Almost 73 American households have at least one pet and that number is growing. Pets have always been a part of the American family, but their place in the family appears to be growing. Not only do more households have pets, but also American families are spending more money on their pets than ever before and that includes medical care.

The growth in spending on animal medical care has created a growing demand for veterinary clinics and with more clinics opening that has created a rising demand for veterinary assistants.

The demand for veterinary assistants is higher than its ever been and for jobseekers who enjoy caring for animals, there has never been a better time to become a veterinary assistant. Employers are looking for veterinary assistants who not only have a passion for animals, but also have received professional training from a school that offers hands-on training and experience.

Veterinary assistants perform a variety of tasks, including monitoring animals after surgery, providing first aid to injured animals and giving medication or immunizations prescribed by the veterinarian. Veterinary assistants also work closely with pet owners by answering their questions and helping them understand the best way to care for their pet once it is returned home.

If you are looking for a new career and have a passion for animals, the becoming a veterinary assistant would be the perfect job for you and Milwaukee Career College’s veterinary assistant training program is the ideal place to launch that new career.