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. In addition, the hospital creates a positive learning experience for Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM) students and student technicians. The Veterinary Technician for the Zoological Companion Animal Medicine (ZCAM) service will work collaboratively with another ZCAM veterinary technician in managing and overseeing inpatient and outpatient cases. This applicant will also work closely with veterinary students, clinicians, house officers, veterinary technicians and assistants, and client services to provide exceptional patient care and customer service.
What We Offer:
We prioritize education and professional development in a learning environment. You will be able to provide exceptional patient care and client services while enjoying what you do.
Come take advantage of multiple opportunities to grow and expand your skills including:
In house Continuing Education (CE) presentations
Virtual CE Library
Dedicated funds to support attendance at CE events.
Free subscriptions to online CE platforms
Access to a travel budget which subsidizes local, regional, and national conferences.
Assistance in pursuing CVT or VTS certification
A Technician Development Coordinator on staff
The ZCAM service is looking for a dynamic, committed, and resilient applicant to join their fast-paced working team. The ZCAM veterinary technician is responsible at providing high quality nursing care to all types of species, including birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, and amphibians. There may be times when support is needed at various aquariums or zoos.
To be part of the ZCAM team, you should enjoy handling various exotic and zoologic companion animals or demonstrate the will to learn. Exotic pets may be cute and look cuddly, but the level of safety for our patients and staff is very important. The qualifications and skills in this role are certainly unique and rare to find. Will you be our diamond in the rough? What we ask is for you to have the willingness to learn, an openness to try new things, a friendly and approachable disposition, and a strong work ethic.
In addition, these qualities are also important to us:
Initiative, work beyond the job description, pride in your work and develop a desire to learn and excel
Willingness to receive work direction from others and function as a team member
Be proactive and continue to find ways to make the day run smoother and patients do not get overlooked
Most importantly, have a sense of humor and keep the environment fun!