This week was very busy and exciting. With all of the new experiences at the clinic, I have learned so much about animals and their distinct behaviors. I was able to visit the Spay and Neuter Center for the first time. I got a glimpse of the operations from a distance. I also learned a lot from my usual cleaning tasks throughout the clinic. Even simple tasks such as washing the laundry taught me things about laundry that is necessary for surgery. It must be washed first and separately. Some other tasks are to make sure that the windows are clean and that the tasks that the veterinary technicians have assigned to me are completed. The events over the past week have really allowed me to explore the field I plan to study in college and further pursue my desired career.
During this week, I completed most tasks related to the front desk and office. I cleaned the vacant desk in the front office room. I organized areas near the main lobby including the clipboards and the folders on the front table. Additionally, I worked in the kitchen area washing dishes, dog bowls and litter boxes. This was also the week that I finally finished organizing the newspapers. Little by little, major progress was made during this week, and I was able to see a difference. I put my time management skills to work and was able to complete my tasks in a timely fashion. This is especially important on Tuesdays and Thursdays when the veterinarian comes to do vaccinations and the long line for these services is outside the door. We have to be very conscious about keeping the lobby clean since dogs may urinate on the floor.
Most of all, I enjoyed having time to observe the cats and dogs. I hope to talk with one of the veterinary technicians about their position and why they decided to work with the Washington Humane Society. I cannot wait to hear their responses and learn more.
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