Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Lansing, MI

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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Michigan State University - Lansing, MI
Desired Qualifications Experience with general handling of cats and dogs; knowledge of animal restraint for blood collection and IV catheter placement; positioning for X-rays and IV fluid monitoring...
12 days ago
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI (6 miles from Lansing, MI)
Salary: 15.31 Location: East Lansing Categories: Veterinary/Animal Care, Clerical Technical- CT, Full Time (90-100%), Union Working/Functional Title ICU VA Position Summary The successful candidate...
13 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Okemos, MI (6 miles from Lansing, MI)
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....
60+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Lansing, MI

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

$27,170

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

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

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