Veterinary Jobs in Knoxville, TN

Join our veterinary team at Lovell Animal Hospital!

Why Work Here

Lovell Animal Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of companion animals in East Tennessee. We strive to provide the highest customer service and patient care standards and treat every patient as our own.
In addition to a fulfilling work environment, East Tennessee is an amazing place to live and work. Knoxville provides all the excitement and convenience of a big city, surrounded by some of Tennessee’s most exquisite natural beauty.
Knoxville is a short drive from the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the Cherokee National Forrest, and numerous State Parks. There are a wide variety of outdoor activities available for locals year-round! For thrill-seekers, you will enjoy our proximity to Dollywood, home to numerous high-speed roller coasters, cultural events, and family activities.

Our practice is centered in the West side of Knoxville, which is more rural, but is growing quickly. There are many home developments, shopping locations, and highly rated school systems in the neighborhoods surrounding our practice.
A short 10-minute drive will take you downtown, where you can enjoy the city’s culture and various restaurants, shows, and activities.

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or at home in the city, Knoxville has something for everyone!

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Job Description

Lovell Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN is excited to add another veterinarian to our awesome team! We are a two-doctor practice, specializing in small animal general medicine while also caring for the occasional pocket pet. Our DVMs have over 5 decades of combined experience and are supported by a team of equally experienced technicians, assistants, and CSRs. Our practice is equipped with digital radiology, in-house laboratory, ultrasound, laser therapies, and more to provide our expansive clientele base with top-of-the-line medicine daily.

We welcome an experienced associate DVM ready to help take on our growing new patient list or a Managing Veterinarian looking to take on a leadership role. Our clients are compassionate and caring, ready to form a tight-knit bond with any new team member. We also welcome any surgical interest as we hope to continue expanding our surgical caseload! Both full and part time positions are available.

– Conduct thorough examinations and evaluations of animals to diagnose and treat various medical conditions
– Perform surgeries, including spaying and neutering, as well as dental procedures
– Develop and implement treatment plans for animals, including prescribing medications and recommending dietary changes
– Provide vaccinations and preventative care to maintain the health of animals
– Educate pet owners on proper animal care, including nutrition, exercise, and behavior management
– Collaborate with veterinary technicians and other staff members to ensure the highest quality of care for animals
– Maintain accurate medical records for all patients

– Strong knowledge of animal husbandry and animal physiology
– Proficiency in veterinary medicine and surgical techniques
– Experience in dog training and behavior modification
– Familiarity with kennel operations and management
– Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with pet owners and staff members
– Ability to handle animals with care and compassion, ensuring their safety during examinations and procedures
– Competency in animal catheterization techniques
– Experience working with pocket pets is a bonus

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the veterinary practice.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $99,023.09 – $119,253.61 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities


  • DVM License (Required)

Work Location: In person

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Job Description

We are looking for a Veterinary Receptionist/ Client Service Representative to work closely with our clients and support our veterinarian team. You’ll play an important role in bringing comfort to our furry patients and ensuring the smooth running of our facility. One of the most important CSR responsibilities is to ensure professional communication and high quality service to our clients and patients. We’ll rely on you to communicate professionally and effectively with clients and our veterinary team. Do you love animals? Then you’re halfway there. You need the knowledge to care for them properly – that’s one of the most important Vet CSR job requirements. This includes knowledge of routine tasks, like feeding or bathing animals, but also scheduling and triage of routine wellness visits as well as injured or scared animals. If you’re organized, can handle high stress situations, and have a heart for animals we’d like to meet you.


  • Answer phone calls
  • Schedule appointments (both wellness and sick appointments)
  • Maintain and organize records and office
  • Utilize specialized veterinary software
  • Maintain a knowledge of clinic recommendations and requirements for patients
  • Maintain an efficient schedule for doctor team
  • Communicate effectively and empathetically with clients
  • Help in cases of emergencies
  • Handle administrative duties such as scheduling appointments or calling patients in the examination room by priority
  • Keep accurate records and logs
  • Reassure clients that their pets are being cared for and explain issues (e.g. lack of appointments, insurance matters)
  • Take payments and communicate financial policies & more
  • Proven experience as a Veterinary Assistant/CSR or similar position working with animals
  • Experience in an administrative role is a plus
  • Current or former pet ownership is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patient and caring personality
  • Ability to follow instructions properly
  • Comfortable being around animals (cats, dogs, birds, reptiles etc.)
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (e.g. lift up to 40 lbs)
  • Availability to occasionally work in emergencies
  • High school diploma; a certificate from a Veterinary Assistant program is a plus’

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Job Description

Our practice is excited to add another Veterinary Technician to our team! We are looking for an individual who is good at communicating, organization, and multi-tasking, and who is ready to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate would have at least 1-2 years’ previous experience in veterinary medicine.

Non-credentialed technicians: $13-19/hr

Licensed Veterinary Medical Technicians: Up to $22/hr

Operating Hours: M-F from 7:30am-5:30pm and Saturday from 8am-12:00pm

We are proud to offer our teammates comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with match
  • Personal pet care discount
  • Scrub allowance
  • CE budget

Essential Functions:

  • Able to perform basic animal handling and restraint
  • Be able to accurately position for radiographs
  • Assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery
  • Perform in-hospital lab testing and prepare specimens for outside labs
  • Assist veterinarians in outpatient exams by taking histories, vital signs, and weights as well as providing client education
  • Collect and prepare diagnostic samples
  • Anesthesia monitoring
  • Assist in maintaining practice equipment
  • Assist veterinarian performing surgery
  • Assist veterinarians in any other assigned tasks
  • Maintain cleanliness of surgery suite, treatment area, and exams rooms for all surfaces
  • Support DEA compliance as it relates to the role
  • Any other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift patients and carry equipment up to 40 pounds; ability to lift patients or carry equipment over 40 pounds with assistance
  • Practice OSHA safety techniques including proper PPE
  • Computer skills, MS office applications, etc.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 – $22.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Knoxville, TN 37932: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Veterinary: 1 year (Required)


  • Veterinary Technician Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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Job Description

Our practice is excited to add another Kennel Assistant to our team! We are a well-established practice with the highest quality equipment and beautiful purpose-made building. We do fun monthly/quarterly potlucks as time allows. Our staff is required to have natural hair colors (no green/ pink/ etc). The ideal candidate would have experience with animal care and handling in a kennel, boarding or shelter facility.

Pay: $10-$13

Operating Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm M-F, 8:00am-12:00pm on Sat

***Ability to work weekends and holidays is required on a rotating basis is required.

We are proud to offer our full-time teammates comprehensive benefits:

  • Uniform allowance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Pet care discount

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides great care for patients visiting the practice for grooming and / or boarding.
  • Ensures patients are admitted noting the client’s specific instructions to ensure a quality outcome including contact information and pick up time.
  • Accurately and legibly records information related to the patient such as feeding schedules, appearance, and behavior during practice visit.
  • Observes patient’s appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent.
  • Appropriately handles patients and as needed, properly restrains hard-to-control patients.
  • Walks patients several times a day to provide exercise and time for elimination of bowels and bladder.
  • Applies knowledge of normal food and liquid requirements and as required, provides special food and liquids.
  • Ensures patients are clean and fresh smelling and have been checked by a Technician / Doctor prior to discharge; ensures patient has all personal property upon exit.
  • Ensures cages and patients are properly numbered and identified and that personal property (toys, treats, blankets, leashes) are stored in the proper areas and identified.
  • Regularly cleans, disinfects and maintain kennels, cages, runs and stalls as often as is necessary to ensure no cages or kennels are soiled and odors are not apparent. Performs general cleaning in other areas of the hospital to control the spread of disease. Washes and sterilizes water and food bowls.

Essential Responsibilities continued

  • Launders and dries towels and blankets.
  • Walks hospital grounds regularly and cleans any trash and stool material; empties trash throughout the practice and grounds.
  • In some practices and based on veterinary practice experiences and confidence:
  • Assists with the administration of medications under the supervision of Doctors or Technicians; assists with the administration of medications, post-operative care or preparation of samples for laboratory examination, collect specimens, clean instruments, fill prescriptions as authorized.
  • Provides bathing and grooming services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Ability to work Part-time
  • Ability to work on weekends
  • Experience with animal care and handling
  • Previous veterinary experience preferred
  • Ability to lift patients up to 25 pounds; ability to lift patients over 25 pounds with assistance
  • Practices OSHA safety techniques including proper PPE

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $10.00 – $13.00 per hour

Expected hours: 20 per week


  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed


  • Kennel: 1 year (Required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Knoxville, TN 37932 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Knoxville, TN 37932: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Groomer to join our pet care team. Our ideal candidate is an animal lover who has prior training and experience. You must be comfortable bathing dogs of various breeds and sizes, as well as cats. In addition to bathing, your grooming duties will include nail clipping and ear-cleaning services. We expect candidates for this position to have the trimming and shearing skills necessary to fulfill client expectations. As a Groomer, you should have a passion for helping our animal friends look their best.

  • Bathe and dry pets, including dogs and cats
  • Trim or shear animal coats according to owner specifications
  • Clip or file pet’s nails as necessary
  • Perform ear-cleaning services as necessary
  • Express anal glands
  • Brush Teeth
  • Prior grooming experience through an internship or apprenticeship is required
  • Hand shearing and scissoring skills
  • Comfort working with various breeds of dogs and cats
  • Ability to work with dogs that weigh over 60 lbs.
  • Communication skills
  • Patience
  • Your own grooming table/arm/ equipment
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