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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 25,000 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 paid holidays.


Current Positions

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Veterinarians

Technical Staff

Emergency Veterinarian

Tufts VETS is recruiting an emergency veterinarian to join our Level I VECCS certified hospital. The position offers the opportunity to provide care to a diverse array of inpatients across multiple specialties. Our emergency doctors participate in a rotation of shifts including daytime emergency receiving, daytime inpatient management, mid-day (‘swing’) emergency receiving and overnight shifts. Tufts VETS is an affiliate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, at Tufts University, providing a unique environment combining academia and private practice. Benefits of a hybrid practice include the opportunity to teach, and mentor, veterinary students and interns, hold excellent benefits, participate in not-for-profit loan forgiveness programs and most, importantly to see a varied, strong caseload. Furthermore, we are privately owned and independently managed- thus you will be invited to practice medicine in your own way.

  • Generous sign-on bonus, relocation expenses
  • Competitive salary with a tremendous benefits package
  • Multiple specialists to support you: internal medicine, surgery, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, and oncology
  • The ECC teams consists of 2 criticalists and 8 experienced ER doctors
  • Our rotating intern class will grow from 6 to 7 in 2023-2024
  • Our 25,000-square foot hospital recently underwent renovations and currently houses a large ICU, digital radiographs, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, endoscopy echocardiology suite, blood bank, telemetry, mechanical ventilator, in-house NOVA and IDEXX lab. There are currently 2 surgery suites with plans for a 3rd.
  • Partnership with the teaching hospital of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University provides resources including access to the diagnostic laboratory, library consortium, IT support, specialist consultation and more.

Walpole, Massachusetts is located halfway between Boston and Providence so you can take advantage of two unique cities. In addition to the rich culture of the cities, we are convenient to the beaches of Cape Cod and the mountains of New England.

Whether you are internship trained, or have similar experience, if you are interested in joining a strong group of veterinarians that are providing excellent patient care in a great location, please contact Maureen Antonitis at 508-668-5454, or email your resume to Maureen.antonitis@tufts.edu.

Hospitalist

Tufts VETS is recruiting a hospitalist to join our growing multispecialty veterinary hospital. This position will complement a multitude of specialists providing quality in-patient care, patient evaluation and treatment for a diverse array of medical conditions. Tufts VETS is an affiliate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, at Tufts University, providing a unique environment combining academia and private practice. Benefits of a hybrid practice include the opportunity to teach, and mentor, veterinary students and interns, hold excellent benefits, participate in not for profit loan forgiveness programs and most importantly, to see a varied, strong caseload. Furthermore, we are privately owned and independently managed- thus you will be invited to practice medicine in your own way.

  • Generous sign-on bonus, relocation expenses
  • Competitive salary with a tremendous benefits package
    • Health, Vision & Dental
    • Flexible spending account
    • 401K with generous matching program
    • CE allowance & paid professional expenses
    • Pet care discounts
    • Short- and long-term disability
    • Life insurance
    • PFML
    • Employee assistance program
    • Paid maternity leave
  • Multiple specialists to support you: emergency & critical care, surgery, internal medicine diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, anesthesia and oncology
  • We have recently added an urgent care service to support our ER department
  • Our 25,000-square foot hospital recently underwent renovations and currently houses a large ICU, digital radiographs, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, echocardiology suite, blood bank, telemetry, mechanical ventilator, in-house NOVA and IDEXX lab. There are currently 2 surgery suites with plans for a 3rd.
  • Partnership with the teaching hospital of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University provides resources including access to the diagnostic laboratory, library consortium, IT support, specialist consultation and more.

Walpole, Massachusetts is located halfway between Boston and Providence so you can take advantage of two unique cities. In addition to the rich culture of the cities, we are convenient to the beaches of Cape Cod and the mountains of New England.

Whether you are an internal medicine specialist, experienced emergency doctor looking for a change or a general practitioner looking to expand your skills into in-patient management please consider joining our strong group of veterinarians that are providing excellent patient care in a great location, please contact Dr. Julie Callahan at 508-668-5454, or email your resume to julie.callahan_clark@tufts.edu

Internist

Tufts VETS is recruiting a 4th internist to join our multi-specialty veterinary hospital. Tufts VETS is an affiliate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, at Tufts University, providing a unique environment combining academia and private practice. Benefits of a hybrid practice include the opportunity to teach, and mentor, veterinary students and interns, hold excellent benefits, participate in not for profit loan forgiveness programs and most importantly, to see a varied, strong caseload. Furthermore, we are privately owned and independently managed- thus you will be invited to practice medicine in your own way.

  • Generous sign-on bonus, relocation expenses
  • Competitive salary with a tremendous benefits package
    • Health, Vision & Dental
    • Flexible spending account
    • 401K with generous matching program
    • CE allowance & paid professional expenses
    • Pet care discounts
    • Short- and long-term disability
    • Life insurance
    • PFML
    • Employee assistance program
    • Paid maternity leave
  • Multiple specialists to support you: emergency & critical care, surgery, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, and oncology
  • The medicine team consists of 3 internists, 6 experienced technicians and 2 dedicated liaisons
  • We have a full complement of endoscopic equipment (flexible & rigid)
  • Our 25,000-square foot hospital recently underwent renovations and currently houses a large ICU, digital radiographs, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, echocardiology suite, blood bank, telemetry, mechanical ventilator, in-house NOVA and IDEXX lab. There are currently 2 surgery suites with plans for a 3rd.
  • Partnership with the teaching hospital of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University provides resources including access to the diagnostic laboratory, library consortium, IT support, specialist consultation and more.

Walpole, Massachusetts is located halfway between Boston and Providence so you can take advantage of two unique cities. In addition to the rich culture of the cities, we are convenient to the beaches of Cape Cod and the mountains of New England.

Whether you are board certified, residency trained or are currently completing your residency, and are interested in joining a strong group of veterinarians that are providing excellent patient care in a great location, please contact Dr. Julie Callahan at 508-668-5454, or email your resume to julie.callahan_clark@tufts.edu

Dermatology Credentialed Veterinary Technician

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 and critical care, anesthesia, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, radiology and diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, urgent care, and cardiology. We are continually seeking to unite highly skilled professionals in veterinary medicine to provide a collaborative environment that strives to promote and strengthen the human-animal bond.

Tufts V.E.T.S. strives to be a community where diversity and inclusion are a priority.

Sign-On Bonus: $3,500

About the Position: To provide veterinary nursing care specific to the Dermatology service.

  • Schedule appointments/work with client liaison for schedule coordination
  • Obtain a comprehensive history from clients, including TPR & weight
  • Admit and/or discharge patients
  • Hold/restraint of patients
  • Venipuncture (including IV/IM/SQ injections, IV catheter placement)
  • Able to administer medications via PO, SQ, IM, or IV
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of basic monitoring for patients under sedation
  • Participate in a double check system for prescriptions /refills
  • Prepare samples / prescriptions for shipping
  • Patient workups/assist with procedures
  • Create estimates for procedures and inpatients and submit for clinician approval
  • Cytology
  • Microscope operation & Care
  • Run in-hospital bloodwork
  • Coordinate consults from other departments when needed
  • Enter charges for client invoice for both inpatients and outpatients
  • Prepare samples/ order lab work
  • Track lab samples
  • Stock / clean exam room and treatment area
  • Maintain department’s supplies and special orders
  • Prepare supply list for ordering
  • Monthly audit expiration dates on supplies
  • Change stains as needed
  • Update and maintain allergen stock for immunotherapy
  • Prepare patient immunotherapy
  • Client education /explain treatment plan /review discharge instructions with owner/discuss medications
  • Communicate with referring veterinarians and other specialty practices as needed
  • Call backs, confirmation calls and follow up calls
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills when talking with clients to assess concerns, urgency, and interventional needs
  • Follow through with client conversations to assure appropriate action has taken place and questions have been answered
  • Record all client communications in communication log
  • Assure that doctors receive all messages from clients
  • Demonstrate an ability to work efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Display superior communication skills with other technicians and doctors to assure that all daily tasks are completed, and client needs are met
  • Display an ability to navigate challenging conversations with clients. Anticipate conversations that may be highly emotionally charged or challenging and address accordingly
  • Display advanced knowledge of common dermatologic disease processes so that client questions and concerns can be answered accurately and efficiently
  • Communicate with professionalism, courtesy, and warmth in all interactions with clients
  • Provide clients with basic patient updates excluding details regarding prognosis, diagnosis, and lab results
  • Accurately prepare patients for discharge to client
  • Dispense all medications to go home as prescribed
  • Provide compassionate care to patients and clients
  • Conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks
  • Perform physical assessments, record observations in electronic medical records
  • Explain necessary follow-up and homecare instructions on patient discharges

Shift: Fulltime (40 hours) benefit position within the Dermatology service. Days, Monday to Thursday.

Personal Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Minimum 3 years working as a Veterinary Technician
  • Ideally should have a minimum of 2 years of experience in Dermatology or related specialty medicine
  • Graduate from an accredited AVMA program preferred
  • CVT, LVT, and/or VTS preferred
  • Must have the ability to support and foster an environment of diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and empathy
  • Must have excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
  • Is detailed oriented and reliable
  • Proficient at working with digital records and using Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Has a high commitment to providing exceptional patient care
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Must be well-spoken, professional, approachable, and maintain a positive outlook
  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals (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.

Compensation: Is based on education, experience, credentials, and skill level.

Benefits: ull-time benefits include health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending accounts, PFML, Employee Assistance Program, paid maternity leave, paid vacation/sick/personal time, employee pet discount, uniforms, CE opportunities and allowance, and paid holidays.

Please email your resume to: Amanda.Cloutier@tufts.edu

Emergency & Critical Care Credentialed Technician Supervisor

Tufts V.E.T.S. is a multispecialty hospital providing level 1 VECCS certified emergency and critical care to New England. We are an affiliate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, at Tufts University, providing a unique environment that integrates learning into a busy private practice setting. We are committed to providing the highest standard of patient care from a wide range of specialty services including emergency and critical care, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, radiology and diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, and urgent care. We are continually seeking to unite highly skilled professionals in veterinary medicine to provide a collaborative environment that strives to promote and strengthen the human-animal bond.

Tufts V.E.T.S. strives to be a community where diversity and inclusion are a priority.

Sign-On Bonus: $3,500

Position Overview:

The ECC Technician Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the ECC & Urgent Care departments. This position will be a working supervisor; with time both on and off the floor. Working on the floor performing all Technician responsibilities, modeling best practices in client/patient interactions with team members, observing and coaching team members on their clinical skills, knowledge, and patient care, ensuring efficient workflows and high standard of patient care being followed, and building good working interpersonal relationships between ECC and Urgent Care with all other services. The ECC Technician Supervisor also plays a vital role in building and maintaining a healthy culture throughout the hospital. This position supports and reports to the Clinical Services Manager.

This position requires someone who is organized, confident, and can maintain professionalism in tense situations, is invested in the success of the ECC and Urgent Care departments as well as the hospital, leads effectively and thoughtfully, is a champion through change, and possesses the ability to solve complex problems. A high level of emotional intelligence is key to succeed in this role. The ECC Technician Supervisor must be committed to controlling their emotions in a high stress environment and navigating interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. One must have the ability to navigate difficult conversations while being aware of body language, tone, and words to ensure an approachable and optimistic interaction. This includes deescalating employee conflict and gossip in a constructive and productive way.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform all essential duties and tasks required of an ER/ICU/Urgent Care Veterinary Technician.
  • Motivate, inspire, and empower team members.
  • Ensure optimal patient care by providing clear expectations and direction for team members.
  • Provide team members with coaching and training that are in line with hospital expectations.
  • Monitor and give frequent feedback to team members to ensure they deliver exceptional client and patient nursing care.
  • Conducts performance evaluations with the Clinical Services Managers support.
  • Develop departmental policies and procedures.
  • Provide conflict resolution both internally and externally.
  • Maintains the schedule for ECC and Urgent Care that provides appropriate and adequate coverage for both services.
  • Participates and oversees the ECC on-call schedule for staffing needs such as callouts and open shift coverage, and any shift concerns.
  • Participate in callout and open shift coverage.
  • Work required shift schedule including weekends and holiday coverage.
  • Assist with disciplinary actions when necessary/appropriate (with management approval).
  • Interview applicants for positions within the ECC and Urgent Care departments.
  • Assists and oversees with onboarding and training of new hires within the ECC and Urgent Care departments.
  • Facilitates and promotes individual growth and development goals/plans for team members within the ECC and Urgent Care services.
  • Assist in the resolution of problems/issues between team members with tact and professionalism.
  • Act as an advocate for the ECC and Urgent Care services.
  • Meet regularly with the Clinical Services Manager and Hospital Director of Operations.
  • Encourage collaboration and build strong inter-departmental relationships.
  • Maintain positive rapport between all hospital team members and clients.
  • Communicate openly, effectively, and regularly with all management/supervisors and specialists.
  • Delegate responsibilities including projects to the ECC Lead Technicians.
  • Meet regularly with the ECC Lead Technicians and Shift Coordinators.
  • Assists the Clinical Services Manager with Payroll time clock review, pay adjustments, and approvals.

Schedule: TBD. Swing/Overnight hours. Fulltime (36-40 hour) benefit position within the ECC/Urgent Care services including holidays and weekend rotation coverage.

Education and Licensure Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Degree in Veterinary Technology and/or Animal Science preferred
  • Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
  • Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Emergency & Critical Care desirable

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of leadership or supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 5 years working in the veterinary field as a Veterinary Technician
  • Minimum of 3 years working in emergency critical care/urgent care or specialty medicine

Personal Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years old.
  • Genuinely enjoys working with animals and can treat them compassionately even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
  • Must support and foster an environment of diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and empathy.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills.
  • Can multi-task in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Can stay calm and efficient under pressure.
  • Is detail oriented and reliable.
  • Has a high commitment to providing exceptional patient/client care.
  • Has excellent communication skills.
  • Must be professional, approachable, and maintain an optimistic outlook.
  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals (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.

Compensation: Is based on education, experience, credentials, and skill level.

Benefits: Full-time, include health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending accounts, PFML, Employee Assistance Program, paid maternity leave, paid vacation/sick/personal time, employee pet discount, uniforms, CE opportunities and allowance, and paid holidays.

Please email your resume to: Amanda.Cloutier@tufts.edu

ER Credentialed Veterinary Technician - Full Time

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 and critical care, anesthesia, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, radiology and diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, and urgent care. We are continually seeking to unite highly skilled professionals in veterinary medicine to provide a collaborative environment that strives to promote and strengthen the human-animal bond.

Tufts V.E.T.S. strives to be a community where diversity and inclusion are a priority.

Sign-On Bonus: $3,500

About the Position: We are seeking two fulltime ER Certified Veterinary Technicians to join our Emergency and Critical Care Services.

  • Proficient with patient triage, procedure workups, admitting & rounding patients, and discharges
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Can safely restrain patients
  • Has excellent knowledge of common disease processes and pharmacology
  • Proficient with medical calculations
  • Aseptically prep patients for procedures
  • Proficient with blood draws, IV catheter placement, and running and processing various lab samples
  • 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: Full-time (36 hour) benefit position within the ECC services including holiday coverage. Shift 8am to 8pm Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Personal Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Minimum 1 years working as a veterinary technician
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an emergency and/or specialty hospital preferred
  • Graduate from an accredited AVMA program preferred
  • CVT, LVT, RVT, and/or VTS preferred
  • Must have the ability to support and foster an environment of diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and empathy
  • Must have good interpersonal relationship and communication skills
  • Can multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
  • Is detailed oriented and reliable
  • Has a high commitment to providing exceptional patient care
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Must be well-spoken, professional, approachable, and maintain a optimistic outlook
  • Proficient at working with digital records and using Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals (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.

Compensation: Is based on education, experience, credentials, and skill level.

Benefits: Full-time benefits include health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending accounts, PFML, Employee Assistance Program, paid maternity leave, paid vacation/sick/personal time, employee pet discount, uniforms, CE opportunities and allowance, and paid holidays.

Please email your resume to: Amanda.Cloutier@tufts.edu

ICU Credentialed Veterinary Technicians - Day & Overnight

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 and critical care, anesthesia, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, radiology and diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, and urgent care. We are continually seeking to unite highly skilled professionals in veterinary medicine to provide a collaborative environment that strives to promote and strengthen the human-animal bond.

Tufts V.E.T.S. strives to be a community where diversity and inclusion are a priority.

Sign-On Bonus: $3,500 (day)

Sign-On Bonus: $7,000 (overnight)

About the Position: We are seeking full-time Certified Veterinary Technicians to join our day & overnight ICU teams within the Emergency and Critical Care services.

  • Proficient with following and performing patient treatments
  • Comfortable with digital medical records and treatment orders
  • Can safely restrain patients
  • Has excellent knowledge of common disease processes and pharmacology
  • Proficient with time management and punctuality
  • Proficient with medical calculations
  • Comfortable with setting up and monitoring CRI’s
  • Proficient with venipuncture and IVC placement
  • Proficient with using various in-house equipment such as NOVA, Catalyst, Procyte, Coag and submitting various lab samples to external labs
  • Can place central lines, NG tubes, and u-caths
  • Comfortable with transfusions and blood typing
  • 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)
  • Comfortable with use and interpretation of telemetry system
  • Proficient with patient triage, procedure workups, admitting & rounding patients, and discharges
  • Comfortable with common sedating protocols, monitoring patients pre-op, intra-op, and during recovery of sedation
  • Can setup, maintain, and troubleshoot multiparameter monitors (SpO2, CO2, ECG, NIBP), Doppler, and other common emergency equipment (O2 cage, ventilator)
  • Assists with providing general husbandry and inventory for ECC patients and service

Shift: Day: 7am to 7pm fulltime (36 hour) benefit position within the ECC services including weekend and holiday coverage. Days TBD.

Shift: Overnight: 7pm to 7am fulltime (36 hour) benefit position within the ECC services including weekend and holiday coverage. Days TBD.

Personal Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Minimum 3 years working as a veterinary technician
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an emergency and/or specialty hospital preferred
  • Graduate from an accredited AVMA program preferred
  • CVT, LVT, RVT, and/or VTS preferred
  • Must have the ability to support and foster an environment of diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and empathy
  • Must have good interpersonal relationship and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
  • Is detailed oriented and reliable
  • Has a high commitment to providing exceptional patient care
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Must be well-spoken, professional, approachable, and maintain a positive outlook
  • Proficient at working with digital records and using Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals (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.

Compensation: Is based on education, experience, credentials, and skill level.

Benefits: Full-time benefits include health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending accounts, PFML, Employee Assistance Program, paid maternity leave, paid vacation/sick/personal time, employee pet discount, uniforms, CE opportunities and allowance, and paid holidays.

Please email your resume to: Amanda.Cloutier@tufts.edu