Working with animals! That’s what you’ve always wanted to do. As a veterinary assistant, you are finally realizing your dream of a career helping animals. Veterinary assistants are valued members of the veterinary team and will be utilized in many roles. There are so many things to learn; caring for animals, helping in the lab, assisting the licensed veterinary technician with nursing care, and much, much more. To work effectively in a veterinary hospital, one of the most important areas you must learn about is safety. This is crucial to your wellbeing as well as that of your fellow employees and even the animals you care for.