Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Virginia

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 - Virginia Beach, 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....
2 days ago
PETCO - Chester, VA
The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Herndon, 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....
4 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Williamsburg, 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....
4 days ago
Medvet - Manassas, VA
W e are looking for: Internal Medicine Veterinary Assistant The Internal Medicine team is constantly working with our internists to provide information to our clients regarding patient care, updates...
4 days ago
Crosspointe Animal Hospital - Fairfax Station, 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....
National Veterinary Associates - Herndon, VA
We would like someone with some prior knowledge of animal care but are willing to train the right person....
5 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Midlothian, VA
Swift Creek Animal Hospital is ready to expand by adding multiple Veterinary Assistants to our family....
5 days ago
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - Manassas, VA
W e are looking for: Internal Medicine Veterinary Assistant The Internal Medicine team is constantly working with our internists to provide information to our clients regarding patient care, updates...
6 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chantilly, 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
VCA Antech, Inc. - Hampton, VA
Job Description: The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient care-with the expertise and technical know-how to make them...
10 days ago
Stonehenge Veterinary Hospital - Richmond, VA
Veterinary Assistant duties include, but are not limited to the following: • Restraint of an animal for: nail trim, blood draw, catheter placement, feline cystocentesis, physical examination, obtaining...
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - Manassas, VA
We 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?...
12 days ago
Cherrydale Vet Clinic - Arlington, VA
Full time Veterinary Assistant/Front Desk needed in our busy full service small animal practice in Arlington, VA....
Fairfax, 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....
14 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Virginia

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

$26,750

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Assistant positions.

Highest Education Level

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

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