Can a veterinary assistant perform surgery?

Answer Veterinary assistants are not allowed to perform surgery on pets, nor can they diagnose a condition or prescribe medications. They can, however, assist a veterinarian in a number of ways--including... Read More »

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What is the difference between a veterinary assistant and a veterinary technician?

Both veterinary assistants and vet technicians work in animal hospitals or veterinary research facilities. While their tasks may overlap, the vet tech is able to perform more-complex medical tasks ... Read More »

Veterinary Assistant Vs. Veterinary Health Technician?

Many people use the terms veterinary technician and veterinary assistant interchangeably, but they are not the same. It is similar to comparing a registered nurse to a nursing assistant. Vet techs ... Read More »

Veterinary Assistant Description?

When pet owners leave their pets at a veterinary clinic for medical procedures, one person ensures the pets are feed and cleaned. A veterinary assistant, under the supervision of a veterinarian, ta... Read More »

How much does a veterinary assistant make?

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures from May 2008, veterinary assistants earn from $7.54 to $15.35 per hour, or $15,670 to $31,940 per year. Approximately 71,590 people are employed as ... Read More »