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Hi I'm new

Posted by horse_lovercvc on 2005.09.06 at 18:42
Hi I'm new, my name is Elizabeth Collum.

I'm not working at a clinic yet, I'm going to school to become a Vet tech, and i'm doing that full time. I saw this community and thought it would be helpfull to me.

I goto Ceder Valley College in Lancaster Tx. I'm in my third symester doing vet tech, actually i'm in between first and second year right now. Cause i did a lot of the classes in the spring and last summer. So i'm actually a tweeny as we are called at school.

I work for my sister every once in a while, when i can as a assistant for her business. She's an acountant so i do a lot of filing and stuff like that. I also help her with her dog if she needs soemthing for him. Tell her things i've heard at school and stuff to help her with him.

hmm i have a cat, which i think is a bombay. Her name is Anna, she's a rescue. We found her in my garage when she was about a month old.

Theres actually a storry behind her name. When we found her we didn't know if she was a boy or girl since their pretty hard to tell. She was and is very adventures and reminded me of Indeanna Jones. So i named her (still thinking she was a boy) Indeanna. Well a acouple months later we took her in to the vet for her shots and the vet looked at her and said that it looked like she might be a girl. We waited a few more weeks and she did end up to be a girl. I was crusshed, i was so proud of my name. Then my mom said that we didn't have to change her name, just call her anna.

I know i spelled that name wrong, i'll come back and change it if i rememeber but that is how she got her name. We also call her fluffy, cuase she is a little fluff ball sometimes.

I almost lost her this summer, she got really sick and anemic. She had bordatella. The vet put her on some antibiotics and she is doing great now. It took her almost a month to get completly well again. Now i'm afraid she'll get it again, but she is healthy right now.

I also have a dog, Buddy, who is a German Sheppard/sheltie mix. He's spolt rotten and lives up to his name most of the time.

His name was pretty easy to come up with. My sister had a friend that's dog had puppies and we got him free from her. My sister has his sister and the two of them are very different in personality, but have the same faciel fetures, it's pretty funny. Anyways when i picked him up, i set him in my lap and tried to figure out what i was going to name him. I kept calling him buddy, saying what am i going to name you buddy. My sister told me that buddy sounded like a good name for him and i thought about it an nodded. So i named him Buddy Bear. Bear is after my child hood dog that i grew up with, who was a Chow.

Well that's all i can think of for now, like i said i'm not in a clinic right now, but i don't really have time with school.

I'll talk to you later,


riayn at 2005-09-07 23:50 (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to the group! Hopefully you will pick up some tips that will be helpful to you. The best advice I have for you is to get some experience before you graduate. I understand that time is tight, but even if you can do a couple of hours of volunteer work in a clinic during semester, it will be a big boast to your chances of finding employment after you have graduated.
What is the practical compontent of your course like?
I must admit that the course I am currently doing is crap when it comes to practical, then again, to get into the course you must be working in a vet clinic, so they expect a lot of it to be taught on the job.
horse_lovercvc at 2005-09-08 00:43 (UTC) (Link)
the courses i'm taking right now are really good, the program i'm in has been going since 78. Alot of the instructors are vets or vet techs and bring in their experience to us. They do recommen to work in a clinic if possible, so i'm going to try and find one, that i can go to.
Its also a small school, and the instructors...a lot of them work in a hospital or clinic, when their not at school. And from that the give us examples of what their talking about that helps us understand more.
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