Veterinary Assistant Jobs in New Jersey

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 - Rockaway, NJ
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....
5 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Princeton, NJ
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....
16 hours ago
Oradell Veterinary Group of Hasbrouck Heights - Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Candidates must have knowledge as a veterinary assistant as they will be assisting doctors with patient exams....
VCA Antech, Inc. - Allenwood, NJ
imaging Surgical preparation and assisting Anesthesia monitoring Dentistry Medical recordkeeping Ready to grow with a collaborative and supportive team?...
3 days ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Wall Township, NJ
imaging Surgical preparation and assisting Anesthesia monitoring Dentistry Medical recordkeeping Ready to grow with a collaborative and supportive team?...
4 days ago
Oradell Animal Hospital, Inc. - Paramus, NJ
They are essential to client education (teaching people how to give injections, fluids, or other treatments to their pets at home), as well as client counseling on topics such as diabetes, feeding tubes...
National Veterinary Associates - Manahawkin, NJ
Cares for pets in boarding facilities. Feeds and waters animals according to schedules. Controls and restrains animals as required. Cleans, changes, and disinfects cages, pens, yards; sanitizes...
5 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Manahawkin, NJ
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....
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Princeton, NJ
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....
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Bridgewater, NJ
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....
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Paramus, NJ
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....
10 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Carlstadt, NJ
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....
10 days ago
Morris Animal Inn - Morristown, NJ
Prior work experience as a veterinary assistant or technician is preferred. · 3+ years’ experience in customer/client service handling a wide variety of inquires, preferably in a pet care setting. ·...
Banfield Pet Hospital - Brick, NJ
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....
13 days ago
Vetcor - Ringwood, NJ
Ringwood Animal Hospital is looking for a Veterinary Assistant to join our team. This is a full-time position with some Saturday shifts....
14 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in New Jersey

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

$29,960

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Assistant positions.

Highest Education Level

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

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