As embarrassingly funny as it is... At 6yrs old I actually wanted to grow up to be a dog ! Next best thing is caring for your pet !
I'm interested in capitalizing on and contributing my knowledge, experience and love for your companion pets, particularly dogs, and their healthy, all natural, holistic & wellness focused care, feeding and maintenance... from rescue dogs to pedigrees... as your Pet Sitter & Dog Walker.
As a teen I worked in my dad's animal health products manufacturing firm in Peoria, IL, working with nutritional supplement products manufactured for many internationally known firms. Our family has had dogs, cats, parrots, myna birds. In the last decade we've had no less than 3-5 rescue and pedigreed dogs at a time.
As embarrassingly funny as it is... At 6yrs old I actually wanted to grow up to be a dog !
I've taken care of critically ill dogs with stomach cancer and kidney failure in their last 6 months
of "quality of life" with a plethora of meds and subcutaneous fluid injections, etc, on a 24/7 basis.
I've consulted with companies that offer internally consumed and externally applied professional
pet grooming product lines to the dog show circuit and for companion pet owners alike.
I've taken on a "spec" project designing a new retail brand package & merchandise display
fixture and graphics for "Fetch-It" leather dog throw / chew toys along with their other new
universal pet odor and stain remover product's need for a new shelf-appeal bottle and label.
I've proposed labeling, packaging & printing proposals to all natural pet food firms like Solid
Gold, Flying Basset and Garmon Corp. with their three (3) private label brands as well as other non-profit and holistic, all natural pet product firms in LA.
I have databases in the pet product industries and retailers at my disposal including a complete
internal corporate-wide PETCO directory of employee/management phone, email and contact info.
I have an extensive background in pet products labeling, packaging, co-op advertising, in-store
brand marketing, as well as, in-the-field point-of-sale displays, signage, shelf-edge marketing,
pricing and merchandising experience at Von's, Ralph's Markets and dozens of merchandising
I was a Price Integrity Coordinator / Point-of-Sale Merchandiser / Customer Service Associate
for Ralph's & became extremely knowledgable of 400,000 plus products AND their daily, weekly
& seasonal on / off comparative / competitive price points, nutritional values including hundreds of pet products.
My primary career's been in advertising, marketing, publishing & printing design and sales where my outgoing and gregarious people skills married with my product knowledge allowed for me to sell up to $2 million a year in printing.
Patrick Jonathon Sweeney
Patrick Jonathon Sweeney’s Vet Tech
proficiency / confidence level on a 1-10 scale in the following vet tech duties (non-certified):
10 Collect and record patient information
10 Enter charges for services in computer
10 Send and receive referred lab tests and record results
10 Fill and refill prescriptions
10 Take physical inventory
10 Return expired drugs
10 Record treatment as appropriate
10 Record all conversations with client
10 Maintain treatment board, update, proceed to procedures, through Ready To Go status and patient discharge
10 Assist the doctor with restraint and treatment of patients
10 Clean treatment, exam, surgery and lab areas daily
10 IV fluid therapy - rates, labels, records
10 IV catheter placement, management
05 Maintain drug log
05 Maintain controlled drug logs
05 Maintain lab and surgical supplies
05 Treat animals as directed by doctor
05 Check animals and perform routine procedures
05 Clean up after surgery
05 Administer vaccines
00 Perform dental prophylactic cleanings
00 Assist the doctor with dental extractions
00 Prepare surgery room
00 Assist the doctor in surgery
00 Monitor patient post-surgery
00 Monitor patients hospitalized for treatments
00 Run in-house lab tests and record results
00 Take, develop, record and file radiographs
00 Tx & ICU sheets
Since I was 6 years old I actually wanted to "grow up" to be a dog ! Go figure !
temperament, disposition, personality, alpha-status, medical requirements, physical limitations, diet considerations
I ride my motorcycle to all my engagements. In case of emergency, soliciting transportation source would be necessary unless pet parent's vehicle is accessible.
Yes, see my vet tech proficiencies listing.
as much as requested, required, needed, appreciated and compensated for.