any other vet techs here?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by animals1981, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or wildlife rehab people? or zoo workers? just curious.
     
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    abbymckinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am currently in a program thru 4h that once I graduate high school I will be a certified vet tech! So I have experience, but I am not certified yet :)
     
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I did some volunteer work as a vet tech at an animal rescue for dogs and cats. In New Jersey, you don't have to be certified so I got lucky when the rescue asked me if I would like to learn how to tech.

    Currently, I'm in vet school and want to work with birds.
     
  4. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow chickerdoodle very cool, also i remember you from poultry youth!

    I wan't to work with birds also avain vet tech, did you become a member of the avian vet tech? You can see their seminars.


    No you dont need a license to be a vet assistant. But here to be called a vet tech you need it.
     
  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Did you have the same screen name at PYA? I was just talking to someone about that site today! I met so many people there!

    I'm not a member of the avian vet tech association, but I will look into it!

    Tomorrow is vet school orientation! I am very excited, but nervous also!
     
  6. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats cool, I dont remember it was so long ago? lol How long is your vet school? Is avma acredited?


    I remember you were one of the smartest there.

    You will do really good. But vet techs tend to love all aniimals wild, domestic everything. I am in my second semester. The biology I hate.
     
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  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    The school is four years long. Not too long but I'm sure long enough! I'm looking forward to starting after being out of undergrad for a couple years!

    I was super lucky and got into a US school with full accreditation! I honestly didn't expect to get into vet school the first time I applied because I heard so many horror stories.

    Are you specializing in a type of animal? Vet techs are great! I just wish they were paid the amount they truly deserve! Techs just don't get enough for what they do and it's so sad. It's such a great job and the techs I've worked with were amazing people.
     

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