Choosing a career that I would like to spend the rest of my life doing, has always been something that Ive struggled with. At such a young age, its hard to really know what you actually want to do for the rest of your life. Ive gone back and forth between different careers for what seemed like all four years of high school. One day, the school resource officer said something that has stuck with me since that moment, Do something you love and youll never work a day in your life.
The end of my junior year in high school is when it all started to finally click. I had rescued a horse, he was starving and looked like a skeleton standing in front of you. This was the worst shape I had ever seen an animal in and all I could think about was helping him, making his life the best it would be, and getting him back on his feet. I loved caring for that horse, it was always something new to keep me on my toes. I never saw taking care of him as a chore, thats when it finally really hit me and I thought to myself, This is what I need to do with my life. I have always had such a strong love for animals and a strong passion for helping them. I want a career that will have something new every day and that is exactly what being a Veterinary Technician has to offer. This career gives me the opportunity to experience new things every day while also challenging me.
I want to make a difference in the life of animals in many ways. I hate to see animals suffer, I want to help better them anyway possible. I would like to help educate other people about proper care and treatment for animals. Working as a Vet Tech, I can accomplish all these things. Growing up, I have had a lot of experience with animals. I have always had cats, dogs, goats, guinea pigs, etc. while my uncle has cows that I have been able to help him with, doing things like vaccinations. I have hands on experience job shadowing at VCA Ragland & Rileys Animal Hospital, which I absolutely loved doing. I would come in for rounds, observe surgeries, help restrain some of the animals, and help get their vitals, along with a few other things I was allowed to do.
After job shadowing, they actually offered me a job at the hospitals boarding facility, VCA Creature Comforts Pet Resort as a kennel assistant, which I was happy to except. I love this job because to me, it does not feel like a job. As a kennel assistant, I do things like walk the dogs, clean messes, give medicine, give baths, etc. I love being with the animals and caring for them. Every day is a new adventure that I love at CCPR.
Working at the boarding facility makes me excited for my future as a Vet Tech.