There are some downsides to working at the vet clinic! Some are obvious-you get pee and poop on you, and my shoes are allowed to only stay outside or in a sack in my closet, but those ones I don’t mind.
You never look ‘good’. Well, I don’t. I sweat A LOT, with very little outside factors having to influence it. It can be just a teeny bit hot out, and chances are I’m sweating. I blame my type 1 diabetes, since apparently it can make that happen. Because of this, I don’t wear makeup to work because what’s the point? I’ll sweat it off and I shower when I get done, so it would just be a waste. I also don’t really mind this though, because the animals are excited to see me despite what I look like, and there’s no one there I’m trying to impress. Just something I hadn’t realized! Plus the pimples that come with sweating..ugh!
Another downside is that the job makes me want to adopt every single animal I see from the humane society! They’re all so sad and adorable, and I want to take them home and give them lots of love. Of course I can’t do this; I don’t have the room, and I don’t have the money to take care of them. Plus Lucas would be pretty upset with me I think! 🙂
On the flip side of that, the job at times makes me not want to get a dog. There is so much poop and pee I deal with, I don’t feel like I want to come home and deal with it all over again! This isn’t that big of a downside though, because I do still want to get a dog when the time is right. 🙂
Overall though, I’m still enjoying the job. The animals are fantastic, it’s great to see them come in, and a lot are ‘regulars’ so I can look forward to seeing them the next time! I have realized working here though, that I don’t think I can make a career out of it. I’ve never wanted to work in a hospital because I can’t give the shots and other things to people because I empathize with their pain way too much. I think the same would be true if I were taking care of the animals in the hospital, so it’s a little sad to realize this isn’t the career path for me. For now though, I love taking care of the boarding animals and helping with the humane society ones when need be. Eventually I’ll have to look for something else, since I don’t get a ton of hours here, and I won’t be moving anywhere within the vet clinic. I’ll enjoy their company while I can though!