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Job ID: 182631

Veterinary Technician I - Hospital for Large Animals
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 30, 2022
Title Veterinary Technician I - Hospital for Large Animals
University Tufts University
N. Grafton, MA, United States
Department Hospital for Large Animals
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Veterinary Medicine - General


The technicians of the large animal hospital are well versed at handling multiple different species that are cared for in our hospital. In addition to horses, which comprise the majority of our case load, our staff also have the opportunity to work with a variety of other species including alpacas, goats and pigs. Our technicians work together with the veterinary teams of residents, interns, and faculty clinicians to provide quality, compassionate, and timely care to all of our hospitalized patients. In addition to our in-house patients, the technicians provide assistance, and urgent care to incoming emergencies along with our teams of veterinarians and veterinary students.


As a teaching hospital, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is well known for the ability to offer a wide variety of cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic options for our large animal patients and their owners. The focus of our work here is to provide medical guidance and care to the patients and clients, as well as providing a solid education to our future veterinary professionals. Our technicians play an integral part in both roles… as caregivers and as educators.


We have over a dozen specialists with extensive experience in large animal Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Sports Medicine; and with this knowledge, the staff can provide our new hires with the training, the tools, and support that they will need to be successful in this environment. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has excellent resources, and health benefits to offer, and plenty of Continuing Education opportunities to further enhance our staff and our hospital surroundings.


If you are looking for a new challenge and a rewarding experience in the veterinary/large animal field, please consider the opportunities that we have available. For informal inquiries or any additional information, please email

What You'll Do

Candidate 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 candidate will assist other technicians in carrying out the daily patient management plan, which includes inpatient care and treatment, providing technical support for other clinicians and students, guidance and instruction to students on rotation, and assisting with routine/emergency admissions and discharges. Persons in this position must be able to work under pressure, they must have excellent time management skills, and they should be able to work independently and as part of a team.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Large animal handling skills required
  • At least one year of related experience
  • High School Diploma/GED is required
  • Computer proficiency/Electronic Medical Records
  • 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’s Degree with 2+ years’ experience preferred

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • Schedule is Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 7pm-7am. On Call Every Other Saturday from 7pm-7am.
  • Schedule includes participation in holiday and on call rotation and may include occasional weekend hours. This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.
  • This position will have a routine 3-day workweek with a 12-hour on call shift every other week.
  • This position is primarily Evening/Overnight.

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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