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Job ID: 208700

Animal Care Attendant
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 10, 2023
Title Animal Care Attendant
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care


The Hospital for Large Animals 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 Hospital for Large Animals and 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 large and small animals.  In addition, the hospital creates a positive learning experience for TCSVM 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

The Animal Care Attendant is responsible for patient care and feeding general housekeeping and maintenance of the clinical space in the Small Animal Hospital. The Animal Care Attendants provide assistance to the Veterinary Technicians in completing daily treatments.


  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment for patients housed in the Hospital for Large Animals by cleaning and sanitizing hospital stabling facilities; stalls, aisles, drains, feed room, etc.
  • Assist with inventory, space utilization, and preparation of patients for admission/discharge of animals. 
  • Maintain an adequate level of supplies.
  • Assist hospital for large animal clinicians, staff and students as needed. 
  • Maintain daily care & cleaning of hospital teaching herd and associated facility.
  • Bedding, feed and water:  Provide individual patient care per direction of clinician/resident.
  • Transport patients between services within the Hospital.

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 Qualifcaitons:

  • Vocational/technical training or Associates Degree and 3+ years of animal care experience.
  • Experience in loading and unloading large animals.
  • Experience in forklift operation.
  • Physical ability and dexterity to handle livestock feed containers, bags of grain, bales of hay and straw.
  • Ability and dexterity to operate forklifts and waste containers used to handle livestock waste materials
  • Knowledge of feed and care requirements of various livestock.

Pay Range

Minimum $17.50, Midpoint $19.88, Maximum $22.25

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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