How to Hire a Veterinary Assistant

Does your growing business need a Veterinary Assistant? Veterinary Assistants can help your company see more patients. Here are some tips to help you find great veterinary assistant candidates and make the right hire for your business.

Here are some tips to help you find great Veterinary Assistant candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Veterinary Assistants search for Jobs on Indeed*

264,005

job seekers clicked on veterinary assistant jobs

25,011

resumes from job seekers with veterinary assistant experience on Indeed

2,537

veterinary assistant jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.36 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$23.35 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$23.35

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Veterinary Assistant?

A great Veterinary Assistant hire can help your business take care of animals better than ever before. They can also ensure that your customer fully understand all of the procedures.

• Providing quality care to animals
• Provide excellent customer service to patients
• Increase the number of patients seen

Skills to look for in a great Veterinary Assistant

A great Veterinary Assistant candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Operate lab equipment such as an X-Ray
• Monitor care for animals
• Great listening ability
• Communication to work with the veterinarian
• Empathy for the animals
• Great attitude

Writing a Veterinary Assistant job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Veterinary Assistant candidates. A Veterinary Assistant job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Veterinary Assistant jobs, such as:

• Veterinary Technician
• Vet Tech
• Veterinary Technician Assistant

Interviewing Veterinary Assistant candidates

Strong candidates for Veterinary Assistant positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How do you work with animals?
• Do you have any animal training?
• Are you driven to care for animals?

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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