Andrea from veterinarytechnicianguide.com
There is so much heart in pet
parents. When they bring their Toby, Lola, Hailey or Zaphod, to our clinic, you
can tell these are no ordinary pets, and they most definitely don’t have
What you see is a true family coming to be seen by the Pet Doctor, AKA the Vet. And just with any family, problems at home can lead to problems with your pet.
This is significant, because many times when a golden retriever is refusing to eat or lost its spark, it could be a symptom of depression and not a disease.
We have seen quite a few cases such as these, and even we, as veterinary technicians, can tell if Toby is really sick or just depressed. This is just one of the things they don’t prepare you for when you are trying to choose a career as a vet tech.
The silver lining is that no matter how bad it can get with one patient, the sheer number of good people and animals that come our way, brighten our mood so much so that it is still the most amazing job I could have ever asked to be a part of.
We love hearing the pride in dog ladies and cat guys, it truly makes our day!
So if you love animals, and want to become a veterinary technician, make sure you go into this career with more than just your heart! :)
You can find out more info on what vet techs do in my main article.