Being a vet tech

Being a veterinary technician is quite challenging. Vet Techs are the ones you see in every veterinary clinic, helping the veterinarian and taking care of the patients. They do so much more, than what we see at the first glance, that they deserve the praise and the respect from the doctors and the pet owners.

Some of them say that being a vet tech is hard and very demanding. Their job is constantly stressful and many times risky. However, there are just few that don’t say they love being a vet tech.

We asked our followers on Facebook to finish the sentence: “You know you are a Vet Tech When…” and on the infographic below you can see the most insightful answers we’ve got.

infographic i love veterinary YOU KNOW YOU ARE A VET TECH WHEN

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A VET TECH WHEN:

* another tech asks if she smells like anal glands and you sniff her without hesitation
* you find dog nail clippings in your bra
* you get urine on you and it’s not the worst thing to have gotten on you that day
* abscesses are the best, but human children sneezing/coughing are a bit gross
* you don’t need to go to the gym, because all your lifting gets done at work
* you panic when you have to wear something other than scrubs to an event
* you get grossed out if you go to a restaurant and find a human hair in your food but don’t mind if you find a dog/cat hair in your food when you are eating lunch at work!
* the doc asks you if the dog’s butt still smells like anal glands, and you sniff the dog’s butt to be sure it’s clean
* the sign of any bump that looks remotely like it can be expressed easily anywhere on a dog excites you
* you get pulled over on your way home from work and have to explain to the nice officer that the used needles in your pocket do not indicate a drug addiction
* you’re pregnant and the thought of spaghetti makes you want to vomit but watching an abscess on a cow be drained is still satisfying
* You meet a dog at the dog park and check its teeth/ears/eyes…and nails of course

We are  looking forward to doing another post like this, where we will ask  our followers “Why i love being a vet tech?”.

If you liked this article, read “Vet Tech Appreciation Week” on our blog.