Why I Want To Become A Certified Veterinary Technician's Career

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A year ago I was in a stressful situation where my dog was fighting for her life. It was this incident that gave me the perspective of a Veterinary Technician’s job. I observed a group of caring people do their best to care for my dog during her time of pain. Showing me compassion during my emotional state. This experience influenced me to becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician, so I could in return give others the same hope to return home with their pets. In my essay I will state reasons on why I chose this specific career, and what major will help me get on the right path to achieve my goals. As well as what courses will prepare me for the skills needed for this job field, an introduction on what it is to be a Certified Veterinary Technician …show more content…
Since I was a child I have always been fond of animals. It started when I spent most of my time at my grandparent’s farm back in Panama. They had several of animals that ranged from big to small. I learned the basics on animal care at a young age, so having some practical understanding of animals made me want to gain more knowledge on them. I want to help all sorts animals in general and know how to be able to find the problem and solve it. Every time I see helpless animals without a voice and it pushes me work harder to achieve this career. To do something that can make an impact on an animal’s life. So becoming a Veterinary Technician I have a lot of opportunities to be able to reach out to others on many topics that involve animal care as well as helping them in any way I …show more content…
Most people may think a Veterinary Technician’s job may be to clean or hold a patient down but, they actually have many more responsibilities than that. Their duties are to help diagnose, treat the illnesses and injuries of animals. Making sure animals are clean, comfortable and receive appropriate medication at certain hours. Prepping the patient for surgery, assisting the Veterinarian during surgery, and interacting with clients by giving them telephone updates on their pets on current conditions or changes. These are some strong characteristics to have as a Veterinary Technician; compassion, showing you can put the well-being of animals first is important. Strength under pressure, to be able to focus during an emotional or stressful situation. Detail oriented, when it comes to caring for animals, every detail matters! Good problem solving skills, to analyze with helping new and past patients. The job outlook for Veterinary Technology looks promising. It 's estimated to grow 14% more over the years (2015-2024). Median wages range from $15 or as high as $18 and the annual wage is $31,000-39,000. Job openings will vary in different states as well as the

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