Veterinary Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Veterinary Assistant?

Veterinary Assistant in Portland:
Pros: I love being able to work with animals in a setting that challenges me everyday. I am learning something new everyday whether it involves diagnostic care or honing my technical skills in working with animal patients.
Cons: It can get hectic and stressful, especially when we are under-staffed. Clients, by and large don't fully understand or respect our line of work as medical professionals because we work with animals and not humans.

Veterinary Assistant in Tacoma:
"Job review."
Pros: Working with animals And making a difference.
Cons: Cost of living.

Veterinary Assistant in Wallingford:
"Very labor intensive, long hours but very rewarding."
Pros: Caring for animals, and the people who bring them in.
Cons: Euthanasias are very tough and emotionally draining.

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 Mishawaka:
"Pay sucks."
Demand a raise otherwise you'll never get one!

Veterinary Assistant in Salt Lake City:
"Stress."
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 Fort Dodge:
"Hectic."
Pros: Helping animals.
Cons: Not having enough hours in the day to get everything done.