Veterinary Technician Jobs in Des Moines, IA

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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Pet Butler - Des Moines, IA
Continued growth requires Pet Butler to seek its next dog loving team member. Starting pay is $14.00-$20.00/ hr This outdoor route-based business runs from early a.m. until the job gets done. We...
2 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Urbandale, IA (1 mile from Des Moines, IA)
Job Description Are you a caring veterinary technician with a warm heart for cold noses? Value Vet in Urbandale, IA is seeking an experienced veterinary professional to join their growing TEAM!...
2 hours ago
National Veterinary Associates - West Des Moines, IA (12 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Prepares animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters. Maintains clean examination rooms and treatment areas....
2 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Clive, IA (8 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Veterinary Technician - 001133 at Banfield Pet Hospital in Clive, Iowa Posted in Retail 1 day ago....
5 days ago
Bluepearl - Des Moines, IA
As an Emergency Veterinary Technician, you will: Induce, monitor and recover anesthesia in patients and use anesthesia/monitoring equipment....
19 days ago
Value Vet - Urbandale, IA (1 mile from Des Moines, IA)
Are you a caring veterinary technician with a warm heart for cold noses? Value Vet in Urbandale, IA is seeking experienced veterinary professionals to join their growing TEAM!...
26 days ago
PetVet Care Centers - Ankeny, IA (8 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or the Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician (LVMT) preferred....
60+ days ago

Demographic Data for Des Moines, IA

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Veterinary Technician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Veterinary Assistant

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This intensive course will provide the information you need to become a productive member of a veterinary...

Veterinary Office Manager

This Veterinary Assistant Online Certificate course will teach you the essential skills for managing the business aspects of veterinary practice and becoming a veterinary assistant working with...

Maintenance Technician

Do you have a knack for tinkering and fixing things with your hands? Are you looking for a career where you can do what you love every day? This online course includes an intensive overview of...

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Des Moines, IA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Technician jobs in Des Moines, IA as reported by the BLS.


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Des Moines, IA 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 (3.7%)
  • 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 Des Moines, IA
  • 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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