Veterinary Technician Jobs in Kent, 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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Washington State University - Seattle, WA (18 miles from Kent, WA)
You will work with WSU faculty and SHS clinicians and technicians to further the goals of WSU's professional degree teaching program while providing quality animal care....
1 day ago
St. Francis Hospital - Federal Way, WA (4 miles from Kent, WA)
Overview** CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality...
6 hours ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Bellevue, WA (17 miles from Kent, WA)
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Seattle, WA (18 miles from Kent, WA)
This is an advance level position for individuals with prior experience in laboratory animal care operations....
1 day ago
Gig Harbor, WA (24 miles from Kent, WA)
Pet Care Technician Reports To: Executive Director FLSA Status: Full-time, 7am 3pm OR 1pm 9pm, Non-Exempt Compensation: Rate of $16 per Hour Location: Washington Corrections Center for Women...
2 days ago
Harborview Medical Center - Seattle, WA (18 miles from Kent, WA)
RESPONSIBILITIES: Animal Care Provide care for high risk infants (i.e. gavage feedings, subcutaneous fluids, monitor and change out IV fluids, administer oxygen and monitor oxygen flow and tanks) Prepare...
2 days ago
University of Washington - Seattle, WA (18 miles from Kent, WA)
Positions typically require an Associate Degree from an accredited school of animal technology; or registration, certification or licensure in an animal or veterinary technician field and one year experience...
2 days ago
Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle - Seattle, WA (18 miles from Kent, WA)
** **The** **Veterinary** **Specialty Center of Seattle is hiring Licensed** **Veterinary** **Technicians to join our Surgery team!...
4 days ago
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Seattle, WA (18 miles from Kent, WA)
This is considered an entry level position for individuals with no prior experience in laboratory animal care procedures or individuals who are transitioning from other animal care positions....
5 days ago
Value Pet Clinic Puyallup - Puyallup, WA (15 miles from Kent, WA)
What You Will Bring: Our ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of relevant experience and the following credentials/skills: Associate's Degree Small Animal Care Surgery Communication Skills Why You'll...
Seattle, WA (18 miles from Kent, WA)
Qualifications QUALIFICATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS High school diploma or equivalent Current WA State Veterinary Technician license EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Previous animal care background is required...
7 days ago
Seattle Humane - Bellevue, WA (17 miles from Kent, WA)
Technician in the state of Washington ANIMAL HANDLING: Will be asked to handle up to 40 dogs and cats per day Able to learn characteristics of animal behavior Able to learn and use appropriate safety...
9 days ago
Pima Medical Institute - Seattle, WA (18 miles from Kent, WA)
Licensed doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) or a credentialed veterinary technician (CVT)....
9 days ago
LAKE UNION VETERINARY CLINIC - Seattle, WA (19 miles from Kent, WA)
Busy Seattle small animal practice in need of skilled licensed veterinary technicians. Our clients love their pets, and expect the best....
Redmond, WA (22 miles from Kent, WA)
The skills that will be utilized include, but are not limited to: Physical examinations and patient assessment Anesthesia monitoring Surgical preparation and assisting Dentistry Radiology Laboratory...
13 days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Kent, WA

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Veterinary Technicians in Kent, WA 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 Kent, 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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