Veterinary Technician Jobs in Illinois

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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National Veterinary Associates - Hanover Park, IL
Credentialed Veterinary Technician Experienced Veterinary Technician SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE!!!...
2 days ago
University of Illinois - Urbana, IL
Job Details Description: Histology Technologist Veterinary Diagnostic Lab University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer...
2 days ago
Veterinary Practice Partners - Lemont, IL
Veterinary Technician | Full-time | Lemont, IL at Veterinary Practice Partners Lemont, IL Seeking an independent, compassionate Technician to join our team! Experience with exotics is plus!...
2 days ago
Veterinary Practice Partners - Canton, IL
Veterinary Technician | Full-time or Part-time | Canton, IL at Veterinary Practice Partners Canton, IL Seeking an independent, compassionate Technician to join our team!...
1 day ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Downers Grove, IL
Are you interested in advancing your career while working alongside a board certified Neurologist?! If you are, VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital has opportunities available for you to join our...
1 day ago
National Veterinary Associates - Orland Park, IL
Technicians Comprehensive Health Benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision Short/Long Term Disability 401k Continuing Education Paid Vacation and Holidays Employee Pet Discounts To learn more...
1 day ago
Loyola University Chicago - Chicago, IL
LEAD LAB ANIMAL CARE TECH Position Number 8150310 Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Non-Exempt Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus Department Name COMPARATIVE MEDICINE Location...
22 hours ago
Alpine Veterinary Hospital - Rockford, IL
We are looking to add an experienced Veterinary Technician or Assistant to our growing team! We believe in a Whole Person Approach when it comes to our veterinary teams....
1 day ago
Paws and Feather inc - Chicago, IL
Paws and Feathers Veterinary Clinic is a small and exotic animal practice looking for a part/full time Certified Vet Tech to join our team. As a team we wish to educate our clients with our...
National Veterinary Associates - River Forest, IL
We are looking for Credentialed Veterinary Technicians and Non Credentialed Veterinary Technicians!...
2 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Hanover Park, IL
Experienced Veterinary Technician Non-Credentialed Veterinary Technician SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE!!!...
1 day ago
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
What You Will Need to Succeed: Certification/licensing is not required to work in our lab, but if you are a Veterinary Technician or Medical Laboratory Technician, this experience and education would...
1 day ago
Abbot Animal Hospital - Chicago, IL
Full-time or Part-time Veterinary Technician or Assistant (Southwest Chicago) Abbot Animal Hospital is seeking a full-time or part-time veterinary technician or assistant for a 1-doctor, but rapidly...
National Veterinary Associates - Orland Park, IL
Midwest Animal Hospital seeks experienced Certified Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant to join our team!...
2 days ago
Medvet - Chicago, IL
MedVet is a fast-growing Emergency and Specialty provider with practices nationwide. We help our patients receive advanced medical treatments and innovations. Things like chemotherapy and...
3 days ago

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Veterinary Technician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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Virtual Work Experience and Exploring the Veterinary Profession
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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Illinois

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


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Illinois 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 Illinois
  • 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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