The Dept. of Large Animal Clinical Sciences is seeking applicants for a Veterinary Surgery Technician position. Must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technology training program and obtain a license in Tennessee within one year of starting employment. Previous experience in the handling and management of large animals (e.g. horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, alpacas) is required, however applicants who are new graduates will be considered. This veterinary technician’s primary responsibility will be for all surgery and anesthesia areas in the Large Animal Hospital, and will provide support, as needed, to the equine, farm animal, and other large animal needs. The technician will be expected to support teaching and research activities if needed and as time allows. The technician will assist in teaching and supervision of students the skills required to care for equine and livestock patients and to perform procedures on patients, teaching and research animals. The technician will be a member of a comprehensive team that provides care to all large animal patients and may be asked to assist in other areas. The primary responsibilities of the technician are in the management of surgery and anesthesia resources (hygiene, organization, inventory management, surgical sterility, equipment and room maintenance, anesthesia equipment maintenance, working with surgery supply and equipment vendors/representatives, and providing continuity and standards in surgery care. Some lifting and manipulation of equipment and/or animals is required. Candidate must be capable of standing for prolonged periods of time and some physical activity will be required. All technicians provide medical, surgical, anesthetic, nursing care as needed and assist in performing specialized diagnostic procedures for large animal patients, and fee entry and inventory control. Salary is commensurate with training and experience. 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. Review of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technology training program and obtain a license in Tennessee within one year of starting employment. Previous experience in the handling and management of large animals (e.g. horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, alpacas) is required, however applicants who are new graduates will be considered.