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Veterinary Technician II, ECC
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 17, 2023
Title Veterinary Technician II, ECC
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Veterinary Medicine - General
    Clinical/Medical Sciences


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. In addition, the hospital creates a positive learning experience for Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University students and student technicians with regard to small animal ECC medicine and supports the training of specialized ECC technicians.

What You'll Do

The Veterinary Technician works as part of an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality nursing care to inpatient, outpatient, critically ill and emergent patients. In addition, the Veterinary Technician supervises and instructs veterinary students on each rotation.


As a Veterinary Technician in the ECC, you will:

  • Provide high quality patient care
  • Monitor, manage and implement treatment plans as ordered by clinicians to insure prompt delivery of high-quality patient care.
  • Assist clinicians with procedures.
  • Collaborate with administrative and clinical care team members throughout the hospital to coordinate and prioritize patient care.
  • Complete diagnostic testing as ordered by clinicians including bench-top lab tests.
  • Provide technical assistance for clinical, academic and research.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.
  • Clean and maintain clinical areas including nurses’ stations, wards, induction, intensive care unit, emergency room and operating rooms.
  • Facilitate the maintenance of clinical equipment by identifying malfunctioning equipment and scheduling service.

Current schedule offering would be during daytime hours and could be 3 or 4 days a week.

Please be advised compensation reflects a Veterinary Technician II level and other levels to be considered.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Associate degree in Veterinary Technology or a high school diploma (or the equivalent) with at least one year of related experience.
  • CVT or licensure eligible.
  • Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities for several patients within a busy clinical setting.
  • Technical abilities such as patient restraint, venipuncture, fluid administration, medication administration, monitoring and treating patients.
  • Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of clinical and administrative professionals.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology preferred. Four or more years of ECC veterinary medicine experience preferred.
  • Credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Technician
  • Exotic animal handling skills desirable.

Pay Range

Minimum $25.80, Midpoint $30.95, Maximum $36.10

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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