From native to invasive, wild to domestic, and exotics to the familiar, Florida residents have seen it all when it comes to animals. One thing’s for sure – there will be no shortage of veterinary technician job positions in Florida any time soon. Let’s take a closer look…
What’s So Special about a Veterinary Technician Job?
Veterinary technicians greatly improve the degree of care that can be offered to pets by providing essential nursing support to veterinarians. But pets aren’t the only ones that benefit from this rewarding career.
Natalie Alvarez is a vet tech at Southeast Veterinary Neurology in Florida and tells us, “This is a hospital that saves lives every day, and it still excites me now. I look forward to each and every day going to work.”
Every day, vet techs go to work knowing they are making a difference. They get to help the animals they love, while working side by side with other pet lovers and animal experts. They also enjoy plenty of variety on the job in patients, cases, and responsibilities. There is never a dull moment in a veterinary technician job, and no two days are alike. Does this sound like something you would appreciate?
Vet Tech Job Opportunities
It’s no wonder why veterinary technology is one of the fastest growing career paths. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that vet tech job opportunities will expand at a rate of more than 20% from 2016 to 2026. That’s almost triple the average for all professions surveyed.
It’s clear that qualified candidates embarking on a veterinary technician job search will have no trouble finding openings, making it a safe career choice. After a global pandemic shut down so many businesses in 2020, we can probably all agree that a safe career choice is more important than ever.
Vet Tech Specialties
Perhaps even more appealing though, is the fact that veterinary medicine has markedly advanced in recent decades, leading to a growing number of veterinary specialties that mirror human medicine. Veterinary treatment options now include specialized care for anything from dermatological and ophthalmological conditions to oncological and neurological diseases. And in every case, the veterinary specialist needs assistance from highly trained veterinary technicians.
These specialty veterinary technicians acquire more knowledge and skills than general vet techs, which helps contribute to long term job satisfaction. Additionally, many employers prefer vet techs who have worked in a specialty setting because they have shown serious commitment to the profession and a desire to continue learning.
Yessenia Hernandez agrees about her specialty veterinary technician job at Southeast Veterinary Neurology. She says, “I continue to learn every day, and I’m glad that I’m able to be in a field and in a building that appreciates that and takes that so seriously.”
Best Places to Work as a Vet Tech
When considering a veterinary technician job, it is important to remember there is more to job satisfaction than just salary. The most valuable thing about being given the chance to practice your chosen profession is that you are able to do what you love every day, while also getting paid for it.
As a vet tech, you help the helpless (pets) and give hope to the hopeless (pet parents). That is priceless compensation for your education, skills, and hard work. The best places to work as a vet tech are practices that recognize and reward the sacrifice and dedication it takes to be one!
Case in point, Jovani Rosado began his career as a specialty vet tech at Southeast Veterinary Neurology and is now Director of Operations. He stresses, “There’s work that’s challenging, there’s work that’s rewarding, there’s work that’s both. With neurology, it’s challenging, but very rewarding, because what we do is so important.”
What’s So Special about Southeast Veterinary Neurology?
Beyond a competitive salary, Southeast Veterinary Neurology (SEVN) offers its team members:
- Health insurance
- Retirement plan
- Profit sharing
- Paid time off
- Continuing education
- Career development
- Specialized training in areas like anesthesia, MRI imaging, and neurology
Most notably, SEVN offers all of its team members opportunities to grow. Southeast Veterinary Neurology is a specialty practice built on clearly defined values, and this is apparent in everyone we hire and everything we do. If growth, availability, teamwork, integrity, accountability, and excellence matter to you – and you love animals and science – a specialty veterinary technician job at SEVN is an excellent career choice.
What Does a Vet Tech Do at Southeast Veterinary Neurology?
Specialty Veterinary Technician is a unique role that combines skills from many disciplines, including customer service, nursing, imaging, laboratory, surgery, emergency and intensive care, physical rehabilitation, and education. But there’s so much more to working at SEVN.
The work is intense, because neurology requires us to pay attention to the details and work to a high standard. But what you’ll do here will matter because we accomplish incredible things, like helping paralyzed animals walk again. Every day, we help pets enjoy the rest of their precious lives with their families. It’s an amazing thing to see, but even more amazing to be part of.
Nicole Ante at Southeast Veterinary Neurology echoes, “What I enjoy most about working here at SEVN as a technician is seeing the outcome of my patients. When we have them come in paralyzed and see them leave walking, it’s definitely a very heartwarming experience for me, and it’s what drives me to keep going.”
As a specialty veterinary technician at SEVN, you’ll have the power to make a difference in the lives of your patients and pet parents through the care you provide. You’ll comfort sick and injured animals, and you’ll help humans through the toughest times of their lives. You’ll give second chances to pets and hope to the people who love them. You’ll help keep families together. You’ll save lives.
Apply for a Specialty Veterinary Technician Job at Southeast Veterinary Neurology
At Southeast Veterinary Neurology, we’re always looking for people to join our team who are as passionate about saving pets and helping families as we are. If you’re looking to advance your career, apply for a specialty veterinary technician job today. We’re currently looking for vet techs at all of our Florida hospitals: Boynton Beach, Miami and Jupiter. Come grow with us!