Veterinary Technician Jobs in San Mateo, 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
Registered Veterinary Technician License certification from an accredited program is required....
17 hours ago
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - Mountain View, CA (18 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Veterinarian led and owned for three decades, everyone at MedVet strives daily to enhance the lives of pets, their loving families, and the veterinary community. Through this relentless commitment...
1 day ago
Impossible Foods - Redwood City, CA (8 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Impossible Foods is addressing the most catastrophic threats facing humanity: climate change and biodiversity collapse. A global transition to a plant-based food system will turn back the clock on...
14 hours ago
AbbVie, Inc - Redwood City, CA (8 miles from San Mateo, CA)
The Animal Care Technician III is familiar with the function of the facility and is able to help maintain the high standards that are set....
2 days ago
Burkhart Dental Supply - San Francisco, CA (15 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Are you an experienced Field Service Technician working in the dental industry? Do you have a passion for going above and beyond for the customer? Do you enjoy working for a company that provides...
2 days ago
Adobe Animal Hospital - Los Altos, CA (17 miles from San Mateo, CA)
technicians, and outside pharmacies Able to handle cash & credit card transactions in person and over the phone Comfortable around animals, clients, and medical procedures (while delivering medications...
3 days ago
Bayside Solutions - San Francisco, CA (15 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Bayside Solutions is seeking a Lab Technician II to be part of our client' s team in South San Francisco. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation...
3 days ago
Vca - Walnut Creek, CA (24 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care....
4 days ago
Neuralink - Fremont, CA (18 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Neuralink is seeking motivated animal care specialists who thrive working in a fast-paced research environment....
6 days ago
Thermo Fisher - Fremont, CA (18 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Using standard operating procedures (SOP) and current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), the Animal Technician II is responsible for all aspects of animal care and handling as part of the antibody...
6 days ago
Covance - San Carlos, CA (6 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Registered Veterinary Technician or candidate with degrees in Veterinary Technology or & Animal Science Majors Bachelors degree in Life Sciences such as Biology, Wildlife & Conservation, Microbiology...
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7 days ago
Covance - San Carlos, CA (6 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Registered Veterinary Technician or candidate with degrees in Veterinary Technology or & Animal Science Majors Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences such as Biology, Wildlife & Conservation, Microbiology...
7 days ago
Charles River Laboratories - San Francisco, CA (15 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Recommended skills Sanitation Capacitor Voltage Transformer Continuously Variable Transmission Certified Veterinary Technician Registered Vascular Technologist Information Security...
7 days ago
Charles River Laboratories - Redwood City, CA (8 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Certification/Licensure: Registered Veterinary Technician strongly preferred; AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or higher preferred....
7 days ago
Charles River Labs - Redwood City, CA (7 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Certification/Licensure: Registered Veterinary Technician strongly preferred; AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or higher preferred....
8 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in San Mateo, CA

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

$44,590

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in San Mateo, 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 San Mateo, 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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