A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) earns an average wage of C$16.87 per hour. A skill in Critical Care is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

C$22,000 - C$50,000
C$22K
C$30K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$30,309
10%
50%
90%
C$13.96 - C$21.58
C$14
C$17
C$22
MEDIAN: C$17.00
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$50K
Salary C$22,000 - C$50,000
Bonus C$9.93 - C$1,510
Profit Sharing C$2,450
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$28,695 - C$45,817
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29
Hourly Data C$0C$34
Hourly Rate C$13.96 - C$21.58
Overtime C$16.44 - C$34.87
Annual Data C$0C$45K
Bonus C$9.93 - C$1,510
Profit Sharing C$2,450
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$28,695 - C$45,817
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 375

Job Description for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

The primary job of a registered veterinarian technician, (commonly known as vet techs) is to provide comfort and care to sick or injured animals. A vet tech works under a veterinarian, assisting them with day-to-day work. These technicians work in a variety of settings, such as private practices, 24-hour animal hospitals, animal shelters, labs, research facilities, zoos, and rescue agencies.

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Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Tasks

  • Perform tests and administer medical treatments under supervision of a veterinarian.
  • May have duties explaining to patient owners the nature of treatments and procedures.
  • Maintain equipment within a veterinarian's laboratory.

Common Career Paths for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)


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Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$33,000 based on 107 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$36,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 36 salaries. A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$35,606

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)?

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Listowel:
"High stress, demanding yet sporadically satisfying/rewarding."
Pros: I love working with animals and contributing to a better quality of life for them since they cannot help themselves. I love teaching owners about their pets and helping them to have a more enriching life with them. I love to work with xrays and other types of imaging. There is definitely a sense of comaraderie within the field as well.
Cons: Healthy euthanasias, some controversial procedures (ear cropping/declawing), neglect and abuse cases, non-compliant owners, rude people, deadlines/stress, low pay for amount of knowledge/work.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Delta:
"Veterinary medicine."
Pros: Helping animals and their people in need.
Cons: The pay is not nearly what is deserved in a job like this.

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Key Stats for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

▲16%

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
C$36,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

Critical Care
▲19%

Client Interaction
▲8%

▲3%

Dentistry
▼0%

National Average
C$36,000

Anesthesia
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 45%