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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Kennewick, WA
At this time, we are looking for a licensed veterinary technician or highly skilled veterinary assistant....
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Baltimore, MD
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....
2 days ago
Oklahoma City, OK
compensation: Commensurate with experience employment type: part-time We are looking for a personable vet assistant with an extremely high standard of care of animals and with a great attitude....
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - New Orleans, LA
You will use your technical skills on a daily basis, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties....
2 days ago
U.S. Army Medical Command - Fort Bragg, NC
Duties Click on the "Learn more about this agency" button below for IMPORTANT information. Note to applicants: Please include name and contact information for two (2) professional AND two (2)...
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Virginia Beach, VA
and the importance of preventive care * Mentoring other members of the hospital team *Commitment Beyond Qualifications* Every associate including the Vet Assistant has an important contribution to make...
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Auburn, MA
You will use your technical skills on a daily basis, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties....
1 day ago
Vetco Clinics - Sahuarita, AZ
Veterinary Assistant for Mobile Veterinary Clinics Do you want to work where you can have an impact on pet's lives?...
1 day ago
Virginia Beach, VA
High School diploma or equivalent; previous animal care background desirable; skill in using a standard veterinary computer system; maintain accurate animal history by documenting medical records; prepare...
15 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Fort Worth, TX
and the importance of preventive care * Mentoring other members of the hospital team *Commitment Beyond Qualifications* Every associate including the Vet Assistant has an important contribution to make...
22 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chugiak, AK
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....
7 hours ago
Jennie-O Turkey Store - Minneapolis, MN
The purpose of this position is to provide support to company veterinary staff through laboratory and field work. This position will strive to achieve livability, performance, and salmonella...
7 hours ago
Vernon Woods Animal Hospital - Sandy Springs, GA
Full- time veterinary assistant desired for well-established AAHA accredited small animal hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia The successful applicant must be self-motivated, eager to learn while assisting...
8 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Smyrna, TN
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....
4 hours ago
Reno, NV
Job responsibilities include animal restraint, assisting the doctors with procedures in the hospital and out in the field, routine care for hospitalized patients, laboratory procedures, stocking supplies...
2 days ago

Veterinary Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

NSDC Course: General Duty Assistant (Healthcare)

This course will show you how to transport patients from one ward to another, help them manage their personal hygiene, aid nurses administer drugs and draw samples, handle hospital medical and...


Consortia for Education - Student Slide Presentation & Course Overview
As many physicians and practice managers are aware, the advent of managed care and a nursing shortage due to institutional demand and retrogression in the U.S. ushered in an era of enormous...

Access to Medical Records Course
1910.1020(a) -The purpose of this course is to explain to employees and their designated representatives a right of access to relevant exposure and medical records; and to provide representatives...

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