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What is a typical vet assistant salary?

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The typical salary for a veterinarian's assistant is $28,351 as of 2015, according to Salary.com. A vet assistant helps veterinarians with animal care, including feeding and cleaning animals, filling out documentation, drawing blood and assisting with exams.

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The average salary for a veterinarian's assistant can vary greatly by experience and location. Entry level assistants may start out at about $22,000 a year with an increase to about $28,000 after 10 years of experience, as stated by PayScale.com. The median hourly wage for a veterinarian's assistant is about $10 an hour as of 2015. Veterinarian assistants also have the opportunity to further their education and possibly become veterinarians themselves.

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