How to Hire a Veterinary Technician

Does your growing business need a veterinary technician? Veterinary Technicians can help your company give great animal care. Here are some tips to help you find great veterinary technician candidates and make the right hire for your business.

Here are some tips to help you find great Veterinary Technician candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Veterinary Technicians search for Jobs on Indeed*

234,140

job seekers clicked on veterinary technician jobs

34,361

resumes from job seekers with veterinary technician experience on Indeed

6,531

veterinary technician jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $15.61 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$38.35 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$38.35

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Veterinary Technician?

A great Veterinary Technician hire can help your business take your animal care to the next level. They can ease the nerves of any animal and their owner to ensure the best quality of care.

• Give great animal care to patients
• Sooth patient fears over a procedure
• Take care of lab tests and lab equipment

Skills to look for in a great Veterinary Technician

A great Veterinary Technician candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• National Veterinary Technician License
• Understand animal behavior
• Document patient records
• Communicate with animals and their owners
• Well organized to keep track of records
• Love of animals

Writing a Veterinary Technician job description

“A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Veterinary Technician candidates. A Veterinary Technician job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Veterinary Technician jobs, such as:”

• Vet Tech
• Veterinary Technician Assistant
• Veterinary Assistant

Interviewing Veterinary Technician candidates

Strong candidates for Veterinary Assistant positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How well do you work with animals?
• Do you understand animal biology?
• Do you know how to work lab equipment?

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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