As part of her service-learning project, a current YADC participant, Meredith, interviewed an individual working in her career area of interest. Her summary of the interview and what she learned are found below.
Melinda started her journey of becoming an LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician) 14 years ago. When she graduated from high school she went into the military. It wasn’t until after she was out and starting classes at Wayne State University did she realize she could have started her vet tech training in the military. After 2 years she earned her associates in applied science.
Being an animal nurse Melinda has many duties. She assists in surgeries, does dental cleanings, gives animals their medicine, takes skin scrapings for lab testing, and much more. It is the most fulfilling part of her job when animals are sick and she gets to work with them to make them healthy again. Melinda absolutely loves her job, besides the sad days when an animal can’t be saved and passes.
Through the process of interviewing Melinda, I was surprised that a person could do so much to help animals at the clinic—vet techs have so many duties. I want to share some information about this career, so you can check out the links below if you are interested in what it takes to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Thank you to Melinda from Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic in Battle Creek, MI for your time!
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