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I Am a Veterinary Technician

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 64 People

    Advice?

    Ok, I have been a hospital manager/Technician at my hospital for about 4 years. I started as a technician and of course developed some friendships inside the workplace. As I moved up and became management, I have some big issues with being "respected" by my employees. I seem to...
    Lindsey7153 Lindsey7153 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2013

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    How Do You Deal ?

    I am starting my classes this July, but I am bombarded with everyone reminding me of the sad part of the job: putting a pet to sleep. How do you deal with it? What do you do when you feel like crying alongside the owner?
    SnowVixen SnowVixen 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2013

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    Becoming A RVT

    Since I was a kid I loved animals and use to help sell puppies with my uncle In the summer he got a grooming job. He told me they accept volunteers so I started helping and getting experience from 15 - 16 I worked free free they had to fire me they didn't want to lead me on...
    RVTnano951 RVTnano951 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    Rvt And Loving It!

    I live in Indiana and have been an RVT since April 2009. I have been working at a 24 hour emergency animal hospital for 3 and 1/2 years and I have been the overnight emergency technician for a little over a year and I love it! I love emergency medicine and hope to some day get...
    orangesky929 orangesky929 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Started This Summer

    I started working as a Vet Tech, or as Banfield calls it, a PetNurse, at the beginning of the summer. It's only been two weeks, but I absolutely love the job. It's fantastic clinical experience, as it allows me to do lab work as well as working with both people and animals. I've...
    Aggro Aggro 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2007

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    Taking Exam In 11 Days!!!!!

    hi all So I live in California and I am freaking out cuz I take my exam in 11 days!!! Any advise? How hard is the test? Help!!!
    newnewnew newnewnew 18-21, F May 7, 2011

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    I Am Veterinary Technician

     I have been a vet tech for the past 6 years, I absolutely love my job and everything about it. I am an RVT here in Texas I have 2 specialities  emergency and critical medicine and exotic animal medicine. Exotic animals are reptiles like snakes, chinese water dragons...
    rockabillybaby2004 rockabillybaby2004 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2011

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    Im A Vet Tech

    i have been a vet tech for the past 6 yrs i have done gp and emerg but now i have gone back to gp. i do want to become a rvt.. i have many intresting stories and would love to hear all over yours
    babynite321 babynite321 26-30 Apr 27, 2011

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    Dream Finally Come True

    I Am a Veterinary Technician finally after many years after completing my associates degree in vet science. I was busy raising my family right after college and then fell into jobs that allowed me to be flexible for them. 20 years later, I attempted to persue the career one...
    jlouise jlouise 41-45 2 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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    Update!! So my tonsils have swollen to the point

    that they are touching each other and it is very, very painful to swallow anything. That being said, I haven't really eaten anything since yesterday except Benadryl, Zyrtec, and Advil. The swelling has spread from my tonsils to my throat and my neck. And I'm getting a sinus...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I Need To Know A Good Clinic To Work For In Jacksonville, Fl-need A Preceptor!

    I am currently in school for nursing after having decided to forgo vet. tech school due to my terrible year working for a clinic. I listened to a program on NPR where they featured a vet. tech and suddenly realized that I needed to continue my dream instead of settling for...
    georgiabella georgiabella 31-35, F Sep 24, 2013

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    I just started work for my first full day today.

    I have a super stuffy nose, however I have no mucus, just inflammation. I think that I may be allergic to dogs as towards the end of the day along with the stuffy nose, sneezing, and itchiness, I developed hives where I was holding a cat. I really do love my job and I know I'm...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Ok serious issue a vet better answer me,

    lol.. i have a yorkshire terrior and he is about 5 months now and last thursday he was taken to the vet for some shots and sometimes as a treat i usualy give him a little piece of a cheeto but today i gave him a small piece of a veggie chip and i just picked him up and noticed...
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Jan 19

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    Acceptance

    Ever since I was little, I knew I wanted to work with animals. I just got the call yesterday from admissions that I was accepted into the Vet Tech Institute of Fox College. Not only will it be tough because it's a demanding school, but I am also engaged to an Airman. He is...
    AFfaith0918 AFfaith0918 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2012

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    I have completed school and the examinations required to be a certified veterinary technician (CVT). I worked at many animal shelters in Texas while I was in school and there are...
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