Large Animal Care Technician Career

Job Description: Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

*A job as a Large Animal Care Technician falls under the broader career category of Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category. We are still seeking more specific information about this career from experts in this field. If you can provide us with more information, .

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Large Animal Care Technician Career

Salary Info

We do not have salary data for this specific career but we can provide average wages for all careers in the category of Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Median Annual Wage

$23,660

Median Hourly Wage

$11.38*

Total Employed Nationally

70,530


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010 wage data and 2008-2018 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2008-2018). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.