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Job ID: 180321

Veterinary Assistant - Radiology
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 2, 2022
Title Veterinary Assistant - Radiology
University Tufts University
N. Grafton, MA, United States
Department Radiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Veterinary Medicine - General
    Radiological Sciences


The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1985, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets. The hospital also serves as the primary clinical training environment for the veterinary students, interns and residents.

What You'll Do

The Radiology Veterinary Assistant participates in a structured training program within the department and works as part of an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality diagnostic imaging services to inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency patients in both the Small and Large Animal Hospitals. This position assists with patient clinical procedures, facilitates outpatient and inpatient diagnostic imaging studies and aids in the management DI appointments.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • One year of related veterinary experience
  • Basic knowledge of veterinary radiology, medical terminology, veterinary pharmacology and animal behavior.
  • Ability to restrain small animals in a safe, compassionate manner.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with co-workers, clinicians, students, staff and clients.
  • Enthusiastic, genuine, empathetic and self-motivated professional with a positive, upbeat attitude.
  • Pride in and commitment to maintaining hospital floor and front lobby areas.
  • Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical record system.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a NAVTA-approved Veterinary Assistant Program
  • Three or more years experience as a Veterinary Assistant in a veterinary hospital
  • Exotic animal handling skills. Exotic animals include birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, and amphibians.
  • Large Animal handling skills.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • Work schedule may include providing evening, weekend and holiday coverage.
  • This position is considered essential and is required to report to work during campus closings.
  • The schedule for this position requires flexibility to ensure that adequate patient care is provided without interruption or exception.

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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