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Robert Hooks

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175 Sanders Rd, DeRidder, LA, 70634, United States

(H) 337-202-3943,

Objective

I am a second year veterinary student at St. George's University.  I aim to reinforce what I have learned in the classroom by gaining more experience in a clinical setting. 


Work Experience

Summer Intern/Veterinarian Assistant (05/23/2005 – 08/31/2007)

I worked at a private mixed animal clinic for three summers. (about 45 hours per week.)

Last Employer: Hoerner Veterinary Clinic, DeRidder, LA

Contact Person: Dr. Ted Hoerner - 337-463-7011

Responsibilities: Assisted with small and large animal physical exams, vaccinations, blood draws, radiographs, preparation and observation of surgery, farm calls and emergencies, and provided general patient care.

Summer Intern (05/24/2010 – 07/02/2010)

I worked for about 5 weeks at a small animal emergency clinic as an intern. (between 20-30 hours per week)

Last Employer: Pet Emergency Clinic, Lake Charles, LA

Contact Person: Dr. Jon Emerson - 337-562-0400

Responsibilities: Responsible for initial processing of patients including, communicating our plan of action with the owners, entering patient/owner information into AviMark, and getting vital signs of the patient. Assisted with catheter placement, blood draw, processing lab work, radiographs. I also prepared patients for surgery, and learned to monitor their vital signs during surgery.

Accomplishments: I became proficient with their lab equipment and learned to place catheters, draw blood, and how to communicate better with the owners.

Education

Establishment: Louisiana State University

Education Period: 08/16/2004 - 05/13/2005

Average Grade: 3.0

Establishment: Louisiana Tech University

Degree: Bachelor of Animal Science

Education Period: 09/06/2005 - 05/15/2009

Average Grade: 3.1

Details: I majored in Animal Science, with a concentration in Pre-Vet.

Establishment: St. George's Universiry - SVM

Degree: DVM

Average Grade: 3.0

Skills

Excellent leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Some veterinary technical skills i.e. catheter placement, blood draw, and using lab equipment.

Computer Skills: Proficient with Mac and Windows, Microsoft Office, and can work perform basic functions on AviMark.

Additional Information

Study Abroad: St. George's University - SVM, is located in the South Caribbean in the country of Grenada

Interests

Small animal surgery and emergency medicine; I am also interested in equine medicine. I enjoy football, baseball, hunting and fishing. I was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Louisiana Tech University, and served as an officer on the executive board for one year, and was also the recruitment chairman for one year. I have excellent leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.