The National Marine Mammal Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Diego, California, has a job opening for a full-time marine mammal veterinarian. The primary responsibilities of the veterinarian would be in direct support of the US Navy Marine Mammal Program, to include clinical case management of the Navy’s collection of bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions.
NMMF’s clinical veterinary team includes a veterinary epidemiologist and has access to veterinary and human consultants in anesthesia, surgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, urology, infectious disease, radiology, and interventional radiology. This position would be based primarily in San Diego but could travel up to 10 weeks a year offering veterinary support for satellite facilities and marine mammal deployments. Evening, weekend, and holiday on-call responsibilities are shared with the other San Diego clinical veterinarians.