Veterinarian Assistant

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October 30, 2016

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Veterinarian Assistant Job Description

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

Veterinarian Assistant Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Veterinarian Assistant is $22667 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $36436. The lowest salary reported was $16986. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Veterinarian Assistant is $11.27 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $18.12. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $8.45. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Veterinarian Assistant are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Veterinarian Assistant. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – n/a
New York – n/a
Ohio – n/a

These are the highest paying cities for a Veterinarian Assistant. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
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1-4 years –
5-9 years –
20 years or more –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Veterinarian Assistant from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $22667 while in 2007 it was just $21020.98

How To Become a Veterinarian Assistant

Most schooling to become a vet assistant is less than a year and you will receive a certificate upon completion. Many veterinarians may require this certification while others veterinarians may be willing to work with you and teach you, on the job, all that you need to know. It is a good idea to look into the veterinarians in your area and see if they are looking for a vet assistant and if so, what they would require

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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85%

15%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 85% of Veterinarian Assistants were females while 15% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker
$16,783 – $33,020
Veterinary Technician
$19,262 – $38,329

Future Jobs


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