Veterinary Technician Jobs in Vista, 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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Axelon Services Corporation - La Jolla, CA (20 miles from Vista, CA)
Animal Technician La Jolla. CA 12 Months Not a standard work week - Tuesday thru Saturday w/some Sundays/Holidays required - Hours 7a - 3:30p Job Description: The In Vivo Toxicology Technician is...
2 days ago
Scripps Ranch Veterinary Hospital - San Diego, CA (19 miles from Vista, CA)
We have an opening for an experienced, friendly Veterinary Technician to join our fun and dedicated team....
Ethos Veterinary Health LLC - San Marcos, CA (5 miles from Vista, CA)
Perform IV catheter placement, blood draws, urine collection, radiographs, and other in-house diagnostics....
5 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Oceanside, CA (11 miles from Vista, CA)
Knowledge of the services the hospital provides and the species it treats Skill in operating equipment, including computers and software Client education. IV Catheter placement / Venipuncture....
10 days ago
PetCo - San Marcos, CA (5 miles from Vista, CA)
The Veterinary Technician represents the mission and values to all clients....
10 days ago
Ethos Veterinary Health LLC - San Marcos, CA (5 miles from Vista, CA)
Perform IV catheter placement, blood draws, urine collection, radiographs, and other in-house diagnostics....
11 days ago
Kelly Services - La Jolla, CA (20 miles from Vista, CA)
**REQUIREMENTS:** + High school diploma or equivalent GED, with a minimum two years animal care experience. + An, Associate s degree in veterinary technology, or AALAS certification may be substituted...
17 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Encinitas, CA (9 miles from Vista, CA)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Venipuncture Catheter placement Radiology Anesthesia monitoring Physical examinations and patient assessment Surgical preparation and assisting Dentistry Laboratory work Pharmacy...
28 days ago
University of California - San Diego - La Jolla, CA (20 miles from Vista, CA)
Shares the animal care duties for approximately 6000 specimens representing over 500 species in over 250 tanks (65 for public view)....
29 days ago
Kelly Services - La Jolla, CA (20 miles from Vista, CA)
Kelly Science & Clinical is excited bring this position to you!** **Animal Technician, La Jolla, CA** *** Full-Time/Temp/Hire** *** M-F 7am-3:30pm** **Job Duties and Responsibilities:** + Provide...
30+ days ago
Ethos Veterinary Health - San Marcos, CA (5 miles from Vista, CA)
Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) is looking for a Patient Care Veterinary Technician****About Veterinary Specialty Hospital:** At VSH our mission is to advance the veterinary profession through our...
30+ days ago
Helen Woodward Animal Center - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (10 miles from Vista, CA)
Animal handling experience in a kennel or shelter environment preferred. Must have strong customer service, written and verbal communication skills....
30+ days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Escondido, CA (14 miles from Vista, CA)
Position at THRIVE Affordable Vet Care Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) - THRIVE Affordable Vet Care Escondido, CA **$5000 Sign On Bonus** and wonderful growth opportunities!...
30+ days ago
People, Pets and Vets - Oceanside, CA (11 miles from Vista, CA)
* Experience with venipuncture, IV catheter placement, labwork, radiology, and pharmacology highly preferred...
30+ days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Santee, CA (24 miles from Vista, CA)
Veterinary Technician Responsibilities: Perform venipuncture, IV-catheter, and injection administration Set up, position, and take digital radiographs Collect, set up, and interpret in-house laboratory...
30+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Vista, CA

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

$42,258

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Vista, CA offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (29.6%)
  • Associate's Degree (26.0%)
  • High School or GED (23.3%)
  • 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 Vista, 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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