Mar­itime Busi­ness Col­lege

The com­mu­nity be­hind an emo­tional ca­reer

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Work­ing with an­i­mals can be an emo­tion­ally try­ing ca­reer, but with ev­ery­one in the ve­teri­nary in­dus­try be­ing open and sup­port­ive, there’s al­ways some­one lend­ing out a help­ing hand. “The team is just there for you,” Bri­anna Sch­warz says about the in­dus­try. “It re­ally makes a dif­fer­ence to have peo­ple that will help you through any­thing.”

Bri­anna felt like she was meant to have this ca­reer, be­cause she be­lieves that there is a way to help peo­ple through help­ing an­i­mals, and her time spent at Mar­itime Busi­ness Col­lege brought this con­nec­tion to life.

Bri­anna owes the con­fi­dence that she has in her work to her teacher at Mar­itime Busi­ness Col­lege’s Ve­teri­nary As­sis­tant pro­gram. Her teacher pushed her, brought her out of her shell and got her the hands-on work that she needed to be pre­pared for this type of ca­reer.

“Be­cause I’ve been trained, I’m taught more and able to go back and do the as­sis­tant jobs when they need me,” Bri­anna says about her cur­rent po­si­tion at Green­wood An­i­mal Hospi­tal. “I love learn­ing on the job and be­ing able to see what’s hap­pen­ing.”

She has the sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal qual­i­fi­ca­tions that en­able her to com­mu­ni­cate ef­fec­tively with the clients, pa­tients and the hospi­tal’s staff tech­ni­cians. The Mar­itime Busi­ness Col­lege pro­gram is one of the first she had seen that of­fered the Vet As­sis­tant train­ing, and it ended up be­ing ex­actly what Bri­anna was look­ing for.

“The pro­gram helped keep my fo­cus on one sub­ject at a time. If we were learn­ing about an­i­mal be­hav­iour, we would do it all be­fore go­ing into ac­count­ing, and we would never switch classes,” says Bri­anna. The pro­gram is 13 months long and goes straight through; it’s ex­haust­ing but al­lows the stu­dents to get to their end goals sooner.

There was a time where the school­ing seemed stren­u­ous and things seemed to be go­ing down, but Bri­anna pushed through, and look­ing back now she is glad that she did, with a close-knit group of class­mates back­ing her the en­tire way.

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