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You’ve worked hard, you’ve studied endlessly, and you’re in the field of your dreams: veterinary medicine. But the need for veterinarians  has been on the rise  for the last several years, so it’s important to ask yourself this question: D o you know how much veterinarians make?  With the consistently rising need for more professionals in this field, the fluctuation in salaries has also changed. But...
It is not a surprise to anyone reading this blog that at this current juncture there is a major shortage of veterinarians and veterinary technicians. While you might have experienced this only anecdotally, there is research-based evidence to this shortage. On September 12, 2019, eminent veterinary economist James Lloyd, DVM, Ph.D., presented his research which quantified the number of open veterinary positions on job-seeking sites to the...
Being an animal care professional requires a tremendous amount of commitment. While being a veterinarian is incredibly rewarding, it also comes with a significant number of frustrations. There are times when you can smile through the vexation, acknowledge that there are certain aspects that won’t change, and work through what’s troubling you. And often, your job satisfaction can come by balancing self-care (as discussed last week)...
Veterinarians and veterinary technicians are care-givers. This line of work extends past just dispensing medical advice on how to get pets back to their healthiest; animal care is a career that requires compassion and empathy. And by facing challenges that come with the job such as angry pet owners (as mentioned last week), sick animals, and hard emotional choices, it’s likely that as a vet or vet tech you will experience some form of...
As a veterinarian or vet tech, you are likely familiar with one of the more unpleasant aspects of the job: dealing with an angry client. Bringing a sick or injured pet to the vet’s office is hardly anyone’s idea of a good time, and likely the pet owner is already worried about the welfare of their beloved furry friends. Considering the emotional circumstances, being distraught can likely turn to anger or frustrated outbursts when...
Veterinarians and veterinary techs work hard all year long, day and night, to ensure that your beloved pet is taken care of and in the best health. What better time than the holidays to show the vets and vet techs in your life that you value their work and shed a little cheer on their long hard days with some thoughtful, some practical some whimsical, gifts?  Getting a personalized gift is a tough business, and you may be asking...
The Good, the Bad, and the Noisy You’ve just graduated from your preferred school of veterinary technology. You’re prepared for a physically demanding job that requires effort, empathy, and skill. And there is a big need for vet techs in the field of animal care. So what are the benefits and what are the pitfalls? What is there to love and loathe in being a vet tech? We’ll explore the top three most challenging aspects...
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...