Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Port Saint Lucie, FL

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 - Stuart, FL (6 miles from Port Saint Lucie, FL)
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....
45+ days ago
Stuart Sound Animal Hospital - Stuart, FL (8 miles from Port Saint Lucie, FL)
Stuart Sound Animal Hospital is a friendly, growing, privately-owned small animal practice located in south Stuart, and were looking to add an experienced, full-time veterinary technician to our...
45+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Stuart, FL (6 miles from Port Saint Lucie, FL)
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....
60+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Port Saint Lucie, FL
Veterinary Assistant - 001441 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...
90+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Port Saint Lucie, FL

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Assistant jobs in Port Saint Lucie, FL as reported by the BLS.

$37,270

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Assistants in Port Saint Lucie, FL 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 Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Less than 1 year (46.2%)
  • None (39.0%)
  • 1-2 years (13.2%)
  • 2-4 years (1.6%)

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