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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted Sep. 16, 2021
Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
University University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN, United States
Department Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immedicately
  • Associate Professor
  • Surgery/Surgical Sciences
    Veterinary Medicine - General

Faculty Position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or clinical track faculty member in small animal orthopedic surgery. The position is at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. Requirements include a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree, completion of a surgical residency and certification or eligibility for certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or European College of Veterinary Surgeons. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Department’s reputation by participation in clinical, didactic and laboratory teaching of small animal surgery to veterinary students, interns, and residents; participation in continuing education at the local and national levels; and development of a basic science or clinical research program or other forms of scholarly activity. Start-up funds are available to support research or scholarly activity.

Faculty within the small animal surgery section currently include five board certified surgeons; four surgery residents; three neurosurgeons (DACVIM-Neurology); three neurology residents; and two sports medicine specialists (DACVSMR). The orthopedic service is a high-level referral center and general orthopedic clinic complemented by the Canine Arthritis Rehabilitation Exercise Science & Sports Medicine (CARES) Center. The CARES Center has a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility with three under-water treadmills, an exercise pool, and a small animal hyperbaric oxygen chamber. The Center also contains a fully equipped gait analysis laboratory with kinetic and kinematic testing capability.

The Small Animal Clinic is a modern facility equipped to provide state-of-the-art surgical and medical services, teaching, and research. The facilities and equipment of the Small Animal Clinic support 21 specialties and include surgical and therapeutic lasers, negative pressure wound therapy, Force Triad, operating microscope, 40 slice computed tomography unit, MRI, nuclear medicine, intraoperative fluoroscopy, video endoscopy, stenting, laparoscopy, arthroscopy, DEXA and PET scanning, total hip system, and a full complement of implants, including plating, pinning, external fixation, circular fixation, interlocking nails, and 3-D printing capabilities. Also available to the surgery clinic are a fully developed nutrition service, a regenerative medicine laboratory, critical care specialists, and a veterinary social work program.

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.
Applications are accepted immediately and the position will remain open until filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Darryl Millis at 865-974-8387 or by email at 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:

Dr. Darryl Millis, Chair of the Search Committee Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-4544

For additional information, applicants are directed to visit the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine web site at: to contact Dr. Millis directly: Email: ; Phone: (865) 974-8387; Fax: (865) 974-5554.

For additional information, applicants are directed to visit the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine web site at:
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Darryl Millis - Search Chair
    Small Animal Clinical Sciences
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    C247 Veterinary Medical Center
    Knoxville, TN 37996


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