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Veterinary Assistants

On the Job


Veterinary Assistants feed, water, and examine pets and other non-farm animals. They clean and disinfect cages in laboratories or clinics. They may assist in surgery, or they may give medications.

Physical Demands   

This career requires time standing, walking, or running.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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