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Veterinary Assistant in the United States

How much does a Veterinary Assistant earn in the United States? The average Veterinary Assistant salary in the United States is $30,252 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $24,375 and $36,490. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Prepares treatment room for examination of animals; restrains animals during examination, treatment, or inoculation. Administers injections, performs venipunctures, applies wound dressings, cleans teeth, and takes vital signs of animal. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. May be required to be certified/licensed. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision of a veterinarian. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

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