Veterinary Technician Jobs in Wheat Ridge, CO

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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UCHealth - Aurora, CO (13 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
At UCHealth, we do things differently We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all...
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1 day ago
Northside Emergency Pet Clinic - Westminster, CO (10 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
Catheter Placement Triage and Critical Care Animal Handling and Restraint Proper Radiology Monitoring Anesthesia, including surgery prep, induction and recovery Knowledge of infectious and communicable...
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19 hours ago Northside Emergency Pet Clinic
UCHealth - Lakewood, CO (11 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
At UCHealth, we do things differently We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all...
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1 day ago
UCHealth - Denver, CO (15 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
At UCHealth, we do things differently We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all...
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1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Thornton, CO (5 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Qualification: Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
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1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Westminster, CO (4 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials...
3 days ago
Swedish Medical Center - Englewood, CO (10 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Hourly Wage Estimate: $15.54 - $19.98/Hour The estimate displayed represents the typical wage range of candidates hired. Factors...
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7 hours ago
Aurora, CO (13 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
Certified Full-Time Veterinary Technician and Experienced Assistant (Aurora) image 1 of 1 21699 E Quincy Ave near Unit J ( google map ) compensation: $16-$20 per hour DOE and license employment type...
3 days ago
PLATO BIOPHARMA INC - Westminster, CO (4 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
(PBI), a pre-clinical contract research organization (CRO) supporting the preclinical research needs of the biotechnology/pharmaceutical sectors is seeking an Animal Care Technician (ACT) II....
2 days ago
UCHealth - Arvada, CO (2 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
At UCHealth, we do things differently We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all...
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1 day ago
WellHaven Pet Health - Denver, CO (15 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
We are looking for an experienced veterinary technicians to join our growing practice. Our teams are wholeheartedly passionate, driven, and eager to make a difference in our profession....
3 days ago
Burkhart Dental - Denver, CO (15 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
Are you an experienced Field Service Technician working in the dental industry? Do you have a passion for going above and beyond for the customer? Do you enjoy working for a company that provides...
1 day ago
UCHealth - Littleton, CO (13 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
At UCHealth, we do things differently We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all...
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1 day ago
WellHaven Pet Health - Denver, CO 80222, CO (12 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
We are looking for an experienced veterinary technicians to join our growing practice. Our teams are wholeheartedly passionate, driven, and eager to make a difference in our profession....
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4 days ago WellHaven Pet Health
Banfield Pet Hospital - Lone Tree, CO (20 miles from Wheat Ridge, CO)
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials...
5 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Wheat Ridge, CO

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Technician jobs in Wheat Ridge, CO as reported by the BLS.

$36,397

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Wheat Ridge, CO offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (29.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (25.5%)
  • High School or GED (24.2%)
  • 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 Wheat Ridge, CO
  • 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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