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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PetVet Care Centers - Berkeley, CA
Responsibilities Position Overview: The veterinary assistant provides support to the veterinarians and technicians in their daily tasks by cleaning and maintaining equipment, feeding, exercising and...
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Oradell Veterinary Group of Hasbrouck Heights - Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604, NJ
Candidates must have knowledge as a veterinary assistant as they will be assisting doctors with patient exams....
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Vca Animal Hospitals - Los Angeles, CA
Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care....
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Vca Animal Hospitals - Los Angeles, CA
Patient recovery Compassionate care for hospitalized patients QUALIFICATIONS: Must have documented previous experience Hold a current RVT license or highly experienced veterinary assistant Must have...
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Bluepearl - Seattle, WA
is hiring an Oncology Veterinary Assistant in Downtown Seattle!...
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Ross Medical Education Center - New Baltimore, MI
Instructor - Veterinary Assistant - (Part Time) Location New Baltimore, MI Apply Now INSTRUCTOR - VETERINARY ASSISTANT (PART-TIME) If you are an Allied Health professional such as a Veterinary Assistant...
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Commerce Animal Hospital - Commerce Township, MI 48382, MI
Commerce Animal Hospital is looking for a self-motivated, friendly, reliable person for a Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist position....
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ValuVet Wellness-Lancaster - Lancaster, OH
Full time or Part time - EXPERIENCED Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist needed. Come join a team that shares your pet passion! We can offer flexible schedules....
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PetVet Care Centers - Santa Barbara, CA
Overview Veterinary Assistant for group of three thriving small animal practices located in and around beautiful Santa Barbara, California....
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VCA - Post Falls, ID
We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
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Petco - Topsham, ME
The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...
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Vetcor - Saint Charles, IL
Charles is seeking a friendly and dedicated Veterinary Assistant to join our hospital team. Our hospital is a high quality, busy 4-doctor, full-service animal hospital....
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National Veterinary Associates - West Hills, CA
Job Description The veterinary assistant is the entire team's primary support....
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National Veterinary Associates - Woodburn, OR
Job Description The veterinary assistant is the entire team's primary support....
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Commerce Animal Hospital - Commerce Township, MI
Commerce Animal Hospital is looking for a self-motivated, friendly, reliable person for a Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist position....
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Veterinary Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Veterinary Assistant

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This intensive course will provide the information you need to become a productive member of a veterinary...


Veterinary Assistant Series

If you love animals and have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant, the Veterinary Assistant Series may be perfect for you. Taught by a practicing veterinarian and college...


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...


Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Ashburn, VA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Assistant jobs in Ashburn, VA as reported by the BLS.

$28,190

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 (29.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (28.1%)
  • Associate's Degree (18.7%)
  • Vocational or Certification (12.1%)
  • Some College (3.5%)
  • Master's Degree (3.1%)
  • 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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