Job Title:                    Triage Veterinary Technician

Job Classification:       FT, hourly

Job Relationships:       Reports to Triage Supervisor


Job Summary:             The Triage Vet Tech works within a team setting to oversee the health, well being, and general care of animals through the maintaining of daily medical treatment, providing a safe / sanitary facility and insuring proper care and humane handling of all animals entering the Center.  Responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people while providing humane handling and care for all Center animals on a daily basis.  The Triage Vet Tech has a strong knowledge of the policies and procedures of the McKamey Animal Center, has a positive working relationship with Management and Animal Caretaker staff and reflects good leadership skills.  The Triage Vet Tech will promote the teaching of responsible pet ownership. As needed will assist admissions or the general public when admitting animals and promote responsible pet ownership.

Salary:  A.  Trained / Experienced but Non-Licensed Vet Tech - $11.00 per hour training salary (90 days) then $12.00 per hour.

             B.  Educated but Non-Licensed Vet Tech - $11.00 per hour training salary (90 days) then $12.00 per hour.

             C.  State Licensed Vet Tech - $13.00 per hour training salary (90 days) then $14.00 per hour. 


Qualifications/Requirements: Veterinary Technician: State Licensed or Educated, Trained and/or Experienced for a minimum of two - five (2-5) years in an animal emergency hospital, shelter or veterinary office.  Strong interest in animal care and welfare with an outlook that is energetic, upbeat and positive. Experience interacting with the public. 


Other: Must be at least 21 years of age (required for insurance purposes); valid Driver’s License and insurable driving record; willing to perform compassionate humane euthanasia of animals and to become euthanasia certified within 3 months of employment.

Work Environment: Exposure to high noise levels, zoonotic diseases, and animal bites/scratches when handling animals; exposure to cleaning agents; exposure to all weather conditions when outdoors; bending, reaching, walking or standing up to 8 hours a day.


Physical Activities: Occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds with assistance; potential for standing/walking up to ten hours a day; scrubbing kennels and mopping; sitting at a desk; driving a car; performing physical examinations on animals; animal restraint; handling syringes and needles.


Pre-employment Requirements: The McKamey Center conducts criminal background checks and requires documentation/submission of a current Tetanus vaccination and current Motor Vehicle Report reflecting an insurable driving record for insurance purposes (Vet Technicians drive animals from MAC to local emergency facilities for X-rays/medical procedures.   


McKamey is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


Paula C. Hurn

Director Administration, HR & Facilities

McKamey Animal Center

4500 N. Access Road

Chattanooga, TN 37415


Memphis Veterinary Specialists (MVS)


MVS is a referral-based specialty hospital seeking licensed technicians interested in being a part of a team of doctors and staff focused on providing the most advanced medical care and diagnostics in the area. We offer a competitive salary and excellent employee benefits including health care and 401k plans.

You can learn more about our hospital by visiting our website at


If interested in applying for a position, please email resume to Kim Madison at, or call 901-624-9002.

                                                                                                   posted Oct 30, 2017

Sanders Animal Hospital
1614 Boones Creek Road
Jonesborough, TN  37659


Sanders Animal Hospital is seeking applicants for a veterinary assistant / technician position.
The applicant must be able to carry out standard veterinary assistant / technician duties including but not limited to:
        excellent communication skills
        navigating veterinary software
        animal restraint
        IV catheter placement
        trachea tube placement
        set up and take x-rays
        dental cleanings
        monitor anesthesia
        surgery patient prep / recovery
        kennel responsibilities as needed
        general clinic maintenance as needed
        willingness to continue learning, be flexible
        willingness to train other staff members

Applicants must be available to work 36-40 hours / week (4-5 days / week) between the hours of 8am and 6pm as well as some weekends.

                    Please send a detailed resume’ including prior employer references to:

                                                Sanders Animal Hospital         OR    
                                                 c/o Kara Sanders
                                                1614 Boones Creek Road
                                                Jonesborough, TN  37659                                                                                posted Nov 15,2017