Veterinary Assistant

Working with vets to help pets!

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Look after animals in labs and hospitals
  • Feed, bathe and exercise pets
  • Clean and disinfect cages and exam rooms
  • Restrain animals during examinations

Salary and Benefits

In 2012 it was $11.12 an hour and $23,130 per year.


  • No Doctoral degree needed
  • Ability to learn something new everyday
  • Increasing demand for the job

What Education and Skills Are Needed?


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Tech College or other college


  • Compassion
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Dexterity