Can medical assistants get a job as a vet assistant without having to go back to school or get another degree?
I graduated and I am a certified medical assistant. Would I have to take more classes, etc to work as a vet assistant? *Veterinarian's assistant. I wasn't sure if that was clear or not.
Asked By: PurpleSkie - 11/8/2011
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You would have to be significantly trained, and since there are licensed vet techs out there, I doubt a vet would have the time to do that. Vet tech involves quite a bit more knowledge and quite different training than a MA (do you where & how to take a cat's BP? Or how to castrate a dog? Or put in post op sutures... More
Answered By: Diane A - 11/9/2011
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I won't say you'd have to go back to school for it, per se. Just buy a review book, study it and take the test. I don't see why people waste all these money on for-profit schools, for jobs that pay absolutely nothing.
Answered By: Princesse - 11/8/2011
No medical assistants cannot get a job as a vet assistant without any training or experience working with animals. A vet assistant is very hands on with the animals. You need actual experience to get hired. Working with people and working with animals are two very different things.
Answered By: Heather - 11/9/2011
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