What is the average hourly rate & duties for a vet assitant or vet nurse?

I have a bachelors of science in molecular biology, a biotechnology certification, medical experience, etc. I do not have a vet tech degee. I am well educated in the human field, not yet the animal field. lol. I am looking to apply to banfield and some local vet offices. Can I be a vet tech? What responsibilities can I take on? What can I expect to do? Take temps, give meds, restrain animals, do fecal exams? Or are those vet duties?

Asked By: lovemydoggy - 1/24/2010
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Some of those things you listed are vet assistant duties (take temp, restraint, fecal exams) not even tech duties... More
Answered By: miaugh - 1/24/2010
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You will need a degree to be a Vet Tech. However you can be a Vet Assistant. I worked as one years age, so my wages were lower than what they would be now, I did however make more than minimum wage at the time... More
Answered By: ♥Chigirl - 1/24/2010
yes you can... i dont have a degree either but i make about 9.50 an hour and i work from 48-50 hours a week so i make fairly well considering i've only been there for 9 months and i am only 19... More
Answered By: Lacie O - 1/24/2010
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