Wow, two threads in one day - watch out everybody I'm on a roll... I'd hate to blame it on the economy like everyone else blames everything, but I have FINALLY (after about 3 months) gotten my first call back about a chance to volunteer at the SPCA of C. Fl. and I have yet to even get a call back about any applications I have put in for employment at shelters or vet's offices. It seems every position (volunteer or job) that is open is a catch 22 in that they want experience and I have none but I have to start somewhere. Only other opportunity I have found is 99 miles from my house working at Big Cat rescue in Tampa - which is amazing for adding diversity to my animal experience, but it's gonna end up costing me a lot in both $$ and time. Is anyone else having issues finding animal experience and even more trouble finding vet experience? Any tips?