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I Am a Veterinary Technician

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 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 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2013

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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    I used to get so emotional

    when it came to euthanasia. Now I've learned how to set my feelings aside and accept that in most cases it is needed. It's still hard but it does get easier. Still hard to see a grown man cry over is loyal companion.
    BurnoutBunny BurnoutBunny 18-21, F Dec 8, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Not a Vet Tech yet...

    in my first year of the program. Only group I could find so I hope its fine that i joined :). Looking forward to being a Vet Tech in a couple years :)
    CountryKay CountryKay 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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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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    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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    BurnoutBunny BurnoutBunny 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    Got to spend some time with this cute little

    monkey named Eliiot :) I love my job ^.^
    BurnoutBunny BurnoutBunny 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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    I have been a licensed technician

    for 13 years. I have been working in specialty (surgery & now neurology) for the last 8 years. I really love my job & could not imagine doing anything else.
    marriedintx marriedintx 31-35, F Apr 18

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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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    How time flies when you are having fun.

    Looked up the other day and calculated I have over 4 decades of experience in veterinary medicine, the last 3.5 decades as a licensed veterinary technician. What a rush!
    Gingerstep Gingerstep 51-55, F Jun 22

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    I've been a registered veterinary technician

    for three months now, and although it's not in the field I want to make a career in, it's incredibly awesome. I trim nails, bathe and feed animals, give vaccines, assist the vet in surgery, and perform euthanasia if necessary. Working with animals has taught me patience, and I'm...
    thefuturedoctor1 thefuturedoctor1 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 5

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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 36-40, F Sep 24, 2013

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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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    Got my certificate back in March, graduated April and got a job in May. Currently in retail but I'd love to someday work at an onsite acute hospital pharmacy!
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