Milwaukee Career College’s veterinary assistant training program specializes in a holistic approach that prepares students to posses the skills today’s employers are looking for. You don’t have to be an expert in every part of animal medicine in order to become a veterinary assistant, but employers are looking for applicants that have received diverse training and show the ability to adapt.

Just like it is in the human medical field, pet medicine is constantly changing as more technology is introduced into the care of animals. Employers are looking for veterinary assistants that they believe can adapt as these new technologies re introduced.

Showing a willingness to learn and expand your skills is one of the most important traits a veterinary assistant can have.

The daily task of a veterinary assistant can vary, including monitoring animals that are recovering from surgery by noting any changes or symptoms that need to be brought to the attention of the veterinarian. Veterinary assistants must also be able to pay attention to detail and are training in what behavior from an animal must be addressed. Veterinary assistants must also be able to perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests, such as taking or developing x-rays, administer anesthetics during surgery and monitor the effects on animals, prepare surgical equipment and pass instruments or materials to veterinarians during surgical procedures.

Veterinary assistants must also have good communication skills. Not only must they be able to communicate with the veterinarian, but they must also be able to communicate with pet owners who can sometimes be distressed because of the issue their pet is experiencing. Working with patients and performing administrative tasks is also part of the job.

If you are interested in starting a career as a veterinary assistant then completing the training program at Milwaukee Career College could be the right step towards a new long-term career.