Veterinary Technician II, Dermatology

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Veterinary Technician, Dermatology

The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for the position of Veterinary Technician in Dermatology. The primary purpose of this position is to provide nursing care in the Dermatology Service by making patient assessments and preparing patients for procedures.  Position records patients' medical histories and symptoms, including observations.  Position administers medicine and treatments, establishes plan of care, and operates medical equipment. Position supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents. Provides on-call support to ICU as needed.  Depending on qualifications of the successful candidate, position will begin as a Veterinary Technician I, II, or Senior Veterinary Technician I.  More responsibilities will be expected of those hired in at a more advanced level.

Typical Responsibilities:

Provides patient care by scheduling appointments, making patient assessments, and preparing patients for procedures. Collects diagnostic samples and analyzes results.  Records patients' medical histories, symptoms, and observations.  Administers medicines and treatments.  Monitors in-hospital patients. Helps to establish a plan of care and confers with owner.  Regularly communicates with supervising Clinician.  Operates medical equipment.  Collaborates with others to ensure quality patient care is received.  Enters charges on patient accounts.  Routinely shares assigned on-call duty for the Small Animal ICU unit.

Supports teaching efforts by supervising and instructing students, interns, and residents in the application of dermatology techniques and procedures.  Provides orientation to new students.  Provides instruction for 3rd year student dermatology labs.

Prepares and maintains skin testing supplies. Ensures treatment area is organized and stocked with supplies. Maintains database of patient pictures and maintains client and student handouts.

Minimum Qualifications:

Entry-level position.  Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.  Must be a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program in Veterinary Technology.  Must have a Veterinary Technician license and must obtain a Tennessee license within one year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Veterinary Technician II: 6 months of experience in a veterinary medical center or one year in a private veterinary practice.


Senior Veterinary Technician I: Three years of experience in a veterinary medical center or five years in private veterinary practice.

Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 8, 2022, 9:53:03 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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