Veterinary Technician Jobs in Palo Alto, 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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San Mateo, CA (12 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
You have a variety of animal handling experience everywhere from cats, dogs, hamsters and more....
17 hours ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - San Carlos, CA (7 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to: Venipuncture catheter placement radiology anesthesia monitoring physical examinations and patient assessment surgical preparation...
19 hours ago
Charles River - South San Francisco, CA (21 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Job Summary We are seeking an Animal Care Technician II for our Insourcing Solutions site located in South San Francisco....
21 hours ago
Arroyo Animal Clinic - Sunnyvale, CA (8 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Our technicians help assist the veterinarian during appointments, place IV Catheter, perform vaccinations/various injections, nail trims, monitor anesthesia, dental prophy, and radiographs....
City of San Jose, CA - San Jose, CA (15 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Current California license in good standing as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) is required....
19 hours ago
Stanford Health Care - Palo Alto, CA
If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered. Evening - 08...
3 days ago
Stanford Health Care - Palo Alto, CA
If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered. Night - 08...
3 days ago
Stanford Health Care - Palo Alto, CA
If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered. Day - 08 Hour...
3 days ago
Stanford Health Care - Palo Alto, CA
If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered. Day - 08 Hour...
3 days ago
South San Francisco, CA (21 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Animal Care Technician in South San Francisco Vaco Staffing South San Francisco, CA Full Time $18.00 - $19.00/Hour Job Details Company Overview Multiple entry-level Animal Care Technician positions...
4 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Campbell, CA (15 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Knowledge and skill in radiographic positioning, phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, surgical prep and assisting, dentistry and extractions, anesthesia monitoring, vaccine administration, and giving...
4 days ago
Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center - San Ramon, CA (24 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
You must possess a strong knowledge base and excellent technical skills, including venipuncture, injections, IV catheter placement, radiography, animal restraint, surgical preparation/assistance, anesthesia...
Campbell, CA (15 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Knowledge and skill in radiographic positioning, phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, surgical prep and assisting, dentistry and extractions, anesthesia monitoring, vaccine administration, and giving...
6 days ago
South San Francisco, CA (21 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Animal Care Technician (Biotech industry) Vaco Staffing South San Francisco, CA, CA Full Time $22.00 - $24.00/Hour Job Details Company Overview Immediate need for Animal Care Technicians (lab/research...
8 days ago
Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties - Dublin, CA (22 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
technician, preferably Available part time (8 days a month) to start with the ability to move to full time in the near future!...

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Palo Alto, CA

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

$45,247

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, 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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