Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Costa Mesa, CA

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 - Lakewood, CA (17 miles from Costa Mesa, 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
City of Irvine - Irvine, CA (5 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
For more information, please see the Veterinary Assistant flier. Supplemental Information Your Team Irvine is recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine....
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Fullerton, CA (13 miles from Costa Mesa, 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....
4 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Fullerton, CA (13 miles from Costa Mesa, 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....
4 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Tustin, CA (6 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Foothill Ranch, CA (13 miles from Costa Mesa, 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....
11 days ago
Long Beach, CA (22 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
We are looking to hire an experienced VA or RVT or Receptionist to join our team at Gentle Care Pet Clinic. This is a fast-paced job and we are looking for a candidate that isn't afraid to work...
11 days ago
Costa Mesa, CA
We are one of Orange County's oldest Animal Hospitals serving the pet health care needs of the Costa Mesa/Newport Beach/Irvine and surrounding cities since 1947. We have 7 full-time doctors...
13 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chino Hills, CA (21 miles from Costa Mesa, 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....
15 days ago
Huntington Beach, CA (5 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians with daily operations....
18 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Long Beach, CA (22 miles from Costa Mesa, 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....
23 days ago
Aliso Viejo Animal Hospital - Aliso Viejo, CA (12 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Medical background (veterinary technician, Veterinary Assistant, human healthcare, pharmaceutical, etc.) with medical terminology training is preferred....
23 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Laguna Hills, CA (11 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Job Information Banfield Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant - 005078 in Laguna Hills, California Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into...
23 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Irvine, CA (10 miles from Costa Mesa, 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....
25 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Norwalk, CA (18 miles from Costa Mesa, CA)
Position at Crossroads Animal Emergency Norwalk Crossroads Animal Emergency is hiring a Veterinary Assistant to join our amazing team!...
26 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Costa Mesa, CA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Assistant jobs in Costa Mesa, CA as reported by the BLS.

$30,630

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Assistants in Costa Mesa, CA offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (29.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (28.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (18.8%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (12.1%)
  • Some College (3.6%)
  • Master's Degree (3.1%)
  • Doctorate Degree (2.5%)
  • Some High School (2.1%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinary Assistants in Costa Mesa, CA
  • Less than 1 year (46.2%)
  • None (39.0%)
  • 1-2 years (13.2%)
  • 2-4 years (1.6%)

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