Veterinary Assistant, Lexington, KY - April 10, 2015
A typical day would include taking appointments and treating patients, cleaning the clinic, answering the phone, running lab work, filling prescriptions, and checking patients and their clients out. I learned cat friendly restraint, how to properly run labs and fill prescriptions, feline grooming, and how to properly take patient history and reiterate my findings to the doctor. There was not a hospital manager but the main veterinarian ran the hospital. Overall she managed well and was incredibly knowledgeable about felines, however when days were hectic and hours were long she would tend to become less forgiving and more hostile towards her employees and occasionally clients. My co-workers overall were generally wonderful to work with and they were always very helpful when I needed it. There was one co-worker, however who likely wished my existence would end except when something he had done was wrong or went wrong, then I and everyone else ended up being blamed for his said "mess up." The hardest part of the job was when there would potentially be an emergency client along with a long day of regularly scheduled appointments and I along with my co-workers were unable to keep up with all that was going on. The most enjoyable part of the day was working with the patients (cats) and being able to help the ones in need.