Veterinary Technician Jobs in Needham Heights, MA

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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MSPCA/Angell - Jamaica Plain, MA (5 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
The skills our Oncology Veterinary Technicians/Assistants excel at are phlebotomy, and may be trained to administer chemotherapy using our safe closed system devices to administer chemotherapy treatments...
Grafton, MA (24 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
Credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Technician Exotic animal handling skills desirable....
1 day ago
EMD Millipore - Billerica, MA (17 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
Your Role: EMD Serono in Billerica, MA, is hiring an Animal Care Technician III who will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of animal care and welfare to support research and the day-to-day...
2 days ago
North Shore Animal Hospital - Lynn, MA (18 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
Technician Duties will include: Assisting in exam rooms Patient Restraint Collecting samples and running diagnostics Radiology IV Catheter placement / Phlebotomy Anesthesia monitoring and pre op / post...
Boston University - Boston, MA (9 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
Demonstrated excellence as an animal care technician will be considered for promotion to this position....
8 hours ago
North Shore Animal Hospital - Lynn, MA (18 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
Technician Duties will include: Assisting in exam rooms Patient Restraint Collecting samples and running diagnostics Radiology IV Catheter placement / Phlebotomy Anesthesia monitoring and pre op / post...
MSPCA/Angell - Waltham, MA (6 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
New $5,000 sign on bonus for Veterinary Technicians or Assistants hired into our Anesthesia Department at Angell West!...
Mass. Eye and Ear (MEE) - Boston, MA (9 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
Job Description: Role Functions Follows policies and procedures for fulfilling animals' nutritional health and environmental requirements as directed under the supervision of the Lead Animal Care Technician...
3 days ago
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Boston, MA (9 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
Job Description: Qualifications High school diploma or equivalency degree preferred. Experience in a laboratory animal facility preferred. SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED Proficient in...
3 days ago
Mass. Eye and Ear (MEE) - Boston, MA (9 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
Job Description: Role Functions Follows policies and procedures for fulfilling animals' nutritional health and environmental requirements as directed under the supervision of the Lead Animal Care Technician...
3 days ago
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Boston, MA (9 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
A minimum of 1 year of laboratory animal care experience or BWH Animal Care Certification required....
3 days ago
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Boston, MA (9 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
Job Description: PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties are performed regularly with minimal supervision: Perform and train employees on the duties and responsibilities of...
3 days ago
Tufts University - Grafton, MA (24 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
catheterization Phlebotomy Dosage calculations Fluid therapy Intubation Certified Veterinary Technician in good standing....
3 days ago
System One - Boston, MA (9 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
care facility Exp. with care of Animals (mice and rates) Minimal animal handling Joule, a System One division is a leader in specialized workforce solutions and integrated services....
4 days ago
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. - Grafton, MA (24 miles from Needham Heights, MA)
As a Medical Laboratory Tech at IDEXX, you will be a key contributor to one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world. You will perform laboratory testing that helps...
4 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Needham Heights, MA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Technician jobs in Needham Heights, MA as reported by the BLS.

$40,170

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Needham Heights, MA offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (29.6%)
  • Associate's Degree (26.0%)
  • High School or GED (23.3%)
  • 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 Needham Heights, MA
  • 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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