Veterinary Technician Jobs in California

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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Veterinary Technician Sign On

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Torrance, CA
  • 3 days ago

Thrive Pet Healthcare Careers Veterinary Technician ***$5000 Sign on Bonus*** Veterinary Technician Torrance, California Description Position at Veterinary Cancer Group- South Bay Veterinary Cancer...

Registered Veterinary Technician Sign On

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Anderson, CA
  • 3 days ago

Clinic is looking to hire a Registered Veterinary Technician immediately!...

Animal Care Technician I

  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 2 days ago

Overview Position Summary: Under supervision of Animal Care Facility (ACF) Manager, senior technicians (Animal Technicians III & IV), and/or Veterinary Technician, position provides daily animal husbandry...

PD TELEMETRY TECHNICIAN-CVT SURGICAL TELEMETRY - NIGHT SHIFT - 35599-1A Updated: May 12, 2022 Location: Orange Job Type: Department: CVT Surgical Telemetry UC Title: TELEMETRY TCHN PD Position...

Overnight Veterinary Technician

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 3 days ago

Thrive Pet Healthcare Careers Overnight Veterinary Technician Veterinary Technician Torrance, California Los Angeles, California All, California California Description Position at ACCESS South Bay Calling...

Veterinary Technician

  • Thrive Pet Healthcare
  • Culver City, CA
  • 3 days ago

Other qualifications include: Previous veterinary technician/assistant experience required Licensed Technician preferred, but not required Proficient in IV catheters placement, blood work, and IV, IM...

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Veterinary Technican / RVT

  • Value Vet
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 3 days ago

Must have at least 1 year experience as a Registered veterinary technician with California Medical board, and have knowledge of vaccination protocols, pharmacology, nutrition, and animal husbandry and...

Heska is dedicated to quality pet care. Through innovation, invention, and strategic partnerships with worldwide leaders in diagnostics and treatments, Heska provides the benefits of the latest...

Adoption Center Technician Extra Help Part-Time

  • City of Clovis
  • Clovis, CA
  • 2 days ago

Description DEFINITION Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Animal Services at the Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center: Perform animal care functions; interact closely with citizens to facilitate...

Veterinary Technician

  • PETCO
  • Vacaville, CA
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Technician represents the mission and values to all clients....

Animal Health Tech I - Training, Westwood

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 2 days ago

UCLA Health is a world-renowned health system with four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations...

Veterinary Technician

  • PETCO
  • Riverbank, CA
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Technician represents the mission and values to all clients....

Veterinary Technician

  • PETCO
  • El Cerrito, CA
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Technician represents the mission and values to all clients....

Veterinary Technician

  • PETCO
  • Vallejo, CA
  • 2 days ago

The Veterinary Technician represents the mission and values to all clients....

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Overnight Veterinary Technician

  • CARES
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 1 day ago

The Ideal Candidate: You are a Certified Veterinary technician or Experienced Veterinary Assistant, who has worked in the medical field for at least two years....

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Veterinary Technician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in California

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

$46,628

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Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in California offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (29.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (26.3%)
  • High School or GED (22.9%)
  • 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 California
  • Less than 1 year (50.3%)
  • None (20.2%)
  • 1-2 years (17.5%)
  • 2-4 years (10.4%)
  • 4-6 years (1.6%)

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