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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.

Anesthesia/Surgery Veterinary Nurse

Tufts V.E.T.S., is an expanding multidisciplinary referral hospital located in the beautiful metropolitan area of Walpole, Massachusetts, owned by Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. We are seeking a full-time certified veterinary nurse to join our Anesthesia/Surgery Services.

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: Fulltime (40 hour) benefit position within the anesthesia/surgery services. Four 10-hour shifts per week, including one on-call anesthesia shift per week and one on-call anesthesia weekend every 5-6 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

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.

About Tufts V.E.T.S.: Tufts 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.

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, vacation/sick/personal time off, employee pet discount on services/food/and products, uniforms, CE reimbursement, and 10 paid holidays a year

Emergency Veterinarian

Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties (Tufts VETS) is recruiting an additional overnight Emergency Veterinarian to join our growing practice.

Tufts VETS is a 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, and two surgery suites. Our dedicated referral base and emergency service provide a multitude of challenging cases. We offer a collegial working environment with highly trained and compassionate support staff. Tufts VETS has 12 board-certified specialists in internal medicine, emergency and critical care, surgery, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology and oncology. Additionally, we have 4 post-graduate trained emergency doctors, 10 E/CC residents, and 5 rotating interns. We strive for a positive learning environment with opportunities to teach and mentor students, interns and residents. 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. We offer a competitive salary based on experience level with an excellent benefits package including paid vacation, paid continuing education 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

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.

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 $1,000 to be paid out after the successful completion of 6 months employment with Tufts VETS.

Please send all inquiries to Maureen Antonitis at maureen.antonitis@tufts.edu.

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.


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.


We are looking for compassionate, team orientated Animal Care Attendants.

Positions are part time entry level in our busy 24-hour specialty hospital. Positions available: Tuesday-Saturday 7am–3pm Fulltime benefitted. We also have a part time position Sunday and Monday 3pm-11pm. Duties include patient restraint (dogs and cats only), cleaning cages/runs, laundry, washing floors, cleaning exam rooms, stocking medical supplies, assisting the veterinarians and technicians as needed. Some small animal handling/animal husbandry experience preferred. These positions do not include duties associated with the medical treatment of animals.

We are looking for qualified candidates that are interested in working with a multitude of specialists in an encouraging learning environment. Candidates must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced hospital focusing on 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. Please contact maureen.antonitis@tufts.edu


Custodians Wanted

Tufts Veterinary Emergency and Specialties located at 525 South Street Walpole is looking for 2 Custodians. These positions are part time Sunday-Tuesday (12 hrs.) or Wednesday-Saturday (16hrs) 6am to 10am. Previous experienced required, some heavy lifting, compliance with all standard safety codes and practices and minor maintenance. Work area is within the patient care departments but does not require animal handling.

The successful candidates must be dependable, self-motivated and detail orientated. You will join a team of motivated and dedicated animal lovers.

Please submit your resume to maureen.antonitis@tufts.edu References required.


Veterinary Medical Oncologist

Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties (Tufts VETS) is recruiting a Veterinary Medical Oncologist to step into our existing oncology service on or after May 1, 2019. Our dedicated referral base and large emergency service provide a multitude of challenging cases. We offer a collegial working environment with highly trained and compassionate support staff. Tufts VETS’ current 15 specialists include oncology, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, surgery, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dentistry, dermatology, and cardiology who work together to care for patients. The practice also employs post-graduate trained emergency doctors, ECC residents, and 5 interns. Our 25,000 sq. ft. hospital facility, located halfway between Boston and Providence in Walpole, MA, houses a large ICU, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, endoscopy, blood bank, and chemotherapy capability. Our specialty services work closely with our referring veterinarians, providing advanced diagnostics and therapy to help dogs, cats and their owners enjoy quality care and compassionate service with round-the-clock staffing.

Tufts VETS strives to be a quality learning environment with opportunities to mentor DVM students and house officers through our affiliation with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. A strong, collegial service ethic, and the enthusiasm to pro-actively build and maintain our oncology practice will be valued. Our staff enjoys the Boston metro area’s rich culture, the beaches of Cape Cod, and the mountains of New England. We offer competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Please contact Alicia Karas, at 508-660-3201 or email your resume and supporting materials to alicia.karas@tufts.edu.