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You do not need a degree to become a vet assistant. However, increased knowledge of job position puts prospective assistants in the lead. However, like many other industries, sometimes the job is acquired not by the degree you have but who you know.

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Vet assistants should at least have an undergrad degree. This is a 4 year degree.


Veterinary assisting is an entry-level position and most assistants are trained on the job. You do not earn a degree in veterinary assisting.


No ... you need the DVM degree.


Veterinarians must have a degree in veterinary medicine; in the United States, this is a DVM or VMD degree. Previous experience isn't necessary, although most veterinarians have worked as kennel assistants, vet assistants or lay vet techs prior to becoming veterinarians.


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No, veterinary assistants are not required to have a degree or any sort of certification in California. The only members of the veterinary team required to be educated and credentialed are veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


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Vet as in veteran or as in veterinarian? To be a veterinarian would require a university degree, and that would be in veterinary science.


Veterinary assistants may have just a high school diploma or GED, or they may have completed a 2-year Associate's degree program.


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An associates degree in veterinary technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited program.


This question is a bit difficult to understand. I believe they are asking about Veterinary assistant training. IF that is the case, then yes, vet assistants do need training. I believe that most vets will provide potential assistants with some training, but you can go to school for it as well!


In the United States, you only need one degree - a DVM or VMD.


You need a degree in veterinary science. Then you need to go medical school.


Only if you want to. Most D.V.M.'s hire vet techs or veterinary assistants to assist with the day to day chores of a vet clinic. An associates or equivilant degree in this field can usually be obtained from any number of 2 or 4 year colleges, trade schools or "vo-techs".


yes. about a half of the vet's salary.


There are many good paying jobs you can get without a degree. IT professionals do not need a college degree. Insurance salesmen, Surveyors, Chefs and Executive Administrative Assistants are all jobs where you do not need a college degree.



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