Erika Singh is one of my closest friends and favorite people. Erika is a licensed veterinary technician - one of the best in the industry! We are once again working together - Erika has been a veterinary technician at Gentle Doctor for over a year. Yay. The following is a post of Erika's wise and encouraging words...

Being a Vet Tech is Hard

"Being a vet tech is hard." These are the words I woke up with in my head after I came home from my twelve hour shift and passed out, sore, tired and mentally and emotionally exhausted.

 Erika's Tiny Taffi doing what she does best

Erika's Tiny Taffi doing what she does best

I gave my husband a kiss, snuggled my pets who were all excited to see me and then was out cold.

A few weeks ago, I posted a funny picture of one of my best friends and an amazing vet at my hospital on our Facebook page with her funny quote "Being a vet is hard. I need, like, seven calculators!"

 Dr. Aly Taplett working hard!

Dr. Aly Taplett working hard!

Being a vet is hard.

Being a vet tech is hard.

Being a veterinary assistant is hard.

Being a veterinary receptionist is hard.

Being an animal care attendant is hard.

We wouldn't be doing this years later if we weren't the strongest of the strong. We wouldn't get up every day, knowing that our bodies, minds and emotions were all going to take a beating if we weren't strong.

 Dr. Taplett, Hannah and Erika at Nebraska Humane Society's Walk for the Animals 2016

Dr. Taplett, Hannah and Erika at Nebraska Humane Society's Walk for the Animals 2016

But what about the days we don't feel strong? When we don't feel like we can get up and do it all again tomorrow? These are the truly hardest days. The ones where we feel defeated. The ones where we're not sure we can do another hour, let alone another day.

But we do.

Because we are the heroes of four-legged family members, and the humans they own.

So for the days when you don't feel strong, remember you are. Remember you're amazing. Remember you are a lifeline to countless critters that wouldn't have a fighting chance, a happy, healthy life or a peaceful transition to the rainbow bridge.

Stay Strong.

Erika is a veterinary technician at Gentle Doctor Animal Hospitals and a server at Romeo's. She and her husband live in Omaha Nebraska. They have three beautiful cats and a beautiful tiny dog.

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