Veterinary Technician Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Veterinary Technician

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Veterinary Technician to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience in animal care and handling, as well as a strong desire to provide exceptional customer service to our clients. The Veterinary Technician will work closely with our veterinarians to provide high-quality medical care to our patients.


  • Assist veterinarians with medical procedures, including surgeries, dental cleanings, and diagnostic tests
  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by veterinarians
  • Perform laboratory tests, including blood work and urinalysis
  • Take and develop x-rays
  • Provide nursing care to hospitalized patients
  • Assist with client education and communication
  • Maintain accurate medical records
  • Clean and maintain equipment and facilities


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of an accredited Veterinary Technician program
  • Current certification as a Veterinary Technician
  • Experience working in a veterinary clinic or animal hospital
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Working Conditions: The Veterinary Technician will work in a fast-paced environment that requires the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. The position may require working evenings, weekends, and holidays. The Veterinary Technician will be exposed to animal hair, dander, and bodily fluids, as well as cleaning chemicals and anesthesia gases.

Salary and Benefits: Salary for the Veterinary Technician position will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, and a retirement savings plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Veterinary Technician

What is the best way to find and hire a Veterinary Technician near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Veterinary Technician applicants. Employers posting their Veterinary Technician job on Indeed get about 20 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Veterinary Technician applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Veterinary Technician are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 6 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Veterinary Technician positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Veterinary Technician role?
SMS has 93% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Veterinary Technician job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Veterinary Technicians are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 179% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Veterinary Technician applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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