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A Closer Look at Veterinary Assistant Career Path Options

Ready to help animals?

A career in veterinary assisting allows you to do that every day. As a veterinary assistant, you work alongside veterinarians and veterinary technicians to care for animals who are sick, injured, or need examination.

Most veterinary assistants start out working in veterinarian offices or emergency animal care clinics.

Curious? Here’s some insight into the career paths you may take as a veterinary assistant.

First Step: How to Be a Veterinary Assistant

If you dream of puppy kisses and kitty snuggles, then a veterinary assistant career could be your real-life dream. While it isn’t always a walk in the park — you work with many sick and injured animals — veterinary assistants often find their careers in animal welfare rewarding.

Here’s what you need to know about how to be a veterinary assistant:

Tips for Finding Your Ideal Veterinary Assistant Career Path

Choose Your Path

It’s important to recognize and value your talents and wishes when it comes to choosing your career path. You may already have friends or family in the veterinary profession who may persuade you to pick a particular way. While you can always listen to their guidance and experience, you’ll ultimately want to follow the route you enjoy most.

It may look a little different from someone else’s experience, but it’s your own to enjoy and thrive in. You’re more likely to stick with your career choice if it’s developed the way you envisioned it — not the way a friend, advisor, mentor, or family member pictured it.

Interested in a veterinary assistant program? Reach out to one of our education consultants today to learn more!


Seraine Page

Seraine Page is a freelance writer based out of Florida with over a decade of writing experience. As an award-winning journalist, she loves creating content to engage, educate, and entertain MedCerts readers.

Written July 19, 2019

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