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Job ID: 205299

Veterinary Technician - Field Services
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 9, 2023
Title Veterinary Technician - Field Services
University Tufts University
Woodstock, CT, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Animal Sciences
    Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology
    Veterinary Medicine - General


The Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology (DAMT) is the academic home for the Tufts Veterinary Field Service (TVFS) and we are currently hiring a Veterinary Technician to join our team in Woodstock, CT!


The Tufts Veterinary Field Service is the largest mobile large animal practice in the Northeast. Our team of ten veterinarians at TVFS make approximately 4,800 farm calls per year, and tend to over 50,000 cows, 2,500 horses, 1,000 sheep, 1,500 goats, and 500 llamas or alpacas.


DAMT promotes the health and well-being of farm and large companion animals through environmentally appropriate husbandry, and population based preventive medical practices and therapies. As a Veterinary Technician on this team, you will assist the department in modeling evidence-based animal and veterinary care and advising animal caretakers of those principles. Our unique program helps enhance the viability of commercial and private farms and stables, while providing students with practical experience and knowledge. We train professional and graduate students in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease for agricultural animals and horses.

What You'll Do

Veterinary Technicians in the role can expect to:

  • Primary veterinary support for all ART procedures such as embryo collection, transfer and freezing, laparoscopic AI, semen collection and freezing in the clinic and in the field, including monitoring of gas anesthesia for small ruminant ART procedures.
  • This task includes traveling to farms throughout the region.
  • Provide skilled administrative and technical support for the bovine, equine and small ruminant busy multi-species and multi-disciplinary ambulatory practice of 10 veterinarians.
  • Secondary support for taking inbound phone calls/assist with triaging. Cross-train with other office and technical staff to cover busy times of the day, when working on-site, and during scheduled or unscheduled absences.
  • Unloading shipments of and maintaining germplasm inventory, maintain embryo transfer logs and ART inventories, coordinate ART schedules with veterinarians, generate flushing schedules with oversight of veterinarians, monitor specialty ART supplies and communicate with Senior Tech for orders.


  • Be a crucial team member to support other veterinarians in the office and on-farm as required to provide quality veterinary care to a demanding clientele and provide optimum learning experience for professional veterinary students enrolled in a demanding curriculum.


This position has irregular hours, including late or early days, occasional weekends or holiday work, or altered schedule may be required. Any irregularities outside a Monday-Friday schedule will be communicated and advance noticed provided.


Position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • AA/AS degree in biology, animal science, veterinary technology or related field
  • 2+ years equivalent experience in veterinary, agricultural or related field.
  • Competent in basic handling and restraint of horses, cattle, sheep and goats.
  • Technical abilities such as venipuncture, fluid administration, medication administration, monitoring and treating patients.
  • Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology
  • Appreciation and understanding of farm operations both commercial and private
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy in carrying out job duties
  • Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical software.
  • Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of veterinarians, staff and rotating veterinary students.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. With or without accommodation.

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