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Faculty Position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
The University of Tennessee

Date Posted Aug. 19, 2019
Title Faculty Position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
University The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN, United States
Department Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct/Clinical Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Small/Lab Animal Medicine
    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, is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or clinical track faculty member in small animal orthopedic surgery. Our goal is to expand our current faculty to six full-time surgeons and two full-time sports medicine specialists. The position is offered at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience. The position will be available on or after March 1, 2019. Requirements include the DVM/VMD or equivalent degree and completion of an ACVS or ECVS approved residency in small animal surgery. 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 ACVS board certified surgeons; four surgery residents; three neurosurgeons (DACVIM-Neurology); two neurology residents; two sports medicine specialists (DACVSMR); three anesthesiologists (DACVA); three anesthesia residents; and eight rotating interns. The orthopedic service is a high-level referral center and general orthopedic clinic complemented with 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 24 specialties and include surgical and therapeutic lasers, negative pressure wound therapy, Force Triad, operating microscope, 40 slice computed tomography unit, MRI, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, intraoperative fluoroscopy, video endoscopy, stenting, lithotripsy, 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.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified individuals are invited to submit an application consisting of: 1) Letter of professional goals, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Names of three professionals willing to supply references to:

Dr. Cheryl Greenacre, 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. Greenacre directly: Email: ; Phone: (865) 974-8387; Fax: (865) 974-5554.

  • 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. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, §504 and the Americans With Disabilities Act should be directed to the Office of the Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-0356. Charges of violation of the above policy should also be directed to the office of the Affirmative Action Coordinator.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Cheryl Greenacre
    Small Animal Clinical Sciences
    The University of Tennessee
    2407 River Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37996
  • (865) 974-8387
  • (865) 974-5554


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