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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Talent Care - Littleton, CO
Possess a good attitude and contribute to a positive work environment Strong English written and verbal language skills Animal care, restraints, client/customer interaction experience Experience with...
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Morrow, GA
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
VCA Animal Hospitals - East Northport, NY
We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
1 day ago
People, Pets and Vets - Clatskanie, OR
skills Possess a good attitude and contribute to a positive work environment Strong English written and verbal language skills Animal care, restraints, client/customer interaction experience Experience...
1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Monrovia, 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....
1 day ago
Austin, TX
Veterinary Assistant Position Available Bilingual preferred (but not required) Some Experience Preferred....
1 day ago
Noahs Ark Pet Hospital - Willis, MI
JOB DETAILS JOB DETAILS ABOUT NOAH'S ARK PET HOSPITAL Veterinary Assistant Job Code Number 2619712 Job Description Do you enjoy being around pets and have excellent customer services skills?...
1 day ago
Englewood, FL
Our team is looking to add a veterinary assistant with focus on attention to detail and accuracy....
1 day ago
Broad Ripple Animal Clinic - Indianapolis, IN
Both our Veterinary Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant positions include: Client education Filling prescriptions Low-Stress handling and restraint Building a knowledge of veterinary products, procedures...
Animal Emergency Clinic - Mishawaka, IN
The Animal Emergency Clinic in Mishawaka, IN is looking for a Registered Veterinary Technician and/or an experienced veterinary assistant....
VCA Antech, Inc. - Chico, CA
Job Description: We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
14 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Roseville, CA
Provide Client Education regarding preventive care, Optimum Wellness Plans, and basic status of hospitalized pets. Serve as support to the Client Services Coordinator staff on an as-needed basis....
22 hours ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - San Diego, CA
Up to 75% Employee pet discount 25% 401k match up to 4% of annual salary Hospital Wellness program We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
6 hours ago
Kentucky Humane Society - Louisville, KY
Train other animal care staff in laboratory procedures such as fecal floats, blood glucose measurement, ear cytology, PCV/TS, SNAP tests, etc....
6 hours ago
PETCO - El Cajon, CA
The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...
5 hours ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Boydton, VA

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

$26,750

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 (29.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (28.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (18.9%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (12.1%)
  • Some College (3.6%)
  • Master's Degree (3.1%)
  • 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 (46.2%)
  • None (39.0%)
  • 1-2 years (13.2%)
  • 2-4 years (1.6%)

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