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Veterinary Technician - Tufts Veterinary Field Service
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 2, 2022
Title Veterinary Technician - Tufts Veterinary Field Service
University Tufts University
Woodstock, CT, United States
Department Tufts Veterinary Field Service
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care


The Department of Environmental and Population Health (DEPH) is the academic home for the Tufts Veterinary Field Service (TVFS). DEPH promotes the health and well-being of farm and large companion animals through environmentally appropriate husbandry, and population based preventive medical practices and therapies. By modeling evidence-based animal and veterinary care and advising animal caretakers of those principles, we enhance the viability of commercial and private farms and stables, while providing students with practical experience and knowledge. We train professional and graduate students in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for agricultural animals and horses.

What You'll Do

This position is located at Tufts Veterinary Field Service in Woodstock, CT.

The Tufts Veterinary Field Service is the largest mobile large animal practice in the Northeast. The ten veterinarians in the section make approximately 4,700 farm calls per year, and tend to over 50,000 cows, 2,500 horses, 1,000 sheep, 1,500 goats, and 500 llamas or alpacas.

Provide skilled administrative and technical support for the bovine, equine and small ruminant busy multi-species and multi-disciplinary ambulatory practice of 10 veterinarians. Be a crucial team member to support other veterinarians in the office and on-farm as required to provide quality veterinary care to a demanding clientele and provide optimum learning experience for professional veterinary students enrolled in a demanding curriculum.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • AA/AS degree in biology, animal science, veterinary technology or related field
  • 2+ years equivalent experience in veterinary, agricultural or related field.
  • Competent in basic handling and restraint of horses, cattle, sheep and goats.
  • Technical abilities such as venipuncture, fluid administration, medication administration, monitoring and treating patients.
  • Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities within a busy clinical setting environment.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy in carrying out job duties is required.
  • Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical software.
  • Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of veterinarians, staff and rotating veterinary students.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.
  • Flexible work schedule

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Veterinary Technician certification or licensure eligible.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:


Irregular hours, including late or early days, occasional weekends or holiday work, or altered schedule may be required. The 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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