One of the best things about working as a veterinary assistant, beside the ability to work with animals, is that you can choose from a variety of work settings.

Pet ownerships is on the rise across America and more and more veterinary services are being offered than ever before. That includes standard veterinary clinics, but can also include emergency hospital, traveling veterinary clinics and even working at a specific company that has animals in its care.

Today’s employers are looking for veterinary assistants who have received professional training and have the ability to adapt to different work environments. In addition to working in different environments, veterinary assistants can also concentrate in a specific field of veterinary medicine, such as anesthesia, dentistry, bandaging, and surgical assisting, and more training in obtaining blood samples, taking X-rays, placing catheters, and administering treatments. They may also have experience with exotic animals such as birds, reptiles, and small mammals.

Veterinary assistants can work in a variety of settings including veterinary clinics and animal hospitals. With the right training, some veterinary assistants could find work in animal medical research.

There are many advantages to working as a veterinary assistant, including a chance to work with animals, job stability and higher than average starting pay. But a variety of options when it comes to work environment is another advantage, especially for those with professional training.

At Milwaukee Career College’s veterinary assistant training program, students are being prepared to meet the growing demand for veterinary assistants currently being felt across the country in a variety of clinics and research facilities that provide animal care.