Field Service Veterinary Technician Position - Large Animal Clinical Sciences
The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Veterinary Technician I for our Equine and Farm Animal Field Service section. The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical support to Field Services clinicians. 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. The technician assists clinicians with clients, procedures and patient care, ordering and restocking supplies, communicating with vendors to ensure the best products are being purchased, client communication, calling clients with test results and communicating the implications and potential treatments, entry of accurate billing and medical records, facilitating faculty research efforts. The technician also supervises and teaches veterinary students in accordance with national standards, university syllabi, and clinician instruction. Advanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology and restraint of large animal species; ability to learn parasitology and preventative medicine for client recommendations, reproductive physiology to set synchronization protocols, thorough understanding of hospital computer system for all billing and medical case tracking. Must perform PCV and TS on blood samples, administer IV and IM injections, place catheters, assist with surgeries both in hospital and in the field (all large animal species), ability to monitor patients under general anesthesia provided by injectable and inhalant anesthesia, teaching students technicians skills, and client education. Aid in the interpretation of lab results, client call backs, proactive, self-starter, sound decision-making. Work with client services staff to schedule client appointments to ensure efficient utilization of time. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for application is July or until filled. UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
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.