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.