Job ID: 184680

Veterinary Technician - Hospital for Large Animals

Tufts University

  • Apr. 28, 2022
  • Veterinary Technician - Hospital for Large Animals
  • Hospital for Large Animals
  • Tufts University
    N. Grafton, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University provides high-quality medical/surgical care to inpatient, outpatient and critical/emergency large animal patients. In addition to providing patient care, employees are required to teach and support the veterinary students and visiting veterinary technician interns throughout their rotation in the Hospital for Large Animals. The technicians in this role have a high degree of responsibility; and must be able react appropriately under stressful and sometimes unpredictable situations.

What You'll Do

This technician is responsible for providing high quality nursing care and treatment for all Internal Medicine, General Diagnostics and Surgery Service, and Sports Medicine Service patients as directed by clinicians/residents or supervising technicians.  As a team member, this technician will work to carry out the daily patient management plans for inpatient/outpatient cases, which includes inpatient care and treatment, providing technical support for clinicians and students, providing guidance and instruction to veterinary students and new employees, and assisting with routine and emergency admissions and discharges.  


The Float Technician will provide variable coverage to the hospital during planned vacation time, medical leaves, and may be asked to expand coverage to other departments within the hospital.  The Float Technician may be required to work outside of the routine schedule, not to exceed a 35 -hour workweek, for prolonged periods of time to accommodate the hospital’s needs.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • At least one year of related experience
  • High School Diploma/GED is required
  • Computer skills, EMR exposure
  • Large animal handling experience required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CVT, eligible to sit for VTNE
  • Vocational/technical training or Associate/Bachelor Degree with 2+ years’ experience preferred

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

Schedule includes working holidays on regularly scheduled shifts, participation in on-call schedule, and providing support to other shifts as needed.  The float technician will receive a base schedule of 35 hours per week, however, the schedule will be amendable by hospital administration/supervisors with three weeks prior notice should the need arise for schedule adjustments.  The Float Technician will cover a majority of the shifts during 2nd shift, 3rd shift, and weekends/holidays.  This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity

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