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Veterinary Technicians

A Voice for the Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

As a vet tech, Michael Santasieri enjoyed teaching. When a new tech training job at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals was created, he knew it was the perfect fit.

Michael Santasieri posing for a picture

Seeing Further

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

As a veterinary technician working in nuclear medicine and CT, Josh Peters has the unique capability to help reveal health issues in animals of all sizes

Joshua Peters, Diagnostic Imaging Technician, poses for a photo outside the Large Animal Hospital on campus at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University on November 17, 2020.

Harnessing Empathy in the Face of Emergencies

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

After the attacks of 9/11, Michelle Emmott decided to pursue her true passion. She’s now a veterinary technician in the Foster Hospital ER, nursing pets and teaching those around her.

Michelle Emmott sitting on her couch playing with her cat

A Technician’s Tale

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

As the general surgery service technician at the Hospital for Large Animals, Katie Calicchio has no shortage of compassion for the patients—or their owners.

Katie Calicchio holding her dog posing for a photo while standing in a lake.

For the Love of Horses

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Bridget Hatch planned on being a professional rider, but when a vet tech job opened at the large-animal hospital, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

Veterinary technician, Bridget Hatch, laughing while being licked by a horse on the face

Community Medicine Keeps Pets Out of Shelters

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Jane Waterfall, V18, and Kayla Sample were the first two community medicine interns at the Tufts at Tech veterinary clinic in Worcester. Here’s what they learned.

Veterinarians Kayla Sample and Jane Waterfall, V18 posing for camera at Tufts at Tech community medicine clinic

A Lot to Chew On

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Dental Week helps prepare veterinary students to meet the needs of future patients.

Stock photo of dachshund dog with a toothbrush on a light background