Average Veterinary Assistant Hourly Pay in Canada

C$13.87
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C$225
Bonus
C$100
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The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Assistant in Canada is C$13.87.
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C$11.36
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C$13.87
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C$16.96
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MEDIAN C$13.87
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Hourly Rate
C$11 - C$17
Bonus
C$40 - C$750
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$100
Total Pay
C$23,677 - C$36,510

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Job Description for Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Tasks
  • Interact with animals, staff and owners to determine care plans move animals to designated locations.
  • Train owners in drug administration, preventative maintenance and post-procedure care.
  • Inventory equipment and medications to determine ordering needs and availability.
  • Maintain animals, including feeding, cleaning, administering drugs and documenting care.
  • Support examinations by obtaining data and ensuring a safe environment.

Job Satisfaction for Veterinary Assistant

3.5 out of 5
(42)
Satisfied
31Reviews

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Veterinary Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Veterinary Assistant
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
Cardiovascular Technologist
Executive Assistant
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Veterinary Assistant

Skills in Animal Care, Client Interaction and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Assistant

An entry-level Veterinary Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$12.97 based on 44 salaries. An early career Veterinary Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$13.44 based on 212 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$14.77 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$15.28 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$16.
Employees with Veterinary Assistant in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 6.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (5.6% more) and Toronto, Ontario (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Surrey, British Columbia (9.9% less) and Victoria, British Columbia (7.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 360 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.2%
Early Career
58.9%
Mid Career
14.4%
Experienced
11.4%
Late Career
3.1%

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