Jobs in animal hospitals with no experience?
I've been looking for a job in a animal hospital or in a similar setting for a while. I have no prior experience but it's something I am interested in. All of the Vet Tech positions that I've come across ask for prior experience. Is there any companies that hire and will train or is there other positions that normally do not ask for experience. If you have any advice please let me know. THANKS!
Asked By: Melynda - 1/19/2010
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I'm in exactly the same position! The only experience I have is having cats for my whole life minus 2 years when I first moved in with my husband because the studio was too small for the cats to have enough space without running into us... More
Answered By: Sapphire_Blue6 - 1/19/2010
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No, most vet techs go to school. Maybe you could be a receptionist, but that's about it.
Answered By: flick - 1/19/2010
Vet tech is something you need to go to school for, some hire kennel help which you clean out cages and kennels and than there is also a receptionist as well but usually they want experience with that as well. Good luck.
Answered By: Sarah S - 1/19/2010
You can go to school for a vet tech certificate or you can volunteer to gain experience. I know some vets that hire inexperienced people and train them to be assistants. You just have to ask around to find those positions. They are few and far between and usually go to the vet's nephew.
Answered By: ♥Pretty♥ ♥Kitty♥ - 1/19/2010
i want a career in the animal field also and right now im volunteering at my local shelter and you should too because hands on experience and volunteering looks really good on your resume and also you should go to a school or college for it
Answered By: Julie - 1/19/2010
You'd have to be lucky. I know someone who didn't even finished high school who has a job at a vet office. She makes only minimum wage and has to work whenever the office needs her so she often has to work on holidays (someone has to come in and feed/water the animals being cared for), often gets called in on her day... More
Answered By: Inundated in SF - 1/19/2010
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