Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Laguna Hills, 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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City of Irvine, CA - Irvine, CA (9 miles from Laguna Hills, CA)
Description The City of Irvine seeks candidates with demonstrated animal care and customer service experience to assist with clinic operations at the Irvine Animal Care Center....
3 days ago
Irvine, CA (9 miles from Laguna Hills, CA)
We are looking for a person that has some experiences with animals. Prior working with animal hospitals preferred.
5 days ago
City of Irvine - Irvine, CA (8 miles from Laguna Hills, 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 - Fullerton, CA (20 miles from Laguna Hills, 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 (20 miles from Laguna Hills, 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 - Foothill Ranch, CA (7 miles from Laguna Hills, 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....
17 days ago
Costa Mesa, CA (11 miles from Laguna Hills, 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 Laguna Hills, 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
Huntington Beach, CA (16 miles from Laguna Hills, CA)
The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians with daily operations....
24 days ago
Aliso Viejo Animal Hospital - Aliso Viejo, CA (1 mile from Laguna Hills, CA)
Medical background (veterinary technician, Veterinary Assistant, human healthcare, pharmaceutical, etc.) with medical terminology training is preferred....
29 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Laguna Hills, 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...
30+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Irvine, CA (9 miles from Laguna Hills, 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....
30+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Buena Park, CA (22 miles from Laguna Hills, 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
Banfield Pet Hospital - Laguna Hills, 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....
30+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Buena Park, CA (22 miles from Laguna Hills, 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....
30+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Laguna Hills, CA

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

$30,630

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

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

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