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Veterinary assistant (m/f)
German: Tiermedizinische/r Fachangestellte/r

Fields of work

Veterinary assistants are predominantly employed in veterinary practices and veterinary clinics. They also work in veterinary laboratories, zoos and animal shelters, and in animal husbandry. In addition, they are employed in veterinary research, the chemical industry or in health and veterinary organisations.


Professional experience

  • Assist in examinations, treatment and surgical operations
  • Support patients before, during and after treatment
  • Support and nurse in-patients
  • Ensure that animals are treated appropriately and in accordance with their needs,
  • Ensure compliance with animal protection legislation
  • Apply environmental regulations and guidelines
  • Conduct hygiene measures
  • Protect against infections and diseases
  • Prepare x-rays
  • Carry out laboratory works
  • Advise and support animal owners Inform animal owners about opportunities for prevention and rehabilitation,
  • Organise working procedures and monitor schedules
  • Assist with quality assurance measures
  • Carry out administrative work
  • Document treatment procedures and record and invoice services rendered
  • Identify materials requirements, procure and manage materials
  • Use information and communications systems
  • Observe data protection and data security regulations
  • Work in a team and process oriented manner



The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.

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