Assistant or Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Assistant or Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Open Date:
Aug 13, 2020

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, invites applications for a two full-time tenure-track or clinical track faculty members in small animal orthopedic surgery. The positions are offered at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Department’s reputation by participation in clinical, didactic and laboratory teaching of small animal surgery to veterinary students, interns, and residents; participation in continuing education at the local and national levels; and development of a basic science or clinical research program or other forms of scholarly activity. Start-up funds are available to support research or scholarly activity.

Faculty within the small animal surgery section currently include five ACVS board certified surgeons; four surgery residents; three neurosurgeons (DACVIM-Neurology); three neurology residents; and two sports medicine specialists (DACVSMR). The orthopedic service is a high-level referral center and general orthopedic clinic complemented with the Canine Arthritis Rehabilitation Exercise Science & Sports Medicine (CARES) Center. The CARES Center has a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility with three under-water treadmills, an exercise pool, and a small animal hyperbaric oxygen chamber.  The Center also contains a fully equipped gait analysis laboratory with kinetic and kinematic testing capability.   

The Small Animal Clinic is a modern facility equipped to provide state-of-the-art surgical and medical services, teaching, and research. The facilities and equipment of the Small Animal Clinic support 24 specialties and include surgical and therapeutic lasers, negative pressure wound therapy, Force Triad, operating microscope, 40 slice computed tomography unit, MRI, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, intraoperative fluoroscopy, video endoscopy, stenting, laparoscopy, arthroscopy, DEXA and PET scanning, total hip system, and a full complement of implants, including plating, pinning, external fixation, circular fixation, interlocking nails, and 3-D printing capabilities.  Also available to the surgery clinic are a fully developed nutrition service, a regenerative medicine laboratory, critical care specialists, and a veterinary social work program.


Requirements include the DVM/VMD or equivalent degree and completion of a surgical residency training program approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) or a surgical residency at a program registered by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Qualified individuals are invited to submit an application consisting of: 1) Letter of professional goals, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Names of three professionals willing to supply references. 

For additional information, applicants are directed to visit the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine web site at: to contact Dr. Greenacre directly: Email: [email protected] ; Phone: (865) 974-8387; Fax: (865) 974-5554.