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 - Shreveport, LA
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
Banfield Pet Hospital - Grand Junction, CO
Veterinary Assistant - 000249 Apply Now Apply Now --> Job ID 000003G4 Location 2428 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, Colorado Job Type Full-time regular Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital...
2 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Fair Oaks, CA
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 - Puyallup, WA
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....
3 days ago
Los Angeles, CA
compensation: DOE employment type: part-time Veterinary Cancer Group - South Bay is now hiring a Veterinary Assistant to join their incredible team!...
3 days ago
Boise, ID
4809 W Fairview compensation: Starting wage: DOE/Certification employment type: full-time F/T or P/T position available at our busy and growing veterinary practice in Boise. We are looking for...
3 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Omaha, NE
VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Centeris seeking full-time Veterinary Assistant - Emergency & Critical Care to join our skilled technician team at our AAHA-accredited, 24 hour emergency/...
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Bossier City, LA
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....
3 days ago
ACTION FOR ANIMALS - Latrobe, PA
WANTED: Assistant Manager, Vet Tech, experience a must, apply in person at Action For Animals ... Location/Region: Latrobe, PA (15650)
1 day ago
Vetco Clinics - Minneapolis, MN
Veterinary Assistant for Mobile Veterinary Clinics Do you want to work where you can have an impact on pet's lives?...
1 day ago
Santa Barbara, CA
Then look no more, we are looking for a full time RVT or experienced Veterinary Assistant at Montecito Pet Hospital....
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New York City, NY
1707 3rd Avenue compensation: Pay rate per hour will be determined by experience. We offer 2 weeks paid vacation per year. employment type: full-time Must have experience working in a veterinary...
3 days ago
DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital - Portland, OR
known as Technician Assistant), you will be responsible for providing our clients with a top-notch experience as well as responsible for assisting the veterinarians and technicians as needed with animal...
2 days ago
VIP PetCare - Hicksville, NY
VIP Petcare is improving the lives of pets and the people who love them! We are currently looking for dedicated, professional team members who have a passion for pet wellness. Our mobile...
2 days ago
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - Hilliard, OH
Emergency Veterinary Assistant - 1st Shift Description MedVet is a fast-growing Emergency and Specialty provider with practices nationwide....
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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...


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