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SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment has rescued more than 31,000 animals over the last five decades!

At our parks, you’re more than an employee. You’re an Ambassador... And what we do is more than a job. Every day, we inspire guests to take action to protect our natural world. Become a SeaWorld Ambassador and be part of something real and amazing.

This position includes the following benefits:

  • Paid Time Off- Vacation, Optional Holidays, and Sick pay
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Voluntary Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Benefits
  • Dependent and Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Plan
  • SEA Employee Complimentary Park Tickets
  • SEA Park Discounts on Food and Merchandise

Requirements and Competencies

  • Must have at least an Associate of Applied Science from an AVMA-accredited veterinary 
  • technology program
  • Must have Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) in the State of Florida, RVT in another state, or ability to acquire certification within one year of the date of hire
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull at least 30 pounds
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have computer skills
  • Must be comfortable working around water
  • Must be comfortable working around fumes/dust/odor
  • Must be comfortable working around chemicals
  • Must be able to train on and properly use protective gear
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and temperature extremes
  • Must be available to work varying shifts/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid- and closing shifts; nights, weekends and holidays

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with exotics and/or zoo and aquatic species preferred
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license preferred

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain diagnostic equipment, veterinary hospital area, and necropsy building 
  • Manage daily schedule of appointments
  • Assist with collection of diagnostic samples in multiple species
  • Prepare for and assist veterinarians with medical, surgical, and necropsy procedures
  • Provide surgical assistance and anesthetic monitoring
  • Perform radiology procedures in the hospital and in animal habitats
  • Maintain surgical room and equipment in ‘ready’ condition
  • Perform pharmaceutical and consumable supply inventories
  • Assist with coordination of animal quarantine and pre-shipment protocols 
  • Assist in maintaining all animal records
  • Assist with animal stranding's, diagnostics and treatment of animals in the rescue and rehabilitation program
  • Perform other duties as assigned

More Information

Park Name: SeaWorld Orlando
Location: Orlando, FL
Requisition Number: 7664
Status: Full-Time Hourly
Relocation Provided: No
Apply online at: https://careers.seaworldparks.com

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Job Description:  Responsible for directing all aspects of animal health for the entire living collection of aquatic and terrestrial animals in The Florida Aquarium including preventative care, diagnostic services & treatments.  Establishes quarantine protocols in conjunction with input from the Director of Husbandry and husbandry staff. Directly responsible for managing Associate Veterinarian and Associate Curator of Quarantine. Research, establish, and maintain humane, respectful & professional animal health practices that will serve as the standard for all living museums.  Prepares and manages budgets, and works with other Aquarium departments in developing and achieving team goals.

Where to get more information or apply (contact person details, URL, or attach an announcement document): Interested candidates can view the full job description and apply at  https://www.flaquarium.org/careers.

 

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American Humane seeks a highly motivated National Director to drive growth and broaden the reach of American Humane Certified™.  This position will serve as head of and manage the American Humane Conservation program- acting as spokesperson and working with a variety of external constituents, assuming primary responsibility for budget management, developing and leading strategy around Conservation program expansion efforts, and designing and implementing marketing campaigns to that end.  This position is based at American Humane’s national headquarters in Washington, DC, and reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals. Our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and humans. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.

Position summary:  

The National Director, American Humane Conservation serves as program head and will work alongside the Global Director to develop and lead the organization’s international program to certify zoos, aquariums, and facilities that meet American Humane’s scientifically sound standards for humane treatment of thousands of animals living in human care around the world.  Accountable for providing leadership and oversight, the National Director supports American Humane’s mission and scientific guidelines for the humane care and treatment of animals and is responsible for driving program growth.

Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Global Director, provide animal expertise and quality assurance for AH’s Conservation certification program
  • Responsible for growing the number of institutions certified through the Conservation program
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the program, reflecting the mission and values of American Humane
  • Provide oversight of independent auditors, ensuring proper credentialing, experience, knowledge of AH animal welfare standards, availability, and professionalism
  • Accountable for fiscal management of the program
  • Oversee development and delivery of Conservation educational curriculum for children
  • Initiate and oversee program contractual agreements with certified zoos, aquariums, and facilities
  • Work collaboratively with the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Global Director, staff teams and senior leaders to continually improve systems/efficiencies and to expand program reach and effectiveness
  • Monitor national and international animal health and welfare trends as well as legislative and regulatory activity and keeps senior management updated on emerging issues
  • Utilize sound scientific practices to protect the safety and well-being of animals in human care in zoos, aquariums, and facilities
  • Work with other executive team members and board members to raise revenue for endeavors that support the overall mission of American Humane and the work of the Conservation program
  • Develop strategic alliances/partnerships with industry leaders and other organizations and institutions to promote animal health and welfare
  • As a senior leader of American Humane, the National Director leads by example, adapting to a continually evolving environment and helping others thrive in a deadline driven, results-oriented workplace
  • Target select conferences and industry meetings to attend to maximize outreach
  • Meet with major certified facilities annually
  • Seek and deliver public speaking engagements, radio and TV interviews and use social networking, coordinating public appearances with AH’s communications strategy and Communications department
  • Provide stories, data, and content for use on website, appeals, funding proposals, projects and general public information
  • Ensure that all program and informational materials and website are up to date and reflective of best practices
  • Provide oversight of the Conservation Program Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to ensure judicious use of their expertise, volunteer time and energy
  • With COO, Global Director, and in consultation with the SAC, ensure animal welfare standards and guidelines reflect new research and technology and direct development of new standards for additional species

Essential Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, an advanced degree in relevant field preferred
  • Ability to run a successful program, including budget management required
  • A diversity of experience in animal husbandry, animal behavior, health and welfare with marine mammals and/or exotic animals
  • At least 7-10 years of experience working with animals in human care in zoos, aquariums or other facilities preferred
  • A diversity of marketing and sales experience strongly desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; active listening
  • Strong public speaking and public relations skills
  • Adept at building collaborative relationships and demonstrating diplomacy
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective and timely leadership decisions
  • Ability to lead and work with team members to implement annual program goals
  • Growth-oriented and dynamic; self-disciplined
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times

Direct reports:

  • Program Manager, Conservation

Physical Demands and Work Environment: 

  • The position is based at American Humane’s national headquarters in Washington, DC
  • Extensive travel, up to 50% of the time, must we willing and able to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Exposure to a variety of animals at various zoo and aquarium facilities

Employees are expected to adhere to all organizational policies and to act as role models, demonstrating American Humane’s core values:

  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Respect for all
  • Loyalty to mission
  • Sustainability
  • Honesty, integrity, trust

American Humane is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply

To apply, please visit: https://americanhumane.applytojob.com/apply/kNcvd0VJCD/National-Director-Conservation-Program

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Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.

The Texas State Aquarium Associate Veterinarian will plan and participate in the preventive veterinary care program including wellness plan, annual physicals, vaccinations, parasite monitoring and general health and well-being. They will be responsible for performing physical examinations, surgeries, and administering anesthesia as well as assisting curators with protocols involving animal diets, quarantine, and preventive medicine.

Job Requirements: A Doctoral degree or equivalent s required for consideration or more than 10 years related experience. An equivalent combination of education or experience may also meet the required qualifications.

Job Perks: This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including a 100% employer-paid health plan, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.

All applications must be submitted through the TSA website. Please apply online at http://careers.texasstateaquarium.org/careers/

 

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Senior Scientist and Program Lead, Marine Stress and Ocean Health Program
Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium

Launched in 2016, The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life (ACCOL) represents the research and conservation division of the New England Aquarium (NEAq). With the overarching goal to transform science into action, the ACCOL builds on the NEAq’s nearly 50-year legacy of pioneering research and stakeholder conservation engagement to strengthen the health and resilience of our oceans.

We seek a dynamic and accomplished senior research scientist with a proven fundraising and publication record in the broad realm of conservation physiology/medicine to chair and lead the ACCOL’s Marine Animal Stress and Ocean Health (MSOH) Program. Find out more by following the links below:

https://neaq.applicantpro.com/jobs/773290.html
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/658572171/

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Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.
 
The Texas State Aquarium Manager of Animal Health will plan, direct, and participate in the program of veterinary care including a strong preventative medicine program for collection animals as well as, emergency response and health care programs or collection animals and patients within the rehabilitation department.

Job Requirements: A Doctoral degree and more than 10 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education or experience may also meet the required qualifications.

Job Perks: This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including a 100% employer-paid health plan, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.

Please apply online at http://careers.texasstateaquarium.org/careers/

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We would like to announce that we have begun the search for a veterinary technician to join the Virginia Aquarium's Stranding Response Program. The Stranding Response Program is part of the Virginia Aquarium's non-profit foundation and responds to 350-500 sea turtle and marine mammal strandings annually.  
 
Interested parties can find more information at this website or at the Virginia Beach City Website.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) New York Aquarium is seeking a clinical veterinarian specializing in Aquatic Medicine to join the team of clinical veterinarians, veterinary pathologists, and veterinary technicians in the Zoological Health Program's Aquatic Health Department.

The team cares for the WCS animal collections and specifically at the New York Aquarium.  This position will be based at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn and provide primary clinical care for a diverse and actively expanding collection of fresh and saltwater boney and cartilaginous fishes, aquatic invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, marine birds, and marine mammals.  

The veterinarian will work closely with the Director of Aquatic Health to oversee the medical care of the collection. This includes directing the quarantine and introduction of aquatic animals into a major new elasmobranch exhibit opening in the summer of 2018, the quarantine and introduction of aquatic animals into three expected major exhibit renovations, and to participate as time permits in multiple ongoing WCS marine conservation field programs.  The veterinarian will also collaborate closely with the New York Aquarium's Animal Department to ensure animal health and welfare. 

Essential Functions

  • Provide expert medical, diagnostic, and surgical care of living animals in WCS' New York Aquarium collection and marine field programs, and perform gross pathology evaluation as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback regarding live animal health and disease to appropriate New York Aquarium curatorial and Zoological Health Program staffs.
  • Participate in developing and revising guidelines that define best practices for standard of care, including (but not limited to) those for aquatic animal quarantine, routine and ill-animal health assessment, and health monitoring and shipment.
  • Provide emergency care and be available on an on-call basis as assigned or as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with New York Aquarium staff and field researchers on research both in-situ and ex-situ for the benefit of zoological and aquatic species as time allows.
  • Work with the WCS Chief Veterinarian, Clinicians, and Pathologists to formulate zoological and wildlife health policy.
  • Contribute to, enlarge and uphold the WCS policies toward the Equal Employment Opportunities for women, minorities, veterans, the handicapped, and other designated groups.

Qualifications

  • Board Certification or board eligible in a relevant veterinary discipline (American College of Zoological Medicine, etc.). 
  • Minimum 2 years full-time zoo/aquatic veterinary experience, DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college, and eligibility for NY State Veterinary Licensure. NY State license required for the position.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a complex, high volume, multi-veterinarian, multi-pathologist, multi-technician health care setting, have excellent English written and verbal communications skills.

Application Deadline: 1 March 2018 - Must be submitted online: https://www.wcs.org/ (search careers)

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The Animal Care Manager is responsible for the husbandry of Hawaiian monk seals in rehabilitation at The Marine Mammal Center’s Hawai’i hospital, Ke Kai Ola, and implementing recruitment and training of animal care volunteers for the monk seal program. The Animal Care Manager reports to the Ke Kai Ola Hospital Director. This position supports the Hospital Director to ensure adequate facilities are available at  the Ke Kai Ola hospital for animal care; works closely with other members of the Ke Kai Ola team to provide up-to-date patient care information and to collaborate on community engagement opportunities; and supervises and trains volunteers and visiting staff in the husbandry of seals in accordance with TMMC protocols.

To learn more, and to apply, click on the link: http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/about-us/organization-information/jobs/

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Marine Mammal Center is an internationally renowned marine mammal hospital, research center and educational facility—the largest of its kind in the world. Since 1975, the Center has rescued more than 20,000 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, with an average of 600–800 rescues per year, primarily seals and sea lions. 

Professional staff at the Center collaborate with more than 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and nonprofit organizations from around the world, and the Center’s formal and informal education programs reach 100,000 children and adults each year.

The Center’s headquarters overlooks the ocean in the Marin Headlands of Sausalito, California, within the Golden Gate National Parks. Additional satellite facilities in Morro Bay and Moss Landing support the Center’s rescue efforts in California along its 600-mile range from San Luis Obispo to Mendocino counties. In 2014, the Center opened Ke Kai Ola, a hospital for the rehabilitation of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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Primary Purpose: 

Provide veterinary care for the animal collection. Monitor and approve animal diets. Establish preventative health care programs. Responsible for all medical programs and procedures. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Must hold a valid U.S. Veterinary License
  • Must acquire a Texas Veterinary License and USDA Accreditation certification within one year
  • Experience with veterinary care and management of zoological species to include marine and terrestrial mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. This may include post-doctoral training or a minimum of two years full-time practical experience.
  • Board-eligibility or Diplomate status in the American College of Zoological Medicine is desirable
  • Experience in management of personnel and veterinary facilities.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Texas driver’s license within 30 days of employment
  • Must be able to work a variable schedule to include weekends, holidays, emergencies and potential overnight travel.
  • Must be able to multitask while maintaining a positive attitude to ensure excellent guest service.
  • Consistently practices safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting and reporting of unsafe situations.
  • Must be willing to comply with all SEA grooming guidelines and employment standards.
  • Must be able to successfully complete all legal, company and department training requirements to include but not limited to passing required tests and certifications within established timelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive attitude. Works as part of a team, to include outside agencies, and collaborates to provide quality veterinary service and care.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and management of all aspects of collection animal health for SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica San Antonio. This includes diagnosis and treatment of disease, preventative medicine programs and nutrition.
  • As part of various programs, oversees medical care of rescued wildlife including manatees, birds, sea turtles, and cetaceans.
  • Shares responsibility for the management of veterinary support staff including Vet Techs, Lab Techs, and contractors.
  • Shares responsibility of oversight of animal nutrition, management, and budgeting.
  • Shares responsibility of medical and laboratory equipment needs and acquisition.
  • Consults and educates the animal staff and management in areas of health and husbandry.
  • Conducts animal health research projects and prepares the results for presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Assists in selecting and mentoring candidates for potential internships and residency programs and veterinary student externships.
  • Responsible for entries to an electronic animal record system, to include veterinary medical entries.

https://careers.seaworldparks.com/Application/Get/agekecfofifkokmaik

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Position: The Departments of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University (MSU) invite applications for tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The successful candidate will have an active research program investigating the pathogenesis and mechanisms of disease within an aquatic host organism, especially focusing on emerging infectious diseases in fish or other aquatic wildlife.

The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant or associate professor, but applicants with established research portfolios will be considered.

Early detection and control of animal pathogens in aquatic systems is vital to address the growing demands of aquaculture. The CVM, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), and the Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory have been national leaders in using traditional and molecular diagnostics to identify, characterize, and control pathogens and the environmental conditions that may lead to disease emergence and re-emergence.  The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation has an internationally recognized infectious diseases research program, with active projects involving animal models of infectious diseases, vaccine development, and investigation of microbial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, and impact of microbiome/metagenomics in diseases. The successful candidate is expected to interact and collaborate with these existing programs while initiating new research programs with a significant economic impact on the aquatic environment. 

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the position will be to establish and fund an internationally recognized research program that complements the existing expertise within infectious diseases programs at the CVM, CANR, and Michigan State University. There will also be opportunities to teach in professional (DVM) and graduate (MS, PhD) courses, train residents in pathology and other related fields, and mentor graduate students where a strong appreciation of diversity in our field is expected.  Outreach to wildlife managers, aquaculturists, and public health experts will also be important. For more information about the College and Department, please visit https://cvm.msu.edu/pdi.  

Required Qualifications:  A Ph.D. related to the life sciences, a DVM or equivalent, and a strong record of research funding and publications are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with board certification are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications: Application and all related documents must be submitted at http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/498439/associate-professortenure-system  posting # 486151. Applications will be accepted and reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled. Interested individuals should electronically complete an application, submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a letter of intent outlining academic record and career goals, and names and contact information of three professional references. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Dalen Agnew, Associate Professor, (agnewd@msu.edu; 517-432-5806).

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator. Women and individuals from under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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The UC Davis Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center (WHC) is recruiting for a staff position as a Wildlife Facility Veterinarian. Under the direction of the Deputy Director – Care Operations of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), this position will coordinate oiled wildlife primary care and processing readiness and response activities both during and between oil spill responses (including training, equipping facilities, and planning for spill response), work in collaboration and coordination with the Field Veterinarian to ensure "best achievable capture and care", engage in research activities to advance the science behind oiled wildlife care, and actively participate in teaching and public service functions.

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Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.

The Texas State Aquarium Manager of Animal Health will plan, direct, and participate in the program of veterinary care including a strong preventative medicine program for collection animals as well as, emergency response and health care programs or collection animals and patients within the rehabilitation department.

A Doctoral degree and more than 10 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education or experience may also meet the required qualifications.

This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including a 100% employer-paid health plan, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.

Please apply online at www.texasstateaquarium.org

Salary: Upon Request

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The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is seeking fabulous candidates for the position of Associate Veterinarian to join our collaborative animal care team. Under the direction of the Chief Veterinary Officer, the Associate Veterinarian provides excellent clinical care for a diverse collection of more than 250 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates.

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