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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Veterinary Assistant

  • Animal Medical Center of Mid America
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant will: Assist veterinarians in Fear Free animal restraint Maintain flow of clinic appointments, prepare estimates, invoices, take payments and reschedule appointments Prepare...

Veterinary Assistant

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • San Jose, CA
  • 3 days ago

Thrive Pet Healthcare Careers Veterinary Assistant Veterinary Assistant San Jose, California Description Position at Canyon Creek Pet Hospital Canyon Creek Pet Hospital is immediately hiring a Veterinary...

Veterinary Assistant - 001438

  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • 2 days ago

Start your Banfield Career as a Veterinary Assistant Learn more about the impact you can make as...

Veterinary Assistant (PT)

  • Southern Veterinary Partners
  • Chelsea, AL
  • 3 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant is a crucial part of the medical team and is responsible for advocating for the patient as well as education of the clients....

Veterinary Assistant

  • PETCO
  • Vallejo, CA
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant represents the mission and values to all clients.Our Veterinary Assistant sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible,...

Veterinary Assistant

  • PETCO
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant represents the mission and values to all clients.Our Veterinary Assistant sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible,...

Veterinary Assistant

  • PETCO
  • Vacaville, CA
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant represents the mission and values to all clients.Our Veterinary Assistant sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible,...

Vetco Veterinary Assistant

  • PETCO
  • Ingram, TX
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...

Veterinary Assistant - FT

  • PETCO
  • Happy Valley, OR
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant represents the mission and values to all clients.Our Veterinary Assistant sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible,...

Veterinary Assistant - FT

  • PETCO
  • Avondale, AZ
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant represents the mission and values to all clients.Our Veterinary Assistant sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible,...

Veterinary Assistant

  • PETCO
  • Lee, FL
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant represents the mission and values to all clients.Our Veterinary Assistant sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible,...

Vetco Vet Assistant

  • PETCO
  • Cobb, GA
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...

Vetco Veterinary Assistant (ND)

  • PETCO
  • Redondo Beach, CA
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...

Veterinary Assistant - Ophthalmology

  • Ethos Veterinary Health LLC
  • San Marcos, CA
  • 2 days ago

The primary responsibility of the Veterinary Assistant is to provide support and assistance to the veterinary medical staff....

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  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Woodbury, NJ
  • 2 days ago

Start your Banfield Career as a Veterinary Assistant Learn more about the impact you can make as...

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs Nationwide

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Assistant jobs nationwide as reported by the BLS.

$30,980

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 (28.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (28.7%)
  • Associate's Degree (19.0%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (12.1%)
  • Some College (3.6%)
  • Master's Degree (3.2%)
  • Doctorate Degree (2.6%)
  • Some High School (2.1%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinary Assistants
  • Less than 1 year (43.4%)
  • None (35.2%)
  • 4-6 years (9.7%)
  • 2-4 years (8.8%)
  • 1-2 years (2.9%)

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