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7 Things You'll Love About Being a Veterinarian Assistant

Do you absolutely love animals? If you’re good with pets and people, check out these 7 things you’ll love about being a veterinarian assistant:

You get to work with animals. Well, duh! Of course that’s the number one reason you’d want to pursue a career as a veterinarian assistant. Imagine if you could be side-by-side with your furry and feathered friends every day –what could be better?

You’ll be with your kind of people. You’ll be surrounded by people who are as passionate about pets as you are. Like you, they understand that animals provide unconditional love and can turn bad days into good ones with just a wag of a tail, or soft warm cuddle.

You’ll be an important part of a team. You’ll provide care and compassion to animals, but also vital assistance to the people who treat them. Without you, the veterinarian couldn’t do their job of treating sick and injured animals as well as they do.

You’ll meet people who love animals. You know who loves an animal even more than you do? Their owner. As a veterinarian assistant, you’ll meet all kinds of people, from all walks of life. They only thing they all have in common is that they love their pet. And you get to teach them all about animal care, and comfort them when they’re really worried about their best friend.

You can train to become a veterinarian assistant in less than a year. The right program will teach you about small animal systems and diseases, veterinary preventative care, lab procedures, pet medications, lab procedures, and more. Plus, you’ll get experience in an actual practice on a vet assistant externship.

You’ll constantly learn new things. If you think you’ll learn everything you’ll ever need to know to be a great veterinarian assistant in school, you’re wrong. Once you land a job, you’ll want to pay close attention to the veterinarian and other staff and how they treat the animals that come to them. Veterinarian medicine is always evolving and there’s always something new to learn.

As an added bonus, while you comfort animals and their owners, you’ll get to wear extra comfy clothes. Simple scrubs and comfortable shoes are the casual uniform of the veterinarian assistant.

Does a career as a veterinarian assistant sound like one that might be right for you? Check out the veterinarian assistant certificate program at Charter College. We could help you train for a career that’s a perfect match for an animal lover like you.