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    I just got a call from my friends wife who is a veterinarian. She just found out I was a nursing student and said that at any given time at her practice, 1/3 to 1/2 of her tech staff are nursing students who are trying to build a basic skill set before they start their clinicals. Has anyone else done this or know of anyone else who's gained some level of experience working as a vet tech?
    Last edit by Rosenhammer on Aug 27, '12 : Reason: Spelling
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    I have never heard of nursing students getting experience with a veterinarian, but it makes sense to me now that you brought it up. You will be able to do IVs, draw blood, give medications, bathe animals, etc. That experience should give you a level of confidence most of us lack when starting clinicals. I think you should go for it! It won't hurt and can only help you!

    Good luck!!
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    Quote from Devon Rex
    I have never heard of nursing students getting experience with a veterinarian, but it makes sense to me now that you brought it up. You will be able to do IVs, draw blood, give medications, bathe animals, etc. That experience should give you a level of confidence most of us lack when starting clinicals. I think you should go for it! It won't hurt and can only help you!

    Good luck!!
    Thanks for the reply Devon! And that's almost exactly what she said to me. Drawing blood, IVs, meds, vitals, charting, etc., some level of basic learning that could easily be translated into human care. Thanks again!


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