Veterinary Technician Jobs in La Mesa, 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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Spring Valley, CA (1 mile from La Mesa, CA)
An equine animal care specialists primary duty is cleaning stalls and maintaining the facility, but may also include feeding horses or other, possibly hands-on, experience with horses or exotic animals...
1 day ago
Ethos Veterinary Health LLC - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) is looking full-time experienced Veterinary Technician to join our Critical Care team....
22 hours ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Chula Vista, CA (9 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Position at Pet Emergency & Specialty Center - South County Pet Emergency and Specialty Center-South County is seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician to join our amazing team!...
16 hours ago
Talent Care - Chula Vista, CA (9 miles from La Mesa, CA)
with venipuncture, IV catheter placement, labwork, radiology, and pharmacology highly preferred Apply Now Type: Full Time (Hourly) Job ID: 61426...
16 hours ago
Ethos Veterinary Health LLC - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) is looking for a full-time Veterinary Technician to join our Oncology team....
22 hours ago
El Cajon, CA (7 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Positions available: Experienced Veterinary Technician(license not required) AND Veterinary Assistant(experienced valued but not required). These are both permanent, full time positions....
17 hours ago
Charles River - San Diego, CA (15 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Technician....
22 hours ago
Ethos Veterinary Health LLC - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Collecting samples, placing IV catheters, preparing IV fluids/additives and blood products Performing other duties as directed by ECC staff....
22 hours ago
Charles River Company - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Care Technician 1 San Diego, California (US) Competitive Charles River 9 days ago Save Animal Care Technician 1 You need to or to save Technical Trainer - Technical/Scientific San Diego, California...
6 days ago
Zoetis, Inc - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Build a Resume Find a job salary Jobs Login Search All Jobs Lab Tech II at Zoetis, Inc. in San Diego, California Posted in Other about 9 hours ago. Job Description: Laboratory Tech II...
6 days ago
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute - La Jolla, CA (16 miles from La Mesa, CA)
SBP is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health....
6 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Technician to join our team....
7 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - San Diego, CA (10 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
7 days ago
Kelly Services - La Jolla, CA (16 miles from La Mesa, CA)
Animal Technician, La Jolla, CA** **Temp to Hire Opportunity! Quick start if selected!** **Responsibilities:** + Provide routine animal husbandry tasks; including breeding and weaning, watering...
7 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - La Mesa, CA
Position at Pet Emergency & Specialty Center - East County Veterinary Lab / Pharmacy Technician Pet Emergency & Specialty Center - East County We are a 24 hour multi-specialty Veterinary Facility...
9 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in La Mesa, CA

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

$42,258

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in La Mesa, CA offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (29.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (26.0%)
  • High School or GED (23.4%)
  • 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 La Mesa, 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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