How much does a Veterinary Assistant make in the United States? The average Veterinary Assistant salary in the United States is $31,545 as of September 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $25,417 and $38,050. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $25,417 10% $19,838 90% $43,973 75% $38,050 $31,545 50%(Median)
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Licensed Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant

Village Veterinary Clinic, Inc. - Burke, VA

Veterinary Assistant

Charlottesville Cat Care Clinic Inc - Charlottesville, VA

Veterinary Assistant

Crosspointe Animal Hospital - Fairfax Station, VA

Job Description for Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant prepares treatment room for examination of animals; restrains animals during examination, treatment, or inoculation. Administers injections, performs venipunctures, applies wound dressings, cleans teeth, and takes vital signs of animal. Being a Veterinary Assistant requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. May be required to be certified/licensed. Additionally, Veterinary Assistant is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision of a veterinarian. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
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City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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