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There is a popular expression that goes “you can’t draw water from an empty well.” It means that if you aren’t taking care of yourself you will be unable to take care of others. Practicing self-care as a veterinarian is essential; prioritizing your own well being is what will enable you to provide the care necessary for pets in need.  Being a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or any other animal health care...
In a previous article we covered associate veterinarian salaries , but this week we are taking a look into veterinary specialist salaries. Committing to a veterinary specialty is a big undertaking requiring you to invest both your time and money in order to get your board certification. In order to get your certification it will take no fewer than two years as well as passing a strenuous and detailed exam. It will also require a residency...
Dedicating your time to animal care is a noble and valuable goal, and being a veterinarian or veterinary technician is a wonderful and fulfilling choice. However, before you decide to commitment yourself to this career path, have you asked yourself some important questions? There are so many excellent reasons to become a vet, but before you do take some time to consider the following and think about if this is the right track for you....
Being an expert in animal care is a highly desired skill and profession within the last few years, and we’ve discussed this demand often in our blog. The rising need for highly trained veterinarians and veterinary technicians translates into an increased demand for skilled professionals in a market where the pool is thinning with such a competitive market. And the need doesn’t appear to be decreasing, which means that it is time...
The most potent tool in your arsenal is your network. Have you been keeping up with your contacts? Networking is an integral part of having a healthy career. It’s the process of exchanging career-based information and developing and maintaining these social and professional connections.  It might not feel second nature to develop veterinary networking contacts, but we’re here to help you with some simple tips. ...
You worked hard all throughout school in order to get the job of your dreams: working in animal care. But the dream of being a veterinarian can come with a costly educational bill.  Working toward financial freedom can be a huge hurdle in your life, and even more so when attempting to lessen your student loan debt. When you envision a future, likely it doesn’t involve years of paying off debt. But you are not alone in this...
You’ve worked hard, you’ve updated your resume, and you’ve finally scored an interview for your dream veterinary job! But now that the interview is coming up, the real work starts: trying to impress your interviewer with your skills and make the dream job a reality. Going for an interview at an esteemed veterinary clinic or animal care facility can be intimidating, no matter where you are in your career at a vet or vet tech....
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...
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...
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...
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...