Veterinary Technician Jobs in Lorton, VA

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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Fort Hunt Animal Hospital - Alexandria, VA (8 miles from Lorton, VA)
Licensed Veterinary Technician Northern Virginia Small Animal Hospital with AAHA accreditation and Fear Free philosophy Fort Hunt Animal Hospital is looking for LVTs, FT/PT with any level of experience...
VCA Animal Hospitals - Fairfax, VA (19 miles from Lorton, VA)
You have worked hard to earn your veterinary technician credentials....
14 hours ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Fairfax, VA (19 miles from Lorton, VA)
VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergencyin Fairfax, VA is seeking full-time Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) to join our 24-hour Emergency and Critical Care Department ( CritiCare )....
1 day ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Fairfax, VA (19 miles from Lorton, VA)
VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Center in Fairfax, VA, is seeking an experienced Licensed Veterinary Technician (license-eligible, or tenured VA with ER experience) to join our leadership...
1 day ago
Georgetown University - Washington, DC (17 miles from Lorton, VA)
Requirements Veterinary Technician, Division of Comparative Medicine Georgetown University Medical Center The Georgetown University Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) oversees the Research Resource...
20 hours ago
Mc Lean, VA (20 miles from Lorton, VA)
Our staff members are professionals who enhance our practice by focusing their skills on anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, radiology, client education and laboratory diagnostics....
16 hours ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Fairfax, VA (19 miles from Lorton, VA)
You have worked hard to earn your veterinary technician credentials....
14 hours ago
Washington, DC (17 miles from Lorton, VA)
Our staff members are professionals who enhance our practice by focusing their skills on anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, radiology, client education and laboratory diagnostics....
16 hours ago
Reston Animal Hospital - Reston, VA (19 miles from Lorton, VA)
education Monitoring anesthesia Dental prophylaxis Qualifications: Veterinary Technician License- Virginia Excellent communication skills (written and oral) Knowledge of vaccine protocols, preventatives...
Kenwood Animal Hospital - Bethesda, MD (19 miles from Lorton, VA)
Kenwood Animal is a family owned, female led general practice in Bethesda, Maryland just 2 miles from Washington, DC. We offer high-quality family medicine to dogs and cats of discerning pet...
Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre - Alexandria, VA (10 miles from Lorton, VA)
Client Education - surgery, dentistry, post-op, etc....
Charles River - Bethesda, MD (21 miles from Lorton, VA)
Job Summary We are seeking an Animal Care Technician 1 for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Bethesda, MD....
4 days ago
McLean Animal Hospital - Mc Lean, VA (18 miles from Lorton, VA)
Posses excellent skills in anesthesia monitoring, surgical preparation, digital radiology, dentistry, written/verbal communication, and record keeping. 3....
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Washington, DC (17 miles from Lorton, VA)
Preferred Qualifications Education/training in animal care, animal science, or related area....
5 days ago
George Washington University - Washington, DC (17 miles from Lorton, VA)
Summary ColonialTemps seeks to hire a temporary Animal Care Technician....
5 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Lorton, VA

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$38,485

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Lorton, VA 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 Lorton, VA
  • 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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