Veterinary Technician II – Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Small Animal Rehabilitation service)  19000002BN 


 Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 37

This position will work as licensed veterinary technician in the Small Animal Rehabilitation service. Provide patient care, prep for, and perform procedures as prescribed by the clinician on the service. Collect diagnostic samples and order various diagnostic tests. Input charges for services provided to patients.
Provide client communication and education. Instruct students and oversee implementation of what they are learning on the service.

Duties/Responsibilities include:

Performing and/or instructing students about treatments and procedures as prescribed by the rehabilitation clinician
Implementing physical rehabilitation protocols for orthopedic and neurological post-operative patients
Instructing owner at-home exercises
Implementing fitness and weight loss protocols for performance and companion animals
Collecting samples and ordering diagnostic tests for patients
Sedating and monitoring patients when necessary
Participating in teaching rounds with students on various rehabilitation technologies.

Working with the Rehabilitation service to maintain appropriate inventory
Maintaining equipment per developed protocols and oversee housekeeping duties to meet operational standards.

Working with others in the service in the maintenance of rehabilitation equipment (Pool water quality, Underwater Treadmill, Balance Boards and Physiorolls, Therapy Bands, Therapeutic Exercise Equipment).




Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology required.
Veterinary Technician License required.
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner preferred.

Required Level/type of experience:
Licensed veterinary technician, 1-2 years’ experience

Preferred level/type of experience:
Experience as a veterinary technician working with post surgical neurology and orthopedic patients

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
advanced skills of a credentialed rehabilitation technician

Skills to administer and monitor patients under heavy sedation or anesthesia
Knowledge and ability to recognize a veterinary emergency and respond appropriately
Knowledge of canine and feline behavior
Knowledge of common orthopedic and neurologic procedures, treatments and complications
Knowledge of common treatments, drugs and supplements used to treat osteoarthritis
Knowledge of nutritional and caloric requirements in obese canine and feline patients
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to motivate and comfort scared and injured patients; ability to communicate with owners

Job  Medical Technical 
Primary Location  US-Tennessee-Knoxville 
Organization  Small Animal Clinical Sciences 
Schedule  Full-time 
Campus/Institute  Institute of Agriculture