Careers & Externships


Looking for a Career or Externship in Specialty Veterinary Medicine?

Nashville Veterinary Specialists is a young, but well-established and growing 24-hour emergency and specialty veterinary practice. Due to rapid growth and expansion, we are currently filling numerous full-time positions in our hospital. We offer extremely competitive salaries and outstanding benefits, to include health, dental and vision insurance, annual uniform allowance, and discounts on products and services. We have a strong commitment to the environment and practice recycling and composting, and use solar-powered energy for our hospital. Our focus centers on the human-animal bond, and providing outstanding patient care and stellar customer service.  If you are looking for a career or externship in specialty veterinary medicine, please contact us.

We recently expanded our facility to 16,000 square-feet. Our outstanding team uses state of the art equipment to provide compassionate patient care.

Interested candidates should forward their resumes to Resumes@NashvilleVetSpecialists.com. Indicate the position(s) for which you are applying.

Important: Final offers of employment will be contingent upon information received from drug screen and criminal background check for all positions.

Current Job Openings

Surgery Technician

Licensed veterinary technician applicants preferred. Must have strong skill set in customer service, veterinary medical knowledge base, veterinary nursing care and exemplary attention to detail.

Required Technician Skills:

  • Phlebotomy and catheterization skills
  • Patient restraint and handling skills
  • Anesthesia trained (Required to participate in weekend anesthesia on-call)
  • Patient radiograph skills- positioning and technique
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Pharmacology and medication administration skills
  • Doctor assistant/anticipation skills- table time, surgery lineup, needed diagnostics, and studies, patient exams, etc
  • Good working knowledge of ECG and equipment associated with cardiology

Internal Medicine Technician

Licensed veterinary technician applicants preferred. Must have strong skill set in customer service, veterinary medical knowledge base, veterinary nursing care and exemplary attention to detail.

Primary Responsibalties

  • Appointment intake and patient history
  • Document histories, treatments, and diagnostics into DVMax
  • Must become proficient in DVMax within first 30 days
  • Handling department voicemail, client callbacks, and documentation
  • Assisting with all exams, treatments, and diagnostics (endoscopy, ultrasounds, patient exams, etc)
  • Reviewing estimates with clients
  • Filling patient medications

ICU Technician

Licensed veterinary technician applicants preferred. Must have strong skill set in customer service, veterinary medical knowledge base, veterinary nursing care and exemplary attention to detail. Must have basic understanding of disease processes, pharmacology and patient treatments for which our cases are referred and hospitalized.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform patient treatments
  • Assist Hospitalist as needed
  • Perform in-patient diagnostics/procedures (i.e. radiographs, blood work, NG tube placement, bandage changes, etc.)
  • Making next day ICU sheets as needed
  • Update clients as needed
  • Keep doctor updated with patient status
  • O2 cage Maintenance (i.e. changing Sodasorb, calibrating, etc.)
  • Taking Overnight IDEXX samples to the lab every morning by 9am. (1st shift Only)

ER/Overnight Technician

Must have strong skill set in customer service, veterinary medical knowledge base, veterinary nursing care and exemplary attention to detail. Must have basic understanding of disease processes, pharmacology and patient treatments for which our cases are referred and hospitalized.

Vet Tech’s Assistant

Entry-level position. Must have strong skill set in customer service and be a team player. Duties will include walking dogs, laundry, general cleaning, assisting in animal restraint, assisting with x-rays, and being that “extra set of hands” for our veterinary technicians.

Client Services Representative, Daytime and Evening Shifts, Full-Time

We have two openings for Client Services Representatives (CSR) for our daytime and evening shifts.

We are looking for team players with stellar customer service, friendly and warm demeanors, and the ability to work in a fast pace environment. Due to the nature of our specialty veterinary hospital, applicants *MUST* have a minimum of one year of experience in a veterinary hospital in order to be considered.

There will be times you’ll be simultaneously answering phone calls, receiving appointments, and helping clients – often with multiple dogs barking in the lobby. Patience and the ability to multi-task is a must. Outstanding attendance and punctuality also required. And of course, be an animal lover.

Veterinary Externships

Nashville Veterinary Specialists is proud to offer veterinary externships to students from AVMA-accredited schools. The length can be structured to meet the needs of the veterinary student, and are available through all our specialty services. Students interested in applying for veterinary externships, or with questions, may contact Karen Marcus, HR Manager, via email at resumes@nashvillevetspecialists.com. Please note that externships are limited to one student per service at any time, and are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Required for all positions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of each of these jobs. While performing the duties of any of these positions, the employee is frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to lift and carry animals weighing fifty pounds or more; handle dogs weighing up to 150 lbs.