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Veterinary Assistants


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

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.

Wages $15.56 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Excellent
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Animal Systems
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