A career in veterinary can be very satisfying for all the animal lovers as you not only get to spend time with them but also you get to help animals in need and make a difference. To start your career in it you can get certified by choosing among many courses available and start working. These courses will help you in gaining understanding in the fields like animal care management, reception duties, communication, basic animal care, hygiene, animal welfare, nutrition, occupational health and safety, teamwork and animal handling. With hard work and a good hold at these skills you can climb up in the career ladder very quickly.
You can choose among various roles as well. You can become a veterinary nurse and work for veterinary practitioners. This is a good way to get some experience in the field and will also give you time to embark on further studies. You can also do volunteer work to work in this which is fairly easy to find as there is not much complexity in this work. As a veterinary nurse there are many skills that you need to possess to excel in the field. Some are as under:
- You must keep calm and handle stress well because many a times you will be faced with emergency situations. Also you need to keep your emotions in check.
- You should have a genuine concern for the wellbeing of animals and be patient with them.
- Good personality and communication skills are required to win over the trust of the pet owners and create contacts and references as well.
- You need to be a well organised person and should have a knack for learning as well.
If one is serious about making a career in this field then the right way to start would be to begin with volunteer work. This will give you some hands on experience as to how your daily day would be in this field. You may look for joining RSPCA and the Animal Welfare league for this purpose. An important part of your job is to network and build your own brand.
There is great career opportunity in this field and hence some work experience will come in handy. To put this into numbers, employment for veterinary nurses have risen by around 48% over the past five years and is expected to grow strongly in the year 2017. Hence there are a lot many opportunities that you can take.
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