Veterinary care is growing as more Americans rely on its services of the care of their pets.

A recent study by Brakke Consulting, Inc., Bayer Animal Health and the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues, found that consumer spending on veterinary care is on the rise as more pet owners seek out clinical care for their fury friend. The study found that veterinary spending for dogs and cats rose 14 percent from 2006 to 2011, reaching $26.5 billion. Consumer spending for all pets, including horses, was $28 billion.

The growth in veterinary spending indicates a growth in demand for veterinary services. Many pet clinics are being opened across the country and that is creating a growing demand for veterinary assistants. That growth is good news for jobseekers who have professional training because employers are eager to find the nation’s top veterinary assistants.

The veterinary assistant training program at Milwaukee Career College is one the nation’s finest and teaches students how to care for animals after surgery, collect samples for testing, give medication or immunizations prescribed by the veterinarian, care for animals and feed and bath animals.

If you enjoy working with animals and have the compassion to care for pets and their families, then becoming a professionally trained veterinary assistant could be the perfect job for you. This growing industry has a demand for compassionate and professionally trained veterinary assistants, especially as the amount of money that consumers spend on veterinary care continues to rise across the country.