*A job as a Veterinary Assistant falls under the broader career category of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.
for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians :
Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.