Veterinary Assistant
Also referred to as: Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician
Requirements and Responsibilities
Prepares treatment room for examination of animals; restrains animals during examination, treatment, or inoculation. Administers injections, performs venipunctures, applies wound dressings, cleans teeth, and takes vital signs of animal. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. May be required to be certified/licensed. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision of a veterinarian. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
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