Believe It Or Not

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!

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8 thoughts on “Believe It Or Not

  1. Thanks for the update! I was wondering how it was going! I’m sorry it isn’t the career for you, but I’m glad you’re finding things to enjoy while you’re still there. I could never be a nurse or doctor for humans (bodily fluids! ew!) but somehow with the animals it never bothered me, and I especially loved assisting with surgeries.

    There are lots of animal careers that don’t involve the medical aspect, though, like dog training and shelter work and sanctuaries. If you still want to work with animals, keep looking, and good luck!

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    • That’s a great point, thanks for the advice! I’ll have to look into that; I do love working with the animals so maybe something else would be a better fit eventually. I’m glad you enjoyed your time at a vet clinic; I know what you mean about human body fluids! The puke and urine and feces of the animals doesn’t bother me at all! haha 🙂

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  2. Hehe, you sound a little like me… the shoes don’t come inside the house, no makeup, sweaty… but it’s all about the animals so that makes it okay. You’ll find the appropriate career path one day, but for now, you’re doing a really beautiful thing, even if it does involve a lot of animal bodily functions, 😉

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