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.
Our Veterinary program is designed to meet the needs of today’s employers. Our Veterinary program has an advisory board consisting of representatives from leading local organizations. We meet with our advisory board to discuss what employers are looking for when hiring their employees. The advisory board help us structure our classroom and labs to make sure students are receiving the training needed for today’s careers.
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