It's always busy and interesting for techs, but the pay is not competitive with clinics in the area making turn-over probably higher than you would see in clinic based work. Stress can be high due to high levels of animals coming in and out, but it is incredibly rewarding. Techs get to diagnose and prescribe medications at shelters, so it it important to be aware of common illnesses and treatments. Really probably best as a part-time job in addition to a better paying one, or a full-time job with maybe something else going on the side. Being CVT is about the job, not the salary, but at a certain point we all have bills to pay.
lowest of low pay, protocols may be hard to agree with at times