The Animal Emergency and Specialty Center of Knoxville, a state-of-the-art facility that sees over 13,000 cases annually, seeks newly-graduated veterinarians or those veterinarians seeking advanced training in Internal Medicine, Surgery and Emergency and Critical Care Medicine for our 12-month mid-year rotating internship program.
Train under the guidance of our specialists in:
Emergency & Critical Care
Additional rotations in Shelter Medicine and Anesthesia supplement your experience.
Your Internship Experience: Approximately 35% of your time is devoted to emergency and critical care medicine with supervised primary case responsibility.Educational opportunities, including daily case rounds, didactic rounds, journal club, M&M rounds, and CE opportunities, are available throughout the year. Elective rotations in other areas of interest can also be arranged. Our interns work with and teach Lincoln Memorial University veterinary students on clinical rotations at the AESC, and teach wetlabs at LMU’s main campus (all travel costs are reimbursed).
The AESC Facility: Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, a small animal emergency and critical care hospital and specialty referral center, is an ultra-modern facility with a comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including mechanical ventilators, pulse oximetry, capnography, Doppler blood pressure monitoring, Snyder O2 cage, digital radiography, two ultrasound units, rigid and flexible endoscopy with lithotripsy capability, Axxent electronic brachytherapy radiation unit, four ORs, laparoscopic and orthopedic equipment, Thermofield hyperthermia system, chemotherapy pharmacy, chemotherapy biosafety hoods, video-microscopy, conference room, clinical research laboratory, GE light speed multi-slice helical CT scanner, and off-site MRI capability. In addition, AESC offers an in-house laboratory with CBC, blood chemistry, blood gas and electrolytes, lactate, and coagulation testing.We are also home to the Innovetive Cures for Cats, an I-131 thyroid treatment center.
The AESC Team: We are a vibrant team of a one medical oncologist, two surgeons, one internist, one criticalist and one residency-trained criticalist who work hand-in-hand with seven emergency doctors and a highly-trained and dedicated support staff.We aim to practice “best medicine” and excellent patient care is our number one focus.
AESC is situated just outside downtown Knoxville, an hour’s drive from the Smoky Mountains and minutes from the numerous lakes in the area. Tennessee offers a multitude of outdoor activities including skiing and snowboarding, kayaking and white water rafting, fishing, and countless hiking and biking trails, many scattered through nearby Smoky Mountain National Park. With no state income tax and a low cost of living, the quality of life is something to rave about.
What We Offer: We offer excellent, structured mentorship and training to prepare you for a career in Emergency Medicine, general practice, or for a future residency program.You will learn from seasoned veterinarians and be given myriad hands-on training opportunities in surgery, ultrasound, and endoscopy from “day one”. Our job is to help refine you into the best practitioner you can be.We are dedicated to providing our interns with a good work-life balance. Ample PTO is provided throughout the year and most rotations offer at least two consecutive days off.Our internship program is AAHA accredited and meets or exceeds all AAVMC Veterinary Internship Guidelines.
The result: Our caseload is high and therefore our interns quickly learn the arts of triage and time management.By the end of your internship year, you will be a confident and capable clinician, able to thoroughly and aptly work up, diagnose, and treat complicated medicine, surgery, and emergency and critical care cases. All of our interns have gone on to the job of their choice, or moved into specialty training programs following completion of the program.
An additional $10,000 sign-on bonus is available to interns who are offered and accept a position with one of the Innovetive Petcare hospitals following their internship year. $2500 CE allowance
Clinic jacket Two weeks PTO
Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and 401K
Primary Contact: Dr. Sarah Duncan Internship Director Animal Emergency & Specialty Center 10213 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37922 firstname.lastname@example.org 865.693.4440
To apply for this internship, you must:
1. Be an American citizen or hold a valid visa for the entire internship program period. 2. Have a DVM or equivalent degree. 3. For foreign graduates, have successfully completed the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program or the PAVE program. Have successfully completed the NAVLE 4. Have successfully completed the Tennessee Board Exam. Be licensed in Tennessee.
Additional Salary Information: An additional $10,000 sign-on bonus is available to interns who are offered and accept a position with one of the Innovetive Petcare hospitals following their internship year.
$2500 CE allowance
Two weeks PTO
Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and 401K
About Animal Emergency & Specialty Center: Knoxville
24-hour state-of-the-art ER and specialty veterinary practice in Farragut, Tennessee