Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Mc Lean, 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 - Gainesville, VA (24 miles from Mc Lean, 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....
1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Alexandria, VA (13 miles from Mc Lean, 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....
1 day ago
Hollin Hall Animal Hospital - Alexandria, VA (18 miles from Mc Lean, VA)
Small-animal hospital in Alexandria has an opening for a veterinary assistant....
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3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chantilly, VA (13 miles from Mc Lean, 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....
5 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - South Riding, VA (15 miles from Mc Lean, 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!!...
6 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Laurel, MD (20 miles from Mc Lean, 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....
6 days ago
Gaithersburg, MD (11 miles from Mc Lean, 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!...
9 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Leesburg, VA (20 miles from Mc Lean, VA)
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....
10 days ago
Cherrydale Vet Clinic - Arlington, VA (7 miles from Mc Lean, VA)
Full time Veterinary Assistant/Front Desk needed in our busy full service small animal practice in Arlington, VA....
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11 days ago
Crosspointe Animal Hospital - Fairfax Station, VA (15 miles from Mc Lean, 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....
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13 days ago Crosspointe Animal Hospital
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - Manassas, VA (19 miles from Mc Lean, VA)
W e are looking for: Emergency Veterinary Assistant Never a dull moment in the ER! Are you someone who likes to be constantly moving from one thing to another?...
19 days ago
CVCA - Fairfax, VA (13 miles from Mc Lean, VA)
We are seeking an experienced veterinary technician or veterinary assistant to work in our Fairfax and Vienna, VA location....
20 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Merrifield, VA (6 miles from Mc Lean, 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...
21 days ago
Vca - Fairfax, VA (13 miles from Mc Lean, VA)
We currently have several openings for veterinary assistants to work in our very busy emergency, especially on shifts occurring overnights (7 pm to 8 am) and on weekends....
25 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Falls Church, VA (8 miles from Mc Lean, 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....
27 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Mc Lean, VA

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

$28,190

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

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

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