4 days in and all is well. I'm VERY tired at the end of the day but its the 'I worked hard and did a good job" type of tired so its not bad. The woman who is in the middle of a bankruptcy came back today, her dog could no longer walk. We ended up having to Euthanize her and the Vet decided out of the kindness of her heart to cover the cost of a private burial. The woman wanted an autopsy done to see how badly the problem had spread. I was able to observe it and i'm proud to say I didn't get sick or anything, poor doggy, she had advanced lymphoma(sp?), it had spread to her spine even.
One of the other girls working there has adopted the cat that was rescued from the cruel woman, she has renamed him Simon. Another vet tech brought in her 1 1/2 week old puppies (she breeds daschunds(sp?) they were soooo cute!!!
So far i've learned filing(knew that so it was easy to pick up) checking people out, filling prescriptions, servicing the anesthesia machines, making spay packs, making small packs, proper restraining techniques, vaccination schedules, what the major viruses/diseases/parasites are and what they do and how they can be treated and prevented, how to prepare immunization shots, how to catherize dogs and cats, a LOT of animal dentistry (one of the vets is specialized in animal dentistry, its all he does) and sooo much more. I'm really excited to be here, I don't regret making the change to this new place one bit.
Today we got new computer pads, they are sort of like laptops but you can take the flatscreen monitor off and use it as a tablet, you can even go on the internet while walking around, access charts and everything, waaay cool. I had an awesome discussion with Dr. Jones about pet nutrition, she totally agrees about wet food being better for cats. I like her the best, in everything she does its obvious she loves her job and loves animals.
In all theres a lot of cleaning and busywork, but its all well worth it because i'm learning so much so fast and at the end of the day I can smile and know I did a good job working with good people. Its not like i'm the only one doing the cleaning and restocking and servicing of machines and such, everyone from the receptionists to the Vets pitches in wherever its needed whenever its needed.