What degree do I need to work in an animal clinic has a vet assist?
I just recently graduated from vet assistant school and when I applied for a inter ship at a local animal clinic, the vet said that he never heard of this position and that there is only vet techs. So i was wondering if another vet or vet assistant can tell me whats going on and if this is true and that i need to get yet another degree. Because he said in the long run i wont get any real jobs with this degree.
Asked By: - 3/9/2011
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Veterinary assistant work in the kennels, cleaning, feeding, restraining animals, helping with reception at the clinic...It is an unlicensed, no degree necessary position that most learn on the job. Veterinary technicians hold an associate degree in science and draw blood, do injections, take and process laboratory... More
Answered By: Poissant I - 3/9/2011
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Im no veternarian expert, but a "vet tech" is the same thing as a vet assistant.
Answered By: Monica - 3/9/2011
Vet assistants get on the job training. All you have to have to become a vet assistant is a highschool education or ged.
Answered By: sierra and comanche - 3/9/2011
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