Veterinary Technician Jobs in Gig Harbor, WA

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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Swedish Health Services - Seattle, WA (24 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
S** **Swedish Medical Group is looking for Endoscopy Technician Ambulatory Surgery Center ( 1 FTE, DAY SHIFT) to work in Redmond Asc at Swedish Medical Group in Seattle, WA.** **.** _Swedish...
1 day ago
Bremerton, WA (15 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
Licensed Veterinary Technician / Veterinary Assistant Position Our new owner (previously a career-ER doctor) is expanding the practice and offering FT/PT positions for experienced Licensed Veterinary...
9 hours ago
University of Washington - Seattle, WA (24 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and...
5 hours ago
Seattle Children's Hospital - Seattle, WA (24 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
About Us Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Childrens - to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage...
8 hours ago
Urban Animal - Seattle, WA (24 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
JOB POSITION: Veterinary Technician Reports To: Back of House Manager The veterinary technician is the veterinarian's primary medical support....
3 days ago
Pathway Vet Alliance - Seattle, WA (24 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
Position at Lien Animal Clinic $6500 sign on bonus available!!! Salary Range: $23-28/hour based on experience Lien Animal Clinic is a foundation within the West Seattle community. For over 60...
4 days ago
Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists - Gig Harbor, WA
DACVECC Criticalist - Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists - Gig Harbor, WA Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists Details Location: Gig Harbor, Washington Type: Full Time Required Education: DVM or...
5 days ago
Metro Parks Tacoma - Tacoma, WA (15 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
For more information, visit www.pdza.org PDZA's veterinary team includes a head veterinarian, associate veterinarian, and an intern veterinarian as well as two veterinary technicians and a hospital...
5 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Renton, WA (24 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
At the Animal Hospital of Newport Hills, we are actively looking for Licensed Technicians with a deep-rooted passion for preventative medicine and client education to help serve our clients and improve...
10 days ago
Seattle, WA (24 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
Elliott Bay Animal Hospital is currently seeking a full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) to join our team....
13 days ago
Woodside Animal Hospital - Port Orchard, WA (13 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
# Small Animal Care Kennel Duties Kennel Cleaning Patient Recovery Preventive Care Veterinary Assisting Anesthesia MonitoringRegistered/Certified Veterinary Technician Dental Radiography Surgical Preparation...
National Veterinary Associates - Tacoma, WA (15 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
You love animals. You love veterinary medicine. But do you love your job? We ask becauseyou deserve to. If you are a motivated person, with a stellar attitude and a strong desire to work for the...
14 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Gig Harbor, WA
Harbor Animal Hospital is looking for a licensed veterinary technician to join our team! We are a busy three-doctor, small animal practice located in beautiful pet-friendly Gig Harbor....
14 days ago
Seattle Children's Hospital - Seattle, WA (24 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
About Us Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's -- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage...
18 days ago
Seattle, WA (24 miles from Gig Harbor, WA)
Seeking an LVT for PT or FT position at Roosevelt Station Vet Care. Use all your skills and be part of a great team. Competitive wages based on experience and benefits to FT employees after a 90...
19 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Gig Harbor, WA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Technician jobs in Gig Harbor, WA as reported by the BLS.

$38,651

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Veterinary Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Gig Harbor, WA offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (29.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (26.0%)
  • High School or GED (23.4%)
  • 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 Gig Harbor, WA
  • 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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