Veterinary Technician Jobs in Salinas, 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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Monterey, CA (11 miles from Salinas, CA)
Our multi-doctor small animal hospital is looking for a self-motivated, skilled, friendly and upbeat, licensed veterinary technician....
14 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Salinas, CA
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
15 days ago
Salinas, CA
Make a difference in the life of an animal in need by making animal care and protection your job! Apply for employment at the SPCA for Monterey County today!...
24 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Pacific Grove, CA (15 miles from Salinas, 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...
30+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Salinas, CA

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

$39,327

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Salinas, 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 Salinas, 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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