Veterinary Assistant Jobs in California

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 - Temecula, 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
Banfield Pet Hospital - Roseville, 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....
15 hours ago
La Quinta, CA
We are looking for a veterinary assistant for reception, boarding, technician in treatment, technician for water therapy....
22 hours ago
Stanford University - Stanford, CA
NIH guidelines, Stanford animal care and use policies, and USDA regulations....
1 hour ago
Northridge, CA
Northridge Veterinary Center is currently hiring for the position of veterinary assistant and technician. Available to work weekends is required....
22 hours ago
PetCo - Poway, CA
The Veterinary Assistant represents the mission and values to all clients.?...
2 hours ago
National Veterinary Associates - Chula Vista, CA
The veterinary assistant is the entire team's primary support. Every department relies on their significant role in aiding with a variety of services to provide excellent client and patient care....
moments ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - San Leandro, CA
Positions are available for: Cardiology (Veterinary Assistant/Technician or RVT) Oncology(Veterinary Assistant/Technician or RVT) Neurology(Veterinary Assistant/Technician or RVT) Emergency(Veterinary...
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Glendale, 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....
14 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Roseville, 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....
15 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Escondido, 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
Stanford University - Stanford, CA
addition to the qualifications described for the Animal Care Assistant I level the Animal Care Assistant IIs should have: Familiarity with NIH guidelines, Stanford animal care and use policies, and...
1 day ago
National Veterinary Associates - Poway, CA
Looking for a professional, positive, friendly person who is eager to learn, relialbe, efficient and has a good work ethic. Compassion for animals and people is a must. Skills must include the...
2 hours ago
Stanford University - San Francisco, CA
addition to the qualifications described for the Animal Care Assistant I level the Animal Care Assistant IIs should have: Familiarity with NIH guidelines, Stanford animal care and use policies, and...
1 hour ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Loomis, CA
Job Description: Veterinary Assistants in the Sacramento Area! JOIN OUR FAMILY!...
3 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in California

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

$32,480

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

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

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