Veterinary Technician I

DEPARTMENT:  Veterinary Services

LOCATION:  Grafton, MA

REPORTS TO: Department Supervisor/Manager or Director


An entry-technical level with the expectations of supervised functionality involved in the daily function of veterinary care.

  • General animal care responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Health checks and animal welfare assessments
    • Handling multiple species
    • Collecting and processing biological samples from multiple species
  • General facility responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Observing issues related to animal care
    • Assisting veterinarians and veterinary technicians with quarantine procedures
  • Veterinary care responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Daily clinical observations of animals
    • Assisting with care and medical treatment of all animals
    • Monitoring animals on treatment
    • Assisting with veterinary rounds
    • Assisting with compiling data for reports
    • Assisting veterinarian and veterinary technicians with physical examinations
    • Assisting with minor procedures
    • Assisting with/performing laboratory tests as needed
    • Ensuring environmental enrichment policy compliance
    • Post-operative care including monitoring, triage and analgesic administration
    • Performing veterinary treatments
    • Maintaining schedule of and performing pain assessments
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Assist technical staff in other departmental areas
    • Assist technical staff with preparation of operating rooms and instrument packs for procedures
    • Need effective oral and written communication skills and superior organizational skills
    • Must work effectively as a team member and be able to work independently
    • Perform other related duties as required
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience: Minimum of one year experience in biomedical research or veterinary practice
  • Certification/Licensure: ALAT or higher preferred, CVT preferred.
  • Must be able to perform laboratory procedures, which require talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (Personal Protective Equipment) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to consistently lift and move at least 50 pounds.
  • Animal facility and laboratories with moderate noise possible.
  • Exposure to potential zoonotic agents, hazardous/noxious devices (e.g., needles, scalpel blades, etc.), chemicals (e.g., anesthetic gases, formalin, alcohols, xylenes, etc.) and/or radiation.
  • General office working conditions.
  • This position will require performing duties on weekends and/or holidays.
  • This position will require performing duties in the evenings 12pm – 8:30pm.

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their position. • The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

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