Veterinary Technician Jobs in Lake Forest, IL

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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Banfield Pet Hospital - Vernon Hills, IL (4 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Requirements\: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Qualification: Commitment beyond qualificationsBeing a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified...
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1 day ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Chicago, IL (22 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Job Description: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Venipuncture Catheter placement Radiology Anesthesia monitoring Physical examinations and patient assessment Surgical preparation and assisting Dentistry Laboratory...
1 day ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Chicago, IL (22 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Ideal Qualifications: Illinois Veterinary Technician Credentialed or eligible One or more years of experience as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in a clinical setting You possess the ability to multitask...
1 day ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Schaumburg, IL (17 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Technician Certification or Licensure A Day in the Life of a Banfield Veterinary Technician Vet Techs may have just a single job title, but in fact they fill many important roles as they move throughout...
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VCA Antech, Inc. - Franklin Park, IL (21 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
This is a working supervisory position which is responsible for the leadership and of the Veterinary Technician Staff....
1 day ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Chicago, IL (22 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Job Description: Identification Section: Position Title: Veterinary Technician-Nurse Reports to: Lead Veterinary Technician General Summary: Assists DVMs in the care of patients and clients....
1 day ago
Christensen Animal Hospital - Wilmette, IL (13 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Our Veterinary Technicians are proficient with: Venipuncture IV catheter placement Laboratory procedures Radiology Anesthesia induction (licensed techs only) Anesthesia monitoring Dentistry Surgery,...
2 hours ago
Skycrest Animal Clinic - Lake Zurich, IL (9 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Skycrest Animal Clinic, a small animal practice located in Long Grove, IL is seeking a veterinary technician with at least 2 years of technical experience to join our very friendly, team-oriented 7...
3 days ago
Veterinary Specialty Center - Buffalo Grove, IL (6 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Benefits: Generous Salary Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) mentorship and sponsorship program Multiple Free CE Opportunities and CE Allowance Ownership Thinking Bonuses Employee Volunteer Program...
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Skycrest Animal Clinic - Lake Zurich, IL 60047, IL (9 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Skycrest Animal Clinic, a small animal practice located in Long Grove, IL is seeking a veterinary technician with at least 2 years of technical experience to join our very friendly, team-oriented 7...
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4 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Lake Zurich, IL (9 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) CB Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials...
4 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Kildeer, IL (15 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Skokie, IL (15 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Hoffman Estates, IL (15 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Schaumburg, IL (17 miles from Lake Forest, IL)
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 Lake Forest, IL

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Technician jobs in Lake Forest, IL as reported by the BLS.

$36,956

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Lake Forest, IL 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 Lake Forest, IL
  • 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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