ANIMAL CARE ATTENDANT - Foster Hospital for Small Animals

North Grafton, Worcester County
Jan 13, 2014
Posting Title : ANIMAL CARE ATTENDANT - Foster Hospital for Small Animals
Requisition Number : 2335
City : Grafton
State/Province : Massachusetts
Zip code : 01536
Job Description-Overview :

The Animal Care Department supports the Foster Hospital for Small Animal's mission by providing general housekeeping services insuring care and comfort for all the dogs, cats and exotic pets which are admitted.


The Animal Care Attendant is responsibile for:

  • General housekeeping and ward maintenance
  • Animal care and feeding in the Small Animal Hospital
  • Providing assistance to the Veterinary Technicians in completing daily treatments
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Description - Requirements :

Basic Requirements:  High School Diploma or the equivalent with up to one year of related experience. Basic computer skills. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.


Preferred Qualifications:  Vocational/technical training or Associate's Degree preferred with one to three years of experience. Ability to effectively work as a member of a team. Knowledge of animal behavior, restraint, feeding and basic sanitation. Pride in maintaining assigned areas in hospital environment.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:  Schedule will include both University and calendar holiday coverage. This position is considered essential is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.


Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.