Originally Posted by r0ckah0l1c
I really want to become a vet tech I just am working on saving up money for college lol its not going so well with the vet bills... maybe it'd help me not run to the vet for every little thing if I were more knowledgeable xD usually I only go to the vet if I notice drastic changes in my dogs (vomitting, bloody diarrhea, etc)... my hubby loves that I visit this site though because it has saved us SO much money treating Leo's staph infection & taking care of fleas.
Do not waste your money on vet tech school! Most hospitals would rather train you themselves and the pay it just the same Even if you were trained at a school. You just need to apply to pet hospitals my suggestion is to talk to the vets and apply for a reception position and go from there. That is what I did when I was about 18. I worked the front and went in the back when I could and was trained by the vets. My husband went to a college for vet techs and I learned more that he did for free from hands on experience. We also made the same pay. He ended up with a 7,000 school bill and I learned for free and we made the same pay...... not worth it! Also I know many vets who own their own practice and they say they would rather train someone themselves than hire from a school. They can pay them $2 less an hour and get them to learn their way. I know several other techs who started like I did and really it is the easiest way to get in.