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  • Veterinary Technician - ECC

    Tufts University


    Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1985, 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 Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University students and student technicians with regard to small animal ECC medicine and supports the training of specialized ECC technicians.

    What You'll Do

    The Veterinary Technician works as part of an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality nursing care to inpatient, outpatient, critically ill and emergent patients. In addition, the Veterinary Technician supervises and instructs veterinary students on each rotation.


    • Monitor, manage and implement treatment plans as ordered by clinicians to insure prompt delivery of high-quality patient care.

    • Assist clinicians with procedures.

    • Collaborate with administrative and clinical care team members throughout the hospital to coordinate and prioritize patient care.

    • Provide technical assistance for clinical, academic and research.

    • Clean and maintain clinical areas including nurses’ stations, wards, induction, intensive care unit, emergency room and operating rooms.

    • Instruct veterinary students and student technicians in all technical aspects of patient care.

    • Assist in training, orienting, and mentoring new Veterinary Technicians in all aspects of the department.

    This position qualifies for a $2,000 sign on bonus following successful completion of 6 months of employment for newly hired employees.

    What We're Looking For

    Basic Requirements:

    • Associate degree in Veterinary Technology or a high school diploma (or the equivalent) with at least one year of related experience.

    • CVT or licensure eligible.

    • Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology.

    • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities for several patients within a busy clinical setting.

    • Technical abilities such as patient restraint, venipuncture, fluid administration, medication administration, monitoring and treating patients.

    • Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of clinical and administrative professionals.

    • 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:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology preferred. Four or more years of ECC veterinary medicine experience preferred.

    • Credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Technician

    • Exotic animal handling skills desirable.


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