The Entrepreneurial Journey of an Animal Care Specialist (68T)

As a former Animal Care Specialist (68T) in the US Army, I was trained to provide care for animals in military and combat environments. From basic training to advanced skills training, I learned how to care for a variety of animals, including dogs, horses, and other wildlife. This experience has taught me valuable lessons that I can apply to my own entrepreneurial ventures.

Basic training was a challenging and exciting experience, filled with physical and mental challenges. One of the most memorable moments was when I was introduced to the working dogs in the military. These dogs were highly trained and well taken care of, and I was amazed by the level of care and attention they received from their handlers. This experience showed me the importance of taking care of animals and the role they play in our lives.

After basic training, I was sent to advanced skills training where I learned more about animal care and management. I was taught how to identify common diseases, perform first aid and CPR, and maintain animal health records. These skills gave me the foundation I needed to become an expert in animal care.

My training as an Animal Care Specialist (68T) has translated well into my entrepreneurial ventures. For example, the attention to detail I learned in the military has helped me to be meticulous in my business dealings. I also learned how to manage resources effectively, which has been helpful in managing my own business finances. Additionally, my training has taught me to be adaptable and flexible, which is a crucial skill for any entrepreneur.

Here are the top 5 reasons why my training as an Animal Care Specialist (68T) has helped me succeed as an entrepreneur:

  1. Attention to detail: I was trained to be meticulous in my care for animals, and this attention to detail has translated well into my business dealings.

  2. Resource management: I learned how to effectively manage resources, including food and medical supplies, which has helped me to manage my own business finances.

  3. Adaptability: The military taught me to be flexible and adaptable, which is essential for any entrepreneur.

  4. Leadership skills: As a military service member, I was trained to lead by example and make decisions under pressure, which has helped me to lead my own business.

  5. Problem solving skills: In the military, I was trained to think critically and solve problems, which has helped me to overcome challenges in my business.

I am proud to be a part of Veterans First Watch, a community of veterans who are starting their own businesses. This community provides resources and support to help veterans succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavors. With the skills I learned in the military and the support of Veterans First Watch, I am confident that I will continue to succeed in my new business.

In conclusion, my experience as an Animal Care Specialist (68T) in the US Army has been invaluable in preparing me for a successful career as an entrepreneur. From basic training to advanced skills training, I learned important lessons that I have been able to apply to my own business ventures. Whether it be attention to detail, resource management, adaptability, leadership skills, or problem solving skills, my training has set me up for success in my entrepreneurial journey.

If you are a veteran looking to start your own business, I encourage you to consider joining Veterans First Watch. This community of veterans provides support, resources, and a network of like-minded individuals who can help you succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavors. With their help and your military training, you too can be on your way to success in your own business.