Entry-Level Veterinary Assistant Salary
An Entry-Level Veterinary Assistant earns an average wage of $10.81 per hour. A skill in venipuncture is associated with high pay for this job.
$17,285 - $67,871
$8.70 - $14.04
|Salary||$17,285 - $67,871|
|Bonus||$96.35 - $1,226|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$18,253 - $30,936|
|Hourly Rate||$8.70 - $14.04|
|Overtime||$13.01 - $21.92|
|Bonus||$96.35 - $1,226|
|Total Pay (||$18,253 - $30,936|
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Veterinary Assistant Advice
Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Veterinary Assistant in Austin:
"It's different in real life."
What they teach you in books or how you were trained by an instructor will be very different from how you will apply those skills in a real life job.
Veterinary Assistant in Salt Lake City:
Remaining calm and collected in every situation. Keep a sense of humor. Plan on teamwork. Think ahead and on your feet. You have to be knowledgeable, so learn to listen when assisting in exam rooms. Keep a smile when an Owner is challenging.
Veterinary Assistant in Longview:
When thinking about a job in the veterinary industry many people imagine playing with puppies and kittens all day and this is farthest from that. Sure, my job is rewarding in its own way but it takes a special type of person to do this job. The job requires a lot of physical work and can be physically/emotionally exhausting. You must have a strong stomach and are not get easily grossed out. This job is not glamorous by all means for example you have to pick up poop a lot, you get peed on a lot, and you get gross nasty debris (abscess, anal glands, etc.) on you or in your hair A LOT. If you are wanting a job with a large paycheck this job is not for you. You must be able to work well with others and have excellent customer service. I would advise anyone thinking about pursuing this career to interview a local vet tech or assistant in their area about the pros and cons of their job or job shadow would also give you somewhat of a feel of the daily tasks of this job.
Veterinary Assistant in Woodland Hills:
"Don't Believe Everything You Hear, Depend On Yourself."
Expect to work hard and prove to others what you can do on a daily basis. You have to work from the bottom up and it may seem like forever before you get to where you want to be.
Veterinary Assistant in Morristown:
"Don't Believe The Harder You Work, The Better You'll Be Compensated."
Work honestly and earnestly, but put your family and home first, not your job. Be outgoing and try to have empathy, but not sympathy. Never compromise your personal health to try to gain value.
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