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I Am a Veterinary Technician

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Apr 15, 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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    Related Experiences

    I'm not there yet, but I'm doing the course! And the prac side of things is amazing... Keeps me very motivated!!
    sammykins101 sammykins101 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I've been a veterinary assistant for 4 years & in school to become a veterinary technician.
    kennalynn67 kennalynn67 18-21, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    The Vietnam war was at its peak in 1968. The Tet offensive started on January 30 and the Pueblo incident with North Korea occurred on January 23. The USAF began operation Port Bow...
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    I'm wallowing and I can't seem to find a way to feel secure and completely happy in my every day life. That's not to say that I am unhappy. I'm not. A lot of things have been going...
    LadyOfLorien LadyOfLorien 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I wish I could go back to my school years and give myself a better education. I didn't do as well as the potential I had. I wanted to go to university and become a veterinary nurse...
    shannen4 shannen4 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm 22 years old and I feel like I've been wasting the early part of my adult life. I graduated from high school in 2011 and began attending a community college during the fall of...
    Loser92 Loser92 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    So, I married one of my former teachers. He is twenty years older than I am. Of course this means he has had sex with more people than I have. I am his third former student, but...
    Hushgirl Hushgirl 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been in US for 2 years now. Honestly, I always have a dream that I can date an American girl and even get married though I'm Asian. It seems that I still get to know more...
    qizu qizu 22-25, M Jun 29

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    I am mature(44) mother of four from the Dallas,Texas area. For the past 17 years I have worked as a Radiology Technician after spending 5 years in the Army. My children are 27 year...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    Your personality type: "Reliable Realist" Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible and dependable. Well-developed powers of...
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    Ok. So, I'm turning 25 in October and I have NO IDEA what I want to be and do as a career. All I know is that I sit home all the time and listen to music [most of the time...
    Gaby7162 Gaby7162 22-25, F Jul 7

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    I am A constantly angry person! My one week life cycle is exactly as follows: Every Monday morning I wake up after a very long fight with the self about whether I should get off...
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    Hi. I could really use conversation from people who are going through possibly a similar situation as me. I broke up with my amazing, beautiful person of a boyfriend 2 days ago and...
    ChelseyBrownfield ChelseyBrownfield 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Here's a limited edition t-shirt that many of you will be interested in. I always describe my IT job as "I fix what other people break." This shirt is a bit more straight-forward...
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    This 300 pound, sarcastic, self entitled, stupid, diseased, hippo is the bane of my existence. I wish I were exaggerating but she really weighs 298 lbs, has herpes, and walks...
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    Yesterday I went for the NT screening and I was a freaking out a little. I mean, what if the results are not good, you would feel completely helpless. When I saw the baby on the...
    babykitten24 babykitten24 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Finlay & Associates - Links **Accounting - Association of Accounting Techinicians The AAT was set up in 1980 by merging two accountancy bodies > The Institute of Accounting...
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    "A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales." ~ Marie Curie
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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