Veterinary Technician Salary in District of Columbia

How much does a Veterinary Technician make in District of Columbia? The average Veterinary Technician salary in District of Columbia is $38,704 as of January 20, 2020, but the range typically falls between $32,567 and $45,988. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. View the Cost of Living in District of Columbia

About District of Columbia    Washington, D.C. is located in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. East Coast. Due to the District of Columbia retrocession, the city has a total area....More

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Assists veterinarian with exams, surgeries, and first aid. Collects and documents case history and treatment details. Monitors vital signs and condition of animals being treated and provides nursing care. Takes X rays, EKG, Ultrasound, and performs various lab test including urinalysis and blood counts. Depending on state regulations, may administer anesthesia, injections, and perform dental prophylaxis, catheterization, and other procedures under supervision of a veterinarian. Instructs pet owners on how to administer medication and other animal care skills. Typically requires an associate's degree. Depending on state, may require RVT certification. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)

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Location Avg. Salary Date Updated
Location Naval Anacost Annex, DC Avg. Salary $38,704 Date Updated January 20, 2020
Location Parcel Return Service, DC Avg. Salary $38,704 Date Updated January 20, 2020
Location Washington, DC Avg. Salary $38,704 Date Updated January 20, 2020
Location Washington Navy Yard, DC Avg. Salary $38,704 Date Updated January 20, 2020
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