Veterinary Technician Jobs in San Rafael, 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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VCA Animal Hospitals - Mill Valley, CA (6 miles from San Rafael, CA)
Veterinary Technician Supervisor We are seeking a highly experienced Credentialed Veterinary Technician to join our leadership team as Technician Supervisor....
2 days ago
Kelly Services - Alameda, CA (18 miles from San Rafael, CA)
As an Animal Care Technician, you'll perform routine animal care and other production duties including watering, feeding, and cleaning enclosures for rodent populations....
1 day ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Corte Madera, CA (3 miles from San Rafael, CA)
Inventory management Client education/communication Are you looking to be a part of a hospital team that feels like family, and also the support and resources you need to thrive?...
2 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - San Rafael, CA
The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to: Physical examinations and patient assessment Anesthesia monitoring Surgical preparation and assisting Dentistry Radiology Laboratory...
1 day ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Moraga, CA (23 miles from San Rafael, CA)
At VCA Contra Costa Animal Hospital, you can be the Veterinary Technician you have always wanted to be!...
3 days ago
Ethos Veterinary Health - San Rafael, CA
In addition to veterinary technician skills such as patient restraint, filling prescriptions, administering medications, IV catheter placement, and phlebotomy, Overnight Technicians in the emergency...
3 days ago
Ethos Veterinary Health - San Rafael, CA
In addition to veterinary technician skills such as patient restraint, administering medications, IV catheter placement, and phlebotomy, technicians in the Internal Medicine and Emergency departments...
3 days ago
Ethos Veterinary Health - San Rafael, CA
In addition to veterinary technician skills such as patient restraint, administering medications, IV catheter placement, and phlebotomy, technicians in the Emergency departments will be responsible...
3 days ago
Ethos Veterinary Health - San Rafael, CA
Veterinary Technicians at PESCM are responsible for a variety of tasks related to customer service and patient care within the veterinary practice....
3 days ago
Ethos Veterinary Health - San Rafael, CA
In addition to veterinary technician skills such as patient restraint, filling prescriptions, administering medications, IV catheter placement, and phlebotomy, Overnight Technicians in the emergency...
3 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - San Francisco, CA (14 miles from San Rafael, CA)
is hiring a Senior Veterinary Technician to join our INCREDIBLE team!...
4 days ago
East Bay SPCA - Oakland, CA (22 miles from San Rafael, CA)
Registered Veterinary Technician Position Description The Registered Veterinary Technician plays a vital part in supporting the community, especially for those clients and animals who may not have another...
Berkeley, CA (14 miles from San Rafael, CA)
Current California Registered Veterinary Technician license. 2. Minimum of two to three years as a Registered Veterinary Technician. 3....
5 days ago
Lindsay Wildlife Experience - Walnut Creek, CA (24 miles from San Rafael, CA)
Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician PT The Position The wildlife rehabilitation technician reports to the lead wildlife technician, wildlife rehabilitation manager and the head veterinarian and...
5 days ago
Sage Veterinary Centers - San Francisco, CA (14 miles from San Rafael, CA)
Veterinary Technician - Emergency - San Francisco Company: Sage Veterinary Centers Location: San Francisco Posted on: November 22, 2021 Job Description: Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants...
5 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in San Rafael, CA

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

$44,590

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in San Rafael, 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 San Rafael, 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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