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Why Vet Assistants Know How to Keep Pets Healthy

Published: August 30, 2017 | Updated: October 26, 2020

Unconditional love –that’s what animals provide. If you have one (or two or three), you get it. But do you love them enough to work with pets full time? Veterinary Assistants do! The best of them have lots of training and experience and know how to prevent illnesses and injuries, and help out when things go wrong.


If you want to be good at something, you first need to learn how to do it. Vet Assistants are often formally trained through Veterinary Assistant programs that teach them how to interact with pets and people. They learn about the anatomy and physiology of small animals, and medical terminology that relates to the profession. They’re taught how to take animal medical histories and why it’s so important. And also how to be the right hand man—or woman—to the Veterinarian on duty.


Vet Assistants know how to keep pets healthy because they have lots of experience seeing how things can go wrong—and right. They understand procedures on how to work with animals and properly restrain them for treatment. They know the importance of good nutrition, exercise, and clean and safe environments for animals. They watch Vets closely and learn a lot about the best way to interact with their pet patients and the people who own them.

Industry Knowledge

When you love your job, you’re always reading about what’s happening in the industry. You know what ailments are affecting animals, what treatments are popular and successful, and what product and food recalls might impact pets.  You may even know who the best veterinarians are in the field and what they

do that makes them such skilled and caring professionals. What would you look for in a veterinary practice?

If your dream job is one that involves spending more time with furry and feathered friends than people, you might want to explore what it takes to become a Veterinary Assistant. The Charter College programs Vancouver, WA and Oxnard, CA can be completed in as little as 40 weeks and even include a 180 hour externship so you can gain knowledge and EXPERIENCE! Find out more by filling out the form now.