The Luke and Lily Lerner Spay/Neuter Clinic (LSNC) at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University provides students with opportunities for surgical training while serving pets in need.
The Lerner Spay Neuter Clinic provides high level spay neuter services to shelter and community animals while training veterinary students in the clinical competencies needed for anesthesia and surgery of healthy feline and canine patients. We are looking for a part-time Veterinary Technician to join our team!
What You'll Do
The Spay Lab technicians provide technical support for all of the clinical activities of the Lerner Clinic. All Lerner Clinic staff are responsible for the efficient operation of ISAAST: a core curriculum course.
These responsibilities include:
- Organization of maintenance of Lerner Clinic for the ISAAST course
- Including maintaining an appropriate inventory of surgical supplies and equipment.
- Instruction of third year veterinary students in aseptic techniques, such as gowning and gloving, maintenance of the sterile surgical field, post surgery recovery protocol.
- Teach students technical skills and about anesthesia. Assist with admission and discharge of all animals by mentoring students in these activities.
- Actively promoting and communicating the mission of the Lerner Clinic.
- Using and teaching students about the StringSoft electronics medical record system and assisting with other department labs such as animal handling and anesthesia equipment lab are also part of the job.
- Communications with animal welfare shelters and private individuals regarding the clinic mission and activities.
- Lerner Clinic technicians help to instruct students on principles of sterile technique and anesthesia, as well as providing technical and anesthesia support for doctors and students for all programs. Unspayed female dogs are solicited for participation in the clinic where they undergo a spay procedure by third year veterinary students under the supervision of faculty veterinarians.
- Technicians also support wellness programming which includes preventative health care for qualified patients (ie routine vaccinations and dental procedures).
Our mission is to instruct veterinary students in the best practices of small animal sterilization surgeries, to provide free or low-cost services to pets in need from the surrounding community, and to provide the surgical training component for Community Medicine.
As a part time role, this position offers a Veterinary Technician flexibility in their schedule, with no on-call hours, and an opportunity to teach while making an impact through our mission.
The majority of our coverage is for Tuesday - Thursday and up to one Sunday a month may be needed, however we are open to other availability.
What We're Looking For
- High School Diploma or the equivalent
- Minimum 1 year veterinary technician experience
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation
- A valid Driver’s License
- Associate's degree preferred. 2+ years of related experience preferred.
- Individual should be highly organized with outstanding communication skills and experience in an educational environment.
- An understanding of the organizational mechanics of animal shelters and shelter medicine is an advantage in communication with students about the program.
- High level of anesthesia training and the ability to independently anesthetize dogs and cats.
- Ability to safely and humanely handle dogs, cats and other small domestic animals. Some of these animals may have limited socialization and unknown aggressive backgrounds.
Minimum $21.20, Midpoint $25.45, Maximum $29.70
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.