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Sep 2003Jul 2006

Advanced Studies Diploma

James River High School

Students in the program spend their four years of high school taking courses in both American and world studies, engaging in service projects around their local and global community, and participating in field trips to witness first-hand the practical leadership in the world around them

Work experience

Apr 2011Present

Veterinary assistant

Banfield Pet Hospital

Performed intake, and check out procedures

Educated pet owners on health and well being aspects of responsible pet ownership

Performed in house laboratory procedures 

Assisted veterinarians in surgical and emergency procedures. 

Oct 2010Feb 2011

Sales Person

JC Penney Portrait Studio

Assisted with child and family photography

Edited and enhanced images for customer use

Prepared and sold portait sets, multi-media and other merchandise.

Feb 2010Jul 2010

Assistant Office Manager

Almighty Cleaning & Painting

In charge of billing, scheduling, and payroll.

Oversaw multiple accounts and all full and part-time staff.

Performed other secretarial and managerial roles as needed.

Sep 2008Jan 2010

Veterinary Nurse

High Country Animal Clinic

Perfomed patient intake and history, dental prophys, prepared patients for treatment, assisted during, and post surgery. Increased efficiency by progressively training part-time and seasonal staff to perform various duties.

Obtained promotions starting as part time kennel assistant,  upto full time technician in training.

Fulfilled secretarial, kennel, and assistant duties as needed.

Aug 2006Dec 2008

Intern / mentor

Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute

Performed physical exams  and provided primary and critical care for Wildlife

Collaborated in wildlife education via programs and festivals for a variety of audiences

Prepared meals for permanent and temporary residents acording to dietary requirements

Diagnosed and treated a variety of injuries and diseases

Mentored high schoolers as well as incoming freshmen on maintaining animal welfare.

Perfomed duties under minimal supervision.

Aug 2008Dec 2008

Teacher Assistant: Anatomy & Physiology 2

Lees McRae College
Prepared and proctored test for 2nd year students Performed review and make up sessions Assisted and explained lab and microscope tecniques Graded in-class work and tests as well as out of class asignments
May 2008Jul 2008


Genesis wildlife Sanctuary

Performed Enrichment activities for resident wildlife

Provided maintenance of animal habitats

Communicated with the public via guiding facility tours and performing educational programs


Wildlife Rehabilitator Certification

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council