Veterinary Assistant Jobs

Perform general tasks needed for animal care. Veterinary assistants work under the guidance of veterinarians and technicians to clean kennels and examination rooms as well as provide direct animal care through feeding, bathing, and exercising. They may aid in blood, urine, and tissue sample collections, as well as administer medication and/or vaccinations ordered by the veterinarian.

Veterinary assistants also support veterinarians during surgical procedures by sterilizing instruments and passing tools when asked. Therefore, they should be comfortable with the sight of blood and other bodily fluids. After surgery, they monitor animals’ condition and behavior for signs of improvement or complications.

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Snohomish, WA
Pilchuck Animal Hospital is looking for a Veterinary Assistant to join our Small Animal Emergency team! We are looking for a Veterinary Assistant with more than 2 years of ER experience....
3 days ago
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - Hilliard, OH
We are looking for: Emergency Veterinary Assistant Schedule: Wed/Thurs/Fri 6p-2:30p; Sat 3p-3:30a Never a dull moment in the ER!...
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Lewisville, TX
Provide Client Education regarding preventive care, Optimum Wellness Plans, and basic status of hospitalized pets. Serve as support to the Client Services Coordinator staff on an as-needed basis....
3 days ago
Bluepearl - Seattle, WA
Seattle is hiring a Radiation Oncology Veterinary Assistant!...
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Cedar Park, TX
Provide Client Education regarding preventive care, Optimum Wellness Plans, and basic status of hospitalized pets. Serve as support to the Client Services Coordinator staff on an as-needed basis....
3 days ago
Quarry Hill Park Animal Hospital - Rochester, MN
Quarry Hill Park Animal Hospital in Rochester, MN has an opening for a full time CVT or veterinary assistant....
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Las Vegas, NV
Provide Client Education regarding preventive care, Optimum Wellness Plans, and basic status of hospitalized pets. Serve as support to the Client Services Coordinator staff on an as-needed basis....
3 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Lakeway, TX
The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to: Venipuncture catheter placement radiology anesthesia monitoring physical examinations and patient assessment surgical preparation...
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Gastonia, NC
Provide Client Education regarding preventive care, Optimum Wellness Plans, and basic status of hospitalized pets. Serve as support to the Client Services Coordinator staff on an as-needed basis....
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Winchester, VA
Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant....
9 hours ago
Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center - Waukesha, WI
WVRC's Waukesha location is looking for a Veterinary Technician Assistant to provide key support to the Internal Medicine staff. Must be friendly, professional and courteous, and capable of...
9 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Minneapolis, MN
Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant....
9 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Manchester, CT
Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant....
11 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Milpitas, CA
Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant....
12 hours ago
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Desired Qualifications Experience with general handling of cats and dogs; knowledge of animal restraint for blood collection and IV catheter placement; positioning for X-rays and IV fluid monitoring...
11 hours ago

Veterinary Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice
Learn how to improve antimicrobial stewardship as a veterinary nurse or surgeon

Vets and human health professionals both have a responsibility to address the challenge of antimicrobial...


Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management

Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management covers the foundational skills needed to work in veterinary office with a specialized focus on horse care management. These complimentary fields...


Become a Veterinary Assistant (Self-Paced Tutorial)

If you have ever considered a career as a veterinary assistant, you might have quite a few questions about what it is they do: What vaccinations do cats and dogs? What is the best way to...


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Assistant positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Assistants offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (30.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (27.7%)
  • Associate's Degree (18.7%)
  • Vocational or Certification (12.0%)
  • Some College (3.5%)
  • Master's Degree (3.0%)
  • Doctorate Degree (2.6%)
  • Some High School (2.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinary Assistants
  • Less than 1 year (46.2%)
  • None (39.0%)
  • 1-2 years (13.2%)
  • 2-4 years (1.6%)

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