What is the difference between a vet tech, and a vet assistant? If I became a vet tech, could i Hypothetically
become a vet assistant. or do i have to do different schooling? i want to enroll in penn foster, but dont know if i should take the vet tech class or the vet assistant class. Thanks so much!! also if anyone knows about the pay difference, it doesnt matter too much to me but would like to know. THANKS!
Asked By: ♥ AnimalLover ♥ - 4/10/2007
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What is the difference between a Veterinarian, Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Technician, and Veterinary Assistant... More
Answered By: Faith - 4/10/2007
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Go back to there website and see which one gives you the Associates degree. Hint it is the vet tech. That is the one you want. Degree trumps certificate any day. Its a bit like the difference in a nurse and a nursing assistant. The vet tech is going to pay a bit more... well really they are both about the same. Don't... More
Answered By: debcat76135 - 4/10/2007
The first response really covers the bases on the differences. As to pay, that will be different based on the part of the country you work. A friend of mine moved from the east coast (PA) to the midwest (IL) and doubled her pay to almost $20/hour as a vet tech by the move. Vet techs are in huge demand so there is... More
Answered By: captainjackswench - 4/10/2007
Vet Tech is more advanced. Some clinics you do not have to take a class to become an assistant.....some will teach you what you need to know to do that job. (Assisting with restraint, taking dog for walks, client check in, bathing, trimming nails, surgery prep......stuff like that... More
Answered By: Brandie! - 4/10/2007
I started out working for a Veterinarian as a kennel worker. Then I became a vet. assistant. I still did kennel work but with added cleaning duties and holding an animal for a vaccination, nail trimming, giving baths. That kind of stuff. Then I became a Vet. Technician. This job I loved. In charge of sterilizing... More
Answered By: peach - 4/10/2007
A lot depends on what state you live in and licensing requirements. I would suggest you visit a Veterinary School and explore the careers. Perhaps you can volunteer at a local rescue. Good Luck!
Answered By: sniffydogs - 4/10/2007
The first answer was very thorough in giving you the various job names and describing what role each one of these jobs performs. And there was mention of salary, which obviously, will change depending on what state you live in and the need for that particular type of vet worker. What wasn't clearly defined, I think... More
Answered By: Venice Girl - 4/10/2007
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