I'm new here and have recently decided to take the plunge and start working toward getting into a nursing program
! I've been indecisive for a long time about entering the nursing field, but a couple life events have helped me in my decision. Despite my indecision, I've taken a ton of general ed courses at the local community college and am currently only 3-4 classes away from applying to various nursing programs
At any rate, I was wondering how many people here have come from or are currently working in the veterinary field. I currently work as a veterinary technician at a Specialty/Emergency veterinary hospital in Southern CA. I mostly work with the ER side and keep our in-house lab running smoothly. It's an awesome job and I work with some of the best vets in the state. However... there isn't much money in the field for us techs, and I'm sick of living paycheck to paycheck. Not that money is my only motive. I'm fascinated by medicine and think I might eventually be able to find a place for myself in a trauma center some day. Big aspirations!
And since I figure you guys might be curious, I'm a non-licensed veterinary technician and have been in the field for about 10 years. If I wanted to go further I could get my RVT (registered vet tech) license - which is kind of a like an RN for pets - but I frankly would rather use that time (and money) in school to obtain an RN license instead. Not much money for RVTs either. ;)