• Veterinary Studies


    A veterinary assistant cares for animals in an animal hospital or clinic. Working under the supervision of a veterinarian or veterinary technician, he or she is responsible for feeding, bathing, and exercising animals, and restraining them during examinations and treatment. Vet assistants, as they are often called, clean and sterilize examination and operating rooms, as well as the equipment used in them. Some also perform lab work, which includes drawing blood and collecting urine samples, and administering medicine and vaccinations. Veterinary assistants perform clerical duties as well. Another job title for this occupation is veterinarian assistant.

    Industry-based Certifications

    • CERTIFICATION: Certified Veterinary Assistant
    • INDUSTRY AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION: Texas Veterinary Medical Association

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