How much does a Certified Veterinary Technician make in the United States? The average Certified Veterinary Technician salary in the United States is $36,100 as of June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $30,400 and $42,900. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $30,400 10% $25,210 90% $49,091 75% $42,900 $36,100 50%(Median)
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The Certified Veterinary Technician collects and documents case history and treatment details. Assist veterinarian with exams, surgeries, and first aid. Being a Certified Veterinary Technician take X rays, EKG, Ultrasound, and perform various lab test including urinalysis and blood counts. Monitors vital signs and condition of animals being treated and provides nursing care. In addition, Certified Veterinary Technician 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. Being a Certified Veterinary Technician works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Working as a Certified Veterinary Technician typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)

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