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Veterinary Assistant - Large Animal Ultrasound
Tufts University

Date Posted Sep. 29, 2021
Title Veterinary Assistant - Large Animal Ultrasound
University Tufts University
Grafton, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Large Animal Medicine

The Large Animal Hospital provides high quality medical/surgical care to inpatient, outpatient and critical/emergency large animal cases.  In addition to patient care, employees are required to teach and support the veterinary students throughout their rotation in the Hospital for Large Animals. This position supports the doctors and veterinary technicians, ensuring quality veterinary care, educating clients in healthcare and ensuring a safe and effective hospital environment.

This position facilitates excellent patient care and client service by supporting the clinicians in the large animal ultrasound service.  Support may also be provided to residents, interns, technicians and students working with ultrasound related cases in the Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine and Surgery services. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, holding/restraining horses for ultrasound examinations, obtaining relevant history from clients, scheduling appointments, coordinating procedures within the hospital amongst various departments, submitting billing, jogging horses for lameness evaluation, assisting with other procedures (radiographs, nerve blocks and others) as directed by veterinarians and technicians, removing horseshoes, walking patients, cleaning stalls, cleaning and stocking the ultrasound room, cleaning and maintenance of all ultrasound related equipment, proper medical record keeping and data download.  Prepare patients for admission and discharge, including unloading and loading the trailer.  Duties also include maintaining inventory of medical supplies, barn supplies and hospital equipment.

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