Potential Vet-Tech Work Settings ... Other Than a Veterinarian's Office
When considering the possibilities for employment, you may want to consider vet tech training. There are many opportunities for veterinary technicians to reach out and help animals in need in addition to the local veterinarian’s office.
Among potential work settings for veterinary technicians are animal shelters. Many no-kill shelters have on-site clinics where pets are spayed and neutered and receive necessary medical attention before they are adopted. Some such clinics also offer low cost surgical options for pets of community pet owners with a limited income. Some shelters will send a team to assist in disaster locations, where displaced or orphaned pets are rescued and treated.
Another alternative for a veterinary technician is to offer your services as a pet sitter. Many vacationing owners prefer to leave their pets in the comfort of their own home. Those with pets who require medical attention daily, such as a diabetic pet who needs insulin injections or a cat with kidney disease that needs fluid therapy will be relieved to leave their health-compromised pet in the care of a veterinary technician as opposed to the teenager on their block.
You may dream of caring for lions, tigers and bears; or perhaps your love of the sea makes the idea of caring for otters and dolphins particularly appealing. Zoos, game farms and even aquariums are other work environments available to a qualified veterinary technician.
The scope of your compassionate care of animals need not be limited to a veterinary office. There are many venues and opportunities for a veterinary technician to apply his or her skills and to continue to learn and grow.