The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee invites applications for three full-time clinical instructor positions in small animal emergency. Requirements include the DVM or equivalent degree, completion of a small animal internship or 1-2 years of practice experience.
The successful candidates will share an enthusiasm for teaching excellence, strong communication skills, a collaborative mindset, and compassionate patient care while actively supporting an inclusive teaching and work environment. Responsibilities will include clinical care of patients presented to the emergency service which operates 24/7. The successful candidates are expected to add to the department’s reputation and make contributions to the teaching and service missions of the college.
The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center is a comprehensive and completely equipped Level II VECCS Facility with the expertise needed to provide advanced medical care and to support research programs. Specialty services include: internal medicine, oncology, neurology and neurosurgery, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, radiology, nutrition, anesthesiology, physical therapy, behavior, zoo and exotic medicine and surgery. Excellent therapeutic and diagnostic imaging facilities are available which include on-site 1.5T MRI, 40 slice CT, nuclear medicine, video endoscopy, laparoscopy, DEXA scanning, physical therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Clinical services are supported by comprehensive endocrinology, virology, microbiology, parasitology, clinical pathology and anatomic pathology services. A full-time Veterinary Social Work program offers counseling services for clients, faculty, staff, and students. The state-of-the-art Teaching, Learning and Simulation Instruction Center will open in spring of 2022, along with a Center for Feline Health. Faculty development is supported by the Master Teacher’s Program and the South Eastern Veterinary Educators Consortium.
The successful candidates will be joining an expanding emergency and critical care service that includes three diplomates in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, an ACVIM small animal internist, four ECC residents and 23 licensed veterinary technicians (2 VTS ECC). The ECC service is supported by rotating interns, veterinary assistants, veterinary technician interns, and student workers. The state-of-the-art critical care unit includes 2 Puritan Bennett Covidien ventilators, Vapotherm high-flow oxygen therapy, Snyder oxygen cages, NOVA pHOX ultra blood gas/ critical care analyzer, multiple point of care analyzers, a new SonoSite ultrasound unit, and a DRE 4 channel telemetric ECG. The triage/emergency room was renovated in 2020 and is located next door to the intensive care unit. The hospital provides emergency and critical care services 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Candidates should be willing to work flexible hours to support the emergency and critical care service.
Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee flagship campus, and is a beautiful and friendly place to live. It is a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as a number of dog-friendly state parks and recreation areas. Outdoor recreational opportunities include, but are not limited to, hiking, biking, trail running, climbing and water sports. Knoxville has a diverse and inclusive culture, a vibrant downtown with excellent shopping and restaurants; bustling farmer’s markets featuring locally grown organic produce, meats and crafts; live music of all genres, ballet, and theater; frequent art and cultural festivals; and men’s’ and women’s’ NCAA and semiprofessional sporting events.
The positions are available starting immediately and applications are accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Julie Schildt at (865) 974-8387 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified individuals are invited to submit an application consisting of: 1) letter of professional goals, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names of three professional references to:
For additional information, applicants are also directed to visit the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine web site at: www.vet.utk.edu/
The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or being a disabled veteran of the Vietnam Era in the provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities or benefits.
The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in the education programs and activities which it operates, pursuant to the requirements of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, respectively. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University.
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