Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) is $17.75
What Do Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)s Do?
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.
Some of the duties performed by vet techs include collecting blood, stool, urine or tissue samples for …Read more
- 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.