5 Reasons to Become a Vet Assistant

If you’re unsure about pursuing a career as a veterinary assistant, we’re here to help you out and make sure you make an informed decision.

A vet assistant is an integral part of the clinic’s team and the role is both customer facing and hands-on with animals. You will be there to assist owners, carry out administrative duties, as well as work alongside veterinarians and technicians.

It requires you to be compassionate, fast-thinking, and able to work in a sometimes stressful environment. So, why should you become a vet assistant?

  1. Working with animals

If you are looking to work with animals then this position is perfect. It can be very hard to find a balance between your passion and your career, but working as a vet assistant allows you to do just that. You will work with animals on a daily basis and be responsible for their well-being, along with assisting with some procedures, constantly making a difference in their lives.

  1. Never a boring day

This is not your typical job – in a clinic no two days are the same. Everyday there is something new to do, or a new animal to treat. Things are constantly changing and you need to be able to adapt throughout the day making this a very exciting career to pursue.

  1. Room to grow and advance

Becoming a veterinary assistant doesn’t have to be limited to working in animal hospitals and veterinary clinics. There is always room to grow and advance. Many of those who complete our course go into other roles such as working in shelters or animal nutrition.

Find out more about careers in animal health and welfare HERE.

  1. Make a difference

As a vet assistant you will constantly make a difference in the lives of animals. You are responsible for looking after each animal as it comes in and ensuring that they are comfortable and have a stress-free stay in the clinic, which makes it an incredible rewarding job.

  1. Always learning

In such a hands-on position there is always going to be a lot to learn, but as you progress in your career you will find this doesn’t stop! Every day you will be introduced to new techniques and procedures, as you work with new animals.


There are lots of reasons to become a veterinary assistant and we’re here to help you make the right choice when it comes to your career. Get in touch and we will be happy to answer any questions you have!