Veterinary Technician (Female, Age 38) in Long Beach, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleVeterinary Technician
Salary$35,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week20
Company Size(not answered)
LocationLong Beach, CA
Years Experience3 years

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Years in Career0
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Avian and exotic animal hospital. We treat all kinds of exotic animals, as well as domestic.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Assist veterinarian with examinations, injections, anesthesia, pre-surgical setup, assist in surgery procedures and aftercare. Read lab report results to clients and answer client questions regarding animal care.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
no benefits

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
No

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
No

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

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A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amDriving to work.
8am to 9amGive morning treatments to animals at hospital. Go through each chart of each animal at hospital and note general appearance and condition and any other pertinent information.
9am to 10amCompile lab reports for veterinarian to interpret and write up. Assist veterinarian with his appointments and take grooming and vaccination appointments of my own.
10am to 11am(same as 9am -10am)
11am to 12pm(same as 9am -10am)
12pm to 1pmbreak for lunch
1pm to 2pmassist veterinarian in surgery
2pm to 3pm(same as 9am -10am)
3pm to 4pm(same as 9am -10am)
4pm to 5pm(same as 9am -10am). Leave work at 5pm.
5pm to 6pmdriving home from work
6pm to 7pmhome
7pm to 8pmhome
8pm to 9pmhome
9pm to 10pmhome
10pm to 11pmhome
11pm to 12amhome

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