Veterinary Assistant II

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Closing date
Sep 17, 2021

Job Details

Veterinary Assistant II

Regular, Full-TIme, Market Range 02

The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Veterinary Assistant II for its Equine Hospital.  The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of functions within the Equine Hospital such as general care, feeding, cleaning, restraint, and exercising of equine patients. Cleans and disinfects equipment, animal stalls and treatment areas according to IACUC, USDA and AAALAC protocols.  Records daily observations. Assists with patient treatment. Operates equipment. Administers oral and topical medications.  Measures and records daily vital signs of patients. Assists with admittance and discharge of patients. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

General knowledge of animal behavior.  General knowledge of housekeeping to include cleaning and disinfection.  Knowledge of safety procedures.  Good verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to restrain animals.  Ability to maintain confidentiality.  Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.  Ability to stand for long periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent with 6 months of experience working with horses in a veterinary setting. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have a valid driver's license.

Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 15, 2021, 10:30:24 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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