I love them because:
- a “like” in a post that took me time makes my day
- a *hugs* when I’m sad can make all the difference
- the effort to go on my ask box and talk to me makes me feel like I’m worth of something
- And because when you reblog something and fangirl with me I don´t feel so alone
So thank you for following me
This is amazing, but I get the worst anxiety
I originally wanted to go for vet too! But when I was finishing up my general ed, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter (who this blog is for, of course). I realized that I loved being a mommy but I loved working with animals too. So I decided to go for the next best thing and that was being a technician. That has allowed me to work 3 full-time hour days, and then spend the rest of my week with my family. I’m glad I chose this route because not only do I have more time to myself, I don’t have tons of school debt, and I get more hands on with the animals (vets really only diagnose, prescribe, and do surgery while tech do all the other interactions). Carrington was a great school. They really helped me from beginning to end of my education and I don’t know where I would be if they hadn’t established their location down here.
Thank you! I don’t get fan mail very often so this made my day. :)
Well, I’ve always known I wanted to work with animals. I tried applying as a kennel assistant a couple times when I was 17 but no luck. So when I got out of high school I went to community college to complete my general ed classes (so much cheaper!) and in the meantime, tried to find an AVMA accredited institution that I could transfer to and take the courses I had to to become a registered vet tech. I live in southern California and let me tell you, this part was NOT easy. If you search for AVMA approved schools in California, majority of them are located in NorCal. And what is down in the south are all public colleges that have a huge waiting list for the classes necessary to take. Finally, a private vocational school opened in Pomona and while it was an hour’s drive away, I applied and got accepted. The school, Carrington College California, became AVMA accredited while I was there and I actually graduated last year in May. During my time there we got a lot of hands on experience with a wide range of species from reptiles to livestock. And they even placed me at the job I have now based off an internship term.
It’s funny I get this question now because my state board exam is tomorrow (2/27/14)! Eeeeeeeeeek!! I’ve been studying like crazy but I am still having major freak outs every 15 minutes. Haha