Veterinary Technician Jobs in Lexington, KY

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 - Lexington, KY
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Nicholasville, KY (10 miles from Lexington, KY)
Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Qualification: Commitment beyond qualificationsBeing a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
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22 hours ago
Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY (19 miles from Lexington, KY)
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30+ days ago
PetVet Care Centers - Lexington, KY
Overview Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency is seeking an Internist to join our 24-hour referral and emergency hospital in Lexington, KY. Our philosophy is to practice high...
60+ days ago
PetVet Care Centers - Lexington, KY
Overview Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency is seeking a Cardiologist to join our 24-hour referral and emergency hospital in Lexington, KY. Our philosophy is to practice high...
60+ days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Versailles, KY (12 miles from Lexington, KY)
We are growing into our new, state of the art hospital in December of 2020 and are adding two Licensed Veterinary Technicians to our team.The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities...
60+ days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Versailles, KY (12 miles from Lexington, KY)
Technician Assistant Looking for some animal loving individuals who want to work in the veterinary field to grow their knowledge of basic pet care and responsibilities. Part time and full time...
60+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Lexington, KY

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

$39,073

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Lexington, KY offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (29.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (25.5%)
  • High School or GED (24.1%)
  • 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 Lexington, KY
  • 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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