Veterinary Assistant Jobs in South Plainfield, NJ

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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Parkview Animal Hospital PC - Passaic, NJ (24 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
restraint and general animal care Receptionist/CSR Experience required Flexible with scheduling - evening and weekend shift availability required Demonstrated passion for patient care and client service...
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12 days ago Parkview Animal Hospital PC
PetCo - Brooklyn, NY (23 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
Hospital Veterinary Assistant Healthier pets. Happier people. Better world....
14 days ago
Morris Animal Inn - Morristown, NJ (15 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
Prior work experience as a veterinary assistant or technician is highly preferred. · 2+ years’ experience in customer/client service handling a wide variety of inquires, preferably in a pet care setting...
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14 days ago Morris Animal Inn
Companion Animal Hospital - Parsippany, NJ (19 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
Job Information Companion Animal Hospital veterinary assistant in Parsippany, New Jersey Pet care & treatments, cleaning, laundry, assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians...
18 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Brooklyn, NY (23 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
At VCA Hope Animal Hospital, you can be the Veterinary Assistant you have always wanted to be and more!...
21 days ago
Parkview Animal Hospital PC - Passaic, NJ (24 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
restraint and general animal care Receptionist/CSR Experience required Flexible with scheduling - evening and weekend shift availability required Demonstrated passion for patient care and client service...
24 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Rutherford, NJ (23 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
At VCA Animal Hospitals, you can be the Veterinary assistant you have always wanted to be!...
25 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Madison, NJ (12 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient carewith the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen. In this position...
28 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Staten Island, NY (13 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
Job Description: We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
28 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Morris Plains, NJ (19 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
VCA Morris Plains Animal Hospital has an immediate, full-time opening for an enthusiastic Veterinary Assistant....
28 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Tinton Falls, NJ (23 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
We are seeking an Veterinary Assistant with at least 1 year experience to join our team....
29 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Union, NJ (11 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
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
Vetco Clinics - South River, NJ (8 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
Our mission is to avoid illness in animals and humans through client education regarding the value and necessity of preventive veterinary medicine....
30+ days ago
PetVet Care Centers - Westfield, NJ (6 miles from South Plainfield, NJ)
Responsibilities Position Overview: The veterinary assistant provides support to the veterinarians and technicians in their daily tasks by cleaning and maintaining equipment, feeding, exercising and...
45+ days ago
PetVet Care Centers - South Plainfield, NJ
Please apply for our veterinary assistant position online through PetVetCareers.com...
45+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in South Plainfield, NJ

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Assistant jobs in South Plainfield, NJ as reported by the BLS.

$32,440

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

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

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