Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Downey, 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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Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital - Los Angeles, CA (15 miles from Downey, CA)
Doctor's Assistant (Dermatology) Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital is a 24-Hour specialty and emergency animal hospital located in the heart of Hollywood, California. We are looking for...
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Glendale, CA (18 miles from Downey, 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....
2 days ago
City of Irvine - Irvine, CA (24 miles from Downey, 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....
6 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Lakewood, CA (5 miles from Downey, 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....
8 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Fullerton, CA (14 miles from Downey, 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....
10 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Fullerton, CA (14 miles from Downey, 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....
10 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Redondo Beach, CA (16 miles from Downey, CA)
Position at PV Village Pet Hospital PV Village Pet Hospital is looking for a motivated and friendly Veterinary Assistant to join our team!...
12 days ago
Long Beach, CA (10 miles from Downey, 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...
18 days ago
Costa Mesa, CA (22 miles from Downey, 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...
19 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chino Hills, CA (23 miles from Downey, 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....
21 days ago
PetCo - Redondo Beach, CA (16 miles from Downey, CA)
The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...
22 days ago
Huntington Beach, CA (18 miles from Downey, CA)
The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians with daily operations....
24 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Long Beach, CA (10 miles from Downey, 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....
29 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Norwalk, CA (3 miles from Downey, CA)
Position at Crossroads Animal Emergency Norwalk Crossroads Animal Emergency is hiring a Veterinary Assistant to join our amazing team!...
30+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Buena Park, CA (9 miles from Downey, CA)
You will use your technical skills on a daily basis, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties....
30+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Downey, CA

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

$30,630

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Assistants in Downey, 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 Downey, CA
  • Less than 1 year (46.2%)
  • None (39.0%)
  • 1-2 years (13.2%)
  • 2-4 years (1.6%)

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