Veterinary Technician at VCA Animal Hospital Salary

A Veterinary Technician at VCA Animal Hospital earns an average wage of $14.53 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$10.29 - $18.67
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.23
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50%
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Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.29 - $18.67
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $14.33 - $31.09
Annual Data $0$43K
Total Pay (?
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$22,307 - $43,313
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

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 handles laboratory and diagnostic testing such as urine, stool, and blood samples; they also may administer certain medicines and explain their uses, benefits, and potential side effects to owners.

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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.

Veterinary Technician Job Listings

VCA Animal Hospital Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Veterinary Technician at VCA Animal Hospital?

Veterinary Technician in Fort Worth:
"The team."
Pros: I enjoy working with the people. Both customers and employees.
Cons: My pay scale is to low.

Veterinary Technician in San Bernardino:
"Overworked, underpaid, management expects more and more."
Pros: Coworkers are good people who are great at their jobs. Doctors are the best I have worked with.
Cons: Getting paid minimum wage for a loyal employee who is supposedly "praised" and has been working with the company for four years is unacceptable. Taking on massive amounts of responsibility for unfair compensation. Employees are strung along for raises that are well deserved. Benefits are expensive!! Management is never around. Too many expectations from already overworked and underpaid employees has meant high turn around rate.

Veterinary Technician in Albany:
"Opinion."
Pros: Rewarding job.
Cons: Stress level high.

Key Stats for Veterinary Technician

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Veterinary Technician Salaries

▲12%

▲11%

National Average
$31,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries


▲7%


▲5%

Client Interaction
▲4%

▲1%

▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 32%