Attn Vet Techs what is it like to be a vet tech?

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    03-24-2010, 11:26 PM
Attn Vet Techs what is it like to be a vet tech?

I'm looking into different careers choices, someone suggested becoming a vet tech.
Can anyone who is a vet tech tell me how they like their job? What's the hardest part of your job? If you had it to do over again, would you have chosen a different career? What college or certification program would you recommend the most?
I'd like the hard facts about being a vet tech.

Thanks for taking the time!
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    03-24-2010, 11:35 PM
I'm in college now for vet tech. The truth is you work very long hours, some days are boring, and some are so busy you want to pull your hair out. You work your butt off for a small paycheck at the end of the week. Some days are better than others, you see animals fight through a sickness and others who succumb to it. In the end it's a very fulfilling job.

The only reason why I'm going for vet tech is for a backup, so in two more years I can apply to grad school. Personally the paycheck wouldn't support me or my hobbies, otherwise I would do it for the rest of my life. Don't get me wrong I know alot of people who can live "comfortably" on a vet tech salary, but I just know what I want.

Good luck.
    03-24-2010, 11:44 PM
Also in school to be a vet tech. At my previous job, I was more or less a vet assistant, as well. I'd say the hardest part, whether working with large or small animals, is when you put an animal down. I would imagine working for the ASPCA wouldn't be too enjoyable, either. But I tend to like work that pays off, working with my hands, etc. so I think being a vet tech will be just fine for me.

I know in my area of Florida, the best program is the college on the other side of the bay (St. Petersburg College). They have a two year program, as well as a four year bachelors program.
    03-25-2010, 08:21 PM
What about online Vet tech courses? Are they any good?
    03-26-2010, 12:38 AM
As I said on the other forum, you need to be sure that whatever school you choose is AVMA accredited. This includes the online veterinary technology programs. And don't let anyone convince you that a veterinary assisting program is the same thing as a veterinary technology program.

The distance education veterinary technology programs that are AVMA accredited offer a sound education in veterinary technology. They are required to provide an education that covers exactly the same things as the on-site programs. They all require that their students spend time working in a veterinary facility and have training on specific hands-on tasks under a licensed DVM or a credentialed veterinary technician. So, they are definitely an option if you can't attend and on-site program.
    03-31-2010, 12:31 AM
Thanks for the help!

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