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Carrie E.

Dracos
256-426-7152
501 Webster Dr Lot 29
Auburn, AL 36832
OBJECTIVE

To gain clinical veterinary experience working with exotics, zoo, wildlife and
small animal companion species.

EDUCATION

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine


Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
3rd year student
August 2010-Present, Graduation May 2016
2 Medical Leaves taken
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Majored in Aerospace Engineering then switched to Biology with a Chem minor
August 2006-May 2010
GPA 3.9
Huntsville High School
Advance Diploma
Graduated 2006
GPA 4.46
Ranked 13 of 270+

EMPLOYMENT Veterinary Assistant


EXPERIENCE
Apollo Animal Hospital, Huntsville, Alabama
Hazel Green Animal Hospital, Hazel Green, Alabama
Both clinics owned by Dr. Wilson W. McManus, who had me work where I was
needed in both clinics.
January 2009- August 2010
December 2013- August 2014 and December 2014
Oversaw and worked in the boarding and treatment kennels. Assisted the
Veterinarian with appointments, exams, treatments, and surgeries on dogs and
cats. Did spay and castrations under supervision. In charge of animals over the
holiday closing periods. Boarded some birds. I worked here before I started Vet
school and returned after my second medical leave and during breaks.
Shadowing Vet Student
Moores Mill Animal Hospital, Auburn, Alabama
April 2013-August 2013
After my first medical leave I stayed in Auburn and shadowed at a clinic where I
participated in physical exams and procedures and did spay and neuter surgeries
under supervision.
Co-op Engineer
Lockheed Martin, Huntsville, Alabama
August 2008-December 2008
Developed computer code for missile defense systems.

Crew Manager
Dominos Pizza, Huntsville, Alabama
April 2008-August 2008
Working while in school.
Co-op Engineer
Continental, Huntsville, Alabama
January 2008- March 2008
Worked as a Co-op Engineer student while at UAH
Companion Animal Specialist
Petco, Huntsville, Alabama
September 2006- January 2008
Oversaw long term care, daily care, and received inventory for all animal
departments: reptiles, small mammals, birds, and fish. Also helped customers
diagnose problems, find the most suited animal to their life style, and help them
find and use what they needed to have a healthy animal. Managed the cash
drawer and helped with stocking, displaying, and organizing products. Trained
eight employees.
Shift Manager
TCBY, Huntsville, Alabama
March 2004-September 2006
Brought the health score from a 79 to a 95.
HONORS AND
ACTIVITIES

Did a 4 week externship at LSU SVM exotics, zoo, and wildlife medicine
working with local wildlife, companion exotic animals, and with local zoos.
Spent 3 weeks working at The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center in South
Africa working alongside a vet and gained experience working with wild life
such as: Zebras, Cheetahs, Lions, Caracals, Black footed cats, Servals, Nyala and
other antelope, Hippos, Water buffalo, warthogs, Gabon viper, Elephants, and
many other native animals. We learned different aspects of conservation, antipoaching, medical and environmental needs to keep cheetahs in captivity for their
breeding program, worked with local tribes and their livestock, and toured Kruger
National Park.
Treasurer of the Behavior Club at AUCVM
UAH School of Engineering Deans List
Top Twenty of the Graduating Class of Huntsville High School
Latin Honors Club, four years
Alabama All-State Choir, four years
Teaching PC and Microsoft software skills to senior citizens.

SPECIAL
SKILLS

Experience working with domestic, exotic, and wild animals


Completed neutering and declawing surgeries under supervision
Personal experience owning reptiles and fish.
Numerous experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe, Internet
Explorer, Fire Fox, Unix, Cornerstone.