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We are looking for experienced qualified candidates who are interested in working with a multitude of specialists and in a hospital that provides 24 hour emergency service. Candidates must be able to multi-task in a fast paced hospital focusing on client service and patient care.

Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment &Specialties is a spacious 15,000 square foot, busy, progressive multi-doctor specialty and emergency practice located in Walpole MA.


Benefits For All Full Time Positions

Our generous benefit package includes include health, dental, CE reimbursement, short and long term disability and life insurance, 401k, flexible spending accounts, vacation, sick and personal time, employee pet discounts on services, food and products, uniforms provided and 10 paid holidays a year.



Tufts VETS, a veterinary specialty center located in Walpole, Massachusetts, owned by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, is seeking full-time certified veterinary technicians for our internal medicine and emergency/critical care departments. The hospital is located conveniently near many major routes including Route 1, 495 and 95 making this a convenient commute from many areas.

Part-Time Animal Care Attendant Night Shift

Tufts V.E.T.S. is a premier level 1 emergency and specialty hospital in New England. We are committed to providing the highest standard of patient care from a wide range of specialty services including 24-hour emergency, specialist in emergency and critical care, anesthesia, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, radiology and diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, dental services, and cardiology. We are continually seeking to bring highly skilled professionals in veterinary medicine together to provide a collaborative environment where we strive to promote and strengthen the human-animal bond.

About the Position: Provide animal and general hospital husbandry along with assisting with patient care.

  • Provides compassionate care to patients.
  • Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.
  • Can follow a regular schedule for cleaning and sanitizing all cages runs, wards and related areas; changes litter boxes and food/water bowls.
  • Can feed each animal as prescribed by the attending doctor or as the owner has requested and records appetite.
  • Maintain laundry for the hospital.
  • Maintains the grounds of the property including waste disposal, dog walk areas in front of and behind building.
  • Can give baths and brush out patients.
  • Can collect non-sterile urine and fecal specimens.
  • Can recognize and report any unusual condition or abnormal behavior.
  • Can assist doctors and technicians with the administration of medications or with patient restraint.
  • Assists in radiology as needed.
  • Understands and carries out the daily, weekly and monthly chore list to maintain the hospital cleanliness, the equipment, and overall appearance of the hospital.
  • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
  • Maintains cleanliness and stocking of all exam rooms.
  • Assists with processing deliveries that are received.
  • Assists veterinary technician’s with patient treatments, procedures, and triages.
  • Assists with cleaning, wrapping, sterilizing, and maintenance of all ECC’s surgical instruments.
  • Processes client’s requests for end of life patient remains.
  • Client communication, on the phone and in person.
  • Checking patients in and out of the hospital. (Overnight ACA)
  • Handling all monetary transactions during shift. (Overnight ACA)

Shift: Part-time overnight shift within the ECC service including one major and one minor holiday coverage a year.

Personal Requirements: Minimum age requirement is 18 years of age, High school degree, animal care background is desirable.

  • Genuinely enjoys working with animals and can handle patients compassionately and safely when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
  • Can work unaffected in an environment where dogs are barking.
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays to be considered for an animal care attendant position.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills.
  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals and food bags (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.
  • Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.

Benefits: Compensation is based on education, experience and skill level.

Full-time benefits include health, dental, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending accounts, FMLA, Employee Assistance Program, vacation/sick/personal time off, employee pet discount on services/food/and products, uniforms, CE reimbursement, and 10 paid holidays a year.

Candidates interested in applying for this position should send their most updated resume along with a cover letter to: Maureen Antonitis Maureen.antonitis@tufts.edu

Overnight Emergency Veterinarian

Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties (Tufts VETS) is a 24-hour, specialty and emergency hospital located in Walpole, Massachusetts. We are recruiting an additional overnight Emergency Veterinarian to join our practice. Join us – in a position that offers you the opportunity to care for critical care patients as well as urgent care ones, to interface with a range of specialists and to engage in teaching / mentoring of interns and veterinary students. Our 25,000-square foot hospital provides a large ICU, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, endoscopy, a blood bank, and two surgery suites and we are growing! Tufts VETS has 15 board-certified specialists in internal medicine, emergency and critical care, surgery, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology and oncology. Additionally, we have 6 post-graduate trained emergency doctors, and 6 rotating interns. We maintain a strong affiliation with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. A strong work ethic and a willingness to bring a collegial attitude are welcomed. The ideal candidate would be internship-trained with emergency experience, bring a collegial attitude and a desire to evolve clinical skills. We offer a sign on bonus, competitive salary based on experience level with an excellent benefits package including paid vacation, paid continuing education, dues and memberships, employee discount, and 401K. Weekend and holiday coverage is on a rotating basis. Only full-time applicants will be considered. Please contact Dr. Alicia Karas, hospital director, at 508-668-5454 or email your CV and cover letter to alicia.karas@tufts.edu.

Internal Medicine Credentialed Veterinary Technician/Nurse

Tufts V.E.T.S is a premier level 1 emergency and specialty hospital in New England. We are committed to providing the highest standard of patient care from a wide range of specialty services including 24-hour emergency, specialist in emergency and critical care, anesthesia, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, radiology and diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology. We are continually seeking to bring highly skilled professionals in veterinary medicine together to provide a collaborative environment where we strive to promote and strengthen the human-animal bond.

Sign-On Bonus: $2,000

About the Position: To provide veterinary nursing care specific to the Internal Medicine Services.

  • Assist with case work-ups and creation of individualized anesthetic plans to be approved by the anesthesiologist or clinician on the case
  • Familiar with disease processes and conditions, procedures, medications, and equipment related to Internal Medicine
  • Able to perform drug calculations, including fluid rates, CRI’s, and medications
  • Perform anesthetic or sedation monitoring during pre-op, intra-op and recovery
  • Able to use/maintain/troubleshoot multiparameter anesthetic monitors and anesthetic machines
  • Ability to perform venipuncture and catheter placement proficiently
  • Obtain and prepare various blood and urine samples for diagnostic testing
  • Assist with appointments: performing a physical exam, effectively communicate with client, admit and discharge patients, and prepare and completion of paperwork
  • Perform procedure nursing care during endoscopy including aseptic prep, setup/maintain/breakdown of scoping tower, aseptically open instruments/equipment, and care for instrument: cleaning/wrapping/sterilization

Shift: Fulltime (36-40 hour) benefit position within the Internal Medicine Services. Including one major and one minor holiday a year in ECC/ICU. **Available for weekend rotation

Personal Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Minimum 3 years working as a veterinary nurse
  • Ideally should have a minimum of 2 years of experience in Internal Medicine or related specialty medicine
  • Graduate from an accredited AVMA program
  • CVT, LVT, and/or VTS preferred
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment and is detail oriented
  • Proficient overall computer skills, including Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Has a high commitment to providing exceptional patient care
  • Excellent client and interpersonal communication
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Must be well-spoken, approachable, and maintain a positive outlook

Benefits: Compensation is based on experience, education, and skill level.

Full-time benefits include health, dental, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending accounts, Employee Assistance Program, FMLA, vacation/sick/personal time off, employee pet discount, uniforms, CE reimbursement, and 10 paid holidays a year.

Please send all resumes along with a cover letter to: Amanda Cloutier amanda.cloutier@tufts.edu

Full-time Anesthesia/Surgery Veterinary Technician/Nurse

Tufts V.E.T.S. is a premier level 1 emergency and specialty hospital in New England. We are committed to providing the highest standard of patient care from a wide range of specialty services including 24-hour emergency, specialist in emergency and critical care, anesthesia, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, radiology and diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, dental services, and cardiology. We are continually seeking to bring highly skilled professionals in veterinary medicine together to provide a collaborative environment where we strive to promote and strengthen the human-animal bond.

About the Position: To provide anesthetic coverage and nursing support for the surgery, ophthalmology, dental, radiology, internal medicine, and emergency services.

  • Case work-ups and creation of individualized anesthetic plans to be approved by the anesthesiologist or clinician on the case
  • Knowledge of how to assign ASA status, normal patient vitals during sedation, anesthesia, and awake patients
  • Drug calculations, including fluid rates, CRI’s, and medications
  • Perform anesthetic monitoring during pre-op, intra-op and recovery, including intubation/extubation, troubleshooting anesthetic monitors and machines, and charting
  • Ability to perform venipuncture and catheter placement proficiently
  • Obtain and prepare various blood samples for diagnostic testing
  • Accurately perform and submit multiple types of radiographs
  • Assist with surgical appointments, including perform physical exam, client communication, intake and discharges, and preparation and completion of paperwork
  • Perform surgical nursing, including aseptic surgical scrub, assist surgeons during surgical procedures such as abdominal explores, fracture repairs, cruciate repairs, and thoracotomies

Shift: Full-time (36-40 hours) benefit position within the anesthesia/surgery services. Scheduled TBD, including one on-call anesthesia shift per week and one on-call anesthesia weekend every 5 weeks, and coverage during holidays.

Personal Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Minimum 3 years working as a veterinary nurse
  • Minimum 2 years anesthesia/surgery experience
  • Graduate from an accredited AVMA program
  • CVT, LVT, and/or VTS preferred
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment and is detail oriented
  • Has a high commitment to providing exceptional patient care
  • Excellent client and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Must be well-spoken, approachable, and maintain a positive outlook

Benefits: Compensation is based on experience and skill level.

Full-time benefits include health, dental, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending accounts, FMLA, Employee Assistance Program, vacation/sick/personal time off, employee pet discount, uniforms, CE reimbursement, and 10 paid holidays a year.

Sign-On Bonus: $2,000

Please email your resume and cover letter to: Amanda Cloutier amanda.cloutier@tufts.edu

Emergency/Critical Care Technicians

Our 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. We are currently looking to fill full time positions in on our overnight team. Our overnight technicians work 7pm – 7am, 3 night a week, including weekend and holiday coverage. Tufts VETS provides a generous overnight differential. Daytime shifts available,3 days a week, 1 day of the weekend, and holiday coverage .

The ideal candidate will be a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program, a CVT or CVT eligible with experience in an emergency setting. 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. This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.

Must be a team player, a good communicator with excellent technical skill.

Signing bonus of $4,000 for overnights and $2,000 for day shift to be paid out after the successful completion of 6 months employment with Tufts VETS.

Our benefit package includes include health, dental, CE reimbursement, disability and life insurance, 401k 3% match after 1 year employment, vacation, sick, personal time, employee pet discount and 10 paid holidays.

Please send all inquiries to Amanda Cloutier at amanda.cloutier@tufts.edu


Veterinary Cardiologist

Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment &Specialties (Tufts VETS) is recruiting a second Veterinary Cardiologist to support our expanding caseload. Tufts VETS is a 24-hour referral and emergency hospital located in Walpole, Massachusetts. Our dedicated referral base and emergency service provides a multitude of challenging cases. We have a collegial working environment with a highly trained and compassionate support staff. Tufts VETS has 11 board certified specialists including internal medicine, emergency and critical care, surgery, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology. Additionally, we have post- graduate trained emergency doctors, 5 ECC residents, and 5 interns. Our 15,000 sq. ft., newer hospital facility houses a large ICU, telemetry, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, endoscopy, blood bank, and surgery suites. The cardiology service is supported with a Philips Epiq 5, GE 6-lead ECG machine, and Forest Medical Holter system. Interventional procedures are currently not performed, but that program could be developed if the candidate were interested. We strive for a learning environment with opportunities to teach and mentor students and house officers through our affiliation with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. We value our referring veterinarians and provide continuing education through our facility and at the Cummings campus at Tufts University.

Our hospital is located 27 miles southwest of Boston. We are well positioned for our staff to take advantage of the Boston metro area’s rich culture, the beaches of Cape Cod, and the mountains of central and western Massachusetts. A strong service ethic, a desire to teach, and a willingness to bring a collegial positive attitude is welcomed. Full or part-time applicants will be considered. Second and third year cardiology residents will also receive full consideration. We offer competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Please contact Dr. Alicia Karas, our hospital director, at 508-668-5454 or email your CV and cover letter to alicia.karas@tufts.edu.