The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Veterinary Technician I for its Large Animal reproductive clinical service, teaching, and research programs. The primary purpose of this entry-level position is to provide nursing care to a variety of large animal species. Must have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program. Must obtain a Veterinary Technician license in TN within one year of employment. Advanced knowledge of veterinary nursing for horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, alpacas, and more. The technician provides nursing care in the reproductive clinical service by making patient assessments, performing triage, prepping animals for and assisting with exams and treatments, including surgical artificial insemination, breeding soundness, embryo transfer, reproductive ultrasounds, venipuncture, hormone administration, and labor and delivery. Helps to establish a plan of care and confers with owner. Also provides nursing care for teaching herd, including health management, triage, routine medical care, farrier appointments, and exams and treatments, including preparation for preclinical labs and clinical electives. Records medical histories, clinical signs, and observations. Restrains animals. Regularly communicates with supervising Clinician. Operates medical equipment, including heavy equipment. Collaborates with others to ensure quality care is received. Maintains proper records according to hospital, USDA, and/or IACUC regulations. Ensures protocols are followed and up-to-date. In conjunction with clinicians, supports teaching efforts by instructing students in the application of veterinary nursing skills. Provides preparation and clean up for teaching labs, including planning, assigning animals, and ensuring proper supplies are available. The technician supports research efforts by assisting principal investigators with research projects as necessary. Ensures IACUC and safety protocols are followed. Technician manages supplies, equipment, and inventory for service, teaching, and research. Organizes products, maintains equipment (e.g. microscopes, ultrasound machines), and orders supplies. Maintains cleanliness and order of facilities. Enters charges for clients, teaching, and research expenses. Assists with training new veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, residents, interns, and graduate students. Applicant needs effective communication skills, including the ability to show compassion. Excellent judgment and decision-making skills. Good time management skills. Ability to express patience and deal with high levels of stress. Ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to lift, assist, and transport patients. Ability to multi-task. Willingness to operate heavy equipment such as forklift, bobcat, and tractors (training provided). Must be a good communicator, demonstrate professionalism, possess traits of collegiality, trustworthiness, work ethic, team work, and collaboration. Must ensure excellence in patient care, client service, student teaching, and teamwork. Applicants should submit their letter of intent, names and addresses of three pertinent references and current curriculum vitae or resume to Catheryn Hance, Dept. of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, 2407 River Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-4545, phone 865-974-5703, email: email@example.com. The deadline for application is April 24 or until filled. UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
About The University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee, Dept. of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, TN is a Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.