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Veterinary Assisting

Veterinary Assistant vs. Vet Tech: Which One Is Right For You? 

When first investigating a career in animal health, many people come across Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Assistant diploma information and see that the two are somewhat similar—some may think that they are one and the same. In reality, however, these two careers have distinguishing features that set them apart. Those thinking of getting into veterinary medicine should explore the differences between the two to find the right career choice for them. 

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5 Reasons to Enroll in a Technical School

Education has evolved. It is no longer the case that a university or college education is certain to lead to a good job, and student loans can be crippling for people starting out in life.  

Consequently, many educational institutions are updating their curriculum to ensure that students get the best chance for future success with their chosen careers. These changes factor significantly into an individual’s employability when they graduate. Today, many employers focus on hiring people with the right set of skills and appropriate knowledge that will help them get the most value and success. 

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How to Become a Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary assistants are responsible for providing animal care under the guidance of a veterinarian. Their job scope includes bathing, feeding, and exercising the animals, among other things. There may be instances when they will be asked to help restrain the animals during examinations and treatment, and vet assistants may also help veterinary technicians and veterinarians to collect blood and urine samples for testing. 

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5 Reasons for Pursuing a Career in the Veterinary Industry

Animals are a huge part of life for many people. In 2020, Americans spent $99 billion on their pets, putting veterinary care among today’s fastest-growing industries. In AVMA’s annual Economic State of the Veterinary Profession report, from 2018 to 2019 salaries increased for veterinarians, with the average increasing from $65,983 to $70,045. With low unemployment and plentiful job offers, more than 94% of 2019 veterinary school graduates found full-time work or were able to continue their education.

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