Animal Care
Veterinary Assistant

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Salary: $14490 - $22427
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Hourly: $55.68 - $11.74
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Outlook: 5 Stars
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Length of Training: up to 1 year
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Veterinary assistants help veterinarians in feeding, comforting, and providing medical care and other services to animals. Veterinary assistants perform routine tasks such as feeding, watering, bathing, and exercising animals. They also may greet and make appointments for clients and answer telephone calls. They are usually supervised by veterinarians, biomedical research workers and other scientists.

Work Environment

Most veterinary assistants work in veteri-nary offices, veterinary hospitals, kennels, research institutes, or zoos.

Advancement
In large veterinary practices, veterinary assistants can become practice managers.