Veterinary Technician Jobs in La Jolla, 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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Salk Institute for Biological Studies - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED 5% AHT 1, LEVEL A: Keeps records according to standards appropriate for the animal care facility. Folds Lab coats. Tests water valves....
2 days ago
PETSURG & ER4PETS - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
We are currently recruiting for a skilled veterinary technician for our emergency and surgery services for dogs and cats. Our hospital is located in San Diego, CA and is open 24 hours a day....
2 days ago
The Scripps Research Institute - La Jolla, CA
One to three years, animal care experience can be substituted for a high school diploma/equivalent. Good verbal and written communication skills. Effective interpersonal relation skills....
1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Santee, CA (13 miles from La Jolla, 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...
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1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
La Jolla, CA
POSITION REQUIREMENTS High school diploma or equivalent and zero to one year previous animal care experience....
2 days ago
San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Prior experience in Vivarium, Veterinary or other animal care setting is desirable but not required. Knowledge of animal handling skills, animal behavior, and animal care are a plus....
22 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Santee, CA (13 miles from La Jolla, 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...
23 hours ago
Kelly Services - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
, veterinary technician, technician...
2 days ago
The Salk Institute For Biological Studies - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED 5% AHT 1, LEVEL A: Keeps records according to standards appropriate for the animal care facility. Folds Lab coats. Tests water valves....
3 days ago
Veterinary Emergency Group - Encinitas, CA (12 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Job Information Veterinary Emergency Group Emergency Veterinary Technician in Encinitas, California The family you will be joining: VEG is a rapidly growing group of emergency practices with multiple...
5 days ago
San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Multiple entry-level Animal Care Technician positions are available at a biotech in Torrey Pines....
5 days ago
San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Animal Care Technician- Temp to Hire- La Jolla (Torrey Pines) compensation: $17.00/hr employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Hiring immediatley for multiple entry-level Animal Care Technicians...
5 days ago
San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
List of some preferred skills: Dentistry: cleaning, extractions, experience with dental x-ray Proficiency in iv catheter placement, blood draws Anesthesia and monitoring Radiographs,....
7 days ago
Pioneer Data Systems Inc - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Our client, a world leading Pharmaceutical Company in San Diego, CA is currently looking for a Animal Technician / Rodents Handling (Pharma Lab Environment) to join their expanding team. Position...
7 days ago
SeaWorld Parks - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Jolla, CA)
Associate Aquarist SeaWorld San Diego Basic Job functions Maintains husbandry of fish and other aquatic life in aquarium exhibits. Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive...
8 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in La Jolla, CA

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

$42,258

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in La Jolla, CA offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (29.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (25.5%)
  • High School or GED (24.2%)
  • Vocational or Certification (9.4%)
  • Doctorate Degree (3.8%)
  • Master's Degree (3.4%)
  • 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 La Jolla, 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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