Veterinary Technician Jobs in Santa Cruz, 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 Antech, Inc. - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, 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...
4 days ago
ADOBE VETERINARY CENTERS LP - Los Gatos, CA (14 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Job Details Level : Entry Job Location : Adobe Animal Hospital Los Altos and/or Adobe AH South Bay - Los Altos or Los Gatos, CA Position Type : Full-Time/Part-Time Education Level : High School...
5 days ago
University of California - Santa Cruz, CA
care data using microsoft excel, filemaker pro, graphpad, expedata, and spectrographic analysis software. assist with setting up and running ongoing experiments in the laboratory. 35% - animal care...
5 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Campbell, CA (18 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Seeking veterinary technician or RVT for a busy, privately owned small amimal hospital. Friendly personality, solid ethics and multi-tasking a must. Must work well in busy environment....
6 days ago
University Of California - Santa Cruz, CA
Assist with setting up and running ongoing experiments in the laboratory. 35% - Animal Care Provide animal care support for resident marine mammals, including diet preparation, feeding and training...
6 days ago
Medvet - Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
W e are looking for: Emergency Veterinary Technician Assistant Never a dull moment in the ER department! Our patients need constant supervision to ensure treatment plans are executed....
7 days ago
Medvet - Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Technician, Licensed Vet Tech, Credentialed Veterinary Technician, Credentialed Vet Tech, Credentialed Veterinary Tech, Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Tech, Vet Tech, Vet Technician, Veterinary...
7 days ago
University Of California - Santa Cruz, CA
Assist with setting up and running ongoing experiments in the laboratory. 35% - Animal Care * Provide animal care support for resident marine mammals, including diet preparation, feeding and training...
7 days ago
SOUTH BAY ANIMAL HOSPITAL & PET RESORT - San Jose, CA (18 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
To be considered, you must be currently/experience working as a veterinary technician or be currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technology program....
City of San Jose, CA - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Current California license in good standing as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) is required....
11 days ago
Arroyo Animal Clinic - Sunnyvale, CA (22 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Our technicians help assist the veterinarian during appointments, place IV Catheter, perform vaccinations/various injections, nail trims, monitor anesthesia, dental prophy, and radiographs....
National Veterinary Associates - Campbell, CA (18 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Knowledge and skill in radiographic positioning, phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, surgical prep and assisting, dentistry and extractions, anesthesia monitoring, vaccine administration, and giving...
15 days ago
Campbell, CA (18 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Knowledge and skill in radiographic positioning, phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, surgical prep and assisting, dentistry and extractions, anesthesia monitoring, vaccine administration, and giving...
16 days ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, 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 days ago
Medvet Medical & Cancer Centers For Pets - Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Technician, Licensed Vet Tech, Credentialed Veterinary Technician, Credentialed Vet Tech, Credentialed Veterinary Tech, Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Tech, Vet Tech, Vet Technician, Veterinary...
20 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Santa Cruz, CA

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

$48,461

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz, 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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