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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.

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.

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

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 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: Amanda Cloutier, BS, CVT Veterinary Nurse Manager amanda.cloutier@tufts.edu

Surgery Veterinary Technician or Assistant

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 surgical nursing and central sterilization coverage and support for the surgery and emergency services.

  • Perform central sterilization of all surgical instruments and equipment (clean, wrap, sterilize)
  • Familiar with surgical instrument and equipment names and use
  • Setup, run, and maintain autoclaves, ultrasonic cleaner, and distillers
  • Assist surgeon during surgical procedures such as abdominal explores, fracture repair, cruciate repair, and thoracotomies
  • Sterilely gown and glove into surgeries
  • Aseptically prep patients for procedures
  • Setup and breakdown of surgical suites
  • Setup and breakdown of induction
  • Maintain surgical pack room
  • Assist anesthetists with patients during preop, intraop, and postop care
  • Assist with taking patient radiographs
  • Assist with setup of patient monitoring equipment and warming devices
  • Maintain surgical inventory control
  • Provides general husbandry for the surgical services

Shift: Fulltime (40 hour) benefit position within the surgery services including one major and one minor holiday coverage a year. Schedule TBD.

Personal Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Minimum 3 years working as a veterinary technician and/or assistant
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a specialty hospital, specifically surgery preferred
  • Graduate from an accredited AVMA program preferred
  • 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, professional, approachable, and maintain a positive outlook

About the Anesthesia/Surgery Services: The anesthesia/surgery service has a fulltime anesthesiologist and two board certified surgeons who specialize in soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.

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 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: Amanda Cloutier, BS, CVT Veterinary Nurse Manager amanda.cloutier@tufts.edu

Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties (Tufts VETS)

Tufts VETS is recruiting an additional Emergency Veterinarian for our 24-hour specialty and emergency hospital located in Walpole, Massachusetts. Our 25,000-square foot hospital provides a large ICU, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, endoscopy, a blood bank, ICU ventilator, and two surgery suites.  Our dedicated referral base and emergency service provide a multitude of challenging cases. Tufts VETS has 14 board-certified specialists in internal medicine, emergency and critical care, surgery, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dentistry, dermatology, cardiology and oncology. Our ER is also staffed by 5 post-graduate trained emergency doctors, and 5 rotating interns. Tufts VETS has an amazing cohort of highly skilled nurses with strong managerial support. We work hard to care for our patients, clients and referring veterinarians; maintaining a genuinely collegial working environment.  Your appreciation for your profession is enhanced by the opportunity to teach and mentor interns and veterinary students, and an affiliation with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine means that we have access to the Tufts University library consortium and many CE opportunities. The ideal candidate would be internship-trained with emergency experience. We offer a competitive salary based on experience level with an excellent benefits package including paid vacation, paid continuing education and 401K. Weekend, overnight, swing shift and holiday coverage is on a rotating basis. Only full-time applicants will be considered.  Please contact Dr. Alicia Karas, hospital director, at 508-660-3201 or email your CV and cover letter to alicia.karas@tufts.edu.

Ophthalmology 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.

We are seeking a full-time certified veterinary technician/nurse to join our Ophthalmology Services.

About the Position:

  • Assist with case work-ups and creation of individualized anesthetic plans to be approved by the anesthesiologist or clinician on the case
  • Familiar with ophthalmic conditions, procedures, medications, and equipment
  • 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 samples for diagnostic testing
  • Assist with appointments: performing a physical exam, effectively communicate with client, admit and discharge patients, perform IOP’s, tear tests, and preparation and completion of paperwork
  • Perform surgical nursing care during ophthalmology procedures including: aseptic surgical prep, setup/breakdown of OR, aseptically open instruments/equipment, know how to setup/maintain phacoemulsification, surgical microscope, cryo and laser machine, instrument care: cleaning/wrapping/sterilization

Shift: Fulltime (40 hour) benefit position within the Ophthalmology Services. Four 10-hour shifts per week, including one major and one minor holiday a year in ECC/ICU.

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 ophthalmology and/or specialty hospital
  • 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 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 on services/food/and products, uniforms, CE reimbursement, and 10 paid holidays a year.

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

Radiology Veterinary Technician

Tufts V.E.T.S. is a premier level 1 emergency and specialty hospital located in the beautiful metropolitan area of Walpole, Massachusetts. 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.

We are seeking a full-time certified veterinary nurse to join our Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Services.

About the Position:

  • Proficient with digital radiographs (PACS)
  • Proficient with patient restraint
  • Maintain all radiology equipment
  • Assist radiologists with all procedures: ultrasounds, CT, fluoroscopy, FNA, biopsies
  • Aseptically prep patients for procedures
  • Setup, run, and breakdown CT and fluoroscopy
  • Proficient with IVC placement and running in-house and external blood work
  • Comfortable with administering and monitoring patients under sedation
  • Assist anesthetists with patients during CT and fluoroscopy
  • Proficient at positioning and taking patient radiographs
  • Assist with setup of patient monitoring equipment and warming devices
  • Maintain radiology inventory control
  • Provides general husbandry for radiology and imaging services

Shift: Fulltime (40 hour) benefit position within the radiology services including one major and one minor holiday coverage a year. Schedule Monday to Friday with some weekend coverage.

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Minimum 3 years working as a veterinary technician
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a specialty hospital preferred
  • Graduate from an accredited AVMA program preferred
  • CVT, LVT, RVT, 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, professional, 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, Employee Assistance Program, FMLA, vacation/sick/personal time off, employee pet discount on services/food/and products, uniforms, CE reimbursement, and 10 paid holidays a year.

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

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician

Tufts V.E.T.S. is a premier level 1 emergency and specialty hospital located in the beautiful metropolitan area of Walpole, Massachusetts. 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.

We are seeking a full-time certified veterinary nurse to join our Emergency and Critical Care Services.

About the Position:

  • Proficient with patient triage, procedure workups, admitting & rounding patients, and discharges
  • Can safely restrain patients
  • Has excellent knowledge of common disease processes and pharmacology
  • Proficient with medical calculations
  • Aseptically prep patients for procedures
  • Proficient with IVC placement and running various in-house and external blood work
  • Can place central lines, NG tubes, and u-caths
  • Comfortable with administering, monitoring, and recovering patients under anesthesia and sedation
  • Assists ECC doctors with procedures
  • Proficient at patient positioning and taking digital radiographs
  • Can setup, monitor, interpret, and maintain patient monitoring equipment (ECG, SpO2, CO2, NIBP)
  • Assists with providing general husbandry and inventory for ECC patients and service

Shift: Fulltime (36 hour) benefit position within the ECC services including some holiday coverage. Schedule Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10a to 10p with some weekend coverage.

Personal Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Minimum 3 years working as a veterinary technician
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a specialty hospital preferred
  • Graduate from an accredited AVMA program preferred
  • CVT, LVT, RVT, 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, professional, 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, Employee Assistance Program, FMLA, vacation/sick/personal time off, employee pet discount on services/food/and products, uniforms, CE reimbursement, and 10 paid holidays a year.

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

Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties (Tufts VETS)

is recruiting an additional Emergency Veterinarian for our 24-hour specialty and emergency hospital located in Walpole, Massachusetts. Our 25,000-square foot hospital provides a large ICU, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, endoscopy, a blood bank, ICU ventilator, and two surgery suites. Our dedicated referral base and emergency service provide a multitude of challenging cases. Tufts VETS has 14 board-certified specialists in internal medicine, emergency and critical care, surgery, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dentistry, dermatology, cardiology and oncology. Our ER is also staffed by 5 post-graduate trained emergency doctors, and 5 rotating interns. Tufts VETS has an amazing cohort of highly skilled nurses with strong managerial support. We work hard to care for our patients, clients and referring veterinarians; maintaining a genuinely collegial working environment. Your appreciation for your profession is enhanced by the opportunity to teach and mentor interns and veterinary students, and an affiliation with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine means that we have access to the Tufts University library consortium and many CE opportunities. The ideal candidate would be internship-trained with emergency experience. We offer a competitive salary based on experience level with an excellent benefits package including paid vacation, paid continuing education and 401K. Weekend, overnight, swing shift and holiday coverage is on a rotating basis. Only full-time applicants will be considered.

Please contact Dr. Alicia Karas, hospital director, at 508-660-3201 or email your CV and cover letter to alicia.karas@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 $1,500 for overnights and $1,000 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.