Adventure Aquarium offers 3rd and 4th-year veterinary students an immersive opportunity in aquatic medicine through a 4-week externship program.  Students will work alongside the staff veterinarian, veterinary technician, and husbandry staff while rotating through Animal Health, Fish and Invertebrates, Birds and Mammals, and Water Quality teams.  Clinical cases may involve elasmobranchs, fish, sea turtles, penguins, hippos and much more!  Students are required to complete a short research project, in-depth topical literature review, or retrospective case analysis followed by a Powerpoint presentation to the Husbandry team.  Externships are available June through September.  Proof of health insurance, drug screen, and background check are required prior to starting the rotation.  Deadline for applications is December 31st.

 

Required Application Materials:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Unofficial electronic veterinary school transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • 3 sets of available dates in order of preference

Please send complete application packets to mhyatt@adventureaquarium.com.

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Ocean Wise is a globally recognized leader in connecting people to our natural world. As a not-for-profit organization, our team contributes to meaningful work that matters. We take pride in the steps we take towards conserving aquatic life every day. Our focus on engaging visitors, connecting students, facilitating direct action and understanding the world around us contributes to protecting our world’s oceans.

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Reporting to the Staff Veterinarian, the Veterinary Fellow will assist the veterinary staff in providing medical management for a large captive display collection that includes marine mammals, terrestrial mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and a large variety of native and tropical fish as well as approximately 150 live-stranded marine mammals (mostly harbour seals) which are cared for by the Vancouver Aquarium (an Ocean Wise initiative).

This is a one-year position beginning in July 2018 for a veterinarian interested in pursuing specialized training in aquatic animal medicine.

As part of the application process, please email a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, and veterinary transcripts to careers@ocean.org.

Application deadline: December 1st, 2017. Decisions will be made by Jan 12, 2018.

Visit this listing on the Vancouver Aquarium Careers website.

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The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is pleased to announce the 2018 AQUAVET® I, II & III Programs.  They are aquatic veterinary medicine education programs (introductory and advanced) that will be presented at various venues in 2018. Veterinary students can receive credits for the course and graduate veterinarians can receive CE credits. Specific information can be found at www.aquavet.org.

Applications are due by January 15, 2018.

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The Marine Mammal Center International Veterinary In-Residence (IVIR) training program provides marine mammal veterinarians across the globe an opportunity to gain experience in marine mammal medicine and rehabilitation. It is expected that successful applicants will return to their pre-existing programs prepared to implement training programs of their own.

This position requires a DVM degree or equivalent. Preference will be given to veterinarians that are currently employed with a marine mammal rehabilitation program or non-profit equivalent. This is an unpaid position, but a small stipend is available for food. Airfare to San Francisco, California, as well as shared housing at the TMMC Guest House located within the Marin Headlands, will be provided as part of the program. The house is shared during the busy season with other students, researchers, externs and the veterinary intern. This position is available during the busy season for up to three months at a time, between March and September. The applicant is responsible for completing all required visa paperwork and is required to have an international driver’s license. Strong written and spoken English is a requirement.

The Marine Mammal Center veterinary staff includes full and part-time veterinarians, three veterinary technicians, a medical technologist and research staff. Goals of the program include assisting the veterinary medical staff in providing medical management of a large number of stranded marine mammals (mostly pinnipeds); performing post-mortem examinations, sample collection for various research projects, and record keeping. Collaborative research is highly valued at TMMC, and development of a research project and scientific publication, either clinical or using retrospective necropsy data, is highly encouraged. Past IVIRs have attended international conferences, scientific workshops, or visited other collaborative partners. Opportunities for additional professional development will be supported as they arise. 

If qualified, applicants should submit the following materials through the Recruiterbox website (https://tmmc.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0f2q6):

  • A current curriculum vitae, limited to 4 pages.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and/or clinical performance. An email address will be provided for references once the applicant has submitted an application.
  •  Written responses to the following questions:
  1. Why are you the best candidate for our next Veterinarian In-Residence?   
  2. Please describe in detail the experience you have as a clinician (any species).
  3. Please describe in detail your experience working with marine mammals. Describe experience with both live and dead marine mammals, in the wild and/or in captive care.
  4. Please describe in detail any research experience you have.
  5. Please describe current marine mammal stranding response in your country.
  6. How do you hope the IVIR program will help you to achieve your future goals? What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

Applications are due by Friday, November 24th, 2017. A selection will be made in the beginning of January 2018.

www.marinemammalcenter.org

More information about the IVIR program can be found here:http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/science/ivir/

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MARVET Cayman is very excited to have the opportunity to offer two (2) scholarship opportunities for Veterinarians and Veterinary Students from Developing Countries. The scholarship will cover the entire tuition cost for the workshop ($2000 USD) which will run from July 16-27, 2018.

Click here to view our brochure.

For further details please contact Dr. Samantha Shields at sshields@stmatthews.edu.

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The deadline is approaching for CROW’s veterinary internship!

Each year, CROW's nonprofit hospital and rehabilitation center provides care for ~ 4000 patients representing over 200 species of native and migratory birds, mammals, and reptiles (including sea turtles) on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast. Our mission is to advance the health, welfare, and conservation of wildlife through research, education, and cutting-edge medical and surgical care. The program is 1 year in duration. Two positions are available; one through the VIRMP that starts July 1 and one outside the match that starts January 1 every year.

The deadline for application is October 15, 2017 for the January 1, 2018-start position. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of reference to hbarron@crowclinic.org. For more information please visit http://crowclinic.org/articles/student-programs.

 

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Veterinary Internship in Aquatic Animal Medicine & Research - Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, Inc.

The Department of Animal Care at Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, is sponsoring a one-year Veterinary Internship in Aquatic Animal Medicine and Research. Applicants for the internship should be graduates of an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certified. All applicants should have successfully passed the NAVLE and possess or be eligible for a Connecticut state veterinary license. Preference will be given to applicants with postgraduate clinical experience in a practice or internship setting. Entry level familiarity with ultrasound, radiology, and endoscopy systems is expected. The stipend for the position is expected to be $40,000 per annum plus benefits.
 
The successful applicant will assist the veterinary staff in the diagnosis and treatment of medical cases from the Aquarium's extensive collection of invertebrates, fresh and saltwater fishes, reptiles, amphibians, penguins, seals, sea lions, and beluga whales. In addition, the intern will participate in our rescue, rehabilitation, and release program for stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. Collateral opportunities at cooperating area academic, government, and private industry laboratories as well as zoos are possible and encouraged. The intern will have an opportunity to develop teaching skills by his/her involvement in the Aquarium's veterinary externship program and at informal seminars and college lectures. The intern will be expected to pursue one or more clinical or research projects and to prepare the results for presentation to our staff and at a relevant professional meeting, as well as for publication in the peer-reviewed literature. Upon invitation, a second year in the internship may be possible.  Past interns have gone on to acceptance into well-recognized residency and graduate programs or employment in the field of aquatic or zoological medicine.

Applicants should submit the following material to:

Jen Flower, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACZM
Chief Clinical Veterinarian
Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, Inc.
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355
Email: jflower@mysticaquarium.org

(For ease of submission, it is recommended that application materials be sent electronically via email.)

  1. A cover letter/statement reflecting the applicant's goals in the area of aquatic animal medicine and research and reason for the application to the Internship program.
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. A current transcript from the veterinary school and any post-baccalaureate program which he/she has attended.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic performance and his/her potential in the clinical and research arenas. At least two of the letters must be written by a veterinarian.

Applications are due no later the Friday, December 1, 2017.
A decision will be made prior to January 19, 2018.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact us for a tour of our facilities and a chance to meet with our staff prior to the application deadline.   Additional information may be obtained by contacting Dr. Flower by e-mail at jflower@mysticaquarium.org.

A general orientation to our facility and programs can be obtained by viewing our web page http://www.mysticaquarium.org. Mystic Aquarium is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer.

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The AVMA Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee is happy to invite you to submit abstract(s) to be considered for the 2018 AVMA Convention (Denver, Colorado – July 13-17). AVMA is now accepting session (oral) and poster proposals for the general program at the AVMA Convention 2018. Abstracts for proposed presentations will need to be submitted online before Saturday, September 30, 2017.  

Instructions for submitting abstracts are below and attached.  To be sure presentations are included in the aquatic veterinary sessions, when submitting an abstract be sure you indicate it is for the “Food Animal/Equine” Track and “Aquatic” sub-track (non-food aquatic including pet fish, aquarium, ornamental fish, invertebrates, aquatic amphibians, aquatic birds presentations are all included in this Track).

https://s1.goeshow.com/avma/annual/2018/abstract_submission.cfm

AVMA typically provides free registration to speakers, and some funds depending on the number of presentations accepted (4 presentations typically cover a speaker’s travel, hotel, and other costs). Abstract submitters can expect to hear if their submissions have been accepted in late 2017

Best regards,

AVMA Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee
www.avma.org

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The 6th Florida Marine Mammal Meeting will be held from March 28 - 30, 2018 at SeaWorld in Orlando Florida. The title of the meeting might be a little misleading as it has evolved into an ecosystem conference with mammals as a leading subject but there is equally an emphasis on ecosystem health.

For more information, you can visit our website at http://www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/marinemammal18/.

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