Animal rights advocates praised a bipartisan bill that was passed last week that will give the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) more authority to enforce regulations and penalize those involved in the inhumane soring of horses.

“Whether riding, racing, hunting or training, horses have been a part of Virginia’s culture for 400 years,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said in a press release. “However, owners and breeders from across the Commonwealth agree that the deliberate act of inflicting pain on horses has no place in modern equestrian competition. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and I are proud to introduce the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, which will give USDA the tools it needs to crack down on horse soring and end this cruel practice once and for all.”

Veterinary assistants can find themselves working with a variety of animals, depending on what type of veterinary facility they are employed at. But some veterinary assistants will work mainly with horses, which are some of the most popular animals in the United States.

Working as a veterinary assistant can be challenging and it’s definitely not a career for everyone. But if you love animals, people and having to think on your feet, then this could be the right career for you. Employers are looking for thousands of veterinary assistants and are turning towards schools like Milwaukee Career College.

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. This career offers you a chance to work closely with animals and is often considered a dream job for those who have a passion for working with pets.