Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Arlington, VA

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 - Washington, DC (3 miles from Arlington, VA)
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....
11 hours ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Alexandria, VA (5 miles from Arlington, VA)
VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital is seeking a Veterinary Assistant to join our one-of-a-kind growing 14-doctor practice! Our hospital has been serving the DMV area since 1942....
1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chantilly, VA (19 miles from Arlington, VA)
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....
20 hours ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Centreville, VA (20 miles from Arlington, VA)
We are seeking a Veterinary Assistant with 3+ years of experience to join our team....
20 hours ago
Cherrydale Vet Clinic - Arlington, VA (2 miles from Arlington, VA)
Full time Veterinary Assistant/Front Desk needed in our busy full service small animal practice in Arlington, VA....
Crosspointe Animal Hospital - Fairfax Station, VA (14 miles from Arlington, VA)
Experience is preferred, but we can train in animal handling skills and medical terminology. Compassion and willingness to learn are traits we prefer in all applicants....
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chantilly, VA (19 miles from Arlington, VA)
Job Information Banfield Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant - 005049 in Chantilly, Virginia Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action...
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Alexandria, VA (5 miles from Arlington, VA)
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....
8 days ago
Hollin Hall Animal Hospital - Alexandria, VA (10 miles from Arlington, VA)
Small-animal hospital in Alexandria has an opening for a veterinary assistant....
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chantilly, VA (19 miles from Arlington, VA)
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....
12 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - South Riding, VA (22 miles from Arlington, VA)
Our Ideal Candidate: Job seekers with vet, veterinary assistant, animal care or pet hospital experience would be a good candidate for this role. $3,000 Sign-On Bonus!!...
12 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Laurel, MD (18 miles from Arlington, VA)
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
Gaithersburg, MD (18 miles from Arlington, VA)
Busy animal hospital taking applicants for a veterinary assistant or technician position. Customer service is important, multi-tasking and being a team player are musts!...
15 days ago
CVCA - Fairfax, VA (19 miles from Arlington, VA)
We are seeking an experienced veterinary technician or veterinary assistant to work in our Fairfax and Vienna, VA location....
27 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Merrifield, VA (7 miles from Arlington, VA)
We have an opening for a full-time Veterinary Assistant to work in our Radiology department with 4 10-hour shifts per week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and alternating Saturdays and Mondays from...
28 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Arlington, VA

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

$28,190

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Assistant positions.

Highest Education Level

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

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