Veterinary Emergency Clinic 1800 Prescott Rd E. Modesto

  • Record and obtain temperature, pulse, respiration rate, mm, and capillary refill time.
  • Blood draw, IV injections, Im injections, IV removal.
  • Some experience administering oral medications, insulin, fluids IM.
  • Can prepare, count and label prescription medications.
  • PCV testing, SNAP testing.
  • Efficient in making paw prints after euthanasia. This includes logging, tagging as well as bagging.
  • Use the Infinity system to check in a patient as well as SOAPS.
  • Effectively communicate and follow instructions.
  • Record logs into a patient's chart.
  • Cleaned, restocked and organized examination rooms.
  • Fed and walked the animals to use the bathroom.
  • Assisted veterinarian during medical and surgical procedures.

08/2012 to 09/2015
Supervisor Mcdonalds 2290 Cleveland Ave Madera CA
My job was to train and supervise Crew Members. I was also a line cook, cashier, and drive thru operator.
Associate of Science: Veterinary Technology
Modesto Junior College - Modesto CA

June 2013-September 2015
Certification: Veterinary Assistant
Ashworth College - Georgia
Completed in 2015 with Honors. Obtained Certification in Veterinary Assisting.
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Professional Summary
Work History
Veterinary assistant/ Veterinary technician , 02/2016 to 04/2017
Half moon bay veterinary hospital Half moon bay
  • Assisted veterinarian during medical and surgical procedures.
  • Collected and prepared specimens and samples for outside laboratory analysis.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
  • Assisted veterinarian during surgical procedures by creating and maintaining unobstructive surgical fields and passing instruments.
  • Positioned animals for diagnostic imaging such as x-rays.
  • Cleaned, restocked and organized examination rooms.
  • Fed, walked and bathed animals.
  • Administered oral or topical medications to boarding patients as specified by veterinarian in animal's medical record.