Large Animal Surgery Veterinary Technician Position
The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a licensed Veterinary Technician to provide nursing care for large animal surgery and anesthesia services and to manage surgery and anesthesia resources. Position works with surgery supply and equipment vendors/representatives and provides continuity and standards in surgery care. This position assists with the supervision and teaching of students, specifically on how to care for animal patients and how to perform procedures. 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. Provides entry-level patient care in large animal surgery and anesthesia by performing specialized medical procedures for patients including, but not limited to horses, cattle, sheep, goats, camels, llamas, alpacas, and pigs. Coordinates patient preparations, scheduling, and organization of services (anesthesia, surgery, imaging, etc.) to ensure timely and efficient use of personnel and equipment. Technician assists other hospital services when time allows and may be asked to participate in emergency services. Manages surgery and anesthesia resources (hygiene, organization, inventory management, surgical sterility and equipment and room maintenance, anesthesia equipment maintenance) by working with surgery supply and equipment vendors/representatives. Provides continuity and standards in surgery care. Assists with the supervision and teaching of students. Teaches students the skills required to care for animal patients and to perform procedures on patients and teaching and research animals. Provides fee entry, inventory control, and cost estimates, an coordinates activities with other veterinary technicians. Advanced knowledge of veterinary nursing. 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 and equipment. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time. Two or more years of experience in the handling and management of large animals (e.g. horses, cattle, goats, llamas, alpacas, sheep, pigs) is preferred but applications from new graduates will be considered who have appropriate background experience. Cross trained in multiple areas of the hospital to help other technicians when the need arises. 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 Aug.19 or until filled. UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
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
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.