Veterinary Services and Laboratory internship provides interns with the unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of aquatic animal medicine and husbandry, nutrition and reproduction programs of marine mammals and other aquatic species. The internship minimum duration is approx. 24 weeks (6 months). Preference will be given to final year Veterinary students or recent graduates, but students from other years or related areas may apply.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is pleased to announce the 2020 AQUAVET® I, II & III course offerings. They are aquatic veterinary medicine education programs that currently consist of two courses that will be presented at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI in June 2020 and one on aquarium medicine held in three venues.
AQUAVET® I: An Introduction to Aquatic Veterinary Medicine is a 4-week course (24 May - 20 June 2020) intended primarily for veterinary students.
AQUAVET® II: Comparative Pathology of Aquatic Animals is a 2-week course (24 May - 6 June 2020) that is oriented toward the pathology of diseases of aquatic invertebrates and fish that are used in biomedical research, encountered in display aquaria and are of importance in commercial aquaculture.
AQUAVET® Summer Research Fellow (one offered) is an 8-week research program, usually studying fish disease at a lab at Cornell University. There is no tuition and this student will receive a stipend of $3,800 after completing the 8 weeks.
AQUAVET® III: Clinical Aspects of Captive Aquatic Animal Medicine is a 5-week course (following AQUAVET® I – 21 June to 26 July 2029) and is limited to a small number of students. The venues include GA Aquarium, U of GA and Dolphinaris, Cancún, México.
Veterinary students can receive credits for the courses and graduate veterinarians can receive CE credits.
More detailed information and applications for admission (due by January 15, 2020) are available on the web site www.aquavet.org.
This is a one year position. The intern veterinarian will spend 8 months at the Aquarium of the Pacific providing veterinary services (examination, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment) to the animal collection under the supervision of the staff veterinarian. The collection consists of pinnipeds, sea otters, penguins, sea birds, parrots, sea turtles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. When the staff veterinarian is not present the intern veterinarian will follow existing treatment plans and protocols and consult with the staff veterinarian prior to any changes. It is imperative that the intern veterinarian understand AOP’s team approach to animal care decisions and the approval process before handling, moving, or treating an animal. The intern veterinarian will spend 4 months offsite at the Marine Mammal Care Center LA, located in San Pedro California, practicing marine mammal medicine and rehabilitation under the supervision of the staff veterinarian. MMCCLA is a nonprofit marine mammal rehabilitation hospital for sick and injured marine mammals that strand in Los Angeles County. The annual caseload varies between 350-600 animals, typically pinnipeds.
Hours: 40+ hours per week plus shared on call shifts, weekends, and holidays.
Compensation: $49,920/year plus benefits (insurance, vacation)
Employment period: July 15, 2020 to July 14, 2021
Application Deadline: October 31, 2019
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)
3883 Sanibel Captiva Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957 USA
Medical & Research Director: Heather Wilson Barron, DVM, DABVP (avian), CertAqV
Staff Veterinarian: Robin Bast, DVM
Wildlife and Conservation Medicine Veterinary Internship – 6 months
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.
CROW interns participate in daily hospital and rehabilitation center activities, working closely with a boarded veterinary specialist, staff veterinarian, certified veterinary technicians, and licensed rehabilitators. CROW’s 4,800 square foot hospital provides state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including digital radiography, ultrasound, rigid & flexible endoscopy, tonometry, in-house lab (with iSTAT & Abaxis VS2), dedicated surgical suite and critical care units, electronic records database, and enriched, welfare-oriented rehabilitation caging. Interns will learn to identify disease patterns, determine appropriate treatment protocols and have primary case management of patients in the hospital. They also learn cutting edge anesthesia and analgesia, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and necropsy techniques. In addition to clinical duties, interns participate in research and conservation projects, give case and journal club rounds, and help teach students, staff, and volunteers. This position is outside the VIRMP and is 6 month duration, starting January 1st and running to June 30th, 2020. This intern will work alongside another intern that joined the program through the VIRMP.
CROW operates on a 12.5-acre campus on beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida. The organization's hospital and visitor education center are located adjacent to the waterways and mangroves of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The Gulf of Mexico is a short bike ride away and bicycles are provided. On-site housing, utilities, health care, licensure fees, and Continuing Education time and money are available as part of benefits package.
Deadline for Application is September 15th for the January 1st-start position
Interested applicants should send a letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Georgia Aquarium provides veterinary students the unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of aquatic animal medicine at one of the largest aquariums in the world. Preceptorships/externships lasting a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 6 weeks are available.
This is a short course for veterinarians, technicians, trainees, principal investigators, and core managers who utilize or plan to utilize fish models in laboratory research. The course is directed by Michael Kent, Ph.D., College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University. Course faculty include: Rodman G. Getchell, Ph.D., Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine; Christian Lawrence, M.S., Children’s Hospital Boston; and Jan Spitsbergen, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University.
The course is offered at the MDI Biological Laboratory, located in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island, the home of Acadia National Park. It is intended to help laboratory technicians, researchers, and veterinarians monitor and maintain the health of a colony of aquatic organisms, focusing on zebrafish. This course is appropriate for veterinarians and veterinary trainees, as well as technical staff, students, postdocs, and investigators.
The course consists of lectures, laboratory exercises with a high faculty to student ratio, and discussion. During the course, there are ample opportunities for students to discuss unusual and/or unsolved diagnostic case experiences from their home laboratories as problem-solving exercises.
This course is now approved by the AAVSB RACE (American Association of Veterinary State Boards Registry of Approved Continuing Education) to offer a total of *33 CE* (Continuing Education) Credits to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of both category 1 (Scientific) and 3 (Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development).
The National Aquarium is currently seeking applicants to the Helen Swearer Fellowship in Aquarium Science and Veterinary Medicine – a comprehensive training program in aquarium zoological medicine. The Fellow will learn about all aspects of veterinary management of animals at an accredited Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) facility. The Fellow helps provide high-level veterinary care to the collection, conduct clinically relevant research, maintain or exceed AZA-level standards in professional animal care, and train veterinary students. The National Aquarium animal collection has over 16,000 animals (approximately 700 species of invertebrates, fishes, reptiles, birds, and mammals - including bottlenose dolphins).
Major responsibilities include primary medical care of collection animals (e.g., implementing preventative medicine program, performing clinical exams and emergency response, reviewing water quality and life support system function), case management leadership for National Aquarium Animal Rescue animals (primarily sea turtles and seals), a research project for publication, and veterinary student training.
Duties include but are not limited to: maintaining exceptional communication with team members; performing physical exams, surgeries, and diagnostic testing; performing necropsies and ancillary testing; interpreting diagnostic tests; developing management and treatment plans; maintaining accurate and timely medical records; participating in on-call coverage; ensuring appropriate pre-shipment testing for animal acquisitions and dispositions; implementing appropriate animal quarantine; prescribing treatments; implementing and improving standard operating protocols; monitoring disease trends; participating in professional organizations; and providing training to staff and veterinary students.
As part of the Fellowship Program, this individual will be responsible for one research project, including a publication. Funding is available for conference travel and some research. This training program is established as a two-year program, contingent on successful completion of the first year.
Required to apply: A veterinary degree (DVM, VMD, or overseas equivalent) from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school; a current Maryland veterinary license (or ability to obtain one within 3 months of start date); have completed an internship or residency in aquatic/zoo/exotic animal medicine or have equivalent experience; hold accreditation from USDA to issue health certifications (or ability to obtain within 3 months of start date); have a Maryland driver’s license (or ability to obtain within 1 month of start date).
Qualified candidates must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae including names of 3 references, and official veterinary school transcript.
If you are passionate about providing excellent service and have an interest in joining a team in an innovative, conservation organization, please apply for this outstanding opportunity!
The National Aquarium is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture, experience and ideas to apply.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM
The National Aquarium opened in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. SmartCEO Magazine honored the National Aquarium with the Healthiest Workplace award and the Corporate Culture award in 2016. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.
Today, the National Aquarium builds on a 37-year history of local, regional and global conservation initiatives that provide real solutions for protecting marine life, ecosystems and aquatic communities. Its Animal Rescue team has rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of marine mammals and endangered sea turtles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Its Animal Care and Welfare (ACW) teams participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues and advocate for smarter policies at local, state and federal levels. Through education, research, conservation action and advocacy, the National Aquarium is pursuing a vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.
HOW TO APPLY Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website http://aqua.org/jobs.
Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing HR@aqua.org.
This is a one-year program designed to train post-graduate veterinarians in the field of aquatic animal health. Specifically, this program will train candidates to integrate expertise in aquatic animal medicine into the broader fields of animal, human, and ecosystem health, through experiences from aquaculture, fisheries, public aquaria, companion animal medicine, academia and research. An additional goal of the fellowship program is to increase the diversity of veterinarians involved in aquatic animal medicine. Candidates are encouraged to address this and how their selection will help achieve enhanced diversity.
This position is based in Davis, CA, but will require travel throughout California for specialized training. As directed by on-site collaborators, the fellow shares clinical, research and teaching responsibility for UC Davis aquatic animal health program, Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA Academy of Sciences, and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute. Although most of the work will focus on teleost fish medicine, the fellow will gain experience from the diverse caseload consisting of elasmobranchs, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, avian and some marine mammal species housed or cultured in the different institutions or in collaborating laboratories or aquaculture farms.
Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scale, in accordance with current Intern Salary scale. A full-benefits package consisting of medical/dental and vision plans will also be offered. The fellow is required to relocate during the different rotations. Some funds are available to support some of the travel and relocation expenses.
The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to work in a team atmosphere. Evidence of recent research, scholarly productivity, and experience in aquatic animal, zoo, exotic and/or laboratory animal medicine are preferred. Applicants for the fellowship should be graduates of an AVMA accredited veterinary college or be ECFVG certified and be eligible for California veterinary licensure. National and international applicants are welcome. Applicants whose native language or language of instruction is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum scores required for admission to graduate study at UC Davis are: 550 on the TOEFL paper-based test (PBT), or 104 on the TOEFL internet-based test (iBT). TOEFL scores expire after two years. Scores that are older than two years will not be accepted by UC Davis. The minimum overall band score required for admission to graduate study at UC Davis is 7.0 on a 9-point scale. IELTS scores expire after two years. Scores that are older than two years will not be accepted by UC Davis.
Candidate must be eligible for a TN (Mexico and Canada) or J-1 visa with no bars or home country requirement. J-1 scholars must have adequate health insurance coverage for the duration of their appointment. While the hospital will initially pay the cost of the VISA application fee(s), fee(s) for visa documents are due at the time of your arrival, and should be made payable to the VMTH. The Office of the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer (CVMO) will contact you to arrange for payment. At this time, payments can be made by check or cash.
SPECIAL NOTE: As of mid-2017, the California Veterinary Medical Board will require all veterinarians working at the University of California, Davis with primary patient care duties to hold a special University license. To obtain this University license, veterinarians that are not licensed in the state of California will be required to take a 3-day course on regionally-important diseases and a short open-book jurisprudence test, in addition to being background checked. The course will be given on-site at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine early in the course of your training program (dates to be determined). The cost of licensure will be the responsibility of the trainee (currently $290). This limited license only permits individuals to work in California as veterinarians for University-related practice. Although veterinarians that do not have hands-on patient care duty (e.g., anatomic pathologists, clinical pathologists) are not required to hold this license, obtaining the license is encouraged whenever your activities may have an impact on animal-owning members of the public. If in doubt, please contact the Office of the CVMO for clarification.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California, Monterey Bay Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute are affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and we welcome diversity in science.
How To Apply:
Immediate availability is desirable. To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by March 1st 2019. Position is open until filled. E-mailed applications will be considered immediately. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experiences and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and addresses of three professional references to: email@example.com.
Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends, "muito boa tarde"!
As per the request of Renato Lenzi, President-Elect, and the Scientific Committee of the EAAM - European Association for Aquatic Mammals, I would like to inform you that the DEADLINE for abstract submission for the upcoming Annual Symposium (in Portugal next March), is January 15th.
All topics related to marine mammal Science, Innovation in Husbandry, Education for Sustainability, Conservation, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Behaviour, Cognitive Psychology, Bioacoustics, et cetera, will be most welcome.
For more information:
Symposium website: www.zoomarine.pt/eaam
We sincerely look forward to welcome you in the Algarve/Portugal. In the meantime, Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Élio A. Vicente, marine biologist
Dir. External Affairs
Our 34th Annual Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium will feature a diverse range of topics on a variety of species such as rabbits, reptiles, goldfish, sea otters, birds of prey, and primates to name a few. Information on diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, surgical procedures, anesthesia, and zoo/conservation medicine will also be provided.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is currently seeking applicants for a new two-year internship program for graduate veterinary students. The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of only six facilities in the country to have both zoological and aquatic collections at the same institution. The collection consists of over 7,800 animals representing approximately 550 species. Veterinary staff also provide medical care for elephants at the International Conservation Center in Somerset County, PA. The full-time staff of the Animal Health Department consists of two veterinarians, three licensed veterinary technicians, one administrative assistant and a part-time hospital assistant. Our team works out of a recently built 13,000 square foot hospital with a full complement of diagnostic imaging modalities such as digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy equipment, and an in-house laboratory for clinical pathology.
The incumbent operates the clinical chemistry instrument & is responsible for monthly calibration, daily quality control, troubleshooting, maintenance and the communication with technical service representatives when problems arise. Ability to evaluate results to insure the proper adaptation of methods is an integral part of this position. The filtration of water for use in the laboratory is also part of the incumbent’s duties.
The incumbent performs water analysis for coliform bacteria of the marine mammal and other pools from the Zoo.
The incumbent performs urinalysis techniques including chemical and microscopic evaluations and appropriate quality control measures. Ability to identify cells, crystals, bacteria and artifacts is essential.
The incumbent must be familiar with microscopy. The incumbent performs microscopic direct examination of fecals to identify protozoa and fecal floatation parasitology screens using the Zinc Sulfate centrifugation floatation or other methods. The incumbent reads the screens and identifies parasites, reporting results.
The incumbent creates and maintains databases by entering results, updates the databases as necessary, and tracks specimens and results as needed. The incumbent works with various computer programs such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, along with other DOS and internet-based programs currently used in the laboratory.
The incumbent is responsible for keeping all equipment used in the laboratory in good, working condition including analyzers, centrifuges, rockers, as well as pipettes and other smaller instruments. Monitoring of the temperatures of freezers, incubators and water baths in the laboratory is also the incumbent’s duty. The incumbent assists in the management of the laboratory’s slide and serum bank collection including the cleaning, labeling and filing of slides and maintaining applicable databases. Duties include the preparation of samples and documentation necessary for shipping samples to reference labs. This includes potential biohazard and chemical hazard shipping. All biohazard and chemical hazardous materials are disposed of according to the Smithsonian’s policies.
Possession of a licensed, registered, or certified veterinary technician (LVT, RVT or CVT) certificate or certification as a medical technologist is required.
This position requires considerable walking, standing, heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.), stooping, and other types of physical effort and dexterity in moving and distributing animals, animal feed, cage materials, equipment, and in opening and closing cage doors and gates. Although safety measures are taken, there is always a hazard of injury in working with exotic and unpredictable animals, which may be harboring zoonotic infections.
This position is federal GS-09, salary $56,233- $73,105. Benefits package is included.
To apply please see the official announcement on USAJobs.gov: search for 513437500 or Biological Science Laboratory Technician in Washington, DC
Applications will be accepted until 09 November 2018.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is pleased to announce the 2019 AQUAVET® I, II & III course offerings. They are aquatic veterinary medicine education programs that currently consist of two courses that will be presented at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI in June 2019 and one on aquarium medicine held in three venues.
AQUAVET® I: An Introduction to Aquatic Veterinary Medicine is a 4-week course (26 May - 22 June 2019) intended primarily for veterinary students.
AQUAVET® II: Comparative Pathology of Aquatic Animals is a 2-week course (26 May - 8 June 2019) that is oriented toward the pathology of diseases of aquatic invertebrates and fish that are used in biomedical research, encountered in display aquaria and are of importance in commercial aquaculture.
AQUAVET® Summer Research Fellow (one offered) is an 8 week research program, usually studying fish disease at a lab at Cornell University. There is no tuition and this student will receive a stipend of $3,800 after completing the 8 weeks.
AQUAVET® III: Clinical Aspects of Captive Aquatic Animal Medicine is a 5 week course (following AQUAVET® I – 23 June to 28 July 2019) and is limited to a small number of students. The venues include GA Aquarium, U of GA and Dolphinaris, Cancún, México.
Veterinary students can receive credits for the courses and graduate veterinarians can receive CE credits.
More detailed information and applications for admission (due by January 15, 2019) are available on the web site www.aquavet.org.
Mystic Aquarium is excited to announce the 2nd International Workshop on Beluga Whale Research and Conservation, hosted by Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, CT, USA), March 12-14, 2019.
Join us to connect, collaborate, and communicate as we share traditional knowledge and explore advances in aquarium husbandry, field biology, and the latest science impacting beluga whales. By sharing our expertise and establishing new collaborations, we hope to better inform conservation and management decisions of belugas in both aquarium and wild settings.
We are accepting abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations online through October 20, 2018 and early registration ends on January 16, 2019.
Please visit the link below for more details: http://www.mysticaquarium.org/belugaconference/
The Georgia Aquarium provides veterinary students with the unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of aquatic animal medicine at one of the largest aquariums in the world. We are fortunate to have a nutritionist, full commissary staff, a water chemist, and a team of veterinary and laboratory technicians. There are four full time clinical veterinarians and a veterinary resident. Through a partnership with the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, we have an established an aquatic veterinary pathology program as well as a growing clinical partnership with the zoological medicine service. The Georgia Aquarium has a state of the art veterinary hospital with equipment comparable to that found at a teaching hospital or specialty practice.
Preceptorships/externships lasting a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 6 weeks are available. Preference will be given to 3rd and 4th-year students, but all students may apply. Work hours are typically 7:30–5:00 but may vary depending on the medical needs of the collection. The work week will be Monday through Friday. However, students should be flexible if asked to work on their weekend days.
Low-cost housing may be available but should not be expected. Students should provide their own transportation to and from the aquarium. There is limited public transportation. A current tetanus vaccination and health insurance are required.
Students will spend time working in the commissary, water quality laboratory, diagnostic laboratory, quarantine, and will assist in performing necropsies as well as assisting with clinical cases. Individuals are expected to complete a research or special project and give a PowerPoint presentation during the last week of the preceptorship. We will provide both required and recommended reading lists intended to broaden the student’s knowledge base in aquatic animal husbandry and clinical care.
Applications for the academic year Fall 2019 through Spring 2020 are due by October 1, 2018. All applicants will receive notification regarding final decisions by December 1. There are some dates externships may not be available so please provide 3 different sets of dates.
Required application materials:
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae/resume
- Veterinary School transcript, electronic copy (unofficial is acceptable)
- 3 letters of recommendation
- 3 sets of available dates in order of preference
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Vet Extern Program” in the subject line.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the student’s responsibility to check that their information packet is complete. Your application will be reviewed by Dr. Alexa McDermott, Dr. Chelsea Anderson, and Dr. Tonya Clauss.
For additional questions or inquiries, please e-mail: email@example.com.
Colorado State University is teaming up with the University of Colorado-School of Medicine to host the Zoobiquity Conference this October. As you know, October is a pretty wonderful time to be in Colorado and this will be a really interesting meeting with human and animal health professionals that are working in the area of regenerative medicine/stem cell research. The conference will include tours and demonstrations from both the veterinary school (including our new Translational Medicine Institute) and the Anschutz Medical Campus. We have several great examples of how stem cells are being utilized in the non-domestic animal space to improve animal health.
For more information, please visit https://zoobiquity.colostate.edu.
Position/Assignment: Intern Veterinarian
Type: Full Time Temporary, exempt
Application Deadline: November 7, 2018
Description: This is a one year position. The intern veterinarian will spend 8 months at the Aquarium of the Pacific providing veterinary services (examination, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment) to the animal collection under the supervision of the staff veterinarian. The collection consists of pinnipeds, sea otters, penguins, sea birds, parrots, sea turtles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. When the staff veterinarian is not present the intern veterinarian will follow existing treatment plans and protocols and consult with the staff veterinarian prior to any changes. It is imperative that the intern veterinarian understand AOP’s team approach to animal care decisions and the approval process before handling, moving, or treating an animal.
The intern veterinarian will spend 4 months offsite at the Marine Mammal Care Center LA, located in San Pedro California, practicing marine mammal medicine and rehabilitation under the supervision of the staff veterinarian. MMCCLA is a nonprofit marine mammal rehabilitation hospital for sick and injured marine mammals that strand in Los Angeles County. The annual caseload varies between 350-600 animals, typically pinnipeds.
Hours: 40+ hours per week plus shared on-call shifts, weekends, and holidays.
Compensation: $40,000/year plus benefits (insurance, vacation)
Employment period: July 15, 2019 to July 14, 2020
- Veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited university
- Must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California
- Demonstrated previous aquarium or zoo training (externships, internships)
- Completion of a 1 year clinical veterinary internship desirable
- Pass a pre-employment physical exam
- Must be able to communicate effectively in English
- Must adhere to veterinary medical ethics and maintain professionalism consistent with the position
Aquarium of the Pacific
- Provide veterinary services (examination, diagnosis, prescription, and surgery) to the animal collection under the supervision of the staff veterinarian.
- Provide on-call veterinary services as scheduled (after hours, weekends, holidays) shared with the staff veterinarian. Must be able to be onsite within 30 minutes of a call.
- Complete all pertinent records for examinations and treatments and ensure continuity of care (rounds) between shifts.
- Assist the veterinarian and veterinary technician with hospital and equipment upkeep.
- Actively participate in continuing education opportunities such as journal club, professional meetings, and aquarium educational lectures.
- Fulfill the Aquariums mission statement through support and collaboration with other AOP departments (PR, Education, etc.)
- Adhere to Federal and State regulations regarding veterinary medicine and adhere to AZA and Aquarium Policies.
Marine Mammal Care Center LA
- Provide veterinary services (examination, diagnosis, prescription, and surgery) to sick and injured pinnipeds under the supervision of the staff veterinarian and follow National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) guidelines.
- Assist the staff veterinarian, husbandry manager, staff, and volunteers in procedures including, but not limited to: physical examinations; restraint; tube feeding; blood draws; tagging; administration of medication; food and fluids; anesthesia; bandaging and wound maintenance; surgical preparation; radiographs; euthanasia; necropsies, release examinations.
- Perform in-house diagnostic laboratory sample collection, processing and shipping.
- Keep records as required by NMFS regulations and work cooperatively with NMFS stranding network partners and collaborators.
- At times the veterinary intern may be required to assist with husbandry duties such as food preparation, animal feeding, pen cleaning, and any other duty required to meet the needs of the animals.
- Check and maintain medical and surgical equipment, inventory, and order supplies if needed.
- Obtain HAZWOPER certification and assist in emergency procedures associated with oil spill response if necessary.
- Work and communicate professionally within a team environment including staff, volunteers, and veterinary students.
- Communicate the mission and work of MMCCLA to the public while on or off-site while maintaining the confidentiality of protected information.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
- Full function all range of motion in all major body parts
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- Able to walk up and down ladders
- Able to work with various laboratory chemicals
- Able to work with venomous animals
- Able to operate a variety of micro and large tools, syringes, surgical equipment.
- Surfaces may be slippery
- Wearing of personal protective equipment may be required
- Work is physically demanding as many animals are quite large
- Weekend, evening and holiday work may be required
- Emergency cases and changes in planned shifts may require flexibility in scheduling
- Sick and injured animals are unpredictable and serious injury and exposure to zoonotic diseases are an inherent risk of the job
- Natural death or euthanasia of patients within rehabilitation standards are possible outcomes
- Hot and cold environments
- Outdoor and indoor environments in varying weather conditions
- Wet and dirty surfaces and walkways
- Elevated platforms
- Aquarium habitats and open ocean environments
- Uneven surfaces
- Confined spaces
- Underwater environments
- Noisy workspaces
- Interested & Qualified?
If you meet the requirements of this position and are interested in applying. Please visit our website to apply for the position. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/employment
The World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) is seeking presenters for a special session during the 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health titled “Advances in Clinical Aquatic Veterinary Practice: Servicing Industries & Clients”.
We welcome abstracts from veterinarians, students, veterinary technicians/nurses, or other para- veterinarians that cover routine or new diagnostics, treatments, surgical or other approaches necessary for preventing, controlling and eliminating common or new/emerging diseases.
The 2018 Humane Endings Symposium has opened a Call for Abstracts. Abstracts should clearly relate to euthanasia, humane slaughter, or depopulation, or the harmonization of voluntary guidance and regulations for these activities.
Examples of submissions of interest include recent research findings; reviews of research in a defined area; discussions of voluntary or regulatory oversight; and efforts or methods for harmonizing recommendations, nationally and internationally.
More information regarding the 2018 Symposium and Call for Abstracts can be found by following the link: https://www.avma.org/Events/Symposiums/Pages/2018-Humane-Endings-Symposium.aspx
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.