Veterinary Technician Jobs in Harker Heights, TX

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 - Killeen, TX (6 miles from Harker Heights, TX)
Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT)#CB Qualification: Commitment beyond qualificationsBeing a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials....
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17 days ago
City of Killeen - Killeen, TX (6 miles from Harker Heights, TX)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Some knowledge of principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment used in animal care; Some skill in operating the tools and equipment commonly utilized in the animal...
24 days ago

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Veterinary Technician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Veterinary Medical Terminology

To work in the veterinary field, you need to understand the medical language unique to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of animals. This online course will teach you the definition and...


Clinical veterinary pathophysiology

Who is this course for? Anyone can take this course, if he wants to recieve basic information about most common systemic pathologies of animals. But we also recommend this course for...


Veterinary Office Manager

Do you love animals? Have you ever considered a career in a veterinary office? This Veterinary Assistant Online Certificate course will teach you the essential skills for managing the business...


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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Harker Heights, TX

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

$25,901

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Harker Heights, TX offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (28.9%)
  • Associate's Degree (25.4%)
  • High School or GED (24.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (9.4%)
  • Doctorate Degree (3.8%)
  • Master's Degree (3.4%)
  • Some College (3.0%)
  • Some High School (1.7%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Veterinary Technicians in Harker Heights, TX
  • 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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