A veterinary assistant works alongside a veterinarian to assist in the medical treatment of sick or injured animals.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
An associate’s degree in animal science, veterinary medicine or veterinary technology is required to become a veterinary assistant or associate.
To pursue a career as a Veterinary Assistant:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, animal science, biology, chemistry, computer courses, and mathematics.
Where can I work?
Veterinary assistants work for animal health companies, livestock production companies, laboratories, clinics, and animal hospitals or animal shelters.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a veterinary assistant will be good over the next five years.
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