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What are the pros and cons of being a vet tech?

what's it like to be a vet tech?

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Kathrine’s Answer

Vet tech here!

Vet techs work directly with veterinarian to ensure patient's receive the best care possible. Duties include cleaning kennels to administering medications (and anything in between).

Pros: Rewarding job to help animals. When pet's come in to the clinic injured or sick, vet techs have an important role in the patient's care, and you have a feeling of accomplishment when that pet gets to go home with their family.

Cons: Some pet's are unable to be saved and this can be difficult emotionally. Being a vet tech is a very physical job and requires you to be on your feet most of the day.
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Danea’s Answer

Howdy! I’ve been in the Veterinary field as a Veterinary Nurse( I actually have a degree) 30 years and there are always pros and cons to every job. When I started out, I wanted to do medicine. I wanted to make a difference but didn’t have to funds to be a human physician. I didn’t know that the veterinary field was the more rewarding choice for me! I loved the fast pace, hands on relief that we brought to pets and their owners. I love working alongside surgeons and speciality veterinarians for really TOUGH medical cases. Some days are routine, with vaccines, baths, nail trims, and flea treatments. Others are litters of puppies and kittens, laser surgery on the nose of a Frenchie so she can breathe and a bladder surgery to remove cheese puff sized stones from a hound dog. Every day is different and CHALLENGING. This field is not for the faint of heart, or the weak minded. You must be smart, compassionate and humble enough to listen to your Vets. You must work symbiotically with your fellow staff, techs and reception to have communication. Most of all, you must love animals- all animals- large or small, cute or ugly, clean or smelly. YOU are their voice. YOU are their comfort and healing, and you are IMPORTANT! The greatest hindrance to a vet tech these days is salary. We just don’t make enough money. It’s so hard to support ourselves and have a family, but it can be done. Go to school and get certified and you will make more and learn more. It’s a WONDERFUL Field and we need more help. The pups need more help. The number of people getting pets has gone up and the amount of Vets and techs has gone down. There are organizations out there fighting hard to increase our wages so jump on board and join the team! You won’t regret it!

Danea recommends the following next steps:

Contact the F.V.T.A.
Volunteer at a local SPCS shelter
Ask to shadow a Veterinarian
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