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Even the most routine vet visits can be stressful for both the pet and the owner. No matter how skilled you are as a veterinarian professional, trips to the vet can be scary for our four-legged friends and their anxiety can make their caretakers unhappy. The reality of being a vet or a vet tech is that, no matter how exceptional the care, most pet owners report that their pets hate going to the vet. A good way to decrease the tension of...
The veterinary industry is home to a wide range of different careers and opportunities, including vet tech jobs. People that venture into this industry have at least one thing in common -- their love of animals. There are plenty of different ways to help these animals and each one will require certain specialties.   With that being said, finding the right career path can be difficult with so many options to choose from. Knowing...
A resume is a key component to applying for jobs, but they are not always easy to write. What all should you include in it, and how do you emphasize your skills and strengths can be difficult to determine. This is the first thing a prospective employer will see about you, so it is important to make your resume stand out. Here are some tips for putting together a great resume. Contact Information Your name, phone number, and email...
You’ll learn a lot as you make your way through school to become a veterinarian, but one thing that often gets missed or neglected is preparing yourself for the long hours, back-to-back appointments, and slew of patient emergencies that can’t be planned for.  These can all disrupt your business if you don’t take the necessary precautions. You can find yourself in a tough situation as your mental clarity is as...
You’ll come across every type of customer or client in any business, but veterinarians deal with some unique situations that take certain skills to master. Knowing how to deal with the many different customers you’ll come across will help you maintain a reputable business.  You’ll also find it easier to retain customers by making them feel comfortable with your services. Being a veterinarian requires you to be...
Marketing and reputation management are key factors to being a successful business owner. Most veterinarians are attracted to the career for their love of biology, medicine, and animals, rather than a love for marketing and promotion.  Whether you like it or not, owning your own veterinary practice will require strategic marketing and good customer service. This will prove to be essential when growing your business with new clientele,...
If you’re an animal lover and looking for a career that you love just as much, being a veterinarian could be just what you need. There’s a reason it’s known as one of the most rewarding and popular careers today.  Becoming a vet requires about 7-9 years of college and will require long days, but none of that will bother you when you’re doing what you love. The truth is there are many reasons why you should...
Many people dream of spending time traveling, but they often do not get to do as much as they would like because of the impact it could have on their careers. Fortunately, there are plenty of jobs for veterinarians that can be found abroad, ranging from working at zoos, in small clinics, or even something in the remote wilderness. What can you do for animals abroad? While the specific tasks you may do for animals overseas are the ones...
When applying for a job as a veterinarian or similar position in the industry, employers will often ask for two things -- a resume and a cover letter. We are all aware of why you should include a resume, but too many people neglect to send the employer a cover letter. The truth is, your cover letter is just as important as the resume, if not more important. Knowing what to include and how to write an effective cover letter will give you a...
We have a guest blog post this week from Aubrey Bowen.  You can read more of her work by going to her blog For the Love of Dogs .  If you would like to submit your own guest blog post, you can do it by clicking here ! We would be happy to link back to your website. Hold My Hand I teched my own dog down today. Our “firstborn”, the founding member of our “3 Brown Dogs”, our first rescue, my...
Our lives are changing every day and sometimes it forces us to make difficult decisions. In regards to wanting -- or needing -- to look for work in a different state than you’re currently living in, there are many reasons why one would be put in that position.  Maybe you are just looking for a change of scenery and want to find something new. Maybe there’s a shortage of work in the area you currently live in, or maybe you...
Sometimes when interviewing a candidate for a veterinary job, it can be difficult to determine their motivation for applying for the job, along with their expectations and preferences related to their work-life balance. Hiring people who end up not being a good fit can end up costing your company more money to replace them. So it is good to have a few questions that will show you more about who the candidate is and help you decide if they...