Careers and 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

Internal Medicine Technician – Licensed Veterinary Technicians required

The Internal Medicine Technician serves as the primary technician to the Internist. They work to assist the Internist in their daily duties as well as carrying out their treatment/diagnostic plans.  Compassion, patience, professionalism, and kindness to all clients, whether in person or on the phone is a must.

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
  • Good working knowledge of ECG and equipment associated with Internal Medicine

Performance Requirements:

  • Flexibility to work beyond scheduled hours if necessary
  • Must be able to multi-task and complete assigned tasks
  • Must be able to work in a busy, fast paced environment
  • Must be a team player, cooperative, positive, and proactive
  • Must adhere to the hospital policies
  • Must follow the NVS ideal Employee Qualities at all times
  • Must be willing to perform additional duties as deemed necessary by NVS Management

Neurology Technician – Licensed Veterinary Technicians required (2 positions available)

The Neurology Technician serves as the primary technician to the Neurologist. They work to assist the Neurologist in their daily duties as well as carrying out their treatment/diagnostic and surgery plans. Neurological disease can be difficult for clients to understand.  Compassion, patience, professionalism, and kindness to all clients, whether in person or on the phone is a must.

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
  • Good working knowledge of ECG and equipment associated with Neurology
  • Expected to be trained and learn how to run MRI

Performance Requirements:

  • Flexibility to work beyond scheduled hours if necessary
  • Must be able to multi-task and complete assigned tasks
  • Must be able to work in a busy, fast paced environment
  • Must be a team player, cooperative, positive, and proactive
  • Must adhere to the hospital policies
  • Must follow the NVS ideal Employee Qualities at all times
  • Must be willing to perform additional duties as deemed necessary by NVS Management

Oncology Technician – Licensed Veterinary Technician required

The Oncology Technician serves as the primary technician to the Oncologist. They work to assist the Oncologist in their daily duties as well as carrying out their treatment/diagnostic and surgery plans. Compassion, patience, professionalism, and kindness to all clients, whether in person or on the phone is a must.

Required Technician Skills:

  • Phlebotomy and catheterization skills
  • Patient restraint and handling skills
  • Anesthesia trained, monitor all aspects including EKG, SPO2, Doppler and recover a patient from anesthesia (Required to participate in weekend anesthesia on-call)
  • Patient radiograph skills- positioning and technique
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Pharmacology and medication administration skills
  • Good working knowledge equipment associated with Oncology

Performance Requirements:

  • Flexibility to work beyond scheduled hours if necessary
  • Must be able to multi-task and complete assigned tasks
  • Must be able to work in a busy, fast paced environment
  • Must be a team player, cooperative, positive, and proactive
  • Must adhere to the hospital policies
  • Must follow the NVS ideal Employee Qualities at all times
  • Must be willing to perform additional duties as deemed necessary by NVS Management

Emergency/Critical Care Technician – Licensed Veterinary Technician preferred

The Emergency/Critical Care Technician serves as the primary technician to the Criticalist and Hospitalist. They work to assist the Criticalist/Hospitalist in their daily duties as well as carrying out their treatment/diagnostic and surgery plans. Compassion, patience, professionalism, and kindness to all clients, whether in person or on the phone is a must.

Required Technician Skills:

  • Phlebotomy and catheterization skills
  • Patient restraint and handling skills
  • Anesthesia trained, monitor all aspects including EKG, SPO2, Doppler and recover a patient from anesthesia (Required to participate in weekend anesthesia on-call)
  • Patient radiograph skills- positioning and technique
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Pharmacology and medication administration skills
  • Good working knowledge of ECG and equipment associated with Emergency/Critical Care

Performance Requirements:

  • Flexibility to work beyond scheduled hours if necessary
  • Must be able to multi-task and complete assigned tasks
  • Must be able to work in a busy, fast paced environment
  • Must be a team player, cooperative, positive, and proactive
  • Must adhere to the hospital policies
  • Must follow the NVS ideal Employee Qualities at all times
  • Must be willing to perform additional duties as deemed necessary by NVS Management

ICU & ER Technicians – Both Day and Evening Shifts available – Licensed Veterinary Technician 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 ICU treatment 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. (Day Shift only)

Performance Requirements:

  • Flexibility to work beyond scheduled hours if necessary
  • Must be able to multi-task and complete assigned tasks
  • Must be able to work in a busy, fast paced environment
  • Must be a team player, cooperative, positive, and proactive
  • Must adhere to the hospital policies
  • Must follow the NVS ideal Employee Qualities at all times
  • Must be willing to perform additional duties as deemed necessary by NVS Management

Veterinary Technician’s Assistant – Both Day and Evening Shifts available – 4 positions open

This is an entry-level position with excellent potential for advancement. The Veterinary Technician’s Assistant provides that “extra set of hands” or the Veterinary Technician. Training is provided, but candidate must have some animal-related experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Restrain Patients for Exams/Procedures
  • Set-up patient beds for hospitalized patients
  • Set-Up for Procedures (i.e. central lines, sampling lines, NG tube, urethral unblocking, etc.)
  • Stock Supplies (i.e. catheters, scrub, alcohol, syringes, pee pads, fluids, fluid lines, etc.)
  • Maintain Laundry
  • Maintain Yard – Scoop poop, empty/change trash bag, clean up general debris, disinfect/deodorize
  • Collect Trash/Recycling
  • General Hospital Cleanliness
  • Restock/Clean Family Room

Performance Requirements:

  • Flexibility to work beyond scheduled hours if necessary
  • Must be able to multi-task and complete assigned tasks
  • Must be able to work in a busy, fast paced environment
  • Must be a team player, cooperative, positive, and proactive
  • Must adhere to the hospital policies
  • Must follow the NVS ideal Employee Qualities at all times
  • Must be willing to perform additional duties as deemed necessary by NVS Management

Client Services Representative – Evening Shift

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.

Performance Requirements:

  • Flexibility to work beyond scheduled hours if necessary
  • Must be able to multi-task and complete assigned tasks
  • Must be able to work in a busy, fast paced environment
  • Must be a team player, cooperative, positive, and proactive
  • Must adhere to the hospital policies
  • Must follow the NVS ideal Employee Qualities at all times
  • Must be willing to perform additional duties as deemed necessary by NVS Management

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.