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Job ID: 182511

Animal Care Attendant
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 29, 2022
Title Animal Care Attendant
University Tufts University
N. Grafton, MA, United States
Department The Trustees of Tufts College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care


The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is looking to add to our team of Large Animal Care Attendants.  Otherwise known as "Barn Staff', this hard working group is responsible for providing daily care to patients, maintaining a clean and organized hospital, and collaborating with other departments to ensure that our daily operations flow seamlessly.


The hospitals provide 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 large and small animals.  In addition, the hospital creates a positive learning experience for Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University students, residents and interns and supports the training of veterinary technicians.

Benefits include medical/dental/vision, outstanding retirement options, generous paid vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement and pet care benefits.

What You'll Do

Daily duties include feeding patients, cleaning and disinfecting stalls, stocking feed and supplies and admitting and discharging patients. The ideal candidate will project a professional and knowledgeable presence, have a passion for animals and a desire to make a difference in the lives of animals and humans.  If you are seeking a role which promotes growth, learning and values your contributions - you have found it.  Our integrated care teams combine state of the art science, clinical research, clinical expertise, and the human touch to provide veterinary care that goes above and beyond healing the patient to caring for the entire family.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

3 years’ minimum experience in handling of, and working around, large animals.  High School diploma or the equivalent.  Valid U.S. driver’s license.  Basic computer skills.  Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.


Preferred Qualifications:

Vocational/technical training or Associates Degree and 3+ years of animal care experience. Experience in trailering and/or vanning horses and possession of a Class I or II driver’s license preferred. Experience in forklift operation preferred. Physical ability and dexterity to handle livestock feed containers, bags of grain, bales of hay and straw required. Ability and dexterity to operate forklifts and waste containers used to handle livestock waste materials. Knowledge of feed and care requirements of various livestock.


Special Work Schedule Requirements:

Schedule will include participation in University and calendar holiday coverage.  This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.


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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