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Will an online Veterinary Assistant certificate get me a job?

I have been an animal lover all of my life and really would enjoy working with them. I was wondering, would an online veterinary assistant certificate get me a job at a veterinary hospital? I do not have any work related experience, and wanted to know if a certificate online would get my foot in the door. I do not have the financial means of going to a local college to be a veterinary technician. Thanks so much!

Asked By: - 1/29/2013
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In general, the answer is no. The veterinary community really doesn't give a lot of weight to veterinary assisting certificates and veterinary assisting is an entry level position where most people do start with no previous experience and get all of their training on the job... More
Answered By: CindyRVT - 1/30/2013
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No, many of the required tasks of a Vet Assistant requires hands on training, given only in an educational atmosphere or in house. For example, how will you learn to give sub q injections without actually doing this... More
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Answered By: volunteer annie - 1/29/2013
 
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