The Associate Veterinarian provides exemplary clinical and preventative medicine care for all our resident (invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals) and rehabilitating animals, through strong team-based approaches and communications, as part of the Animal Health team. The Associate will take a leading role in clinical training of veterinary students and the veterinary fellow. An ability to identify and advance clinically relevant research projects in support of animal care, welfare, and conservation goals is desired.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide exemplary clinical and preventative medicine care for all our resident (invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals) and rehabilitating animals, through strong team-based approaches and communications.

  • Provides on-call coverage for collection animals as well as stranded marine animals under the care of our Animal Rescue team.

  • Responsible for safety and maintenance of diagnostic equipment; ensure all medical equipment is maintained and in working order.

  • Develop, review, and implement appropriate animal acquisition, disposition, and quarantine protocols to support NAI operations and limit the introduction of parasites and other infectious diseases into the established collection.

  • Participates in training, continuing education, research, and conservation.

  • Provide interpersonal and technical mentorship and training to the Veterinary Fellow/intern.

  • Coordinates and assists with public/media relations as directed.

  • Disseminates important information to colleagues through presentation and publication.

  • Attends lectures, seminars, etc. to obtain continuing education credits needed to maintain certifications and licenses.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

  • Veterinary Degree (DVM, VMD, or equivalent overseas degree) from an accredited university. If graduate of a foreign school, must have license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.

  • Three years as a practicing clinician in a zoo or aquarium preferred, one required.

  • Maryland veterinary license within 3 months of starting.

  • Ability to sign USDA Health Certificates for animal shipments within 3 months of starting.

  • Intermediate computer skills using MS Office; ability to learn and effectively use all proprietary Aquarium software.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include weekend and/or evening hours.

  • Ability to perform duties that may include walking or standing for extended periods, lifting, climbing ladders, and working closely with others.

  • Employees assigned to this position will be required to possess and maintain a valid and current motor vehicle operator’s license, have an acceptable driving record, and possess the ability to drive a variety of vehicles (cars, vans/trucks).

  • Completion of an internship in small or large animal medicine preferred.

  • Completion of an internship and/or residency in aquatic/zoo animal medicine preferred.

  • ACZM or ABVP board certified or eligible within 2 years

  • Experience with electronic animal record keeping software (Tracks preferred)


Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website:

Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing


We seek a dynamic and accomplished Senior Scientist with a proven record of fundraising and scholarship in marine mammal science to lead New England Aquarium’s Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life (ACCOL) Marine Mammal Program. Reporting to the VP and Chief Scientist of the ACCOL, the individual in this role is expected to integrate his/her own established research program into successful ACCOL legacy programs that include right whale ecology and conservation, bycatch reduction, health assessments, climate effects, wind farm assessments, and marine protected areas, and to collaborate with other research/conservation efforts across the organization. In addition, the individual in this role will have high-level oversight for the current right whale team, but taxonomic focus need not be limited to that species alone. While some salary coverage will be provided for this position, the individual is expected to collaborate closely with the NEAq Development team and contribute to broader ACCOL fundraising needs. This includes the procurement of extramural funds commensurate with other ACCOL Senior Scientists to support his/her programmatic and staff costs.

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 of transforming 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.


Senior Scientist and Program Leadership

  • Lead scientific/strategic direction of his/her program in accordance with broader ACCOL strategies, priorities, and targeted outcomes.

  • Conduct primary scientific research related to the Marine Mammal Program including experimental design, field work, data collection, data analysis, and publication of results, demonstrating a high level of scholarship in his/her field of study.

  • Responsible for the timeliness and quality of scientific activities and deliverables.

  • Represent the Marine Mammal Program regionally, nationally and internationally by presenting original research at scientific conferences, workshops and public engagements and responding to media requests.

  • Recruit, supervise, mentor and advise Marine Mammal Program staff and students and contribute to the coordination and leadership of the ACCOL in general (both internally and externally).

  • Identify emerging conservation issues and research opportunities for the Marine Mammal Program, and develop partnerships and collaborations to pursue those when appropriate.

  • In coordination with the NEAq Development Department, lead a high level of annual fundraising (6-7 figures) from external sources to support Marine Mammal Program research.

  • Work closely with ACCOL administrative staff and Finance Department to oversee financial and reporting/funding requirements for contracts and grants.

  • Serve as the leader and key spokesperson of the Marine Mammal Program, as well as an ambassador for the ACCOL as a whole (both internally and externally) to diversify funding sources, and increase research and impact.

  • Work closely with the NEAq’s Marketing/Communications as a spokesperson for matters related to marine mammals as needed; function as an expert consult for exhibit messaging.

  • Coordinate with other ACCOL programs and leadership to seek synergies and leverage opportunities where the Marine Mammal Program can contribute to the advancement of other programmatic outcomes across the ACCOL.

  • Other duties as applicable.


Minimum Training and Experience

  • The candidate must have a highly accomplished scientific research program with a marine conservation orientation, and be a recognized authority in his/her field.

  • Ph.D. required. Post-doctoral training or additional advanced degrees are desirable.

  • 8+ years of relevant research experience, with at least five years leading a lab or program that includes technical staff, early career scientists and/or graduate students.

  • Strong record of publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

  • Demonstrated ability to raise annually significant (6-7 figures) levels of government and private funding to support a large-scale lab/program.

  • Evidence that research outputs have contributed to environmental management/policy measures, processes and/or regulations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven leadership skills and abilities to manage/lead a multidisciplinary group of staff and colleagues, including research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, research technicians, graduate students and interns/volunteers.

  • Ability to run multi-institutional collaborations and to identify future opportunities for same.

  • Deep understanding of the marine ecological and conservation issues surrounding marine mammals.

  • Strong statistical or modeling background for scientific analyses would be helpful.

  • Ability to form partnerships with scientific community, fishing industry, decision makers, regulators, funders, and other key decision makers and influencers in field.

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills in order to disseminate research findings and write successful research grants, and to serve as an effective ambassador for the Marine Mammal Program and the ACCOL.

  • Must be a collegial team player who is committed to strengthening the quality of work, productivity, profile and mission impact of the ACCOL.

  • Must be willing to travel to national and international professional conferences and workshops to represent his/her program and the broader ACCOL.


  1. Please submit a cover letter and CV with your online application.

  2. Applicants who are invited to interview, will be required to provide two letters of recommendation.

  3. While we encourage interested parties to apply and be considered right away, the deadline for submission is March 29, 2019.

For more information and to apply online please visit:

New England Aquarium is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.


The Marine Stress and Ocean Health Program at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium takes an integrated approach to marine wildlife health with an emphasis on understanding the impacts of human activities on marine species and habitats. We conduct cutting-edge research in marine endocrinology on whales, manatees, seals, and sea turtles, and our scientists are validating new research approaches and following trends in the health of individual North Atlantic right whales and across the population over decades.

We seek a dynamic and accomplished research scientist to join our Marine Stress and Ocean Health Program. A Ph.D., DVM, or equivalent terminal degree in a marine science/conservation related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant research experience is required. A taxonomic focus on marine mammals is desired, given past work in this program. The detailed job description and requirements are posted at the link below:

While we encourage interested parties to apply and be considered right away, the deadline for submission is Friday March 29, 2019.


Job no: 497607
Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 183900 - CVM Pathobiology/Population Med Dep
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date: Aug 6 2018

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This 3 year post-DVM training program will prepare the candidate to successfully complete the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. The resident will work closely with 4 ACVP board certified pathologists at the CVM and with the marine animal veterinarian at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, MS. Training includes participation in necropsy, biopsy, and cytology in cases submitted to the Diagnostic Services Laboratory at the CVM, and participation in rescue, recovery, and necropsy of dolphins and sea turtles in cooperation with IMMS and NOAA facilities in Gulfport and Pascagoula, MS. The caseload is diverse, and diagnostic investigation is strongly supported. The Resident will participate in teaching veterinary students in didactic and clinical settings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications include a DVM with excellent spoken and written English. The ability to attain licensure (faculty or traditional licensure) in Mississippi is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred experience includes one or more years of clinical veterinary practice, or laboratory experience related to veterinary pathology or animal health

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position will be available starting July 1, 2019. Applicants are invited to submit a letter of application describing their interest and professional goals, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers for 3 references to Dr. Tim Morgan,, Pathobiology and Population Medicine, PO Box 6100, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Additionally, applicants must provide college transcripts. Any social numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.


OdySea Aquarium is looking for an energetic, dedicated person to join the Animal Health Department in the role of Laboratory Technician. This position is responsible for operating the onsite Animal Health laboratory, and providing support to the Animal health department, OdySea Aquarium’s Animal Care team, animal collections, and sister facilities. Areas of concentration include biological sample analysis, water quality analysis, proper equipment operation & maintenance, inventory, and establishing standard operating procedures that emphasize current industry standards.

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Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine is currently seeking applicants for a new full time 12 month position in the Pathology/Population Medicine Department for a graduate veterinary internship position.

The intern will work under the direction of MSU-CVM faculty and will conduct epidemiological research to address sea turtle and marine mammal stranding and mortality on the Gulf coast. Under supervision of the MSU-CVM faculty, the intern will participate in necropsy and disease investigation of sea turtles and marine mammals at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS). The intern will also provide supervised clinical service to stranded sea turtles, respond to stranding calls from the public, and participate in public outreach and veterinary program teaching. After hours and weekend work is expected. In addition to working with the MSU-CVM veterinarian, the intern will work closely with IMMS staff.

More information about the position can be found at the Mississippi State University homepage.

Click on MSSTATE jobs -> Click on Explore Careers-> type veterinary Intern in the search box-> Click Intern under search results for this position for more information. It is job number 498016.


Contact person for the position is Debra P. Moore, DVM email address