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31-9096.00    Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

    O*NET-SOC Title yes    1 match
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    21 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
    Tasks yes    8 matches
    Detailed Work Activities yes    4 matches


  • Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Veterinarian Helper
  • Veterinarian Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant (Vet Assistant)
  • Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Manager (Vet Assistant, Kennel Manager)
  • Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Staff
  • Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
  • Veterinary Attendant
  • Veterinary Surgery Technician
  • Veterinary Technical Assistant (Veterinary Tech Assistant)
  • Veterinary Technical/Inventory Manager
  • Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech)
  • Veterinary Technician Assistant (Vet Tech Assistant)
  • Veterinary Technician's Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician-Doctor's Personal Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician/Assistant
  • Emergency Veterinary Assistant
  • Kennel Worker and Veterinary Assistant (Kennel Worker and Vet Assistant)
  • Office Manager/Veterinary Assistant
  • Oncology Veterinary Assistant
  • Registered Veterinary Technician

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.


  • Prepare examination or treatment rooms by stocking them with appropriate supplies.
  • Prepare feed for animals according to specific instructions, such as diet lists or schedules.
  • Prepare surgical equipment and pass instruments or materials to veterinarians during surgical procedures.
  • Administer medication, immunizations, or blood plasma to animals as prescribed by veterinarians.
  • Assist veterinarians in examining animals to determine the nature of illnesses or injuries.
  • Fill medication prescriptions.
  • Hold or restrain animals during veterinary procedures.
  • Monitor animals recovering from surgery and notify veterinarians of any unusual changes or symptoms.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents.
  • Prepare patient treatment areas for use.
  • Control prescription refills or authorizations.