Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Seattle, WA

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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VCA Antech, Inc. - Covington, WA (20 miles from Seattle, WA)
We are searching for a Veterinary Assistant who......
6 hours ago
SAIC (Science Applications Int.) - Silverdale, WA (19 miles from Seattle, WA)
Job Description Description SAIC is looking for a Marine Mammal Assistant for our Silverdale, WA location. In this role, the successful candidate will be required to perform preparation of...
11 hours ago
PetCo - Federal Way, WA (21 miles from Seattle, WA)
The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...
2 hours ago
PetCo - Seattle, WA
The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...
4 days ago
Seattle Veterinary - Seattle, WA (5 miles from Seattle, WA)
Seattle Veterinary Associates is seeking an experienced full-time veterinary assistant....
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Pathway Vet Alliance - Lynnwood, WA (13 miles from Seattle, WA)
VSC is growing and currently hiring veterinary assistants for: Internal Medicine, Emergency, Radiology, Surgery, Neurology and Oncology If you are a visionary who wants to use your technical skills;...
5 days ago
PETCO - Federal Way, WA (21 miles from Seattle, WA)
The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...
6 days ago
Seattle, WA
Elliott Bay Animal Hospital (EBAH) is seeking a motivated veterinary assistant seeking long-term, full-time employment with an established veterinary practice in the Greater Seattle area....
12 days ago
Seattle, WA
Are you passionate about animals? Do you want to be part of a caring team that makes a difference in the lives of pets and their owners? If so, Rainier Veterinary Hospital may be the right...
12 days ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Seattle, WA
We have a commitment to animal care and want to share that with you....
15 days ago
PetCo - Seattle, WA
The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!...
15 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Seattle, WA
We have a commitment to animal care and want to share that with you....
16 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Silverdale, WA (18 miles from Seattle, WA)
Job Description: Looking for Rock Star Veterinary Assistants!...
21 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Port Orchard, WA (12 miles from Seattle, WA)
Position at Cedar Creek Animal Clinic Looking for an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our amazing team!...
23 days ago
Vca - Kirkland, WA (7 miles from Seattle, WA)
Job Information VCA VCA Rose Hill is looking for an experienced Veterinary Assistant in Kirkland, Washington JOIN OUR FAMILY!...
25 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Seattle, WA

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

$31,200

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Assistant positions.

Highest Education Level

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

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