Friday, February 13, 2009

Animals Rock

As you can see from my profile, I love animals. I thought that I should talk about how I decided to go in the career of a Vet Tech.
This me and my first puppy, Rambo.

Ever since I can remember I loved to be around animals. When I was about seven I though that it would be cool to be a veterinarian, to help animals that are sick and make them feel better. I loved taking care of my pets when they were hurt.
This is with me and my next puppy, Astro.

When I got to high school they had job shadows, where you go and follow people around to see what career is the best for you. When I was a freshmen I got the opportunity to job shadow a veterinarian, and I was very excited. During that whole entire day I watched the vet. I just couldn't imagine myself doing all of the stuff that she was doing. When I got home that night I had the feeling that this was not the right job for me. As I thought about what I saw that day it came to me that all of the things that the vet techs were doing were things that I could do. Things like monitoring the animal while it was in surgery, taking blood and doing tests and things like that. I thought that it was really cool.
This is me and my hamster, Sox.

That day changed my entire career plan. I am so very thankful for job shadows to help find the right job for me.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Call Me Mary Poppins

You can call me Mary Poppins because I am a Nanny. I watch two of my cousins named Brinley, 4, and Callie, 2, while my aunt goes out and does things that need to be done. I have been doing this since August and have been loving almost every minute of it. It has really helped bring me closer to my cousins. Some things that I get to do is go down to the valley with Aunt Dana and help her watch these two beautiful girls at doctor visits. I get to go and watch Callie while she is in therapy and watch how much more she can do every day since her accident.
This is Callie on the way to a doctor's appointment. Callie loves cameras!
I like it because I love little children and as a nanny I get to be with children all day long. I get to watch movies with them, play with them outside, take them on bike rides, and just hang out with them.

This is Brinley with her big sister, my cousin Amber. Brinley is camera-shy.

I think that overall it is a wonderful job, and hope that I can do it for years to come. Or at least until I finish my general classes at Northland Pioneer College and transfer to Mesa Community College to train as a veterinarian technician!