Veterinary Assistant Jobs – Tips on How to Get a Vet Assistant Job
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, animal care and service workers have better than average employment prospects through 2016 due to an increasing pet population. This prediction is supported by data from The Los Angeles Times that shows the number of cats and dogs as pets increasing 2.4% in 2009 to reach 169 million. However, the long-term effects of the recession may temper that outlook somewhat, so it’s important for a veterinary assistant to set him or herself apart from the field in order to gain employment. The following tips can help jobseekers land animal jobs in a competitive market. Continue reading
Land a Job at an Animal Hospital
Whether you’re considering a career as a certified veterinary assistant or are already enrolled in a program, it is important to explore the various job opportunities in your field and discover what it takes to land a job as a veterinary assistant. While they are many venues to choose from, here is a brief overview of the requirements and opportunities at an animal hospital or emergency center.
Animal hospitals and emergency centers hire both experienced applicants and recent graduates from veterinary assistant schools, like Animal Behavior College. Most applicants should have experience in general practice procedures. Although experienced is preferred, many hospitals are willing to hire and train ambitious, motivated veterinary assistants who demonstrate a desire to work and learn in a fast-paced environment.