Veterinary Technician Jobs in Tacoma, 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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Woodside Animal Hospital - Port Orchard, WA (21 miles from Tacoma, 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 - Spanaway, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Tahoma Veterinary Hospital in Spanaway is currently hiring for a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Must live within apx 30 min of the clinic....
6 days ago
Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists - Gig Harbor, WA (15 miles from Tacoma, 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...
6 days ago
Metro Parks Tacoma - Tacoma, 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...
6 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Renton, WA (17 miles from Tacoma, 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...
11 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Tacoma, 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...
15 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Gig Harbor, WA (15 miles from Tacoma, 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....
15 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Port Orchard, WA (21 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We pride ourselves on client education, which makes your client interaction skills invaluable to our team....
20 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Parkland, WA (7 miles from Tacoma, WA)
VCA Pacific Animal Hospital is seeking a full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician for our Urgent Care department....
21 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Renton, WA (17 miles from Tacoma, WA)
located in Newcastle, WA is looking to add a Licensed Veterinary Technician to their team! Do you have a passion or interest in dentistry but also enjoy dabbling in other areas of vet med?...
24 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Spanaway, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, WA)
At Spanaway Vet, 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 the overall well-being...
27 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Sumner, WA (10 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We are looking for licensed, skilled veterinary technicians who have an interest in lab work and client communication....
30+ days ago
Western Veterinary Partners - Lacey, WA (22 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Were Looking For: Licensed Veterinary Technicians with at least 3 years of experience Positive, high energy team players with great communication and multi-tasking abilities Self-starters who pay excellent...
30+ days ago
Lakefield Veterinary Group - Gig Harbor, WA (15 miles from Tacoma, WA)
DACVECC CRITICALIST Career Opportunity!!! Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (Gig Harbor, Washington) is seeking a Criticalist to join our family! About Us Puget...
45+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Tukwila, WA (20 miles from Tacoma, 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...
45+ days ago

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Salary for Veterinary Technician Jobs in Tacoma, WA

This is the average annual salary for Veterinary Technician jobs in Tacoma, 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 Tacoma, 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 Tacoma, 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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