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Veterinary Assistant Degree Programs

Highlights Of Veterinary Assistant Degree Programs

Are you looking for a rewarding career that lets you care for animals? Do you often wish you could work with animals every day? A job as a veterinary assistant may be the right path for you. A veterinary assistant works with veterinarians to help care for animals. As a veterinary assistant you will help examine pets for signs of illnesses, injury, and disease. Some of the various job duties of a veterinary assistant include:

  • Feed and water animals
  • Exercise animals
  • Clean and disinfect cages
  • Sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment
  • Administer medication orally or topically
  • Prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of a veterinary technician

What Type Of Education Is Required To Become A Veterinary Assistant?

Most employers prefer that veterinary assistants have a combination of education and training. Some of the training you may receive could be from on the job training in settings such as a veterinarian office. Yet it may be important to pursue training from such programs as veterinary assistant degree programs. Veterinary assistant degree programs may help pursue skills such as:

  • Biology
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Veterinary dentistry
  • Chemistry
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal health
  • Animal welfare

The programs may offer classes that are taught in a clinical and laboratory setting in order to ensure that you may receive the proper hands on training to be able to handle animals. The programs may also teach you how to handle the difficult side of a veterinary assistant job. You may have to learn how to handle the unpleasant physical and emotional side of the job.

While employers do not require a degree in order to become a veterinary assistant, it would be beneficial for the advancement of your career to have a degree. A degree program may provide you with the formal training that may help you become a successful veterinary assistant.


 
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