Veterinary Technician Jobs in Downey, CA

Administer diagnostic tests and assist veterinarians. Veterinary technicians observe and monitor animal health, collect samples for analysis, run laboratory tests, and continually update patient records. They also aid veterinarians during a variety of procedures by preparing animals for surgery, restraining pets as necessary, and delivering anesthesia.

Veterinary technicians usually work with small domestic animals, such as cats and dogs. These technicians often need to communicate with pet owners and educate them on future care as well as medication procedures. Thus, interpersonal skills are important for this profession.

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Stray Cat Alliance - Los Angeles, CA (12 miles from Downey, CA)
Perform venipuncture and place IV catheters and administer IV fluids using an IV pump according to the veterinarian’s orders....
Pathway Vet Alliance - Torrance, CA (12 miles from Downey, CA)
Position at Thrive Pet Healthcare- Thrive Urgent Care in Torrance is hiring experienced Veterinary Technicians to join the team!...
1 day ago
McGrath Veterninary Center - Sherman Oaks, CA (23 miles from Downey, CA)
Seeking experienced RVT or Veterinary Technician/Assistant to join our dynamic team! McGrath Veterinary Center is a State of the Art Veterinary Hospital located in the Sherman Oaks, California....
Los Angeles County - Los Angeles, CA (7 miles from Downey, CA)
Requirements LICENSE (s) REQUIRED: A valid Registered Veterinary Technician Certificate issued by the California State Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine....
1 day ago
Confidential - Hawthorne, CA (12 miles from Downey, CA)
Performing x-Rays Taking blood, urine, and fecal samples (from animals!)...
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Lakewood, CA (5 miles from Downey, CA)
Learn all aspects of hospital organization and function by observing and participating in procedures with the coach veterinary technician or doctor....
2 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Torrance, CA (12 miles from Downey, CA)
Position at Thrive Pet Healthcare- Thrive Urgent Care in Torrance is hiring experienced Veterinary Technician Assistants to join the team!...
1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Buena Park, CA (9 miles from Downey, CA)
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Commitment beyond qualifications Being a Registered Veterinary Technician requires much more than AVMA certified...
Banfield Pet Hospital - Los Angeles, CA (7 miles from Downey, CA)
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Commitment beyond qualifications Being a Registered Veterinary Technician requires much more than AVMA certified...
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chino Hills, CA (23 miles from Downey, CA)
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials...
Banfield Pet Hospital - Culver City, CA (15 miles from Downey, CA)
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Commitment beyond qualifications Being a Registered Veterinary Technician requires much more than AVMA certified...
Banfield Pet Hospital - Whittier, CA (7 miles from Downey, CA)
Learn all aspects of hospital organization and function by observing and participating in procedures with the coach veterinary technician or doctor....
2 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Los Angeles, CA (7 miles from Downey, CA)
Animal Care and Treatment Responsibilities: 1. Perform all basic tasks expected of Veterinary Technicians and Technician Assistants quickly and efficiently a....
14 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Costa Mesa, CA (22 miles from Downey, CA)
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Commitment beyond qualifications Being a Registered Veterinary Technician requires much more than AVMA certified...
Banfield Pet Hospital - Downey, CA
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Commitment beyond qualifications Being a Registered Veterinary Technician requires much more than AVMA certified...

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Downey, CA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Technician jobs in Downey, CA as reported by the BLS.

$44,208

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Downey, CA offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (29.6%)
  • Associate's Degree (26.0%)
  • High School or GED (23.3%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (9.3%)
  • Doctorate Degree (3.7%)
  • Master's Degree (3.5%)
  • Some College (3.0%)
  • Some High School (1.6%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinary Technicians in Downey, CA
  • Less than 1 year (44.9%)
  • None (21.2%)
  • 2-4 years (16.0%)
  • 1-2 years (13.9%)
  • 4-6 years (4.0%)

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