Become a Veterinary Assistant Without Going to School

Are you an animal lover? Have you always wanted to work with animals and get paid for it, but can’t afford to go to school? I am here to give you tips on the best way to get the job you want without stepping foot inside a class room. These steps have always worked for me and I am sure that they can work for anyone.

Do you love animals? Has your dream always been to work with them? Day in and day out people have become very dependent on our fury little friends and want to make sure that they receive the best care possible. Have you always wanted to work in the veterinary field, just not sure how? It is not as difficult as some people may think. I am writing this to show you how anyone can have their dream job, all it takes is some determination and gaining experience. That is the key.

Let me start by telling you about my story. I have loved animals for as long as I can remember. I was the one who would always bring home sick or injured animals and it just about drove my father crazy. I always knew that I wanted to work with them one day. As I got older it was becoming clear to me that I would not have the funds to go to school. All of a sudden my dream seemed to be slipping away. I wasn’t going to let that stop me. I called a local animal shelter and asked them if they were hiring. Unfortunately they were not  however, they were taking volunteers. I decided to go ahead and try it. I started off feeding, watering, and cleaning up after all of the dogs and cats. My heart began to break when I saw how many had to be put down, after a month I quite volunteering there. I loved being with all the furry guys there but couldn’t stand having to see that. I decided to look into volunteering with animal rescues.

I soon received a call back from the director. They informed me that they could use someone like me. I started the next day. I had the same job as before however, I did not have the heart breaking experience of watching the animals be put to sleep. I had so much fun in the next 2 years volunteering with the rescue program. We went to different locations to set up and find homes for our little friends. I also fostered some of them that needed work such as socializing or house breaking, before they could be adopted out. It was a gratifying experience for me and I was constantly learning new things. Later I realized that I needed an actual job, my husband was having a hard time paying all the bills alone. I had to say goodbye to volunteering. I hated that I had to go. Not only was it a great experience but I also made alot of new friends. The day came and I said all my goodbyes and moved on. I still had my dream of working at a vet clinic however was not sure if they would hire me. Soon I got a job in the petco grooming department, this was a field that I had no experience in but was eager to learn, and I did. From how to properly bath and brush different breeds of dogs, to how to handle unmanageable and behavioral problem dogs. I also worked with cats as well which was foreign to me. After about a year my husband and I had to relocate.

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  1. I think I can do that for my little kitten.

  2. Thank you so much for this article ^^
    it really gave me some inspiration
    you are so lucky to be doing your (and my) dream job
    i love animals and will not have the money for college but want to get a job in the vet field
    so thank you :)

  3. AHHH Thank You so Muchhh! for this article!
    I needed to read these words from somebody!
    I was starting to give up on my childhood dream!
    I have applied to Petco and all those type business’s wow
    repeatedly and yet still no answer!
    But your article gave me home so thank you!!!
    Maybe I will consider volunteering, hopefully work
    my way up the ladder!

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