The average pay for a Licensed Veterinary Technician with Surgery skills is $17.47 per hour.
The average pay for a Licensed Veterinary Technician with Surgery skills is $41,338 per year.
|Hourly Rate||$14.03 - $27.00|
|Overtime||$18.12 - $40.23|
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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).)
|$31,671 - $58,440|
Job Description for Licensed Veterinary Technician
Licensed veterinary technicians work under the supervision of veterinarians, just as a dental technician might work under a dentist. They may work for a variety of employers, including veterinarians' offices, pet hospitals, zoos, and animal shelters. They may also work in laboratories dealing with X-rays, blood samples, and performing other lab tests.Read More...
The duties of a licensed veterinary technician may vary widely depending on their employer and the range of animals they care for. Common duties include performing exams on animals, asking owners questions about the animals' history, administering medicines prescribed by the veterinarian, and grooming the animal. They may also help with preparing for surgery and assisting the veterinarian with surgery. Some duties that may be performed by veterinary technicians that don't involve working directly with the animals include maintaining animal records, cleaning the exam rooms, and helping train new employees. Additionally, they may answer phones and help schedule appointments.
As the name implies, licensed veterinary technicians must be licensed with the state in which they practice; this generally requires postsecondary education (such as an associate's degree) in veterinary technology. Licensed veterinary technicians should have excellent communication skills, work well with animals, and be able to provide comfort and care for both animals and owners in difficult situations. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Licensed Veterinary Technician 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.
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