The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Veterinary Technician in Canada is C$16.48.
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Job Description for Veterinary Technician
A veterinary technician is responsible for charting medical data such as the animal's weight, eating habits, symptoms, or any other concerns the owner may have. The information taken by the technician is given to the veterinarian to help them effectively make a diagnosis. The veterinarian technician also helps keep the animal calm while it is being examined by the vet and secure the animal while the veterinarian administers any shots or other required treatments. The veterinarian technician also…Read more
Veterinary Technician Tasks
- Care for animals, including monitoring their behavior, administering medications or vaccines and first aid.
- Conduct diagnostic tests, prepare medications, and log all activities.
- Collect samples and perform laboratory tests to detect pathogens, illness, or disease.
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Skills in Radiology, Client Interaction, Phlebotomy and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Anesthesia.
Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Technician
An entry-level Veterinary Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$16.12 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.76 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.60 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$18.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Veterinary Technician in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (22.1% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (12.8% less), Montréal, Québec (4.4% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (4.2% less).
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