Q: What made you want to become a LVT?
A: I knew I always wanted to work with animals, ever since I was little I would write in my diary I want to be a Veterinarian! So I went to college to be a vet; then I said um nope this is too much money, too much time, and too much work.
Q: You got to College and had a change of heart?
A: I wouldn’t say I had a change of heart I still wanted to work with animals, so I got my degree in animal science because in the state of Nevada you can petition the board if you have a certain level of education and all you have to do is 2 years of on the job training and pass the board exam to become a licensed vet tech.
Q: How long have you been in your training?
A: I started last September so I am about a year in and have a year left so that means that most of my free time I am at home studying.
Q: Does that mean after next September you’ll be official?
A: [laughing] yes, exactly..
Q: Now, let’s get personal I don’t really have a question so I’ll ask to tell me about yourself?
A: I grew up in Dallas, Texas I then moved to Colorado for school and I have a lot of animals.
Q: You can’t mention you have a lot of animals and not say how many you have.
A: I have a dog, 2 cats, 2 chinchillas, 2 guinea pigs, a sugar glider, a tarantula, 2 lizards, and a water dog salamander.
Q: So, your house is basically a zoo?
A: [laughing] yes, yes it is.
Q: I also know that your dog recently had surgery do you want to tell me a little about that?
A: Yes my dog Winny, had gallbladder surgery here at Mountain View I was in the building when it happened but I didn’t get to actually see it happen because I was working but I’m writing about it and it will be on the hospitals blog soon.
Q: Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today.
A: You’re welcome this wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.
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