Hard work, but great co-workers and lots of hours.
Pros: working with various animals, people, and the staff.
Cons: no breaks, poor management, a lot of manual labor/hours
A typical day at work consisted of me walking dogs that were boarding or there for treatment at the clinic and then caring for the animals by cleaning and switching their cages as well as feeding them their assigned diet and medication. I also was in charge of cleaning the clinic after hours and helping out with anything that the vetrinary staff needed. I learned a lot about the hard work it takes to maintain a healthy and sterile environment for housing sick and boarding animals at a vetrinary clinic. The staff that worked at the Animal Health Center was very positive, but often overworked by the owners. The owners had very high expectations for their employees, often being inconsiderate of all that they do. The hardest part of the job was the excessive hours and the continuous manual labor involved and expected of you. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the animals and feeling like you've made a difference helping the clients and working around such a talented staff.