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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Vca Animal Hospitals - San Leandro, CA
Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care....
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Oceanside, CA
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Oceanside, CA
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
1 day ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Carlsbad, 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...
1 day ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Murrieta, CA
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Venipuncture Catheter placement Radiology Anesthesia monitoring Physical examinations and patient assessment Surgical preparation and assisting Dentistry Laboratory work Pharmacy...
1 day ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Santa Rosa, CA
Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care....
1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Fullerton, CA
Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Qualification: Commitment beyond qualificationsBeing a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
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1 day ago
Kelly Services - Hollister, CA
Follows proper breeding and animal care procedures. + Clean / wash cages, replace bedding, ensure water and food is properly maintained and stocked in each cage. + Monitors animal behavior and physical...
8 hours ago
Bluepearl - Irvine, CA
Job Information BluePearl Veterinary Technician - Ophthalmology in Irvine, California Veterinary Technician - Ophthalmology Irvine California Vet Technician Opening Statement BluePearl Specialty + Emergency...
19 hours ago
Bluepearl - Irvine, CA
Job Information BluePearl Veterinary Technician - Overnight in Irvine, California Veterinary Technician - Overnight Irvine California Vet Technician Opening Statement If you're a Registered Veterinary...
19 hours ago
Kelly Services - Tres Pinos, CA
Follows proper breeding and animal care procedures. * Clean / wash cages, replace bedding, ensure water and food is properly maintained and stocked in each cage. * Monitors animal behavior and physical...
14 hours ago
Aerotek - La Jolla, CA
responsible for cage washing and cage cleaning, open to Animal Tech level as well, animal handling of rodentsShift 7AM - 3:30PM Skills: cage, wash Top Skills Details: responsible for animal...
1 day ago
National Veterinary Associates - Pacifica, CA
Job Description Coastal Cat Clinic is seeking an Experienced Veterinary Technician (RVT is a plus) to join our feline only hospital in beautiful Pacifica, CA....
1 day ago
National Veterinary Associates - Hanford, CA
Our practice provides progressive, compassionate small animal care while delivering outstanding client service....
1 day ago
Ethos Veterinary Health LLC - San Diego, CA
If you are an impassioned veterinary technician looking to exercise your advanced nursing skills in a fast-paced learning family environment, we want you!...
1 day ago

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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.

$41,082

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 (29.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (25.5%)
  • High School or GED (24.0%)
  • Vocational or Certification (9.4%)
  • Doctorate Degree (3.8%)
  • Master's Degree (3.4%)
  • 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 (44.9%)
  • None (21.2%)
  • 2-4 years (16.0%)
  • 1-2 years (13.9%)
  • 4-6 years (4.0%)

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