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Veterinary Technician II

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Veterinary Technician, Teaching Laboratories

The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for the position of Veterinary Technician. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate and facilitate laboratories for veterinary students, utilizing both live and deceased animals. This position is heavily involved in teaching students.

Depending on qualifications of the successful candidate, position will begin as a Veterinary Technician II or Senior Veterinary Technician I.  More responsibilities will be expected of those hired in at a more advanced level.

Typical Responsibilities:

    Coordinates, prepares for and instructs teaching laboratories for veterinary students, residents, and interns in conjunction with the primary veterinary instructorCoordinates and maintains relationships with the lab animal facility and/or local animal shelters to procure animals for teaching laboratory.Ensures animals are properly prepared for laboratory Supervises and maintain log for the administration of controlled medicationsInstructs students on proper techniques for restraint, administering medications, placing IV and urinary catheters, aseptic technique, and microscopic evaluation of samples. Supervises the administration of or administers anesthetics and monitors patients under anesthesia as necessary during teaching laboratoryIs responsible for procuring and maintaining adequate supplies for laboratories, including purchasing from outside vendorsMaintains or arranges for repairs of equipment used in laboratoriesIs responsible for ensuring the compliance of regulations pertaining to teaching and research facilities as it pertains to the teaching laboratoryIs available for/attends all inspections taking place with regard to the teaching facilityCollects and supervises the collection of samples for laboratory analysis as it may apply to the teaching laboratoryEnsures the proper dispensation of the animals after the laboratoryProvides veterinary technician coverage for research projects when needed and time allowsInducts and monitors animals for procedures requiring anesthesiaProvides collection of samples for diagnostic analysisCollects dataCommunicates with clients regarding clinical projectsMay also work as a veterinary technician in the small animal hospital during times when laboratories are not being held.
Minimum Qualifications:

Six (6) months of experience in a veterinary medical center or one year in a private veterinary practice.  Associates 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:

Three years of experience in a veterinary medical center or five years in private veterinary practice. Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Experience teaching veterinary skills, working in research, and in compliance.

Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 28, 2022, 1:47:12 PM


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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