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Veterinary Technician - Wards
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 3, 2020
Title Veterinary Technician - Wards
University Tufts University
Grafton, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

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

The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets.  The hospital also serves as the primary clinical training environment for the veterinary students, interns and residents.

The Veterinary Technician works as part of an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality nursing care to inpatient, outpatient, surgical, exotic and isolation cases.  Provides assistance to clinical care team with regard to patient treatments and procedures.  Assists in the ECC section as determined by caseload.   In addition, the Veterinary Technician supervises and instructs veterinary students on each rotation.

Basic Requirements:

Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology or a high school diploma (or the equivalent) with at least one year of related experience.
Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology.
Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities for several patients within a busy clinical setting.
Technical abilities such as patient restraint, venipuncture, IV Catheter placement and maintenance, urinary catheter placement, fluid therapy administration, medication administration via oral, intravenous, subcutaneous routes, monitoring and treating patients by demonstrating a thorough understanding of basic disease processes, including infectious and isolation protocols. Must have basic understanding of normal vital parameters, transfusion medicine, anesthesia recovery, pain control, behavior evaluation, basic physical therapy, as well as other specialty services. Strong animal husbandry and nursing skills are essential.
Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of clinical and administrative professionals.
Pride in maintaining assigned areas in a hospital environment.
Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical record system.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.

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