Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Texas

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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Austin, TX
Veterinary Assistant Position Available Bilingual preferred (but not required) Some Experience Preferred....
10 hours ago
McKinney Emergency Veterinary Clinic - McKinney, TX
McKinney Emergency Veterinary Clinic Interested in increasing your skills in a positive environment using fantastic medicine, where staff and patients are the priority? Come join our team! We are...
Banfield Pet Hospital - Bee Cave, TX
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....
1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - New Braunfels, TX
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
Banfield Pet Hospital - Conroe, TX
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....
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Cedar Park, TX
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....
3 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Dallas, TX
We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
3 days ago
Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center - Dallas, TX
Do you have a passion for veterinary medicine and love the surgical aspect? We invite you to join our North Dallas team! Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center is looking for a full-time, Veterinary...
Banfield Pet Hospital - New Braunfels, TX
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....
4 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Killeen, TX
Position at El Centro Pet Medical Center El Centro Pet Medical Center is hiring a Veterinary Assistant to join their amazing team!...
5 days ago
Vetco Clinics - Katy, TX
Our mission is to avoid illness in animals and humans through client education regarding the value and necessity of preventive veterinary medicine....
5 days ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Wichita Falls, TX
We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team....
5 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Stafford, TX
JOIN OUR FAMILY! Are you looking to be a part of a hospital team that feels like family, while having the support and resources to push your career forward? If so, we would love to connect with...
5 days ago
Vetco Clinics - Mesquite, TX
Our mission is to avoid illness in animals and humans through client education regarding the value and necessity of preventive veterinary medicine....
5 days ago
Vetco Clinics - Grapevine, TX
Our mission is to avoid illness in animals and humans through client education regarding the value and necessity of preventive veterinary medicine....
5 days ago

Demographic Data for Texas

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Texas

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

$26,410

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Assistant positions.

Highest Education Level

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

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