Veterinary Technician Jobs in Portland, OR

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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Talent Care - Tigard, OR (6 miles from Portland, OR)
Job Duties and Responsibilities Responsibilities Proficiency in phlebotomy, catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring, dental prophies Perform quality full body and dental radiographs for subsequent...
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Beaverton, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Portland, OR
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Hillsboro, OR (8 miles from Portland, OR)
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Beaverton, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
The Veterinary Technician will be required to manage the daily schedule (in partnership with Veterinarian Mobile)....
Direct Apply

21 hours ago
Talent Care - Oregon City, OR (15 miles from Portland, OR)
Apply Now Berry Hill Veterinary Center is in search of a PAW-sitively awesome Veterinary Technician!...
3 days ago
Oregon Employment Department - Portland, OR
**Requirements:** Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) **Commitment beyond qualifications** **Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified...
2 hours ago
Vca Animal Hospitals - Beaverton, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to: Venipuncture catheter placement radiology anesthesia monitoring physical examinations and patient assessment surgical preparation...
3 days ago
Oregon Employment Department - Wilsonville, OR (14 miles from Portland, OR)
Job Summary: **Certified Veterinary Technician-up to $5,000 sign-on available!...
3 days ago
Talent Care - Lake Oswego, OR (6 miles from Portland, OR)
Job Duties and Responsibilities Responsibilities: Proficiency in phlebotomy, catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring, dental prophies Perform quality full body and dental radiographs for subsequent...
2 days ago
Talent Care - Lake Oswego, OR (6 miles from Portland, OR)
Job Duties and Responsibilities Responsibilities: Proficiency in phlebotomy, catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring, dental prophies Perform quality full body and dental radiographs for subsequent...
2 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Portland, OR
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
Direct Apply

1 day ago Banfield Pet Hospital
Talent Care - Scappoose, OR (24 miles from Portland, OR)
Job Duties and Responsibilities Responsibilities: Proficiency in phlebotomy, catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring, dental prophies Perform quality full body and dental radiographs for subsequent...
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Wilsonville, OR (14 miles from Portland, OR)
Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
4 days ago
PETCO - Happy Valley, OR (10 miles from Portland, OR)
The Veterinary Technician represents the mission and values to all clients....
5 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Portland, OR

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

$37,005

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Portland, OR 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 Portland, OR
  • 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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