You might hire a veterinary assistant to:

  • Nourish and hydrate pets under the clinic’s care
  • Clean and sterilize veterinary equipment before use

  • Care for animals by performing examinations and providing medical treatment

  • Update an animal’s medical history for later use


Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Professional experience safely caring for animals
Significant experience using veterinary diagnostic equipment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of animal medicine and effective treatment techniques
Proficiency with veterinary technology and software
Experience administering first aid to animals
Strong problem-solving approaches to efficiently aid veterinarians
Comprehensive understanding of veterinary terminology
Excellent organizational skills to multitask in high-pressure environments
Ability to restrain and lift large animals