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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Banfield Pet Hospital - Salem, MA
Job Information Banfield Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant - 001197 in Salem , Massachusetts Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action...
2 days ago
Sleepy Hollow Pet Ranch - Indianapolis, IN
Job Description Pet Care Team Leader Job Description Reports to: Pet Care Supervisor or Manager Summary: Supervises and coordinates activities of the kennel/playtime workers. Attends to and cares...
2 days ago
Lake Oswego, OR
We're seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to add to our already spectacular team for 3-4 days a week....
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VCA Animal Hospitals - Sandy Springs, GA
We are seeking a Veterinary Assistant or Credentialed Veterinary Technician to join our team....
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Carlsbad, 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....
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Vetco Clinics - Nashua, NH
Veterinary Assistant for Mobile Veterinary Clinics Do you want to work where you can have an impact on pet's lives?...
1 day ago
VIP PetCare - Novato, CA
VIP Petcare is improving the lives of pets and the people who love them! We deliver affordable and convenient veterinary services in a friendly environment and we are currently looking for...
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Sacramento, CA
For our RVT/Veterinary Assistant position, we are looking for someone with: Passion to provide best quality care and act as an advocate for our patients, with empathy to provide comfort to our clients...
2 days ago
Orange County Department Education - Costa Mesa, CA
Animal Care Assistant, Inside the Outdoors - Educational Services Division at Orange County Department of Education Orange County Department of Education Logo About the Employer The Orange County...
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Haines Road Animal Hospital - Saint Petersburg, FL
Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist- Experience Preferred Haines Road Animal Hospital Saint Petersburg, FL We are looking for a full time veterinary assistant / receptionist to join our team....
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Orange County Dept. of Education - Costa Mesa, CA
Animal Care Assistant, Inside the Outdoors - Educational Services Division Employer: Orange County Department of Education Date Posted: 9/17/2019 Contact: Olivia Dayton ... Number Openings: (At...
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Bend, OR
Job Information Banfield Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant - 001307 in Bend , Oregon Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there...
1 day ago
PETCO - Mesa, AZ
Our Vetco vaccination clinics offer a variety of preventive care services for healthy dogs and cats inside Petco and Unleashed by Petco retail stores across the US....
12 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....
1 day ago
Sacramento, CA
THESE POSITIONS ARE FULL AND PART TIME Ideal candidate will be proficient in: Client education/strong customer service skills Client Communication Dentistry Anesthesia Monitoring Drug calculations IV...
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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...

Introduction to OSHA V2.16 Course
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