Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Pennsylvania

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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Bluepearl - Levittown, PA
Job Information BluePearl Veterinary Assistant - Oncology in Levittown, Pennsylvania Veterinary Assistant - Oncology Levittown Pennsylvania Hospital Support Opening Statement BluePearl Speacilty + Emergency...
2 days ago
Erie, PA
Veterinary assistant needed to provide help assisting clients in office calls, general health care, and kennel duties. Starting immediately....
4 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Mechanicsburg, PA
Job Information Banfield Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant - 000583 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets...
6 days ago
PETCO - Pottstown, PA
The Veterinary Assistant represents the mission and values to all clients.Our Veterinary Assistant sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible,...
7 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - State College, PA
We are seeking a Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
7 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - State College, PA
Job Description: We are seeking a full-time Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
9 days ago
Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading - Reading, PA
What You’ll Be Working On Animal care and treatment Customer service Hospital cleanliness....
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9 days ago Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading
Bluepearl - Pittsburgh, PA
Job Information BluePearl Veterinary Assistant - Radiology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Veterinary Assistant - Radiology Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Hospital Support Opening Statement BluePearl Specialty...
10 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Whitehall, PA
Job Information Banfield Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant - 005265 in Whitehall, Pennsylvania Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into...
10 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Langhorne, PA
VCA Delaware Valley Animal Hospital in Langhorne, Pa. is seeking a full time Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
10 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Gettysburg, PA
As a Veterinary Assistant, you will support our Doctors and Technicians by creating a positive atmosphere for our clients and patients....
11 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Hulmeville, PA
Job Description: VCA Delaware Valley Animal Hospital in Langhorne, Pa. is seeking a full time Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
12 days ago
Pocono Peak Veterinary Center - Stroudsburg, PA
Seeking a full time veterinary assistant to join our practice. We believe in caring for both our employees as well as our clients. We are education, team and customer service oriented....
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12 days ago
PetCo - Monroeville, PA
The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...
12 days ago
Bluepearl - Conshohocken, PA
Job Information BluePearl Veterinary Assistant - Dermatology in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania Veterinary Assistant - Dermatology Conshohocken Pennsylvania Hospital Support Opening Statement BluePearl Specialty...
12 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Pennsylvania

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

$28,840

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Assistant positions.

Highest Education Level

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

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