Kendra M.|Monroe, WA
7 yrs exp
Experienced Animal Care Provider Available On Short Notice
I have been an animal lover and pet owner all of my life, with a huge passion for animal welfare. I began working in veterinary clinics in 2006 as a kennel attendant, with my duties including feeding, exercising, and administering medication to both canine and feline patients. In 2008, I transitioned to a position as a receptionist and veterinary assistant and have been happily employed in the field ever since. I currently work as a veterinary assistant with a mobile surgery practice in the greater Puget Sound area. As a veterinary assistant, my responsibilities include the following: monitoring animals under anesthesia, taking vital signs, recording patient data, filling medications as prescribed by a veterinarian, safely restraining animals for a variety of medical procedures, performing laboratory tests on patient samples, providing support to families in times of stress and loss, answering and directing incoming calls, scheduling appointments for multiple doctors and departments, and acting as a liaison between the veterinarian and the client. I have also worked extensively with a local dog rescue, performing canine behavioral evaluations and coordinating fosters/adoptions.