Veterinary Technician - Large Animal Float-21001226

Tufts University
Grafton, MA 01536 United States

Veterinary Technician - Large Animal Float-21001226

The technicians of the Hospital for Large Animals are well versed at handling multiple different species that are cared for in our hospital. In addition to horses, which comprise the majority of our case load, our staff also have the opportunity to work with a variety of other species including alpacas, goats and pigs. Our technicians work together with the veterinary teams of residents, interns, and faculty clinicians to provide quality, compassionate, and timely care to all of our hospitalized patients. In addition to our in-house patients, the technicians provide assistance, and urgent care to incoming emergencies along with our teams of veterinarians and veterinary students.

As a teaching hospital, Tufts is well known for the ability to offer a wide variety of cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic options for our large animal patients and their owners. The focus of our work here is to provide medical guidance and care to the patients and clients, as well as providing a solid education to our future veterinary professionals. Our technicians play an integral part in both roles… as caregivers and as educators.

We have over a dozen specialists with extensive experience in large animal Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Sports Medicine; and with this knowledge, the staff can provide our new hires with the training, the tools, and support that they'll need to be successful in this environment. Tufts University has excellent resources, and health benefits to offer, and plenty of Continuing Education opportunities to further enhance our staff and our hospital surroundings.

If you are looking for a new challenge and a rewarding experience in the veterinary/large animal field, please consider the opportunities that we have available. For informal inquiries or any additional information, please email

This candidate is responsible for providing high quality nursing care and treatment for all Internal Medicine, General Diagnostics and Surgery Service, and Sports Medicine Service patients as directed by clinicians/residents or supervising technicians. As a team member, this candidate will work to carry out the daily patient management plans for inpatient/outpatient cases, which includes inpatient care and treatment, providing technical support for clinicians and students, providing guidance and instruction to veterinary students and new employees, and assisting with routine and emergency admissions and discharges.

The Float Technician will provide variable coverage to the hospital during planned vacation time, medical leaves, and may be asked to expand coverage to other departments within the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center and/or Cummings Veterinary School. The Float Technician may be required to work outside of the set schedule, not to exceed a 35 -hour workweek, for prolonged periods of time to accommodate the hospital's needs.

Basic Requirements:

  • A t least one y ear of rela te d e x perie n ce
  • High S ch o ol D ipl o ma/G E D is r e q u i r ed
  • Comput e r skills, EMR e xposure
  • L ar g e a n imal h an d li n g e x perie n ce re q u ire
  • Ab ility t o lif t up to 50 lbs. w ith or w ith o ut a c c om m o dation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CV T , e li g ible to sit for V T N E
  • Vo c a tion a l/t e c hn i ca l tr a i ning or A ss o c iat e /B ac h e lor's D e g r e e with 2+ y e a rs ' e x p e ri e n c e p r e fer r e d

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

S ch ed ul e inc lu des wor k ing h ol i d ays o n regularly s c h ed ul ed shifts, participation in on-call schedule (one designated and scheduled shift per week), a nd prov i ding su pport t o ot h er sh if t s as n e ed e d. The float technician will receive a base schedule of 35 hours per week, however, the schedule will be amendable by hospital administration/supervisors with three weeks prior notice should a need arise for schedule adjustments. The Float Technician will cover a majority of the shifts during 2 nd shift, 3 rd shift, and weekends/holidays. T h is posi t ion is c o nsi d er e d e ss ential a nd is th erefo r e req u ir e d t o report t o work as s c h ed ul ed d u ring e m ergency c l osings.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity

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