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Kerri, dude, you're going to scare the poor lil thing!
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Euthanasias are tough. I'm a vet. and an ACO/ACI in NJ. Before that, I started out working as a vet. tech. That's how I got most of my experience. My first boss was a previous shelter vet. and trained me similar to an ACO. I just decided to become a vet. first; after 10 years, I decided to get involved with shelters as well as some ACO/ACI work whenever I can do it.

Working either in a shelter or at a vet. hospital will help you decide whether or not you really can do this job. I wanted to make sure that I could handle every aspect of the job so I worked at a hospital that was low to middle class as far as client base. Some clients were tough to handle. I had many animals come that were guard dogs and I had to use snare poles to move them around (the hospital was also a boarding kennel). Great experience.

The only part I had problems with was euthanasia. They say you get used to it. I have been working with animals 19 years and I have not gotten used to it. You learn to deal with it by knowing that you are helping the animals that are in pain, etc. As far as your question about killing wildlife, one shelter that I worked for killed every single mammalian wildlife; some birds were spared. The other shelters, I performed an exam first. If they could be saved, I performed the emergency care and then they were transported to a rehabilitator. Some shelters that I worked at were no kill (euthanasia of sick animals only), while others waited the time necessary and euthanized afterwards. If you want to work in a no-kill environment, make sure that it is in your contract. I was given a verbal agreement that one shelter was no kill; then I was being asked to euthanize for convenience. I trained one of the ACOs to do this since he was willing to do it.

Where in NY are you? (upstate or in the City) I'm not too far away from NYC. If you happen to be in the area and would like to stop by, I can take you to some of the shelters that I work with if you wanted a look around.
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Reno is a great city! In the area of lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I lived there for a total of about 3 years. PM me you decide to move there. I will tell you the places to go when you are off duty. GREAT camping, skiing, and all the other fun outdoor activity's.

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I would also suggest looking into Security work on the side. Its been helpful to me.

This board is also a great resource. A kind member here is helping me develop a cover letter and resume.

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I've never even thought about online courses, but it does seem like an idea.

And Drnegrin6 that seems like it would be like a good idea. I'm leaving too soon (few days) to college upstate for that to happen now, but I come back in Dec/Jan so its a possibility. I'm on Long Island so I'm not all too far from the city.
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My home and practice are near Elizabeth/Newark (for a landmark). The shelters that I work for are not too far away. Let me know when you get back from school. I can introduce you to some of the ACOs in the area who can tell you what it is really like out in the field. The experience will vary depending on where you work.

During my training, I spent time in Southern Jersey and up in North/central Jersey. The two areas were extreme. Southern Jersey was very laid back. I was more used to the Northern Jersey area since this was more like what I grew up. You really have to look around for the right place to work. Don't get frustrated if the first place you find is not the place you stay.

I jumped from one job to another when I first started out as a vet. The third job was the keeper. I worked there for about 3 years before I bought the place from my boss. He moved to Arizona. I miss him. We had similar goals and ideals which made working together really easy. He trusted me to run the practice for him when he was away on vacations, etc. I still have not found any other vet. that has the same ideals as I do. The closest I have come are the ACOs that I work with. No matter the time of day, these men/women will call me for advice/help knowing that I would respond to them if I can. I know that they would do the same if I called them. It is hard to find people that are that dedicated to our field anymore.
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That sounds great. I'll def. contact you when I'm back home for the month.
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