Why is it that nearly all the veterinary technicians that I have seen appear to be younger than thirty-five?
Is it the stress of the job? Can a person administer only so many euthanasia injections, then just can't take it anymore? Forcing them to embark on a completely different career path?
Perhaps a vet tech is a sort of entry level or transitional job? After a few years working as a vet tech, do many of them then go on to veterinarian school? Become an entrepreneur in the pet industry? Write a book?
Can it be, the abundance of youthful vet techs is an anomaly confined to two or three counties in lower Michigan?
What other explanations might there be for this seeming dearth of mature vet techs?
How many variables effecting these questions am I overlooking?
Am I even asking coherent questions?!
Maybe I should just shut up already and simply say thank you vet techs. Thank you for your love of animals, thank you for your compassion and reassurance to the people who bring their pets into animal hospitals and veterinary clinics. Thank you for the gentle way you handle our beloved pets. Thank you for going through education and training to bring your passion and dedication to fruition.
God Bless the Vet Techs.