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What is a Veterinary Assistant (VA)?

A veterinary assistant works closely with the licensed veterinary technicians as well as the doctors to get whatever procedure your pet needs done in a timely fashion and making it as stress free an experience as possible.

They assist the kennel staff with feeding, bathing and exercising the animals that are either boarding or being hospitalized. They also assist in all aspects of treating the pets, including giving medications and treating wounds. They are involved in monitoring animals before, during and after surgeries.

Although they usually receive no formal training for doing their jobs, they are typically very experienced with veterinary medicine and animal caretaking, and are integral to making the veterinary hospital function smoothly.

We are grateful and proud to have Jennifer, Taylor and Lauren on our team!