JC Farris

Address: Church Hill, TN

E-mail: whispercreekblog@aol.com

 

Professional Goals

Utilizing my years of professional animal care experience, my plan is to continue to concentrate on writing unique pet care material from a vet tech perspective. I would like to develop a full series around Secrets of a Vet Tech and The Pet Parent Professor and to become a trainer in the classroom and beyond. In addition, I plan to continue my studies in ancient and modern religion and to continue to write about the evolution of faith.

Experience

Published Author

​2012 - present

Blogs

Whisper Creek

The Pet Parent Professor

Sew Vac Academy

Books

Secrets of a Vet Tech

Fundamentalism to Faith

"Secrets of a Vet Tech: The Guide to Low Cost Pet Care When the Cupboard is Bare" published  October 2012

"Fundamentalism to Faith: Memoirs of a Recovering Freewill Baptist" published January 2013

Freelance Writer and Blogger

​2010 - present

Began blogging with "Whisper Creek" in 2010 which included commentary, poetry, and matters of social action and faith. Later added "The Pet Parent Professor"' in 2013 to continue to establish my expertise in pet care after "Secrets of a Vet Tech". Hired by Sew Vac Sales and Service to write "Sew Vac Academy" blog which also began in 2013.

Creative Promoter

​2010 - present

Utilizing social media, Youtube,  online classifieds and auctions to promote Sew Vac Sales and Service in Kingsport, TN. Created and maintain the website, create newsletters, emails, and a blog to promote the business. In addition, I create advertisements utilizing Paint, Luna Pic, Windows Movie Maker, and Powerpoint  for VIP Pet Sitting, as well as my own projects including my animal rescue, T.Paws.

Veterinary Technician and Receptionist

1996 - 2012

 Technician duties included phlebotomy, IV catheters, surgical preparation, running laboratory tests including fecals, complete blood counts, internal organ functions, electrolytes, glucose curves, urinalysis, radiographs, fecal tests, and more. Surgical monitoring utilizing blood pressure cuffs, ECG machines, pulse oximeters, as well as monitoring IV fluids during surgery. Post surgical nursing duties included monitoring pet while waking and administering pain medication. Skilled in autoclaving surgical instruments, packing according to doctor preference and additional sterile procedures. Monitoring and treatment of sick pets per doctors orders. Keeping all veterinary records per the SOAP method. Additional duties included, but are not limited to cleaning kennels/cages, bathing and shave downs, vaccinating, euthanizing with and without owner present, caring for boarding animals. Receptionist duties included utilizing Cornerstone, AVI Mark, and Petware Software, customer service and cash receipts. Hospitals included Cherry Point Animal Hospital, Banfield Pet Hospital, Young's Animal Hospital (all in Kingsport/Johnson City, TN), Centennial Animal Hospital, Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley, Animal Medical Center of Redlands, VCA Central Hospital (Corona, San Bernardino, Redlands, Upland CA), Lakeview Animal Hospital, Magnolia Pet Hospital (New Orleans, LA)

Professional Pet Sitter/Business Owner

2006 - 2008

 

Created and operated a successful small business in Southern California called Gentle Hands Animal Care and Pet Sitting, caring for pets in the pet parent's home. Pets included dogs, cats, exotics, birds, and horses. Also went into homes of fractious pets on behalf of a local veterinarian to do blood draws, lab work, and subcutaneous fluids.

Animal Rescue Operator, Humane Society Board Member, and Animal Cruelty Investigator

​1997 - Present

Have operated the following rescues: Chattyville Pocket Pet Rescue (TN), Gentle Hands Network for Life (CA), T.Paws Rescue and ARFranage (now Tiny Paws Sanctuary) snce 1996, Former board member of Humane Society of Greater Kingsport which operated the Kingsport Animal Shelter (1997-1999), Animal Cruelty Investigator for HSGK during that time where I investigated about 100 cases per year, prepared the cases for court and testified as an expert witness. Had a 100 percent conviction rate.

Education
 

Veterinary Technician Continuing Education

Cedar Valley College, Dallas TX​,  2005-2006

Certified Euthanasia Technician

American Humane Association, Pasadena CA 2005

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, TN, 1989-1993

-AUTHOR, POET, ANIMAL RESCUER-

© 2012 by SAMANTA JONES