Are you a Vet Tech?
August 22, 2013 9:45 AM Subscribe
I have some questions around being a Vet Tech/the day to day work.
posted by ladoo to pets & animals (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking at being a Veterinarian Technician and getting the associates degree and have a couple of questions from those who have done this and are working. I have been exploring this idea as I love animals. However I want to get a better idea around this and would love your input as I think only idealism ain't gonna cut it :)
-Which schools are the best ones and would you recommend an online/distance learning program? Please name the school you did your coursework from.
-How tough is the course work? Is there a lot of lab work?
-How long did it take you to complete the degree?
-What is working as Vet Tech like? Can you describe your day to day on the job work that you actually do-is it boring, interesting or you plain love it.
-How do you feel you are treated (and this is important)-are you just a cog or a person who cleans up after the Vetenarian or do you have skills that are respected and add value to the team.
-Working in a clinic or a hospital-which one would you say is better?
-Can a Vet Tech open up their own "clinic" (i am totally new to this so please bear with me). My main goal is to open up a shelter/clinic and I do not see myself working for someone in the long run. I do not want to be a Vetenarian, so the question becomes-can I run my own gig as an independent Vet Tech?
(a bit about me-i am a successful media executive. However I want to eventually turn to caring for animals and maybe set up my own shelter/program for abused animals. This will not be a career per se i.e. I am not looking to this as an income avenue. I want to start at getting the degree in this so that I can be part of the team who works on animals. I have NO experience in this field)
Many thanks for all your answers