Tufts Comparative Medicine Services (Tufts CMS) in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center in Boston and Tufts University in Medford. Tufts CMS is also obligated to insure that animal care procedures and animal experimentation comply with federal, state, and local regulations. The management and operation of the animal care activities of all sites are integral to the animal care and use program. All centralized facilities are located within a 2-block radius, either in Boston or Medford and house in excess of 40,000 animals daily.
The Animal Care Technologist is responsible for monitoring health and providing clinical care to laboratory animals in Veterinary Services (VS). The animals are evaluated daily in our large animal housing facility and at a minimum weekly in our rodent and zebrafish colonies at our Boston Campus and per assigned on the Medford campus. The technologist will follow the procedures and guidelines approved by these institutions. The Animal Care Technologist will also be responsible for the weekly investigator fee-for-service colony maintenance on the Rodent Breeding Service (RBS). On an as needed basis, the animal care technologist may be assigned to perform health checking or husbandry related tasks on the Medford campus.