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Aug 2011Present

Lab Assistant

Purdue ITAP Operations
  • Assist Purdue Students with technology problems
  • Customer service
  • Answer phones
  • Technical skills to fix a PC, Mac, or printer
May 2012Present

Veterinary Technician Practicum Student

Northeast Indiana Emergency and Specialty Hospital
At Northeast Indiana Emergency and Specialty Hospital (NIVES) I worked over 480 hours in 12 weeks working as a surgery nurse, ER nurse, ICU nurse, and an Internal medicine nurse. While I was there I prepared a toxicology reference binder for the receptionists to use as a quick reference. The toxicology binder contains common toxic plants in the Northeast Indiana area, as well as, important phone numbers, common questions to ask when someone calls in with suspected toxicity, and numbers of other clinics in the area. Some other things I did for the clinic is make client education handouts and create standard operating procedures.Here is a list of some of my daily tasks:
  • Moniting Vitals
  • Intubation
  • Blood draws
  • Surgical preparation
  • Recoving of partient after surgery
  • Assisting Veterinarian when needed
  • Filling medications
  • Nail trim
  • IV catheter placement
  • Positioning for diagnostic radiographs
  • Restraint of dogs, cats, and some exotics
  • Induction of anesthesia
  • Administering SQ, IM, and IV injections
  • Performing differentials
  • Running of blood work using an IDEXX machine
  • General patient care 
Aug 2006Aug 2011

Kennel Assisant

Dupont Animal Care Center
  • Assisted groomers with bathing as well as drying animals
  • Client interaction
  • Disinfection of kennel
  • General care of dogs and cats
  • Kennel improvement projects
  • Exercising animal in outdoor pen
  • Performed proper restraint of animals
Jul 2010Aug 2010

Veterinary Technician Externship Student

Dupont Veterinary Clinic

At Dupont I spent six weeks (240 hours) working as a veterinary technician externship student.  During this time I gave recommendations to better improve Dupont, I presented a powerpoint presentation on how to do a differential, and expanded on my skills I learned while at Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Here is a list of some of my daily tasks:

  • Filling out paperwork to send out samples
  • Reading of fecals
  • Ran fecals using a centrifuge
  • Placing of IV catheters
  • Collection of blood
  • Running in house blood work
  • Monitoring patient during surgery
  • Intubation
  • Surgical preparation
  • Recovery of patient
  • Restraint of dogs, cats, and exotics
  • Preparation of medications
  • Nail trimming
  • Administering SQ, IM, and IV injections
  • Taking and positioning of radiographs
  • Ear cytology
  • Fecal cytology 
  • Induction of anesthesia
  • Microchipping
  • Filing of records


Aug 2009Dec 2011

Associate of Veterinary Technology

Purdue University

During my time studying for my associate degree, I worked over one thousand hours in the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital.


Clinical Pathology
  Perform PCV and total protein Performed urinalysis Manual complete blood count (CBC) Analyzed red blood cell morphology Analyzed white blood cell morphology Analyzed platelet morphology Performed platelet count
Lab Animal
  IP, IM, SQ,  and IV injections Calculating dilutions Proper restraint Oral Lavage Blood collection  
  Proper restraint of exotics Nail and feather trimming for birds    
Anesthesia of Small Animal
  Created protocols Monitored anesthesia Understanding of plain of anesthesia Intubation Keeping of anesthetic record every five minutes IV catheter placement Esophageal stethoscope placement Correct placement of an ECG  
Large Animal Nursing
  General care of large animals Perform proper restraint Perform physicals Removal of horse shoes Picking out feet of horses IM, SQ, and IV injections Catheter placement Blood collection  
Small Animal Nursing
  Administered IM, SQ, and IV injections Nail Trimming Restraint of animals including exotics Performed physicals Performed general eye exam Dispensing medications to animals Cephalic catheter placement  Lateral saphenous catheter placement Ear cleaning Ear cytology Fecal exam Obtain temperature, heart reate, and respiration General patient care Collection of urine by cysto, catheter, or free catch Blood collection from dogs and cats Administered SQ fluids Monitored and maintained IV fluids  


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My Experiences


My name is Hannah Giumento.  I am currently seeking a full time job as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area.  I am currently student at Purdue University.  As of right now I am in the process of getting my Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree.  In December of 2011, I received my Associate of Veterinary Technology degree from Purdue University where I worked over one thousand hours in the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  

My area of interests are small animal, cows, and horses.  I would love to get more experience with all animals to become a better, well rounded veterinary technician.  To the left of my website are some pictures of my experiences in the veterinary technology program at Purdue.Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Hope you enjoy my page! 


I am interested mainly in small animal, though I do enjoy working with cows and horses.  I have experience with other animals and exotics and am willing to consider working with them as well.  Please see below some of my experiences in the Veterinary Technology Program at Purdue University.