Hi Nina, this is a very interesting question. On a regular day veterinary assistant would be taking care of bringing an animal in the examination room, weighing them, doing the shots, taking them on a short walk outside. If it more of an animal hospital a lot of times veterinary technician (assistant) would be taking care of pets in preparation to a surgery - shaving them, getting ready the tools, sanitizing the station, making sure all medication is ready. Sometimes vet tech would be involved in preparing pets for adoptions - grooming them, preparing documents, depending on a place that they work for. I hope this helps. Good luck to you.