Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Tacoma, 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 (17 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We are searching for a Veterinary Assistant who......
6 hours ago
PetCo - Federal Way, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, 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 - Federal Way, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, 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
Summit Veterinary Referral Center - Tacoma, WA
Summit Veterinary Referral Hospital is hiring Veterinary Assistants to join our amazing team!...
20 days ago
Tacoma, WA
Summit Veterinary Referral Hospital is hiring Veterinary Assistants to join our amazing team!...
22 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Port Orchard, WA (21 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Position at Cedar Creek Animal Clinic Looking for an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our amazing team!...
23 days ago
Talent Care - Tacoma, WA
Apply Now Why Youll Love This Veterinary Assistant Job at Soundview Veterinary Hospital in Tacoma, WA!...
25 days ago
Kent, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We are looking for a full time veterinary receptionist/assistant for our small animal practice in Maple Valley. We are focused on customer service, compassion, and quality health care for our...
25 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Tacoma, WA
Position at Columbia Veterinary Hospital Columbia Veterinary Hospital is looking for Veterinary Assistants to join their amazing team!! The Veterinary Assistant I is an entry level position....
27 days ago
Federal Way, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Are you a veterinary assistant thats sick and tired of being sick and tired? Overworked, underpaid, and under-appreciated?...
27 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Parkland, WA (7 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Location: 10234 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98444 VCA Pacific Animal Hospital is seeking experienced Veterinary Assistants to support our team!...
28 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Lakewood, WA (3 miles from Tacoma, WA)
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....
30+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Lakewood, WA (3 miles from Tacoma, WA)
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....
30+ days ago
PetIQ - Bonney Lake, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, WA)
PetIQ provides convenient and affordable pet health and wellness products and veterinary services to pets and their families through retail and ecommerce channels across the country. We are...
45+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Tukwila, WA (20 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Job Information Banfield Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant - 005296 in Tukwila, Washington Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action...
45+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Tacoma, WA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Assistant jobs in Tacoma, 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 Tacoma, 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 Tacoma, WA
  • Less than 1 year (46.2%)
  • None (39.0%)
  • 1-2 years (13.2%)
  • 2-4 years (1.6%)

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