Get lucky and find your furever friend at the SPCA of Texas! $25 adoptions for all dogs 40lbs+, March 1st-31st at the SPCA of Texas’ Dallas Animal Care Center, the Ellis County Animal Care Center, and in foster.
THE Myron K. Martin Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
Save lives today with a gift that will go straight to work protecting and caring for animals throughout North Texas.
Volunteer and make every day special for the animals in our shelters. Give your time and heart based on your schedule and interests.
You can do a quick internet search to find out the basics of what a veterinary technician does, but our vet techs are here to tell you: there’s a lot more than meets the eye! They are responsible for countless tasks around our shelters and clinics, from administering vaccines and assisting during surgeries to cleaning wounds and hand-feeding anemic puppies. We asked our vet techs for some feedback about their jobs and here are their responses!
“I always told myself that I wanted to have a career that made me feel good about myself. I wanted to make a difference by helping others. I was initially an SPCA of Texas volunteer, then became a receptionist and later a vet tech!”
“I always wanted to work with animals, but never wanted to perform surgery! People always asked if I was going to be a vet. It wasn’t until after I got my degree that I found out about the vet tech profession.”
“Building that client-patient relationship. I enjoy being a person a pet owner wants to talk to.”
“Watching the doctors perform miraculous surgical procedures.”
“We are the nurses of the animal world!”
“I don’t just get to play with animals all day. It is hard work and you must be committed! A lot of body fluids are involved.”
“We are not just the ‘helpers’ for the doctors. We are the backbone of the clinic and without the techs, the team is incomplete!”
“Being a vet tech can be very rewarding, but it’s also very challenging. If you want a career that keeps you on your feet and challenges you to think, veterinary medicine may be for you.”
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