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Veterinary Assistants

Feed, water, and examine pets and other non-farm animals for signs of illness.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$18.68 / hour    Read more about wages


Above statewide average
Growth rate:  14.3%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Monitor patients to detect health problems.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents.
  • Record vital statistics or other health information.
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Job Title Examples:

Animal Care Provider
Kennel Technician
Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech)

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