Veterinary assistants are integral members of animal healthcare teams. These jobs are multifaceted, and entail providing customer service while using knowledge of anesthesiology, sterilization technology, lab technology, diagnostics, vaccines and serums, and surgical technology.
Veterinary assisting schools in Texas keep a consistent number of students flowing through, and some schools have admissions waiting lists. Here are a few examples of schools in the area that offer this type of program:
Certified Veterinary Assistants are exposed to numerous aspects of animal health care. Students study veterinary exam procedures, animal pharmacology and husbandry, x-ray imaging basics, lab safety, and quarantining. To gain certification, students must pass exams with the Texas Veterinary Medical Association after fulfilling course requirements. Coursework and classroom offerings may include:
Veterinary Assistant Training Programs are standard across the State of Texas. Students must attend a state-approved training program and the following criteria must be met to get certified:
Schools for Veterinary Assistants in Texas are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Cedar Valley College||Lancaster||Associate||4,834|
|Houston Community College||Houston||Associate||43,518|
|Lone Star College System||The Woodlands||Associate||39,756|
|McLennan Community College||Waco||Associate||8,079|
|Palo Alto College||San Antonio||Associate||7,662|
|Sul Ross State University||Alpine||Masters||2,717|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Veterinary Assistants relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
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