Veterinary Technician Jobs in Torrance, 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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Banfield Pet Hospital - Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Torrance, CA)
The Veterinary Technician will be required to manage the daily schedule (in partnership with Veterinarian Mobile)....
1 day ago
The City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Torrance, CA)
Some positions in the Department of Animal Services may require Veterinary Technicians to provide their own automobile, properly insured, for use in City service....
1 day ago
Aza - Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Torrance, CA)
, equipment maintenance and repair, and basic water quality testing. other duties and responsibilities: understand water chemistry reports and their relationship to life support, work closely with animal...
2 days ago
Aza - Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Torrance, CA)
Knowledge of safe animal handling practices and maintaining a safe working environment....
2 days ago
Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital - Los Angeles, CA (17 miles from Torrance, CA)
Veterinary Technician ( Emergency & Critical Care ) Requirements: Credentialed Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant with at least 3 years of experience in veterinary medicine Reports to: DVM...
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Torrance, CA)
Overview Position Summary: The Cage Wash Technician I is responsible for participation in daily Animal Care facility (ACF) cage wash operations....
2 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Huntington Beach, CA (20 miles from Torrance, CA)
Responsibilities: Perform venipuncture, IV-catheter, and injection administration Set up, position, and take digital radiographs Collect, set up, and interpret in-house laboratory and cytology tests...
1 day ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Cerritos, CA (13 miles from Torrance, CA)
VCA Animal Hospitals: Credentialed Veterinary Technician Overnight Shift Company: VCA Animal Hospitals Location: Cerritos Posted on: December 3, 2021 Job Description: Join The VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital...
1 day ago
Pacific Animal Clinic - Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Torrance, CA)
Veterinary Technician Company: Pacific Animal Clinic Location: Los Angeles Posted on: December 5, 2021 Job Description: Pacific Animal Clinic strives to deliver a positive experience for our patients...
1 day ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Santa Monica, CA (16 miles from Torrance, CA)
Starting at $28/hour AND this position has the ability to earn production bonuses too! VCA Santa Monica Dog & Cat is a busy and successful primary Care Practice in BEAUTIFUL Santa Monica,...
6 hours ago
McGrath Veterninary Center - Sherman Oaks, CA (23 miles from Torrance, CA)
Seeking experienced RVT or Veterinary Technician/Assistant to join our dynamic team! McGrath Veterinary Center is a State of the Art Veterinary Hospital located in the Sherman Oaks, California....
VCA Animal Hospitals - Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Torrance, CA)
Our overnight team is seeking a Technician Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient carewith the...
4 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Torrance, CA)
We are looking for qualified Credentialed Veterinary Technicians and Assistants that believe in high quality, compassionate care....
4 days ago
spcaLA - Long Beach, CA (11 miles from Torrance, CA)
Essential qualifications: Lead Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT): Must possess a valid license (certification) as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of California; 3+ years practical...
VCA Antech, Inc. - Santa Fe Springs, CA (16 miles from Torrance, 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

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Torrance, CA

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Torrance, 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 Torrance, 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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