Habit #1

What do Veterinary Assistants do?

Welcome to your first assignment for the 7 Habits of Highly Successful Veterinary Assistants.

I want you to succeed. What you do now will tell me how serious you are about getting into the veterinary profession.

Yes, I am challenging you. I want you to get the most from my book.

Some people skim the book and then pat themselves on the back, saying “I’ve read it.” That won’t help you.

Embrace each assignment. This way, you’ll learn the keys to getting a position in a hospital.

What you do is up to you. I hope you will accept my challenge. Read a habit and do the assignment for that habit; one each day

If this opens a door to a new career, wonderful.

Today, I have two missions for you.  As they say in Mission Impossible – IF you decide to accept it.


First, I want you to explore what a veterinary assistant does. Some people think that the job description is “play with animals”. It is that, but there is so much more. Look at websites below to begin. You can then do your own search. Look under something like “what does a veterinary assistant do?”






Next, what salary can a veterinary assistant make?





Once you have discovered what an assistant does, was it what you thought? Are the wages what you expected? Do you have experience you can share?

Other students would love to see what you found and, more importantly, what you think. Add a note below to complete the assignment.

I am Dr. Jeff Grognet and I am here to educate you in the best care of your pet and help you move into an animal career. Read my BIO.

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