Veterinary Technician Jobs in Durham, NC

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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North Carolina State University - Chapel Hill, NC (8 miles from Durham, NC)
Posting Number PG191342TM Position Number 48KS25 Position Type Temporary Essential Job Duties Selected individual will be responsible for the daily care of research animals including cage cleaning...
2 hours ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Raleigh, NC (21 miles from Durham, NC)
Gentle Care Animal Hospital on Tryon Rd. is now hiring a Full-Time Veterinary Technician to join their AMAZING team!...
3 days ago
Duke University - Durham, NC
ANESTHESIA TECHNICIAN (FULL-TIME/ROTATING SCHEDULE ; ROTATING CALL & WEEKENDS), DUKE REGIONAL Requisition Number: 99573 Date: Feb 24, 2021 Location: Durham, NC, US, 27710 Duke Regional Hospital...
4 days ago
Duke University - Durham, NC
Experience Work requires at least two years of experience in a laboratory, OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE zoological, animal care facility or related setting to...
4 days ago
NC State University - Raleigh, NC (21 miles from Durham, NC)
Previous veterinary technician experience....
4 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Cary, NC (17 miles from Durham, NC)
Kildaire Animal Medical Center is now hiring a Full-Time Veterinary Technician to join their AMAZING team!...
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4 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Chapel Hill, NC (8 miles from Durham, NC)
Veterinary Technician duties includes: Perform all patient treatments ordered by veterinarians including blood draws, placing IV catheters, taking radiographs, ICU care, performing lab testing, and...
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Raleigh, NC (21 miles from Durham, NC)
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
5 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Apex, NC (19 miles from Durham, NC)
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
5 days ago
Charles River Labs - Morrisville, NC (10 miles from Durham, NC)
We are seeking an Animal Care Technician 1 for our Discovery site located in Morrisville, NC. Responsibilities: Perform animal cage changes under direct supervision....
5 days ago
Charles River Laboratories - Morrisville, NC (10 miles from Durham, NC)
We are seeking an Animal Care Technician 1 for our Discovery site located in Morrisville, NC. Responsibilities: Perform animal cage changes under direct supervision....
5 days ago
Cary, NC (17 miles from Durham, NC)
Research Animal Care Tech Kelly Services Cary, NC 27519 Full-time, Part-time Refer friends, get paid!...
6 days ago
Heritage Animal Hospital - Wake Forest, NC (19 miles from Durham, NC)
Candidates must have at least 2 years of experience as a veterinary technician, specifically in areas such as wellness medicine, client education, dentistry and surgery....
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7 days ago
Bluepearl - Cary, NC (17 miles from Durham, NC)
As an Emergency Veterinary Technician, you will: Induce, monitor and recover anesthesia in patients and use anesthesia/monitoring equipment....
7 days ago
Charles River - Morrisville, NC (10 miles from Durham, NC)
We are seeking a Temporary Animal Care Technician 1 for our Discovery site located in Morrisville, NC. Responsibilities: Perform animal cage changes under direct supervision....
10 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Durham, NC

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

$36,603

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Durham, NC 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 Durham, NC
  • 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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