RN in a Vet's office

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    Hi everyone,

    I noticed here in Baltimore when I took my dog to a vet that they hired RN's to work in the clinic. I didn't get to ask about it but I distinctly remember that they advertised that RNs worked there. This was over two years ago and I have since moved and switched vets and have never heard of this situation again.

    I was wondering if there are any nurses in this forum that work in a vet tech capacity or were hired as RN's in a veterinary hospital or clinic. Is a vet tech salary similar to that of a CNA or nursing tech I wonder?

    I've always thought about how happy I would be to get out of the bed if I knew that I would be working with animals all day. Just thought I would ask if anyone else had heard of nurses working with animals. Thanks!

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    OOooo please respond!! I love animals more than people so i'd be gone in a blink of an eye if this were true!
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    Right Jenni811 that's exactly my train of thought! Haha.
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    Quote from Jenni811
    OOooo please respond!! I love animals more than people so i'd be gone in a blink of an eye if this were true!
    Me too! I say this all the time!
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    If this were true and I were a Vet Tech I would be fit to be tied. I cant imagine a Vet's office being able to afford a salary any self-respecting RN would work for. Any chance they were registered veterinary technicians, and not registered nurses?
    SoldierNurse22 and Fiona59 like this.
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    I've always said that if we won the lottery and I wanted to get a "just because" job that wasn't dependent upon paying bills, I'd want to work as a vet tech.
    MommyandRN likes this.
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    Veterinary Technician Salary | Indeed.com

    The linky thingy won't work.

    I was a vet tech in highschool, before there really was such. On the job training and minimum wage.
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    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    If this were true and I were a Vet Tech I would be fit to be tied. I cant imagine a Vet's office being able to afford a salary any self-respecting RN would work for. Any chance they were registered veterinary technicians, and not registered nurses?
    I'm sorry, but a good many self-respecting RNs work for less than they are worth because they love what they are doing and their self value is not tied to the amount of money they take home at the end of the pay period. I say God bless 'um for what they do, whether it's working with animals or the needy.
    Marisette likes this.
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    Quote from TakeTwoAspirin
    I'm sorry, but a good many self-respecting RNs work for less than they are worth because they love what they are doing and their self value is not tied to the amount of money they take home at the end of the pay period. I say God bless 'um for what they do, whether it's working with animals or the needy.
    Yes, but why would one take the time and money to become a RN only to work as a vet tech? Why not just go get certified as a vet tech? I'm sure it's way easier and cheaper.
    SoldierNurse22 and SycamoreGuy like this.


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