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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Aza - Escondido, CA
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Volunteer Aviculture Technician Rota Island - US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands VOLUNTEER AVICULTURE TECHNICIANS - needed for 8+ months to assist in...
2 days ago
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Davis, CA
General Technician Intermediate Airswift USA Contract Full-time 16 hours ago Job description Airswift is working with a leading Oil and Gas company to find an Environment Technician worker to join...
1 day ago
Ethos Veterinary Health Llc - San Diego, CA
Collecting samples, placing IV catheters, preparing IV fluids/additives and blood products Performing other duties as directed by ECC staff....
1 day ago
National Park Service - Point Reyes Station, CA
The Pacific West Region is recruiting for summer seasonal Biological Science Technician (Plants), GS-0404-4/5 positions intended to assist permanent staff with biological science field work...
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Banfield Pet Hospital - Los Angeles, CA
The Veterinary Technician will be required to manage the daily schedule (in partnership with Veterinarian Mobile)....
1 day ago
Charles River Labs - South San Francisco, CA
Job Summary We are seeking a CRT 2 (Animal Care Tech 2 Floater) for our Insourcing Solutions site located in San Diego, CA....
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Petvet Care Centers - Santa Clarita, CA
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or the Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician (LVMT) preferred.Able to perform moderately...
1 day ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Santa Barbara, CA
VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a Veterinary Technician career has to offer....
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Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital - San Rafael, CA
We do companion animal care exclusively and do several procedure days every week. But otherwise we are simply a quality general practice that values its' team....
Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital - Granada Hills, CA
We are looking to add experienced veterinary technicians to our brand new facility in Granada Hills....
Palm Springs Animal Shelter - Palm Springs, CA
The Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is seeking a highly reliable, dependable, and experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)....
VCA Animal Hospitals - San Diego, 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...
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San Diego, CA
Email No Thanks Job Details Company Overview Multiple entry-level Animal Care Technician positions are available at a biotech company in Torrey Pines....
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Kelly Services - Hollister, CA
Animal Care Technician (Hollister, CA)** **Requires COVID-19 vaccination (or approved accommodation) upon hire....
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Del Mar, CA
Email No Thanks Job Details Company Overview Multiple entry-level Animal Care Technician positions are available at a biotech company in Torrey Pines....
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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 (29.5%)
  • 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 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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