The fun part of working at a vet - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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The fun part of working at a vet

all the baby animals we see!

All of these were our techs

First being a puppy who was brought in by a client--they were told he was 13 weeks old..he's like, 3 weeks old. They can't handle the care for an unweaned puppy so we bottle fed him

The next two kittens were orphaned kittens found by clients who were adopted by different techs.

and the last one was a bunny saved from the mouth of one of our tech's dogs! He had a big wound on his leg and was almost completely hairless. Looked like a dead rat. She found he was still breathing and couldn't leave him out to die so she brought him in to at least give him a comfortable place to sleep that night. He survived the night so she whipped up some bottle formula and has been treating his wounds. He's healed up completely and has been putting on weight. Yesterday he opened his eyes for the first time and has begun hopping around.

There are always rough things that happen back here, but the cute little babies sure do make things fun.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 11:31 PM
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I'm jealous, I loooooove seeing baby animals at work, but I'm not allowed to touch any of them :'( I'm a kennel attendant for the boarding cats and dogs and can't risk passing anything from the adult animals to the babies or vice versa.

Also, I want that bunny! It's sooooo cute.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 12:57 AM
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AWWW! That little cottontail is so adorable! Poor little thing.

All animals deserve respect, not just the cute and pretty ones.
Without "bugs", we would lose about 1/3 of our food, be nose high in decay, and entire ecosystems (including everything that supports the popular animals!) would collapse.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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It's definitely a lot of fun.

The not so fun part is working with the petsmart animals. Rainbow, the petsmart distributor, is terrible. You would not believe what we see with the rodents on a daily basis. Guys, don't get your rodents from petsmart. Seriously. .-.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 09:27 PM
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Looks like you had more fun than I ever did...

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 01:36 AM
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I always wanted to be a vet. But you have to be good at maths to be one.

Current Betta:
Mulan: Blue/Green/Red HM Male

Those who now swim in the Rainbow Ponds:
Spike: VT Purple Male
Glaedr: CT Yellow Male
Ezio: DeT Dragonscale Male
Stu (Founder of the obsession): CT Blue Male
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 07:45 AM
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Awwwwwwwww :3

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 07:31 AM
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Awww! I love the baby bunny. Great photos!

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 02:02 PM
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oh my great fishy betta god!! they are adorable!!
I want to be a vet as well but right now working on just trying to get a reasonable trust-worthy babysitter so i can take more steps towards that dream.

Thank you so much for the photo i envy you
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 03:58 PM
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those are too adorable! I couldn't be a vet, or working with them. I wouldn't be able to handle the other side of things :(
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