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Animal Care Attendant - Foster Hospital for Small Animals
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Animal Care Attendant - Foster Hospital for Small Animals
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care


The Animal Care service supports the hospital's mission by providing general housekeeping services ensuring care, cleanliness and comfort for all the dogs, cats and exotic pets who are treated in our inpatient, outpatient and emergency services.


What You'll Do

This is an evening position.


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.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or the equivalent with up to one year of related experience.
  • Ability to effectively work as a member of a team.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Vocational/technical training or Associates Degree preferred with one or more years of experience.
  • Knowledge of animal behavior, restraint, feeding and basic sanitation.
  • Exotic animal handling skills. Exotic animals include birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, and amphibians. For Animal Care Attendants working primarily with the Zoological Companion Animal (ZCAM) program, exotic animal handling skills are required.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • Current schedule need is Wed.-Sat. 2:30-11:45pm, and will include University holiday and calendar holiday coverage.
  • This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.


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