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Veterinary Technician III - Tufts at Tech
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 24, 2023
Title Veterinary Technician III - Tufts at Tech
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care


Tufts At Tech Community Veterinary Clinic is a veterinary teaching clinic operated by the Cummings School Of Veterinary Medicine of Tufts University, which provides high quality primary and preventive veterinary care to underserved pets in greater Worcester.  Located inside Worcester Technical High School, the clinic also provides experiential learning and work experience for Tufts’ 4th year veterinary students and the veterinary technician assisting students of Worcester Technical High School.

What You'll Do

The Veterinary Technician is responsible for providing high quality nursing care in a team approach and supporting the 4th year veterinary students as well as veterinary assistant students in technical and animal handling practices. Strong working knowledge of surgical/radiology protocol required. Strong phlebotomy and organizational skills are required.

This position will also be responsible for assisting operations at the front desk. This is a part time position up to 20 hours per week.


In this role, you will:

  • Patient Care/Technical Support:

    • In a teach-while-doing model, perform veterinary technical support, monitoring and treatment of medicine and surgical primary care cases. E.g. Patient restraint, venipuncture, anesthesia monitoring, dental cleaning, radiology, bench top diagnostics and related medical records entries.

  • Front desk operations and direction of students

    • Using a teach-by-doing model, perform client support functions such as reception, phone triage, client check-in/out, billing, and cash handling.

  • Cleaning/Stocking/Ordering:

    • In a teach-by-doing model, ensure that the clinic is fully-stocked, clean and orderly. Inventory management and ordering.  Maintain clinic equipment (surgery, anesthesia, radiology, dental, blood machines, etc.).  Work directly with vendors for repair and troubleshooting equipment problems.

  • Miscellaneous:

    • Other duties as assigned.


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • 10 years technical experience
  •  Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Special licenses required: CVT
  • Solid office computer skills, strong technical background
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.
  • CORI background check

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Successful candidate should be able to work with a diverse student and client population.
  • Candidate should be eager to contribute to a learning environment.
  • Successful candidate must possess strong technical ability, strong organizational skills and the ability to support students and the clinic veterinarian.
  • Clear, professional communication skills and ability to deliver constructive feedback.
  • Flexibility is important as days are unpredictable and the job duties are variable.
  • Ability to work independently and to follow directions.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn clinical laboratory techniques.
  • Knowledge of Spanish or another second language is appealing but not required.
  • Passion for primary care veterinary medicine education and supporting the community. \
  • Fear free certification is a plus.


Pay Range

Minimum $26.40, Midpoint $31.40, Maximum $36.40

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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