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Veterinary Technician - Hospital for Large Animals
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2022
Title Veterinary Technician - Hospital for Large Animals
University Tufts University
N. Grafton, MA, United States
Department Hospital for Large Animals
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care


The technicians of the Hospital for Large Animals are well versed at handling multiple different species that are cared for in our hospital.  In addition to horses, which comprise the majority of our case load, our staff also have the opportunity to work with a variety of other species including alpacas, goats and pigs.  Our technicians work together with the veterinary teams of residents, interns, and faculty clinicians to provide quality, compassionate, and timely care to all of our hospitalized patients.  In addition to our in-house patients, the technicians provide assistance, and urgent care to incoming emergencies along with our teams of veterinarians and veterinary students. 


As a teaching hospital, Tufts is well known for the ability to offer a wide variety of cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic options for our large animal patients and their owners.  The focus of our work here is to provide medical guidance and care to the patients and clients, as well as providing a solid education to our future veterinary professionals.  Our technicians play an integral part in both roles… as caregivers and as educators. 


We have over a dozen specialists with extensive experience in large animal Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Sports Medicine; and with this knowledge, the staff can provide our new hires with the training, the tools, and support that they will need to be successful in this environment.  Tufts University has excellent resources, and health benefits to offer, and plenty of Continuing Education opportunities to further enhance our staff and our hospital surroundings.  


If you are looking for a new challenge and a rewarding experience in the veterinary/large animal field, please consider the opportunities that we have available.  For informal inquiries or any additional information, please email

What You'll Do

This position qualifies for a $2,000 sign on bonus following successful completion of 6 months of employment for newly hired employees.


This candidate is responsible for providing high quality nursing care and treatment for all Internal Medicine, General Diagnostics and Surgery Service, and Sports Medicine Service patients as directed by clinicians/residents or supervising technicians.  As a team member, this candidate will work to carry out the daily patient management plans for inpatient/outpatient cases, which includes inpatient care and treatment, providing technical support for clinicians and students, providing guidance and instruction to veterinary students and new employees, and assisting with routine and emergency admissions and discharges.  The Float Technician will provide variable coverage to the hospital during planned vacation time, medical leaves, and may be asked to expand coverage to other departments within the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center and/or Cummings Veterinary School.  The Float Technician may be required to work outside of the set schedule, not to exceed a 35 -hour workweek, for prolonged periods of time to accommodate the hospital’s needs.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • At least one year of related experience
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid US Driver’s License
  • Large Animal handling experience required
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50lb with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CVT, eligible to sit for VTNE
  • Degree from Accredited Veterinary Technology, Veterinary Science, Animal Science
  • Computer skills, EMR exposure
  • Vocational/Technical training or Associate/Bachelor’s Degree with 1+ year’ experience preferred

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • Schedule includes participation in holiday and on call rotation and may include occasional weekend hours. 
  • 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.


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