Recently started working at a vet hospital as an extra set of hands, any online courses I can do/certificates I can get until I go to school?
So I was recently hired at a vet hospital in my small current city in British Columbia, Canada. I have worked with dogs before at a breeders where I dealt with lots of different medicines and helping our vet with examinations etc. I am extremely excited as it's been about two years since that job and I have been itching to get hired at an actual vet as it's something I know I want to do.
I am 21 years old, and I still need to finish some high school courses and upgrading before I will be eligible for a Canadian vet tech program. But until then, is there anything online I can do to further my credentials for school and future work? I have read about getting a pet first aid certificate and thought about taking some of these online courses from Coursera like an Animal Behavior and Welfare course, Dog Emotion and Cognition course and maybe even this Animal Behavior course.
Would any of you maybe recommend getting any of this as well as the pet first aid? I can't exactly write 'watched literally every single episode of Cesar Millan Dog Whisperer and really know what I'm doing when it comes to dogs and training' haha. All jokes aside, I would really love some ideas and recommendations for what I can do to improve my experience!