I worked at Best Pets for about a year and a half as a veterinary technician during my gap year before vet school and I have gotten more experience than I thought was possible in such a short period of time. Dr Tapscott and Dr Franson were very respectful and were more than happy to teach me how to draw blood, restrain fractious animals, prep and monitor anesthesia for surgery, place intravenous catheters, and so much more. I also loved that they were able to trust that I could do certain things independently and were never impatient when I needed their help. This invaluable experience has made me more passionate and confident in veterinary medicine and confirmed how much I love this field. I also became extremely close with the whole staff including the receptionists, the doctors, and the technicians, so I was actually excited to go to work every day, which was different from previous work environments. The clients in this area are also generally respectful and appreciative, especially when you take the time to carefully explain certain treatments/prevention/procedures to them. Overall, I always felt appreciated and welcomed by the staff and it felt really great to make a difference for not only the animals, but for the clients as well. I had a very fulfilling time at Best Pets Veterinary Hospital.
Paid-time off, dental insurance, great staff, hands-on experience