Vet Tech (Female, Age 34) in Rosedale, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleVet Tech
Salary$20,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationRosedale, NY
Years Experience3 years

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for the North Shore Animal Leage

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I help the doctors with exams and also give out meds to the animals who need it. I also work with the owners to make them feel as relaxed as they can be.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
1 week vacation..5 sick days..HIP health insurance and I also have a 401k

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I do know that I could be making more at other hospitals but I love my job and co workers and choose to stay.

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work very closely with others every day,.other co workers and pet owners. I dont mind at all dealing with people..in fact I enjoy it.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in a vet hospital that is connected to a shelter..its a great set up that

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 4
Benefits: 3
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 1

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
I found my current job in the paper

What was the application process?
A resume and then a face to face meeting.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
The interview was actually very relaxed for such a big hospital, She asked about my schooling, past jobs, if I had personal pets at home..all the typical questions…but lucky for me we hit it off right away

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Where did I got my degree..How many past jobs in the field have I had..what salsry was I asking for, how good where my technical skills and people skils too..

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes..I have no dought

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I went to college and did my classroom learning there..but there was also a hands on part that required me to get an internship job in an animal hospital to get my actual book learning put to use..I loved every minute of it.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes because I went to school just for that only

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes, It gave the mcuh needed practice and the it also made me more brave…less afraid to ask questions..etc.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
I would say they would have to get a two year degree in the field because even though some doctors will hire a vet tech without a license you make much more money with one and you also get better jobs too.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
You have to LOVE animals first of all…and you also have to have to have good math skills because of medicine dosing and other things..also you have to have people skills because you are not only working with other staff but with the onwers of the pets they bring in.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes…you need a two year degree

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Just watch and see how among the staff are good workers and follow their lead..dont be afraid to ask questions and never, ever stop learning.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
it is the only thing I plan to do…it is my career

What are your current career goals?
I may go back to school and take speacialized courses in my field such as veterinary oncology, or maybe dentristy…im not sure yet

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I think ive said it all

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1animal specialist3 years12I had to make sure all the animals were all healthy and well maintained-I also had to take them to the vet if they were sick
Prior Job 2Hemstead Animal Shelter1/2 years9I did not like working there because it is a kill shelter which means that once a week they take certain animals that have been there too long and euthanize them..I wound up taking home way too many pets working there..but I tried to make their time in what I say as Jail for them as good as it could be..I walked the dogs..no one else did..played with the cats…spent time with them..it was sad to leave but I moved too far and had to go.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.9

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.8Suny FarningdaleVeterninary Technology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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