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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Banfield Pet Hospital - Puyallup, WA (6 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) CB Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials...
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Tacoma, WA
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) cb Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials...
3 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Tacoma, WA
Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) NAVTA NAVTA Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified...
3 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Covington, WA (17 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We are seeking a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join an amazing group of people who share a passion for animals, and love what they do!...
3 days ago
National Veterinary Associates - Sumner, WA (10 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We are looking for licensed, skilled veterinary technicians. Our positions are specific and varied from hospitalized nursing caregivers, to surgical technicians, and emergency technicians....
3 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Parkland, WA (7 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We are looking for a licensed veterinary technician that shares our passion for pets to join our team. We are located in Tacoma but away from the city, we have a very big employee parking lot....
3 days ago
VCA Antech, Inc. - Parkland, WA (7 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Job Description: VCA Pacific Avenue located in Tacoma, WA is looking for a Licensed Veterinary Technician to add to our family....
3 days ago
Evergreen Animal Hospital - Gig Harbor, WA (15 miles from Tacoma, WA)
$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS FOR EXPERIENCED LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS Evergreen Animal Hospital is looking for a Licensed Veterinary Technician (full-time) to join our team!...
5 days ago
Woodside Animal Hospital - Port Orchard, WA (21 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Licensed Veterinary Technicians demonstrate a willingness to learn to add value as an integral part of our quality team....
6 days ago
Woodside Animal Hospital - Port Orchard, WA 98366, WA (21 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Licensed Veterinary Technicians demonstrate a willingness to learn to add value as an integral part of our quality team....
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Talent Care - Tacoma, WA
Job Duties and Responsibilities Responsibilities: Proficiency in phlebotomy, catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring, dental prophies Perform quality full body and dental radiographs for subsequent...
11 days ago
Purdy Veterinary Hospital - Gig Harbor, WA (15 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Active Washington State Veterinary Technician License...
12 days ago
King County - Kent, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, WA)
, all areas of the clinic, performing laundry duties, etc.; Implement continuous improvement processes that relate to improving animal care and patient communication; Assist and provide training and...
15 days ago
King County - Seattle, WA (24 miles from Tacoma, WA)
, all areas of the clinic, performing laundry duties, etc.; Implement continuous improvement processes that relate to improving animal care and patient communication; Assist and provide training and...
16 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Lakewood, WA (3 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Veterinary Technician-up to $3,000 sign-on available!...
21 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 (29.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (25.5%)
  • High School or GED (24.0%)
  • Vocational or Certification (9.4%)
  • Doctorate Degree (3.8%)
  • Master's Degree (3.4%)
  • 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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