The veterinary technician internship program is a rotating internship for graduate veterinary technicians through the Small Animal Teaching Hospital. It is designed to offer the technician the opportunity to increase knowledge and gain practical experience in an educational environment.
Only graduates of AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology programs will be considered. The internship is aimed at new graduates, but other technicians may be considered.
Candidates are required to submit an application with letter of interest, a minimum of two letters of reference, and college transcripts through the last semester completed. Application packets from candidates should be received by the University of Tennessee by March 31, 2017.
A maximum of 4 candidates per year will be selected.
Salary and Benefits
The veterinary technician interns will be paid at an hourly rate ($7.25/hour or minimum wage, whichever is greater), including overtime pay. Medical insurance is available to the intern, partially paid by the University. The interns may choose to live in the dormitory area in the College of Veterinary Medicine for less than the cost of outside living accommodations ($100/mos which includes utilities).
Upon acceptance into the veterinary technician internship program, the technician will receive a letter confirming the acceptance. The candidate should send a letter accepting the offer. The period of the internship will be approximately June 12, 2017 – June 1, 2018. Start and end dates have some flexibility.
Regular evaluations will be completed. The intern will be required to give a minimum of two presentations within the year. Feedback and evaluations be provided on an ongoing basis.
There will be core rotations, as well as elective rotations. The veterinary technician interns will be scheduled on overnight rotations, as well as weekends and holidays. Rotations will last from 1-4 weeks.
The veterinary technician interns may take up to two weeks of scheduled, unpaid vacation time during the year. This may include a week during December, but not necessarily the week of Christmas. There is flexibility in other scheduled time off.