An Entry-Level Veterinary Assistant earns an average wage of C$12.56 per hour.

C$19,956 - C$40,268
C$20K
C$29K
C$40K
MEDIAN: C$29,362
10%
50%
90%
C$10.87 - C$15.60
C$11
C$13
C$16
MEDIAN: C$12.67
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$40K
Salary C$19,956 - C$40,268
Bonus C$400
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).
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C$22,560 - C$34,497
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data C$0C$26
Hourly Rate C$10.87 - C$15.60
Hourly Tips C$2.86
Overtime C$12.42 - C$26.32
Annual Data C$0C$34K
Bonus C$400
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).
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C$22,560 - C$34,497
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 325

Job Description for Veterinary Assistant

The veterinary assistant primarily assists veterinarians in a practice with animal care. Often, it involves working side by side with the veterinarian to administer vaccinations, draw blood for testing, or otherwise generally assist in examinations and care. In certain situations, they are called upon to assist the veterinarian in surgical procedures as well.

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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.

Veterinary Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Veterinary Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 58%