Veterinary Technician Jobs in Riverside, 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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Meridian Bird Removal - Corona, CA (13 miles from Riverside, CA)
Are you tired of the rat race? Are you seeking a job with adventure and travel? Are you looking for gig work or a side hustle?Meridian Bird Removal is seeking a **Part-Time** **Bird Removal...
2 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Ontario, CA (16 miles from Riverside, CA)
This position is for late Swing/Overnight ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Venipuncture Catheter placement Radiology Anesthesia monitoring Physical examinations and patient assessment Surgical preparation and assisting...
5 days ago
County of Riverside - Riverside, CA
Incumbents receive training and certification in animal care, customer service, animal handling, humane euthanasia and disposal of animals, and maintenance of the facility and equipment....
14 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Upland, CA (19 miles from Riverside, CA)
Job Description: We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and...
18 days ago
Western University of Health Sciences - Phillips Ranch, CA (22 miles from Riverside, CA)
: Assist Animal Care Coordinator and Animal Care Technician to help ensure the well-being of research animals and maintenance of the vivarium facility....
30+ days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Redlands, CA (13 miles from Riverside, CA)
catheter placement Radiographs Emergency care Pay and employee benefits: Hourly payscale: $16 - $24 Pay will commensurate with the skill level and experience of the candidate....
30+ days ago
County of Riverside - Riverside, CA (3 miles from Riverside, CA)
The Registered Veterinary Technician is the first professional level classification in the Registered Veterinary Technician series and reports to a Supervising Registered Veterinary Technician....
45+ days ago
University of California - Riverside, CA
Duties include the cleaning, feeding, and watering of laboratory animals; the cleaning of cages/enclosures and related ancillary equipment; and the maintenance of animal care areas....
60+ days ago
University of California - Riverside, CA
care experience; or high school graduation and two years of animal care experience in the care of an animal species appropriate to the particular job; or an equivalent combination of education and...
60+ days ago
County of Riverside - Riverside, CA (3 miles from Riverside, CA)
ABOUT THE POSITION The County of Riversides Human Resources Temporary Assignment Program is seeking an Animal Care Technician to support the Department of Animal Services....
60+ days ago
University of California - Riverside, CA
Working knowledge of safety training and health standards required in animal care and use....
60+ days ago

Demographic Data for Riverside, CA

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Veterinary Technician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice
Learn how to improve antimicrobial stewardship as a veterinary nurse or surgeon

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Virtual Work Experience and Exploring the Veterinary Profession
Get virtual vet work experience before embarking on a veterinary degree

The COVID-19 pandemic means that many potential vet students cannot undertake animal handling work experience.


Biomedical Equipment Technician Training: Maintenance & Repair
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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Riverside, CA

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


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Riverside, 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 Riverside, 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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