After three of the most difficult but exciting years of my life, I am done school vet tech school. I am now an official veterinary technician. If I could speak to my past self she wouldn’t believe that I finally made it.
But now, life begins. I have all these skills, all this knowledge, all these opportunities, and I don’t know where to go.
I feel completely prepared for all aspects of the field. I am confident in my skills. I am ready to work. But it is the decision of where to work in my field. Do I choose laboratory, clinical, large animal? I am interested in all aspects of my profession and it is the hardest decision to choose. Each path has both pros and cons that I all weigh equally.
I feel like the first job I choose out of school will define my whole career. That will be the type of technician I become. But I don’t want to be just one type of technician. I want all of it.
At school, they teach us to be dynamic, to learn quickly, and to adjust quickly. I have confidence that my teachers and technicians have prepared me, and I want them to be proud of what I become. I just hope that I make the right career choice that will make ME proud.
I am obviously in the right profession if I want to work in all aspects of my field. I am happy to have graduated. I am happy with my accomplishments. I am happy about all that I have learned. I am sure that once I pick a path I will be happy with my decision. If I am not happy then I can change, my program didn’t teach me to be dynamic and flexible for nothing.
I want to make my mentors proud with what I do with my life. They spent so much time sharing their knowledge and teaching me–I will be forever grateful for everything.
So school is over, now onto the next challenge: career.