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Job ID: 205611

Veterinary Assistant - Neurology
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 15, 2023
Title Veterinary Assistant - Neurology
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Agriculture/Animal Care


The Neurology service of the Small Animal Section utilizes state-of-the art diagnostic tests and cutting edge surgical procedures to provide high quality care to their patients and assistance to their clients in a facility and environment that emphasizes quality of life for animals and support for owners in the form of education, information services and grief counseling; to provide a facility and environment that supports teaching of Neurology to veterinary students, interns and residents in training, as well as continuing education for veterinary practitioners, veterinary technicians and the general public; to provide a facility and environment conducive to the study of neurologic disease, diagnosis, prognosis and treatments in companion animals; to support and promote general awareness about neurologic disease in companion animals in the scientific community and in the general public. 

What You'll Do

As a Veterinary Assistant in Neurology, you will:

  • Assist the neurologists, residents, interns, staff, and students in carrying out the treatment of inpatient, outpatient and chronically managed cases.
  • Be the primary person responsible for expediting and completing patient prescription requests, and will assist with client and referring veterinarian questions and concerns as needed.
  • Exceptional multi-tasking and prioritization skills will be needed to ensure patients and clients receive exceptional care and service.
  • The Veterinary Assistant will also assist with the physical examination process, patient admissions and discharges as well as expediting patient care and treatments while in the care of the hospital.
  • Be the main point of contact for the service with other hospital services and university departments.
  • Assist with laboratory work, record keeping, documentation, and stocking/cleanliness of all section rooms.
  • Cross training and assisting in other areas of the hospital is expected as needed.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • High school diploma (or the equivalent) and at least one year of related experience.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology, veterinary pharmacology and animal behavior.
  • Ability to restrain small animals in a safe, compassionate manner.
  • High emotional intelligence and team player
  • Engaged learner; Highly motivated to improve your knowledge base and skill set.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Electronic Medical Records
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Animal Science or other animal biology related field
  • Successful completion of a NAVTA-approved Veterinary Assistant Program
  • Credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Assistant
  • One or more years’ experience as a Veterinary Assistant in a veterinary hospital

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